Francis Philip Fleming

Francis Philip Fleming

Birth
Panama Park, Duval County, Florida, USA
Death 20 Dec 1908 (aged 67)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Plot From main entrance, grave is at immediate right.
Memorial ID 7641574 · View Source
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15th Florida Governor. At the commencement of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and served with the 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment, which assembled in Jacksonville, Florida, and subsequently fought numerous battles in Virginia. During his term of service, he achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After the war, Fleming studied law, and became a partner in a Jacksonville law firm. He entered politics as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, a position he held for a number of years. In 1888 he won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and was elected Governor of Florida serving one four-year term. During his tenure, the State Board of Health was founded due to the Yellow Fever crisis that enveloped most of the state. In addition, under his leadership, the Florida Railroad Commission was abolished, state revenues were regulated, educational programs were restructured, and a commission was created to supervise state land grants for an Indian reservation. After leaving office, he continued his practice of law. He served as president of the Florida Historical Society in 1907. After a long illness, he passed away in 1908.

Bio by: Angela Tooley



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GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
A SOLDIER OF THE CONFEDERACY
BUT BETTER FAR A SOLDIER OF CHRIST


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  • Originally Created by: Angela Tooley
  • Added: 30 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7641574
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Philip Fleming (28 Sep 1841–20 Dec 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7641574, citing Old Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .