Invitation for dedication of R.A. Gray Park

Invitation for dedication of R.A. Gray Park

Transcript

Dedication of
R. A. Gray Park
December 1, 1953
3:00 P.M.
THE CAPITOL
Tallahassee, Florida
Hon. Nathan Mayo, General Chairman

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection M75-85, Box 05, Folder 3

Description

Invitation for dedication of R.A. Gray Park to the south of the old Florida Capitol.

Date

December 1, 1953

Creator

Florida. Legislature.

Contributors

Mayo, Nathan, 1876-1960.

Gray, R. A. (Robert Andrew), 1882-1975

Format

Invitations

Coverage

Postwar Prosperity in Florida (1945-1969)

General Note

R. A. Gray's (1882-1975) affiliation with the state government of Florida began in 1903 when he served as a clerk for the 1903 legislative session. In 1910, he represented Gadsden County in the legislature. Except for his sojourn in Washington as Senator Park Trammell's personal secretary and his army service in World War I, Gray lived and worked in Tallahassee for the rest of his life. He worked alternately for the State Treasury, the Comptroller's Office, and the Motor Vehicles Division. When Senator William Igou resigned as Secretary of State, Gray was appointed on August 12, 1930, to serve out his term. He then ran for the job himself and won, eventually serving his state in this capacity for 31 years. He resigned in 1961, but remained active in church and social groups. R.A. Gray died in 1975.