John H. Land
|Mayor of Apopka, Florida|
January 1, 1971
January 1, 1950 – January 1, 1968
November 5, 1920 |
Plant City, Florida
As of 2013, Land is the mayor of the city of Apopka, Florida. He was born in Plant City, and he moved to Apopka at a very young age. He served in the United States Army during World War II and attended the University of Florida until the war. He received an honorary degree upon his return. After the war he got into manufacturing.
Land was first elected as mayor of Apopka, Florida in 1949 and served in this capacity until 1968. In 1970 he was once again elected as Mayor and has served as such ever since. In January 2007 Land celebrated his 55th year as mayor. In addition, he has also served on the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors. On March 8, 2011, Land was recognized by the both the Florida House of Representatives and Senate as the longest serving mayor in Florida and the longest serving full-time mayor in the United States.
- Apopka Mayor John Land's Official Bio
- League of Cities Press Release
- HR 9003 as filed by nephew Representative Bryan Nelson
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