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 Spessard Lindsey Holland

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Spessard Lindsey Holland Famous memorial

Birth
Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA
Death 6 Nov 1971 (aged 79)
Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA
Burial Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 6812717 View Source

Florida Governor, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Emory University in 1912, earned a law degree from the University of Florida, in 1916 and during World War I, served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps in France and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for valor. After the war, be practiced law in Bartow, Florida and was the Polk County prosecuting attorney, in 1919. He served as a judge in Polk County, (1920-29) and was a member of the Florida State Senate, (1932-40). In 1941, he was elected as a Democrat the 28th Governor of Florida, serving until 1945. During his term, the Everglades National Park and the Game and Fresh Water Commission were created, the state’s tax system was reformed and a teacher’s retirement program was initiated. Also, he organized the state’s defense effort, at the start of World War II, military bases were established in the state and the home front was organized. After leaving office, he was appointed to the U.S. Senate and was elected to four six-year terms, serving (1946-71). Shortly after leaving the Senate, he died of a heart attack.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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SPESSARD LINDSEY HOLLAND
JULY 10, 1892 - NOV. 6, 1971

CAPTAIN ARMY AIR CORPS
WORLD WAR I
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

COUNTY JUDGE, POLK
1921-1928

STATE SENATOR, FLORIDA
1933-1939

GOVERNOR, FLORIDA
1941-1944

UNITED STATES SENATOR, FLORIDA
1946-1970

FATHER OF THE 24TH AMENDMENT
TO THE US CONSTITUTION


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: 30 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6812717
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6812717/spessard-lindsey-holland : accessed ), memorial page for Spessard Lindsey Holland (10 Jul 1892–6 Nov 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6812717, citing Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Polk County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .