A Guide to Florida Governors and the Florida Cabinet

Spessard Holland

Spessard Holland

Twenty-eighth governor: January 7, 1941 to January 2, 1945

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lt. Governor: None

First Lady: Mary Agnes Groover Holland

Florida Cabinet

Secretary of State:
Robert A. Gray (1930-1961)
J. Edwin Larson (1941-1965)
Commissioner of Agriculture:
Nathan Mayo (1923-1960)
Attorney General:
J. Tom Watson (1941-1949)
Supt. of Public Instruction:
Colin English (1937-1949)

Florida Photographic Collection:
Collections at the State Archives of Florida:
Other Repositories:
  • Papers, Strozier Library, Florida State University.
  • Papers, P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History, University of Florida.
Published Materials:
  • Evans, Jon. “Florida Politics in the Shadow of War: The 1940 Governor’s Race.” MA Thesis: Florida State University, 2000.
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