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 Francis Adams Cherry

Francis Adams Cherry

Birth
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Death 15 Jul 1965 (aged 56)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 19639 · View Source
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Arkansas Governor. He attended A & M College Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Arkansas, in 1936, studied law and established a law practice in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was appointed U.S. Commissioner for the Jonesboro division of the Eastern district Oklahoma, serving 1936-42). During World War II, he served as a U.S. Navy officer and after the war he served as probate judge of the Oklahoma 12th Chancery District, (1946-48). In 1952, he was elected as a Democrat the 35th Governor of Arkansas, serving until 1955. During his administration, he was responsible for establishing the Department of Finance and Administration and promoted industrial development. Unsuccessful for a second term, he was appointed chairman to the subversive activities control board, serving (1955-63).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19639
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Adams Cherry (5 Sep 1908–15 Jul 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19639, citing Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .