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 Cary Augustus Hardee

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Cary Augustus Hardee

Birth
Taylor County, Florida, USA
Death 21 Nov 1957 (aged 81)
Madison, Madison County, Florida, USA
Burial Madison, Madison County, Florida, USA
Plot Hardee Plot
Memorial ID 6813133 View Source
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Florida Governor. He was a school teacher until 1900, when he studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his legal practice in Live Oak, Florida. He served as the Florida State Attorney, (1905-13) and was member of the Florida State House of Representatives, (1915-17). In 1921, he was elected as a Democrat the 23rd Governor of Florida, serving until 1925. During his term, the state adopted constitutional amendments that reapportioned the legislature and prohibited the levying of state income and inheritance taxes. Plus the leasing of convicts to private businesses also was outlawed during his administration. After leaving office, he was a banker until his death at age 81. Hardee County, Florida, is named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
  • Added: 30 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6813133
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/6813133/cary-augustus-hardee : accessed ), memorial page for Cary Augustus Hardee (13 Nov 1876–21 Nov 1957), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6813133, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Madison County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .