|7th Florida Commissioner of Agriculture|
|Preceded by||Nathan Mayo|
|Succeeded by||Bob Crawford|
|Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||Doyle Conner|
|Succeeded by||Tom Beasley|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Born||Doyle Edward Conner
December 17, 1928
|Died||December 16, 2012
|Political party||Democratic Party|
Doyle Edward Conner, Sr. (December 17, 1928 – December 16, 2012) was an American politician. He served as Florida Commissioner of Agriculture for about 30 years, and also served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. He was born in 1928 in Starke, Florida.
Conner attended the University of Florida for college. While in college he was also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. In addition, he served as National FFA President and was inducted in the Florida FFA Hall of Fame in 2007.
Conner served his entire political career as a Democrat. He was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1950, while he was still a student at the University of Florida. Conner represented Bradford County while serving in the lower house. In 1958, at the age of 28, he was elected as the youngest Speaker of the House. On January 2, 1961 Doyle Conner was inaugurated as Commissioner of Agriculture, and served in this post for 30 years. While serving in this post he served under 7 Governors of Florida. Conner finally retired in 1991, and was active in Florida 4-H. In 2007, he was inducted into the Florida FFA Hall of Fame.
- background information
- Outstanding Young Men of America - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
- Educational background
- Accomplishments as Commissioner of Agriculture
- "Former state ag commissioner Doyle Conner dies | News - Home". News4jax.com. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
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