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Sidney J. Catts

Sidney J. CattsAKA Sidney Johnston Catts

Born: 31-Jul-1863
Birthplace: Pleasant Hill, AL
Died: 9-Mar-1936
Location of death: DeFuniak Springs, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Magnolia Cemetery, DeFuniak Springs, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Florida, 1917-21

Named his first son "Allie Catts."


[1] Originally a Democrat, he was stripped of the 1916 Democratic gubernatorial nomination after the Florida Supreme Court ordered a recount. He subsequently ran that year under the banner of the Prohibition Party, winning the election. The only other person to hold office from this party was Charles Hiram Randall, who served in Congress 1915-21, California 9th District.

Wife: Alice May Campbell (m. 16-Nov-1886, eight children)
Son: Allie Catts (b. 11-Nov-1887, d. 5-Jun-1888)
Son: Edward Douglas Catts (b. 24-Mar-1889, d. 1966)
Daughter: Ruth Austin Catts
Daughter: Elizabeth Catts
Son: Sidney Johnston Catts, Jr. (b. 22-Jul-1894, d. 1969)
Daughter: Rosie Dulaney Catts
Daughter: Alice May Catts

    Law School: Cumberland School of Law (1882)

    Governor of Florida (1917-21)
    Freemasonry
    Guardians of Liberty
    Knights of Pythias
    Woodmen of the World


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