Langdon Goodyear, Jr.

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Langdon Wayne Goodyear, Jr.
30th Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
In office
December 1955 – December 1956[1]
Preceded by George Emmett
Succeeded by James H. Pruitt
Personal details
Born (1924-06-13)June 13, 1924[2]
Inverness, Florida[2]
Died October 4, 2006(2006-10-04) (aged 82)[2]
Polk County, Florida[2]
Spouse(s) Katheryn "Kitty" [2]
Residence Dunnellon, Florida;[3]
Eau Gallie, Florida
Alma mater Florida Southern College
University of Florida (School of Pharmacy, 1960)[2]
Occupation pharmacist[2]
Religion Methodist[2]
Awards Bronze Star medal.jpg Bronze Star Medal[2]
French Liberation Medal ribbon.png French Liberation Medal[2]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit 349th Infantry, 88th Division "Blue Devils"[2]
Battles/wars World War II[2]

Langdon Wayne Goodyear, Jr. (June 13, 1924 – October 4, 2006) was a one-term mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida from December 1955 to December 1956.

He was the son of Langdon Goodyear, Sr. and his wife Sara.[3] He was graduated from Lakeland High School.[2] He attended Florida Southern College[2]

He served in World War II[2] with the 349th Infantry, 88th Division "Blue Devils".[2] He earned the Bronze Star Medal and the French Liberation Medal.[2]

In 1960, he graduated from the University of Florida, School of Pharmacy.[2]

Worked at Coleman's Pharmacy in Eau Gallie,[2] and in 1956, he opened Goodyear Pharmacy[2] at the corner of Eau Gallie and Highland Avenues. He later worked as a manager at Grey's Drug Store,[2] Broward Drug,[2] and retired from SupeRx Drugs in 1989.[2]

He taught Sunday School and Bible study.[2] He wrote poetry and short stories[2]



  1. ^ Mayors - Chronological Order of Terms of Service - (old) City of Eau Fallie, Melbourne City Clerk's Office
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Polk County Democrat
  3. ^ a b Family Search
Preceded by
George Emmett
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
December 1955–December 1956
Succeeded by
James H. Pruitt