Caldwell, Millard Fillmore, 1897-1984

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Dates:
Birth 1897-02-06
Death 1984-10-23

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, politician, and judge. City attorney, Milton, Florida, 1926-1932; Attorney, Santa Rosa County School Board; Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1929-1931; Representative, U.S. Congress, 1933-1941; Governor of Florida, 1945-1949; Chairman, Board of Control for Southern Regional Education, 1948-1950; and justice of the Florida Supreme Court, 1962-1969.

From the guide to the Millard Fillmore Caldwell Papers, 1938-1950, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

Millard Fillmore Caldwell was born at Beverly, near Knoxville, Tennessee, on February 6, 1897. He attended Carson Newman College, the University of Mississippi, and after service in the army during World War I, the University of Virginia. Caldwell moved to Milton, Florida in 1924. From 1929 to 1931, he served Santa Rosa County in the Florida House of Representatives. He represented the Third Congressional District from 1933 to 1941. After retiring from Congress, he moved to Tallahassee, where he again took up his private law practice. Elected Governor in 1944, Caldwell served from January 2, 1945 to January 4, 1949. He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in 1962 and served until 1969, having been elected Chief Justice in 1967. Caldwell died in Tallahassee in 1984.

From the description of Papers, 1933-1975. (Florida State Archive). WorldCat record id: 32413062

Lawyer, politician, and judge.

City attorney, Milton, Florida, 1926-1932; Attorney, Santa Rosa County School Board; Member, Florida House of Representatives, 1929-1931; Representative, U.S. Congress, 1933-1941; Governor of Florida, 1945-1949; Chairman, Board of Control for Southern Regional Education, 1948-1950; and justice of the Florida Supreme Court, 1962-1969.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1950. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 19563111

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Subjects:

  • Elections--Florida
  • Elections

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  • Florida (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)
  • Florida (as recorded)