A Guide to Florida Governors and the Florida Cabinet

Claude Roy Kirk, Jr.

Claude Kirk

Thirty-sixth governor: January 3, 1967 to January 5, 1971

Party Affiliation: Republican

Lt. Governor: Ray C. Osborne (1969-1971)

First Lady: Erika Mattfeld Kirk

Florida Cabinet

Secretary of State:
Tom Adams (1961-1971)
Fred O. Dickinson (1965-1975)
Treasurer & Insurance Commissioner:
Broward Williams (1965-1971)
Commissioner of Agriculture:
Doyle Conner (1961-1991)
Attorney General:
Earl Faircloth (1965-1971)
Supt. of Public Instruction / Commissioner of Education:

Florida Photographic Collection:
Collections at the State Archives of Florida:
Other Repositories:
  • Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida.
Published Materials:
  • Kirk, Claude. A Man and His Words: The First Book About Claude Kirk, Jr. Governor of the State of Florida. Tallahassee: Executive Press, 1968.
  • Desmond, William James. “A Case Study of the Governor’s War on Crime.” MA Thesis: Florida State University, 1967.
  • Kallina, Edmund. Claude Kirk and the Politics of Confrontation. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1993.
Related Links:
  • Claude Kirk, Florida Governors' Portraits, Museum of Florida History.
  • Claude Kirk, the Florida Governor's Mansion.