Spessard Lindsey Holland Edit Profile
Bachelor of Philosophy, Emory College (now Emory University), 1912, Doctor of Laws, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, University Florida, 1916, Doctor of Civil Law, 1953. Doctor of Laws, Rollins College, Florida Southern College, 1941, Florida State University, 1956, University of Miami, 1962.
Doctor of Humanities, University Tampa, 1956.
High school teacher, Warrenton, Georgia, 1912-1914. Teacher in sub-Freshman department University of Florida, 1914-1916. Admitted to bar, 1916, and since in practice at Bartow, Florida Prosecuting attorney, Polk County, Florida, 1919-1920, county judge, 1921-1929.
Member Florida State Senate, 1932-1940. Served as governor of Florida, term 1941-1945. Appointed by Governor of Florida to succeed the late Charles O. Andrews in the United States Senate, September 25, 1946.
United States senator from Florida, from 1946, member commission on agriculture and forestry, commission on appropriations, commission on aero. and space science.
Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.
Member Florida State Senate, 1932-1940. Served with C.A.C., all grades through captain, United States Army, World War I. Member S.A.R., University of Florida Alumni Association (member executive council since 1922.
Mason (33 degree, Shriner). Elk.; Kiwanian.
Married Mary Agnes Groover, February 8, 1919. Children: Spessard Lindsey, Mary Groover, William Benjamin, Ivanhoe.