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Florida: Secretaries of State

Florida Secretaries of State, 1845-2007 (May be incomplete!)
James T. Archer 1845-48 Augustus E. Maxwell 1848-49 C. W. Downing 1849-53 Frederick Villepigue 1853-63 Benjamin F. Allen 1863-68 George J. Alden 1868 Jonathan C. Gibbs 1868-73 Samuel B. McLin 1873-77 William D. Bloxham 1877-80 Frederick W. A. Rankin, Jr. 1880-81 John L. Crawford 1881-1902 H. Clay Crawford 1902-29 W. M. Igou 1929-30 R. A. Gray 1930-61 Tom Adams 1961-71 Richard Stone 1971-74 Dorothy W. Glisson 1974-75 Bruce A. Smathers 1975-78 Jesse J. McCrary 1978-79 George Firestone 1979-87 James C. Smith 1987-95 Sandra B. Mortham 1995-99 Katherine Harris 1999-2002 James C. Smith 2002-03 Kenneth W. Detzner 2003 Glenda E. Hood 2003-05 Sue Cobb 2006 Kurt S. Browning 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1902 Jan 24: John L. Crawford, died in office.
  • 1929 Sep 23: H. Clay Crawford, died in office.
  • 1930 Nov 4: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1932: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1936: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1940: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1944: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1948: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1952: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1956: R. A. Gray, elected.
  • 1978 Sep 12: George Firestone (Dem), advanced to runoff; Beverly F. Dozier (Dem), advanced to runoff; Richard Renick (Dem), defeated in primary; Joe Little (Dem), defeated in primary; Jim Fair (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Oct 5: George Firestone (Dem), nominated; Beverly F. Dozier (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: George Firestone (Dem), elected; Ander Crenshaw (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982: George Firestone (Dem), elected.
  • 1990: Alcee L. Hastings, defeated.
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