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Lawyer , Insurance company executive

Cecil Farris Bryant, American lawyer, retired insurance company executive. Bar: Florida, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


Bryant, Cecil Farris was born on July 26, 1914 in Ocala, Florida, United States. Son of Charles Cecil and Lela Margaret (Farris) Bryant.


Student, Emory University, 1932. Bachelor of Science, University Florida, 1935. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1938.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Rollins College, Florida State University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University Florida. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Florida Atlantic University.

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Florida Southern College.


Auditor Florida Comptroller' General’ s Office, 1939-1940. Of counsel Bryant, Miller & Olive, Tallahassee. President, chairman board Voyager Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, 1965-1985.

Member Florida House of Representatives, 1942, 46-55, speaker of house, 1953. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1952, 60, 68, alternate delegate, 1964, chairman Florida delegation, 1964. Governor State of Florida, 1961-1965.


  • Bar: Florida, Supreme Court of the United States Court.


When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.


The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.


In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


Director Office of Emergency Planning, 1966-1967. Member National Security Council, 1966-1967. Chairman advisory Commission on Intergovtl.

Relations, 1966-1969. United States representative North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1967. Served with United States Navy, 1942-1946.

Member Florida Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Florida Council of 100, Phi Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega. Clubs: Rotary, Elks, Masons, Shriners.


Married Julia Burnett, September 18, 1940 (deceased 1996). Children: Julie Lovett, Cecilia Ann, Allison Adair.

Charles Cecil Bryant

Lela Margaret (Farris) Bryant

Julia Burnett

Julie Lovett Bryant

Cecilia Ann Bryant

Allison Adair Bryant