Spessard Holland

lawyer, politician, 28th Governor of Florida (1941-1945), and United States Senator (1946-1971)

Died aged c. 79

Spessard Lindsey Holland (July 10, 1892 – November 6, 1971) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as the 28th Governor of Florida from 1941 to 1945, and later as a US senator for Florida from 1946 to 1971. He would be the first person born in Florida to serve as Governor and US Senator for the state. While serving as a US Senator he would notably introduce the 24th Amendment. During his tenure as governor, he was mainly preoccupied with the preparations for World War II and the actual war itself. With the death of United States Senator Charles O. Andrews he would be appointed by Governor Millard F. Caldwell on September 25, 1946 to serve out the rest of his term which was set to expire next January. However, he would be reelected during 1946 and would continue to seek reelection during every opportunity available serving as a Senator until he retired in January 1971.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Spessard Lindsey Holland [full inscription unknown]

Holland Home, 1005 South Broadway, Bartow, FL, United States where they was