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Lakeland, FL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.lakelandgov.net/

Population:
78452 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1884 (platted)

County:
Polk County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God
1935
Florida Southern College
1885

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Polk Museum of Art
1966

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Publix
1930

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gary Barnett
Football
23-May-1946   CO Buffaloes Head Coach, 1999-2005
Charles Canady
Politician
22-Jun-1954   Congressman from Florida, 1993-2001
Lawton Chiles
Politician
3-Apr-1930 12-Dec-1998 Florida Governor and Senator
Faith Evans
Singer/Songwriter
10-Jun-1973   Notorious B.I.G.'s widow
George L. Kirkland
Business
8-Aug-1950   Chevron Global Upstream and Gas
Frances Langford
Singer
4-Apr-1914 11-Jul-2005 Hooray for Hollywood
Boog Powell
Baseball
17-Aug-1941   Baltimore Orioles
Dennis A. Ross
Politician
18-Oct-1959   Congressman, Florida 12th

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James M. Mead
Politician
27-Dec-1885 15-Mar-1964 US Senator from New York, 1938-47



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