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Dannite Hill MAYS

(1852-1930)

MAYS, Dannite Hill, a Representative from Florida; born near Madison, Madison County, Fla., April 28, 1852; attended the county schools, the public schools of Savannah, Ga., and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; moved to Monticello, Fla., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1888; member of the State house of representatives in 1891, 1895, and 1897, serving as speaker in 1897; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1900 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; returned to Monticello, Fla., and resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Monticello, Fla., May 9, 1930; interment in Roseland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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