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Phi Delta Theta
Politician members in Florida

  Thomas Burton Adams Jr. (1917-2006) — also known as Tom Adams — of Florida. Born in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., March 11, 1917. Democrat. Real estate and insurance business; member of Florida state senate, 1956-60; secretary of state of Florida, 1961-71; Lieutenant Governor of Florida, 1971-75; candidate for Governor of Florida, 1974. Baptist. Member, Rotary; Newcomen Society; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Kappa Psi. Killed in an automobile accident on I-10, in Suwannee County, Fla., May 22, 2006 (age 89 years, 72 days). Interment at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Burton Adams and Carolyn Sykes (Hamilton) Adams; married, July 30, 1939, to Helen Brown; married 1973 to Frances Sue Brewer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Harry Pulliam Cain (1906-1979) — also known as Harry P. Cain — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., January 10, 1906. Republican. Mayor of Tacoma, Wash., 1940; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Senator from Washington, 1946-53; defeated, 1944. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Amvets; Phi Delta Theta; Eagles; Elks; Kiwanis. Died in Miami Lakes, Miami-Dade County, Fla., March 3, 1979 (age 73 years, 52 days). Cremated; ashes scattered.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Robert Spratt Cockrell (1866-1957) — also known as Robert S. Cockrell — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Livingston, Sumter County, Ala., January 22, 1866. Lawyer; justice of Florida state supreme court, 1902-17. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Tallahassee, Leon County, Fla., June 23, 1957 (age 91 years, 152 days). Interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery, Tallahassee, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Augustus William Cockrell and Susan Pettigrew (Spratt) Cockrell; married, October 28, 1903, to Courtney Walker (daughter of David Shelby Walker); second cousin once removed of Sidney Earl Cockrell (who married Lila Cockrell).
  Political family: Walker-Meriwether-Kellogg family of Virginia (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Linton McGee Collins (1902-1972) — also known as Linton M. Collins — of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Fla.; Washington, D.C. Born in Reidsville, Tattnall County, Ga., June 21, 1902. Lawyer; Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1964-72; died in office 1972. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Rotary. Died in Washington, D.C., April 12, 1972 (age 69 years, 296 days). Interment at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Helen, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Beulah Edna (Rogers) Collins and Ernest Clyde Collins; married, January 30, 1934, to Josephine Staten Hardman (daughter of Lamartine Griffin Hardman).
  Political family: Collins-Hardman family of Helen, Georgia.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Dwight Laing Rogers (1886-1954) — also known as Dwight L. Rogers — of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla. Born near Reidsville, Tattnall County, Ga., August 17, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives, 1930-38; U.S. Representative from Florida 6th District, 1945-54; died in office 1954; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1952. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Sphinx; Kiwanis. Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla., December 1, 1954 (age 68 years, 106 days). Interment at Lauderdale Memorial Park, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of William Millard Rogers and Augusta (Laing) Rogers; married, November 15, 1916, to Florence Roberts; father of Paul Grant Rogers.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
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