Cary A. Hardee
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|Cary A. Hardee|
|23rd Governor of Florida|
January 4, 1921 – January 6, 1925
|Preceded by||Sidney J. Catts|
|Succeeded by||John W. Martin|
November 13, 1876|
Taylor County, Florida
|Died||November 21, 1957
Live Oak, Florida
|Spouse(s)||Maude Randell Hardee|
Born in Taylor County, Florida, he spent most of his life in Live Oak, Florida. He was a lawyer, state attorney, member of the Florida House of Representatives, and speaker of the Florida House before being elected governor. He took office on January 4, 1921.
During his term, the state adopted constitutional amendments that reapportioned the legislature and prohibited the levying of state income and inheritance taxes. He also halted the practice of leasing state prisoners out to private businesses. During his term as governor electrocution became a legal method of execution in Florida.
Hardee County, Florida is named in his honor.
Sidney J. Catts
|Governor of Florida
January 4, 1921 - January 6, 1925
John W. Martin
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