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Record Group Number: 000102
Series/Collection Number: .S 576
Creator: Florida. Governor (1945-1949 : Caldwell)
Title, Dates: Correspondence, 1945-1949.
Amount: 41.75 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Millard Fillmore Caldwell was born near Knoxville, Tennessee on February 6, 1897.  He attended Carson Newman College, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Virginia.  He served in the army as a Lieutenant in World War I.  He moved to Milton, Florida in 1924 where he practiced law.  He represented Santa Rosa County in the Florida House of Representatives from 1929 to 1931.  He served in the U.S. Congress representing the Third Congressional District from 1933 to 1941.  When he retired from Congress, he moved to the Harwood Plantation near Tallahassee where he farmed and practiced law.
    Caldwell won the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1944 and defeated Bert Acker in the general election.  As governor, Caldwell revised the system of educational finance.  The Minimum Foundation Program for public schools was enacted during his administration. He expanded the Capitol Center and state services to meet the postwar population boom.  After leaving office, he served as Justice of the Florida Supreme Court from 1962 to 1969, when he retired to practice law in Tallahassee.  Caldwell died in 1984.
Summary:     The series contains the official correspondence of Millard F. Caldwell, twenty-ninth governor, from 1945 to 1948.  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 for 1947 are incomplete, all files after V are missing.
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Publication Note: Governor Caldwell evaluated his term in the publication the "Administration of Millard F. Caldwell as Governor of Florida."
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Added Entries Caldwell, Millard Fillmore, 1897-