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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M87- 47
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Title, Dates: Governor Dan McCarty scrapbook materials, 1951-1956.
Amount: 93.00 item
Medium Included: photographs 8x10, 4x5
Organization/Arrangement: Unarranged.
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Biographical/Historical:     Daniel Thomas McCarty, Florida's thirty-first governor, was born in Fort Pierce on January 18, 1912, and was the eldest son of Daniel Thomas and Frances (Moore) McCarty.  He attended the public schools of his native St. Lucie County and the University of Florida, where he graduated in 1934 from the College of Agriculture.  A citrus grower and beef cattleman in Fort Pierce, McCarty served in the Florida House for three sessions (1937, 1939, 1941), serving as Speaker of the House in 1941.  He served in World War II, landing in the South of France on D-Day and was honored with the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and French Croix de Guerre.  He was runner-up for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1948 before being elected to the position in 1952.  McCarty was inaugurated on January 2, 1953, suffered a disabling heart attack on February 25, 1953, and died September 28, 1953 in Tallahassee.
Summary:     This series consists of materials relating to Florida Governor Dan McCarty maintained in a scrapbook by his driver Joe Cook of Tallahassee.  The collection contains photographs (primarily black and white); a map of the Governor's Inaugural Procession; and three pamphlets.  The photographs include gubernatorial events, including McCarty's campaign and inauguration, as well as informal family shots.  The pamphlets include his funeral program, an automobile list from his funeral procession, and a program from the dedication of the Dan McCarty Memorial Highway.
Finding Aids: A list of the photographs with captions is available in the case file.
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Associated Materials: A Daniel McCarty campaign button was donated with this collection and is now in the collections of the Museum of Florida History.
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Ownership/Custodial History: This materials in this collection were maintained in a scrapbook by Governor McCarty's driver, Joe Cook.
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Subject Access Fields: McCarty, Dan T. 1912-1953 (Daniel Thomas),
Florida Governor (1953 : McCarty)
Governors Florida
Electioneering Florida
Inaugurations, Governors.
Photographs. aat
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