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Robert King High

Robert King High, American mayor. Recipient numerous awards including Alianza Interamericana’s Man of Year award, Honorary Legion of Honor, international supreme council Order of De Molay; Order de Vasco Nunez de Baboa (Panama); Order Nacional at Merito (Ecuador); Order of Sun (Peru); Golden Cross of Honor (Austria). Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1944.; Member Civic Association (past president).

Background

  • High, Robert King was born on April 9, 1924 in Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lester and Kate (Holt) High.

  • Education

    • Student of University Chattanooga, Colorado State College Education, U. Miami. Bachelor of Laws, Stetson Law School, 1949.

    Career

    • Admitted Florida bar, 1949. Practice law, Miami, Florida, since 1949. Mayor, Miami, since 1956.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1944. Member Civic Association (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Sara Faith Price, March 27, 1954. Children: Robert King, Holiday, Virginia, Valerie, Bonnie, Susan.
    • father: Lester High
    • mother: Kate (Holt) High
    • spouse: Sara Faith Price
    • children: Robert King High
    • Holiday High
    • Virginia High
    • Valerie High
    • Bonnie High
    • Susan High
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    Died August 30, 1967
    (aged 43)
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