Durell Peaden

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Durell Peaden
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Member of the Florida Senate
from the 2nd district
In office
Succeeded by Greg Evers
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born Durell Peaden, Jr.
(1945-08-24)August 24, 1945
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
Died June 23, 2015(2015-06-23) (aged 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Nancy Green
Children three: Durell III (Trey), Tyler, Taylen
Alma mater Tulane University,
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara,
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
Profession physician (retired), lawyer, politician
Religion Methodist

Durell Peaden, Jr. (August 24, 1945 – June 23, 2015) was a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 2nd District since 2001. He left office at the end of 2010 due to term limits.[1][2]

Previously he was a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 1995 through 2000. He switched from the Democratic party to the Republican party in June 1997.

Peaden received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tulane University, his medical degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, and his law degree from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He and his wife Nancy have three children: Durell III (Trey), Tyler, and Taylen.

Peaden was a sponsor of the 2005 Florida stand your ground law which was subject to scrutiny in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin.[3] Peaden died after a heart attack suffered earlier in the month on June 23, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[4][5]


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