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Park Trammell

In office
January 7, 1913 – January 2, 1917
Preceded by Albert W. Gilchrist
Succeeded by Sidney J. Catts

Born April 9, 1876
Macon County, Alabama
Died May 8, 1936
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Darby Trammell
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Cumberland University
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit Quartermaster Corps
Battles/wars Spanish-American War

Park Monroe Trammell (April 9, 1876 – May 8, 1936), an American politician of the Democratic Party, was the 21st Governor of Florida and represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1917 until 1936.

Born in Macon County, Alabama, his family relocated to Polk County, Florida, where he received all of his primary education. He attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During the Spanish-American War he served in the quartermasters service in Tampa, Florida. After the war, he returned to Polk County, settling in Lakeland, Florida, and practiced law while becoming a citrus grower and newspaper owner and editor.

He held several elected office in his life. He was mayor of Lakeland, Florida, from 1899 to 1903, member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1902, state Senator from 1904 to 1908 (serving as Senate president in 1905), Florida Attorney General from 1908 to 1913, and after his term as governor of Florida (January 7, 1913 to January 2, 1917), a United States Senator from March 4, 1917 until his death on May 8, 1936 in Washington, D.C. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida.

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Political offices
Preceded by
W. H. Ellis
Florida Attorney General
Succeeded by
Thomas F. West
Preceded by
Albert W. Gilchrist
Governor of Florida
January 7, 1913 - January 2, 1917
Succeeded by
Sidney J. Catts
United States Senate
Preceded by
Nathan P. Bryan
United States Senator (Class 1) from Florida
Succeeded by
Scott Loftin


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