Langdon Goodyear Jr.

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Langdon Webster Goodyear Jr.
30th Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
In office
December 1955 – December 1956
Preceded by George Emmett
Succeeded by James H. Pruitt
Personal details
Born (1924-06-13)June 13, 1924
Inverness, Florida
Died October 4, 2006(2006-10-04) (aged 82)
Polk County, Florida
Spouse(s) Katheryn Louise Roux
Children 5
Parents Langdon W. Goodyear, Sr.
wife Sara V. Priest
Residence Dunnellon, Florida
Eau Gallie, Florida
Alma mater Florida Southern College
University of Florida
Occupation Pharmacist
Awards Bronze Star medal.jpg Bronze Star Medal[1]
French Liberation Medal ribbon.png French Liberation Medal[1]
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit 349th Infantry, 88th Division "Blue Devils"
Battles/wars World War II

Langdon Webster Goodyear Jr. (June 13, 1924 – October 4, 2006)[1] was a one-term mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida from December 1955 to December 1956.

Early life[edit]

Langdon Webster Goodyear Jr. was born on June 13, 1924 in Inverness, Florida[1] to Langdon Goodyear, Sr. (1888–1967) and his wife Sara V. Priest (1901–1994).[2] He graduated from Lakeland High School and attended Florida Southern College. In 1960, he graduated from the University of Florida, School of Pharmacy.[1]

Career[edit]

During World War II, he served with the 349th Infantry, 88th Division "Blue Devils".[1] He earned the Bronze Star Medal and the French Liberation Medal.[1]

After earning his Pharmacy degree after the War, he horked at Coleman's Pharmacy in Eau Gallie,[1] and in 1956, he opened Goodyear Pharmacy[1] at the corner of Eau Gallie and Highland Avenues. He later worked as a manager at Grey's Drug Store,[1] Broward Drug,[1] and retired from SupeRx Drugs in 1989.[1]

Public office[edit]

From December 1955 to December 1956, Goodyear served as the 30th Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida, today known as Melbourne, Florida.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Katheryn "Kitty" Louise Roux (1923–2016)[4] and lived in Dunnellon.[2] Together they had:[4]

  • Langdon Webster Goodyear III (1946–1946)
  • Stuart Scott Goodyear (1953–1955)
  • Randy Goodyear[4]
  • Tod Goodyear[4]
  • Kathy Goodyear Slattery[4]

A practicing Methodist,[1] Goodyear taught Sunday School and Bible study.[1] He also wrote poetry and short stories[1]

Goodyear died on October 4, 2006 in Polk County, Florida.[1]

Associations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 Polk County Democrat
  2. ^ a b Family Search
  3. ^ Mayors - Chronological Order of Terms of Service - (old) City of Eau Fallie, Melbourne City Clerk's Office
  4. ^ a b c d e "Katheryn Goodyear's Obituary". legacy.com. Florida Today. May 1, 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
George Emmett
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
December 1955–December 1956
Succeeded by
James H. Pruitt