Herbert Jackson Drane Edit Profile
Public schools and by home study. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, 1929.
In World War; died as result of service), Mabel (Mistress W. S. Moore), Josephine (Mistress James W. Passmore). Went to Florida, 1883, as a railroad builder and was a founder of Lakeland. Engaged in fire insurance, real estate business and orange growing.
Served as mayor of Lakeland and county commissioner, Polk County, Florida. Member Florida House of Representatives, 1903, Senate, 1913-1917 (president 2 years). Member 65th to 72d Congresses (1917-1933), 1st Florida District.
Member Federal Power Commission, 1933-1937. Member Army and Navy. Mason (32°), Elk, Woodman.
Drane Field, United States Army air base at Lakeland, named in his honor.
Married Mary Wright, December 31, 1885. Children: Ossian Wright (First lieutenant.