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Dannitte Hill Mays

Dannitte Hill Mays, American congressman. Member Florida House of Representatives, 3 terms (speaker, 1 term); member 61st and 62d Congresses (1909-1913), 3d Florida District.

Background

  • Mays, Dannitte Hill was born on April 28, 1852 in Madison Company, Florida, United States. Son of Richard Johnson and Eliza Ann (Williams) Mays.

  • Education

    • Washington and Lee University, 1866-1870.

    Career

    • Engaged in farming at Monticello, since 1870.

    Politics

    When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform us, and so we should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Member Florida House of Representatives, 3 terms (speaker, 1 term). Member 61st and 62d Congresses (1909-1913), 3d Florida District.

    Connections

    • Married Emmala Bellamy Parkhill, of Monticello, Florida, June 2, 1880.
    • father: Richard Johnson Mays
    • mother: Eliza Ann (Williams) Mays
    • spouse: Emmala Bellamy Parkhill
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    Born April 28, 1852
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