Duval, William Pope, 1784-1854

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Dates:
Birth 1784-09-04
Death 1854-03-19

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, U.S. representative of Kentucky, and governor of Florida (Territory).

From the description of Memorial of the inhabitants of the city of St. Augustine to William Pope Duval, governor of Florida, 1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009966

Governor, lawyer, judge.

At the age of 14, Duval left home for the Kentucky frontier, settling in Bardstown to study law. In 1822 he moved to St. Augustine, Florida, where he was appointed a territorial judge. A month later President Monroe appointed him governor of the Florida territory. He later was reappointed by Presidents Adams and Jackson. Duval's administration was noted for its peaceful relations with Florida Indians and the establishment of Tallahassee as the territorial capital.

From the description of Papers, 1832-1842. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 50046701

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Occupations:

  • Governors--Florida
  • Lawyers
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Kentucky

Places:

  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)
  • Florida--12000 (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)