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John Michael Garner

John Michael Garner, American investment company executive. Bar: Florida 1960.


  • Garner, John Michael was born on July 17, 1935 in Miami, Florida, United States. Son of James Geston and Mary Alberta (Willis) Garner.

  • Education

    • AB, Washington and Lee University, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, 1960.


    • Since practiced in Miami. Vice president Garner Insurance Agency, Inc., Miami, 1960-1971, president, 1971-1995. Vice president Garner Mortgage Company, Miami, 1960-1971, president, 1971-1995.

      Vice president First State Bank of Miami (formerly Little River Bank & Trust Company), 1963-1971, executive vice president, 1971-1972, president, chief executive officer, 1972-1978, chairman, chief executive officer, 1979-1981. Chairman Barnett Mortgage Company subsidiary Barnett Banks Florida, 1982-1986, Tele-Link, Inc., 1982-1992, Aquamerica, Inc., 1987-1992. Executive vice president, director First State Banking Corporation.

      Director Barnett Bank of S. Florida, N.A., State Mutual Insurance Company.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1960.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    President Crippled Children's Society Dade County, 1965-1967. Member Florida Crippled Children's Commission, 1969-1970. Trustee Barry University, Miami Country Day School.

    Member Orange Bowl Committee Served with Army of the United States, 1958. Member Rod and Reel Club (Miami Beach, Florida), Lake Taxaway Country Club (North Carolina), Plantation Country Club, Kiwanis, Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Chi.


    • Married Martha Joyce Cooper, July 12, 1985. 1 child, Mary Elizabeth. Stepchildren: Lee Thomas Cooper II, Amy Denise Cooper.
    • father: James Geston Garner
    • mother: Mary Alberta (Willis) Garner
    • spouse: Martha Joyce Cooper
    • children: Mary Elizabeth Garner
    • Lee Thomas Cooper II Garner
    • Amy Denise Cooper Garner
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    Born July 17, 1935
    • 1957
      Washington and Lee University
    • 1960
      Washington and Lee University
    • 1960 - 1971
      vice president, Garner Insurance Agency
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1960 - 1971
      vice president, Garner Mortgage Company
      Miami, Florida, United States
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