Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936

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Birth 1859-01-06
Death 1936-06-17

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Duncan U. Fletcher was born January 6, 1859, near Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1880, and studied law there. In 1881 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, practiced law and became chief counsel of the Florida East Coast Railroad. He became a Jacksonville Councilman in 1887, in 1893 he served a term in the Florida House of Representatives, and was mayor of Jacksonville from 1893-1985, and 1901-1903. He was chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1905-1908. In 1909, he was elected to the United States Senate. He died on June 17, 1936.

From the description of Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, 1860-1943. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50668383

Lawyer, mayor, United States Senator.

Born in Georgia, January 6, 1859, Fletcher graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1880. He moved to Florida where he practiced law in Jacksonville, Florida. Twice mayor of that city, he served during the devastating Jacksonville fire in 1901. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives and Chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1904 to 1908. Elected to the United States Senate in 1908, he died in office June 17, 1936.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1933. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 49235113


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