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Politicians in Construction in Florida

  Bruce Reynolds Alger (1918-2015) — also known as Bruce Alger — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex.; Carrollton, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., June 12, 1918. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; realtor; real estate developer; builder; U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1955-65; defeated, 1964; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956 (speaker), 1960. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Fla., April 13, 2015 (age 96 years, 305 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of David Bruce Alger and Clare (Freeman) Alger.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Paul Arnold (1893-1973) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Born in Neckerwestheim, Wurttemberg, Germany, June 29, 1893. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; merchant; building contractor; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1947-48; defeated, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1952. German ancestry. Died in February, 1973 (age 79 years, 0 days). Interment at Royal Palm South Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  William Child — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Democrat. Contractor; candidate for mayor of Tallahassee, Fla., 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Marcus Allen Coolidge (1865-1947) — also known as Marcus A. Coolidge — of Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. Born in Westminster, Worcester County, Mass., October 6, 1865. Democrat. Chairmaker; builder; president, Fitchburg Machine Works; president, Seneca Falls (N.Y.) Machine Co., manufacturers of machine tools; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1902, 1904; mayor of Fitchburg, Mass., 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1924, 1932, 1936; candidate for Presidential Elector for Massachusetts; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1931-37. Universalist. Member, Elks. Died in Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., January 23, 1947 (age 81 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westminster, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Ellen Drusilla (Allen) Coolidge and Frederick Spaulding Coolidge; married, October 1, 1898, to Ethel Louise Warren.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Emil F. Danciu — of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla. Republican. Contractor; restaurant owner; mayor of Boca Raton, Fla., 1969-70, 1987-93; candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 9th District, 1970. Still living as of 1993.
  Albert Folger Dewey (1857-1935) — also known as Albert F. Dewey — of Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. Born in Connecticut, 1857. Contractor; Vice-Consul for Great Britain in Punta Gorda, Fla., 1899-1907. Died December 28, 1935 (age about 78 years). Interment at Indian Spring Cemetery, Punta Gorda, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, June 24, 1885, to Mary Fannie Royers.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Lee A. Everhart — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Builder; real estate developer; mayor-commissioner of Tallahassee, Florida, 1970-71. Still living as of 1971.
  William O. Herbold — also known as Bill Herbold — of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Pennsylvania. Contractor; mayor of Boca Raton, Fla., 1955-56. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Tom Lee — of Brandon, Hillsborough County, Fla. Republican. Builder; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
Chris H. Magnusson Christian H. Magnusson (1905-1990) — also known as Chris H. Magnusson — of Redford Township, Wayne County, Mich.; Roseville, Macomb County, Mich.; Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla. Born in Ideal, Manitoba, October 25, 1905. Democrat. Carpenter; business representative, Carpenters Union local; member of Michigan state board of education; elected 1957. Protestant. Icelandic ancestry. Member, Carpenters Union; Freemasons; Shriners. Died in Manatee County, Fla., December 12, 1990 (age 85 years, 48 days). Interment at Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto, Fla.
  Relatives: Married, June 15, 1927, to Lila Eva Leach.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1957-58
  John Marini (1926-1991) — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla.; Naples, Collier County, Fla. Born in Trenton, Mercer County, N.J., November 19, 1926. Builder; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 1959, 1959-60. Italian ancestry. Died in Bahamas, July 25, 1991 (age 64 years, 248 days). Interment at Marco Island Cemetery, Marco Island, Fla.
  Epitaph: "He Lived."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William L. Marshall — of Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla. Building contractor; mayor-commissioner of Tallahassee, Florida, 1931-34. Burial location unknown.
  Wayne Martin Messam (b. 1974) — also known as Wayne M. Messam — of Miramar, Broward County, Fla. Born in South Bay, St. Lucie County, Fla., June 7, 1974. Democrat. Signed as wide receiver in 1997 for the Cincinnati Bengals football team; builder; mayor of Miramar, Fla., 2015-. African ancestry. Still living as of 2019.
  Relatives: Son of Hubert Messam.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Brailey Odham (1919-1996) — also known as Brailey Odham — of Sanford, Seminole County, Fla. Born in Georgia, September 6, 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; automobile dealer; oil distributor; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1947-50; candidate for Governor of Florida, 1952, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1956 (alternate), 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1964; builder; real estate broker. Died June 22, 1996 (age 76 years, 290 days). Interment at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Annie Louise Tyer.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sergio Pino (born c.1957) — of Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born about 1957. Republican. Builder; delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Laurence Francis Rooney III (b. 1953) — also known as Francis Rooney — Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., December 4, 1953. Republican. Construction business; U.S. Ambassador to Vatican, 2005-08; U.S. Representative from Florida 19th District, 2017-. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Myron Rosner (born c.1960) — of North Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla. Born in Montreal, Quebec, about 1960. General contractor; realtor; mayor of North Miami Beach, Fla., 2009-. Jewish. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Married to Sarah Zabel.
Allen Trovillion Allen Trovillion (b. 1926) — of Winter Park, Orange County, Fla. Born in Winter Park, Orange County, Fla., May 1, 1926. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; realtor; builder; mayor of Winter Park, Fla., 1962-67; member of Florida state house of representatives 36th District, 1995-. Christian. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Rotary; Jaycees. Still living as of 1999.
  Image source: Winter Park Library
  Lee Walker (b. 1921) — of Madison Heights, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Florida, November 22, 1921. Democrat. Building contractor; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Oakland County 6th District, 1961-62; mayor of Madison Heights, Mich., 1967-69. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Jo Greiner.
  Louis A. Zimmerman — also known as Louie Zimmerman — of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Minnesota. Builder; mayor of Boca Raton, Fla., 1951-52. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
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