Herbert J. Drane

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Herbert J. Drane
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Member of the Federal Power Commission
In office
June 16, 1933 - June 22, 1937
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byStephen M. Sparkman
Succeeded byJ. Hardin Peterson
Member of the Florida Senate
In office
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1863-06-20)20 June 1863
Franklin, Kentucky
Died11 August 1947(1947-08-11) (aged 84)
Lakeland, Florida
Political partyDemocratic

Herbert Jackson Drane (June 20, 1863 – August 11, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Born in Franklin, Kentucky, Drane attended the public schools of Louisville, Kentucky, and Brevards Academy at Franklin, Kentucky. He moved to Macon, Georgia, in 1881, and to Lakeland (of which he was one of the founders), Polk County, Florida, in November 1883. He became editor of the local newspaper and also engaged in the real-estate and insurance business, railway construction, and in the growing of citrus fruits. He served as mayor of Lakeland 1888–1892. County commissioner of Polk County 1896–1899. Chief engrossing clerk of the State house of representatives 1889–1901. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1903–1905. He served in the State senate 1913–1917, being its president from 1913 to 1915.

Drane was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932, losing the Democratic primary to J. Hardin Peterson. He served as member of the Federal Power Commission 1933–1937. He resumed the real estate and insurance businesses, property management, and the growing of citrus fruits. He died in Lakeland, Florida, on August 11, 1947. He was interred in Roselawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Herbert J. Drane (id: D000486)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st congressional district

1917 – 1933
Succeeded by

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.