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Florida Highway Patrol Captain Clay W. Keith from the Department of Public Safety in Tallahassee.
, M87- 27, Box 5
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Law enforcement--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Traffic police--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Peace officers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "Capt. Clay W. Keith, chief examiner in the drivers license division of the State Department of Public Safety, has been selected to receive the 1960 Headliner Award which is made annually by the Capital City Press Club of Florida to an outstanding governmental [employee] who has achieved little recognition. Capt. Keith has pioneered in improving the drivers license system not only in Florida but throughout the nation."
Born on July 4, 1917 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was one of Florida's earliest troopers joining the FHP in 1941, a few years after it was officially established. He served 30 years in uniform, rising to the rank of Major and becoming the state's first director of driver licensing in 1963. He left the FHP in 1978 to become the civilian head of driver licensing, and he remained in that post until retiring in 1987. In retirement, he became the official historian of the Florida Highway Patrol. Clay Keith died on December 18, 2000.
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Florida Highway Patrol Captain Clay W. Keith from the Department of Public Safety in Tallahassee. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/266619>, accessed 23 September 2023.
Florida Highway Patrol Captain Clay W. Keith from the Department of Public Safety in Tallahassee. 1960. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/266619>