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Record Group Number: 000102
Series/Collection Number: .S 368
Creator: Florida. Governor (1937-1941 : Cone)
Title, Dates: Correspondence, 1937-1941.
Amount: 50.25 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Frederick Preston Cone was born in Benton, Florida on September 28, 1871.  He attended Florida Agricultural College and Jasper Normal College, and was admitted to the bar in 1892.  He became a banker and lawyer in Lake City, Florida.  He was elected mayor of Lake City for three terms.  He served in the State Senate from 1907-1913, and was President of the Senate in 1911.
    In 1936, Cone won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and then defeated Republican E.E. Callaway in the general election.  As governor, Cone oversaw the State sponsored exhibit at the New York World's Fair, urged the licensing of drivers to collect funds for the highway patrol, and fought new taxes.  After leaving office he returned to Lake City where he again became a banker.  He died there on July 18, 1948.
Summary:     The series contains the official correspondence of Fred P. Cone, twenty-seventh governor, from 1937 to 1941.  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.  Correspondence files of 1939 are incomplete, files for L, the beginning of M, and Wh-Woo are missing.
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Added Entries Cone, Fred P. 1871-1948 (Frederick Preston),