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Park TRAMMELL

(1876-1936)
Senate Years of Service:
1917-1936
Party:
Democrat

TRAMMELL, Park, a Senator from Florida; born in Macon County, Ala., April 9, 1876; moved to Florida with his parents who settled on a farm near Lakeland, Polk County; attended the common schools in Florida; studied law at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1899; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Lakeland, Fla.; engaged as a fruit grower and owned and edited a newspaper; mayor of Lakeland 1899-1903; member, State house of representatives 1902; member, State senate 1904-1908, serving as president 1905; attorney general of Florida 1909-1913; Governor of Florida 1913-1917; elected in 1916 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1922, 1928 and 1934 and served from March 4, 1917, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., May 8, 1936; interment in Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.

Bibliography

Kerber, Stephen. “Park Trammell of Florida: A Political Biography.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, 1979; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services. 75th Cong., 1st sess., 1937. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1938.

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

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