Earl Faircloth

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Earl Faircloth
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Attorney General of Florida
In office
Personal details
Born (1920-09-24)September 24, 1920
Chiefland, Florida[1]
Died May 5, 1995(1995-05-05) (aged 74)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida[2]
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer

Earl Faircloth (September 24, 1920 – May 5, 1995) was an American politician and lawyer.

Born in Chiefland, Florida, Faircloth graduated from the University of Florida. He then served in the United States Corps of Engineers during World War II. He then received his law degree from University of Florida College of Law. Faircloth practiced law in Tallahassee, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida; United States Representative Claude Pepper was a law partner. Faircloth served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1963 to 1965 and was a Democrat. He then served as Florida Attorney General from 1965 to 1971. Faircloth ran for Florida Governor and the United States Senate and lost the elections. He continued to practice law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He died in a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from a series of strokes and diabetes.[3]


  1. ^ "The Florida Handbook". 1970. 
  2. ^ E. Faircloth, 74, Former Florida Attorney general
  3. ^ 'E. Faircloth, 74, Former Florida Attorney General,' Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Cindy Elmore/Lane Kelley, May 6, 1995