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also known as Dick Steele

County government official

Richard Lewis Steele, American County government official. Recipient Appreciation award Big Brothers, Fort Myers, 1977, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, 1988, Fort Myers Shores Fire Department, 1983, Florida Tax Collectors Association, Tallahassee, 1983.


Steele, Richard Lewis was born on April 24, 1929 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Floyd Ferguson and Bess (Witt) Steele.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1951. Postgraduate, Babson Institute, 1952. Postgraduate, Florida State University.


Vice president, Greensburg (Pennsylvania) Baking Company, 1952-1954; division sales manager, Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company, Atlanta, 1954-1965; national sales manager, Massey College, Jacksonville, Florida, 1965-1969; owner, operator, Sparkle Crete Company, Fort Myers, Florida, 1969-1976; commissioner, County of Lee, Fort Myers, 1976-1981; tax collector, County of Lee, Fort Myers, since 1981.


Board of directors Lee County Professional Baseball, Fort Myers, since 1989. Chairman Lee County Board Co mmrs, 1978-1980. Member Professional Tax Collectors Association (secretary 1981-1983, Appreciation award 1983), Florida Association Tax Collectors (vice president), Elks, Moose, Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing, recreational vehicles.


Married Terri Forehand, May 20, 1964. Children: Ronald, Donald, Lynn, Mike.

Floyd Ferguson Steele

Bess (Witt) Steele

Terri Forehand

Donald Steele

Lynn Steele

Ronald Steele

Mike Steele