Commissioner of Agriculture

Member of Cabinet: 1885 – present

The post of the Commissioner of Agriculture was created in 1885.  The Department of Agriculture was formed in 1889 and reformed in 1959.  The Commissioner of Agriculture was formerly the Commissioner of Lands and Immigration, a post created in 1871, combining the duties of the Commissioner of Immigration and the Surveyor-General.  Prior to 1969, the Commissioner of Agriculture controlled a Bureau of Immigration (until 1959), supervised the state prison (until 1957), and managed the Land Office (until 1963), in addition to supervising all matters pertaining to agriculture.

Lucius B. Wombwell (December 31, 1888 - December 28, 1900)

[1849-1900]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Benjamin E. McLin (January 9, 1901 - February 5, 1912)

[1851-1912]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

J. C. (John Christian) Luning (February 5, 1912 - March 1, 1912)

[1863-1928]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

No records as Agriculture Commissioner

As Treasurer:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.
  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

William Allen McRae (March 1, 1912 - November 1, 1923)

[1870-1943]

Florida Photographic Collection:

No records at the Archives

Other repositories:

  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Nathan Mayo (November 1, 1923 - April 18, 1960)

[1876-1960]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.
  • Papers, 1876-1960. P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida.

Lee Thompson (ad interim) (April 18, 1960 - January 3, 1961)

[1908- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

No records at the archives

Other repositories:

  • Annual Reports, 1889-1972 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Doyle Conner (January 3, 1961 - January 8, 1991)

[1928- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

Published materials:

  • Florida. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Doyle Conner: His Political years, 1950-1990 Tallahassee: State of Florida, 1990.

Robert B. Crawford (January 8, 1991 - January 30, 2001)

[1948- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Terry Lee Rhodes (interim) (January 30, 2001 - May 14, 2001)

[1956- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

No records at the Archives.

Charles Bronson (May 14, 2001 - )

[1949- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

No records at the Archives.