|Claude R. Kirk, Jr.|
AKA Claude Roy Kirk, Jr.
Birthplace: San Bernardino, CA
Location of death: West Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, South Florida VA National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican 
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Florida, 1967-71
Military service: USMC (WWII and Korean War, Lt.)
First Republican Governor of Florida since Reconstruction. Opponent of civil rights legislation and school integration, and proponent of environmental conservation. Permitted Disney to build Walt Disney World theme park near Orlando. He was defeated in 1970 by Democrat Reubin Askew.
 Switched from Democratic Party to Republican, 1960. After his term as Governor, he occasionally ran for office variously as a Republican and a Democrat.
Father: Claude R. Kirk, Sr.
Mother: Sarah McLure
Wife: Sarah Stokes
Daughter: Katherine Gilmer Kirk ("Kitty", m. Ander Crenshaw)
Wife: Erika Mattfeld (m. 18-Feb-1967)
Son: Erik Henry
High School: Sidney Lanier High School, Montgomery, AL
University: Emory University (transferred)
University: BS, Duke University
Law School: University of Alabama School of Law (1949)
Governor of Florida (3-Jan-1967 to 5-Jan-1971)
American Heritage Life Insurance Company Co-Founder (1956)
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