FRED P. CONE - GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA (1937-1941)

Fred P. Cone
Born: 28-Sep-1871
Birthplace: Benton, FL
Died: 28-Jul-1948
Location of death: Lake City, FL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Prospect Primitive Baptist Cemetery, White Springs, FL
Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Florida, 1937-41
Father: William Henry Cone
Mother: Sarah Emily Branch
Wife: Mildred Victoria Thompson (m. 1930)

Frederick Preston Cone (September 28, 1871 – July 28, 1948) was the 27th Governor of Florida.

He was born in Benton, Florida in Columbia County. In 1892, he was admitted to the Florida bar and began practicing in Lake City, Florida. He served in the Florida Senate from 1907 to 1913, serving as the senate president in 1911. He became governor on January 5, 1937. During his term, the Florida Highway Patrol was created, funded by the fees assessed on driver's licenses. After leaving office on January 7, 1941, he returned to Lake City. He made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 1940. He died in Lake City in 1948.

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