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Lawyer

George Pettus Raney, American lawyer. Member Florida Legislature, 1868-1870; member Democratic State Executive Committee, 1876; member Florida House of Representatives, 1899-1902, Senate, 1902-1906; member Democratic National Committee for Florida, 1900-1904.

Background

Raney, George Pettus was born on October 11, 1845 in Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, United States. Son of David G. and Frances H. (Jordan) Raney.

Education

Educated University of Virginia, 1863. Served C.S.A., 1863-1865. Studied law University of Virginia, 1866-1867.

Career

Member Florida Legislature, 1868-1870. Member Democratic State Executive Committee, 1876. Attorney general of Florida, 1877-1885, and reporter Supreme Court, Florida decisions, 1877-1885.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, 1885-1889, chief justice, 1889-1894. Resigned 1894 and resumed practice.

Membership

Member Florida Legislature, 1868-1870. Member Democratic State Executive Committee, 1876. Member Florida House of Representatives, 1899-1902, Senate, 1902-1906.

Member Democratic National Committee for Florida, 1900-1904.

Connections

Married Mary Elizabeth Lamar, November 4, 1873 (deceased).

father:
David G. Raney

mother:
Frances H. (Jordan) Raney

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Lamar