Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936

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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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referencedIn Marston, Frank Rutherford, Papers, 1914-1931 University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn William Shepherd Benson Papers, circa 1791-1952, (bulk 1915-1928) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wernicke, Otto Heinrich Louis, Papers, 1928-1931 University of West Florida Libraries
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. William Shepherd Benson papers, circa 1791-1952 (bulk 1915-1928). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hodges, James B., 1877-1939. Papers, 1907-1941. University of Florida
referencedIn Charles Pelot Summerall Papers, 1880-1955, (bulk 1917-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, 1860-1943. Florida State University
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stuart, Henry Carter, 1855-1933. Letter of Henry Carter to Clarence J. Owens, 1914 November 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955. Papers of Charles Pelot Summerall, 1892-1940 (bulk 1917-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stuart, Henry Carter, 1855-1933. Letter of Henry Carter to Clarence J. Owens [manuscript], 1914 November 17. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Wernicke, Otto Heinrich Louis, 1862-1930. Papers, 1928-1931. University of West Florida, John C. Pace Library
creatorOf Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1842-1920. Papers, 1865-1923, and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. Papers, 1913-1933. University of Florida
referencedIn Colson, Barney R. Colson family papers, 1897-1920. University of Florida
referencedIn Emerson C. Ives collection, Ives, Emerson C. collection, 1932-1970 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Diamond, Ruby, 1886-1982. Ruby Diamond collection, 1773-1981. Florida State University
referencedIn Knight, Peter Oliphant, 1865-1946. Letters, 1912-1940. University of Florida
referencedIn James B. Hodges Collection, 1902-1938 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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associatedWith Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1842-1920. person
correspondedWith Benson, William Shepherd, 1855-1932. person
correspondedWith Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956 person
correspondedWith Burns, James P. person
associatedWith Colson, Barney R. person
correspondedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
correspondedWith Couzens, James, 1872-1936 person
associatedWith Diamond, Ruby, 1886-1982. person
correspondedWith Fletcher, Tom. person
correspondedWith Fletcher, W. J. (William James), b. 1896 person
correspondedWith Gilchrist, Albert Waller, 1858-1926 person
correspondedWith Gladney, J. Z., Mrs. person
correspondedWith Hardee, Cary A. person
correspondedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 person
correspondedWith Harrison, Pat, 1881-1941 person
associatedWith Hodges, James B., 1877-1939. person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
correspondedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 person
associatedWith Ives, Emerson C. person
associatedWith Jacksonville Kiwanis Club (Jacksonville, Fla.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Johnson, B. F. person
correspondedWith Knight, Peter Oliphant, 1865-1946. person
correspondedWith Marston, Frank Rutherford, d. 1918 person
correspondedWith Maynard, Zollie, 1914- person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
correspondedWith Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 person
correspondedWith Rigsby, L. W., Judge person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Shelton, Frank A. person
associatedWith Stuart, Henry Carter, 1855-1933. person
associatedWith Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955. person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
correspondedWith Trammell, Park, 1876-1936 person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
correspondedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 person
associatedWith Wernicke, Otto Heinrich Louis, 1862-1930. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
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Florida--12000
Jacksonville (Fla.)
Florida
Florida
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Legislators--Correspondence
Politicians--Correspondence
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Birth 1859-01-06

Death 1936-06-17

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