A Guide to Florida Governors and the Florida Cabinet

Ossian B. Hart

Ossian B. Hart

Tenth governor: January 7, 1873 to March 18, 1874

Party Affiliation: Republican

Lt. Governor: Marcellus Stearns (1873-1874)

First Lady: Catherine Smith Campbell Hart

Florida Cabinet

Secretary of State:
Jonathan Gibbs (1868-1873)
Samuel B. McLin (1873-1877)
Robert H. Gamble (1868-1873)
Clayton Cowgill (1873-1877)
Simon Barclay Conover (1868-1873)
Charles H. Foster (1873-1877)
Commissioner of Immigration:
Attorney General:
William A. Cocke (1873-1877)
Adjutant General:
John Varnum (1870-1877)
Supt. of Public Instruction:
Jonathan C. Gibbs (1873-1874)
Surveyor General:

Florida Photographic Collection:
Collections at the State Archives of Florida:
Other Repositories:
  • Letters, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida
Published Materials:
  • Brown, Canter. Ossian B. Hart: Florida’s Loyalist Reconstruction Governor. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana University Press, 1997.
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