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State Archives of Florida
Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Elton Gissendanner
Series 236, Box 4, FF54
Elton J. Gissendanner, a former Reprehensive in the State Legislature, served as Executive Director of the Florida Dept. of Natural Resources from 1979 to 1987. His tenure ended on June 22, 1987 when he was indicted by the FBI of bribery in a drug smuggling case. Though he pled not guilty to the initial charge he later pled guilty to obstruction of justice.
The Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) was created in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws) by combining the functions of the State Board of Conservation; the Canal Authority; the Commission on Marine Sciences and Technology; the Florida Keys Aqueduct Commission; the Board of Parks and Historic Memorials; the Outdoor Recreational Development Council; the Board of Drainage Commissioners; and the Suwannee River Development Authority. DNR was abolished in 1993 when its duties were merged with the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) to form the Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).
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Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Elton Gissendanner. 1979 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117095>, accessed 27 June 2022.
Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Elton Gissendanner. 1979 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/117095>