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 Napoleon Bonaparte Broward

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Napoleon Bonaparte Broward

  • Birth 19 Apr 1857 Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Death 1 Oct 1910 Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
  • Memorial ID 11712

Florida Governor. He entered politics in 1889, being elected Sheriff of Duval County, serving until 1896. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives, in 1900, and a member of the Florida Board of Health, (1900-04). In 1908, he was elected as a Democrat the 19th Governor of Florida, serving until 1909. During his tenure, the development of the Everglades had started, the Choctawhatchee National Forest was founded and the University of Florida, the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes and the Florida State College for Women were incorporated. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, but passed away at age 53 before taking his seat. Broward County Florida, is named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11712
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (19 Apr 1857–1 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11712, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .