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Spessard Holland

AKA Spessard Lindsey Holland

Born: 10-Jul-1892
Birthplace: Bartow, FL
Died: 6-Nov-1971
Location of death: Bartow, FL [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, FL

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor and Senator from Florida

Military service: US Army (Coast Artillery Corps, 1917-18); US Army Air Corps (1918-19)


[1] 1005 South Broadway, Bartow, FL.

[2] First United Methodist Church.

Father: Benjamin Franklin Holland (b. 1846, d. 1925)
Mother: Fannie Virginia Spessard (d. 1930)
Brother: Frank L. Holland (b. 1895, d. 1966)
Sister: Virginia Gallemore (b. 1898, d. 1986)
Wife: Mary Agnes Groover (m. 8-Feb-1919, until his death, d. 22-Mar-1975, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Spessard Lindsey, Jr. (b. 26-May-1921, d. 26-Mar-1989)
Daughter: Mary Groover Lewis (b. 24-Oct-1924, d. 4-Dec-1997)
Son: William Benjamin (b. 20-Sep-1926, d. 30-Jan-1974)
Daughter: Ivanhoe Elizabeth Craney (b. 28-Jun-1930)

    High School: Summerlin Institute (1909-12)
    University:
PhB, Emory College (1912)
    Law School: LLB, University of Florida College of Law (1916)
    Administrator: Trustee, Southern College (1932-35)
    Administrator: Trustee, Emory University (1943-46)

    US Senator, Florida (appointed, 25-Sep-1946 to 2-Jan-1971)
    Governor of Florida (7-Jan-1941 to 2-Jan-1945)
    Florida State Senate (1932-40)
    Holland & Bevis Partner (1929-40)
    Florida State Official County Judge, Polk County (1921-29)
    Florida State Official Prosecuting Attorney, Polk County (1919-20)
    Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
    American Bar Association
    American Legion
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Florida Bar 1916
    Freemasonry
    Kiwanis Club
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Shriners
    Sons of the American Revolution
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Distinguished Service Cross


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