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Record Group Number: 000102
Series/Collection Number: .S 235
Creator: Florida. Governor (1949-1953 : Warren)
Title, Dates: Correspondence, 1949-1953.
Amount: 52.50 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Fuller Warren was born on October 3, 1905 in Blountstown, Florida.  He attended the University of Florida, and while still a student, he represented Calhoun County in the Florida House of Representatives in 1927.  He received his law degree from Cumberland University and moved to Jacksonville, Florida to practice law in 1930.  He was elected to the Jacksonville City Council for three terms serving from 1931-1937.  He represented Duval County in the Florida House of Representatives in 1939.  He was defeated in the Democratic primary for Governor in 1940.  His political career was interrupted by World War II, during which time he served as a navy gunnery officer in the Pacific from 1942-1945.
    Warren won the Democratic primary for Governor in 1948 in a runoff and defeated his Republican opponent, Bert Acker.  As governor Warren sponsored laws to fence cattle off from the highways, unmask the Ku Klux Klan, revise citrus codes, and develop a flood control program.  He was responsible for a model reforestation program and highway program which planned the construction of the Sunshine Skyway in St. Petersburg, the Florida Turnpike, and the Jacksonville Expressway.  Warren's primary success as governor was as a salesman for Florida.  He toured the United States and Latin American nations to attract tourists and businesses to the State.  After his term, Warren retired to practice law in Miami where he died in 1973.
Summary:     The series contains the official correspondence of Fuller Warren, thirtieth governor, from 1949 to 1953.  The records reflect the official, constitutional, and political duties of the Office of the Governor.  The series consists mainly of incoming and outgoing correspondence filed by general subject area, agency or organizational name, or county name.
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Added Entries Warren, Fuller, 1905-1973