Award belonging to Governor Dan McCarty

Award belonging to Governor Dan McCarty

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/166079
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Award belonging to Governor Dan McCarty

Image Number

  • Pr24562

Year

  • 1953

Series Title

General Note

  • The award reads, "Eastern Brahman Association, Honorary member, Governor Dan McCarty".

    Biography Note

  • Daniel Thomas McCarty, Florida's thirty-first governor, was born in Fort Pierce on January 18, 1912, and was the eldest son of Daniel Thomas and Frances (Moore) McCarty. He attended the public schools of his native St. Lucie County and the University of Florida, where he graduated in 1934 from the College of Agriculture. A citrus grower and beef cattleman in Fort Pierce, McCarty served in the Florida House for three sessions (1937, 1939, 1941), serving as Speaker of the House in 1941. He served in World War II, landing in the South of France on D-Day and was honored with the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and French Croix de Guerre. He was runner-up for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1948 before being elected to the position in 1952. McCarty was inaugurated on January 2, 1953, suffered a disabling heart attack on February 25, 1953, and died September 28, 1953 in Tallahassee.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate


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