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Claude Roy Kirk, Jr
Birth: Jan. 7, 1926
San Bernardino
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 2011
West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

36th Florida Governor. Often referred to as "Claudius Maximus" due to his flamboyant personality, Kirk was Florida's first Republican Governor since Reconstruction. During his four-year term (1967 to 1971) Florida's constitution was revised and the entire state government was reorganized. Kirk attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he earned a bachelor's degree in science, and later attained a law degree from the University of Alabama. He also served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. (bio by: Susan) 
 
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  Myrtle McClure Kirk (1903 - 1998)
 
Inscription:
1ST LT USMC
WORLD WAR II
KOREA
36 FL GOVERNOR

 
Burial:
South Florida National Cemetery
Lake Worth
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA
Plot: SECTION 39/MARKER 961
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Susan
Record added: Sep 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77223928
Claude Roy Kirk, Jr
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