James Bryan Whitfield

James Bryan Whitfield

Birth
Wayne County, North Carolina, USA
Death 20 Aug 1948 (aged 87)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 10185571 · View Source
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James Bryan Whitfield is the son of Richard Allen Whitfield and Mary Croom, and husband of Leila Nash whom he married Nov 25, 1886. He married Margaret Howard Randolph June 12, 1901. James Bryan Whitfield is the father of Mary Croom Whitfield and James Bryan Whitfield Jr.

Dr. James Bryan Whitfield received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at age 84 from the University of Florida. He was elected county judge of Leon County in 1888, and resigned in 1889 to accept appointment as clerk of the Supreme Court of Florida. In 1903, Mr. Whitfield was appointed Attorney General of Florida by Gov. Jennings. He was appointed State Treasurer in 1897, and designated Chief Justice in 1905, 1909 and 1935.

Dr. James Bryan Whitfield devoted 60 years of his life to public service. He was a member of the commission to prepare the Compiled General Laws of 1927. He was author of Chapter 1328, Acts of 1885, authorizing the use of the Australian Ballot System now known as the General Election Law. He was Recording Clerk of the Senate, session of 1887, and the Cashier of the Sub-Tropical Exposition at Jacksonville in 1888. (Nancy Yankie, Whitfield Descendant)



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Bryan Whitfield (8 Nov 1860–20 Aug 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10185571, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Yankie Sidarous (contributor 48149695) .