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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M83- 24
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Title, Dates: Legal cases filed against David Sholtz, 1925-1932.
Amount: 1.00 folder
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Biographical/Historical:     David Sholtz was born on October 6, 1891 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Yale University in 1914 and received his law degree from Stetson University, 1915.  He served as an ensign in the navy in World War I.  After the war, he settled in Florida where he became a lawyer and businessman in Daytona Beach.  He represented Volusia County in the Florida House of Representatives in 1917, served as State Attorney, 1919-1921, and was City Judge in 1921.
    Sholtz was elected Governor in 1933 during the national Depression.  He implemented at the state level social welfare programs for unemployment compensation, old age assistance, and temporary relief available through Roosevelt's New Deal programs. He also promoted governmental reorganization.  After leaving office, he practiced law in Miami and spent time in New York City. He died in the Florida Keys on March 21, 1953.
Summary: This collection contains copies of various cases filed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Volusia County, against David Sholtz.  The suits were all filed before Sholtz became Governor in 1933.  The collection also includes copies of Sholtz's birth certificate and a statement by the Deputy Tax Collector for Volusia County.
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Subject Access Fields: Sholtz, David, 1891-1953
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