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Fort Myers, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityftmyers.com/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.fortmyers.org/

Population:
48208 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1850 (fort), 1866 (settled)

County:
Lee County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Fort Myers News-Press

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Florida Gulf Coast University
1991
Edison State College
1962

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Chico's FAS
1983

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Haley Bennett
Actor
7-Jan-1988   Music and Lyrics
Gil Kerlikowske
Government
1949   American Drug Czar
Mindy McCready
Country Musician
30-Nov-1975 17-Feb-2013 Troubled country music singer
Plies
Rapper
1-Jul-1976   The Real Testament

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patty Berg
Golf
13-Feb-1918 10-Sep-2006 Winner of 15 major titles
Frank Frazetta
Painter
9-Feb-1928 10-May-2010 Painted Conan paperback covers
Arthur G. Hansen
Educator
28-Feb-1925 5-Jul-2010 President of Purdue University, 1971-82
Helen Stevenson Meyner
Politician
5-Mar-1928 2-Nov-1997 Congresswoman from New Jersey, 1975-78
Al Oerter
Track and Field
19-Sep-1936 1-Oct-2007 Four-time Olympic discus gold medalist
Janet Steiger
Government
10-Jun-1939 3-Apr-2004 FTC chairman, 1989-95
William E. Stevenson
Diplomat
25-Oct-1900 2-Apr-1985 US Ambassador to the Philippines, 1962-64



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