Profile portrait of new Governor's wife Mrs. William Sherman Jennings.

Profile portrait of new Governor's wife Mrs. William Sherman Jennings.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/128275
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Profile portrait of new Governor's wife Mrs. William Sherman Jennings.

Image Number

  • GV000477

Year

  • 1901

Date Note

  • Photographed on January 8, 1901.

Series Title

General Note

  • Her husband William Sherman Jennings served as Florida's 18th governor from January 8, 1901 until January 3, 1905.

    Biography Note

  • May Mann Jennings was born in 1872. The Jennings were married in 1891 and lived in Brooksville before moving to the Governor's mansion in 1901. By 1912, Mrs. Jennings had become active in civic work and politics. After she was widowed in 1920, she headed the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs and was co-founder of the Florida League of Women Voters. She campaigned for women's suffrage, prohibition, better treatment of children and prisoners, education funding, historic preservation, Seminole Indian reservations, fence laws and highway beautification. The 1,800-acre Royal Palm Hammock State Park, which she helped create, was the eastern entrance to the current 1.5 million-acre Everglades National Park. Mrs. Jennings died in Jacksonville in 1963 at the age of 90.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 10 x 8 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: G00248.

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Profile portrait of new Governor's wife Mrs. William Sherman Jennings.
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