Millard Fillmore CALDWELL, Congress, FL (1897-1984)

CALDWELL Millard Fillmore , a Representative from Florida; born in Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., February 6, 1897; attended the public schools, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., the University of Mississippi at Oxford, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Army on April 3, 1918, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery, and was discharged January 11, 1919; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1922 and commenced practice in Milton, Fla., in 1925; served as prosecuting attorney and county attorney of Santa Rosa County, Fla., 1926-1932; member of the State house of representatives 1929-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1941); was not a candidate for renomination in 1940; resumed the practice of law; Governor of Florida from January 2, 1945, to January 4, 1949; chairman of the National Governors' Conference in 1946 and 1947; chairman of the Regional Board of Control for Southern Regional Education 1948-1950; Administrator, Federal Civil Defense Administration 1950-1952; member and later chief justice of Supreme Court of Florida; engaged in farming, banking, and practice of law; resided in Tallahassee, Fla., until his death October 23, 1984.

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

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