Trammell, Park, 1876-1936

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Park Trammell was born in Macon County, Alabama, on April 9, 1876. His family moved to Florida when he was an infant, and he was raised in Polk County near Lakeland. He studied law at Vanderbilt University and received his LL.B. degree from Cumberland University in 1899. He practiced law in Lakeland, and served for terms as mayor of that city (1899-1903). He also was a citrus grower and an owner-editor of a newspaper.

A lifelong Democrat, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1902, and to the State Senate in 1904. He served in the Florida Senate from 1904-1908, holding the President's office in 1905. From 1909-1913 he was the Attorney General of Florida, and in 1913 he became the 21st Governor of Florida (1913-1917). He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1916, and was reelected for three more terms. He died while in office on May 8, 1936.

From the description of Park Trammell Papers, 1893-1938. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 30606558

Park Trammell was born in Macon County, Alabama, on April 9, 1876. His family moved to Florida when he was an infant, and he was raised in Polk County near Lakeland. He studied law at Vanderbilt University and received his LL.B. degree from Cumberland University in 1899. He practiced law in Lakeland, and served for terms as mayor of that city (1899-1903). He also was a citrus grower and an owner-editor of a newspaper.

A lifelong Democrat, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1902, and to the State Senate in 1904. He served in the Florida Senate from 1904-1908, holding the President's office in 1905. From 1909-1913 he was the Attorney General of Florida, and in 1913 he became the 21st Governor of Florida (1913-1917). He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1916, and was reelected for three more terms. He died while in office on May 8, 1936.

From the guide to the Park Trammell Papers, 1893-1938, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

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creatorOf Park Trammell Papers, 1893-1938 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn John Archer Lejeune Papers, 1815-1950, (bulk 1900-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lejeune, John Archer, 1867-1942. John Archer Lejeune papers, 1815-1950 (bulk 1900-1942). Library of Congress
referencedIn Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, 1860-1943. Florida State University
creatorOf Florida. Attorney General. Correspondence, 1878-1883,1898-1913. Florida State Archive
creatorOf Florida. Governor. Index to correspondence, 1909-1914. Florida State Archive
creatorOf Trammell, Park, 1876-1936. Park Trammell Papers, 1893-1938. University of Florida
creatorOf Florida. Attorney General. Opinions, 1859-1913,1941-1948. Florida State Archive
creatorOf Florida. Governor. State Governors correspondence, 1909-1925. Florida State Archive
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Birth 1876-04-09

Death 1936-05-08

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