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Research


Report


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Florida County
Superintendents
of Public
Instruction

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Feb. 1968


STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA
FLOYD T. CHRISTIAN STATE SUPERINTENDENT


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REPORT 61


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Research Report 61 is a revision of Research
Report 28 prepared by the Division of Research
of the Florida State Department of Education. 350











FLORIDA COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS
OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION


Research Report 61 provides a complete list of county superintendents

of public instruction who have served in the various counties of Florida since

the beginning of the State system of public schools in 1869. Records of com-

missions issued in the office of the Secretary of State form the primary

source of information. In addition, each present county superintendent was

given an opportunity to review the list for his county and make corrections

known to be needed. Errors may have occurred in the spelling of names or in

initials. Entries in the Commission Book are made in longhand and there seems

to have been instances in earlier periods when legibility was sacrificed in

the interest of embellishment. The spelling of names was not always con-

sistent.


Florida's long history of county unit organization for the administration

of schools is unusual. Since the organization of the State system of public

schools in 1869, the county has been the administrative unit. Even before this

time, the county rather than the township of independent school districts served

as the' administrative unit although, admittedly, little had been accomplished

in the way of an operating public school system,


A considerable amount of background information for the period leading up

to the Constitution of 1885 was obtained from an unpublished Master's thesis,

"The Florida Constitution of 1885," July 22, 1939, written by E. R. Collins,

who is now Consultant in School Law and Administration in the Florida State

Department of Education.






The steps leading up to the establishment of the State system of public

schools in 1869 and to the development of the county superintendency as it is

known today were documented by Dr. T. E. Cochran in his HISTORY OF PUBLIC-

SCHOOL EDUCATION IN FLORIDA (Bulletin, 1921, No. 1, State Department of Edu-

cation, Tallahassee, Florida). The paragraphs which follow, illustrating this

development, are largely condensed from Dr. Cochran's work.


In 1822 every sixteenth land section was reserved to aid in the support

of primary schools through the creation of a permanent school fund. In 1827

Congress passed an act giving the Governor and Territorial Legislature control

over the school lands, and in 1828 another act authorized 'the appointment of

three trustees of:the school lands in each county. During the fpur years that

this law was in effect, only $101.50 was realized in income from the rental o.f

the school lands.


In 1832 the people in each township were empowered to elect three com-

missioners to take charge of the public school lands. Two years later, in

1834, county'judges were authorized to appoint two commissioners of school

lands but little attention was given to the law.


In 1835 the Register of the Land Office was authorized to supervise the school

lands, and in 1836 and 1837 control was transferred to the Territorial Treasurer.

Since his office was in the Territorial Capitol, little or nothing was ever done.


In 1839 an act was passed'providing for the election of three trustees in

each township who were to lease school lands and apply the proceeds to the

support and establishment of common schools. The tax assessor was directed

to prepare a census of the orphans in each county, and the county judge was to

supervise the-expenditure of the school funds.







In 1843, the county sheriff was directed to assume control of the school

lands and to look after the education of the poor children. This arrangement

lasted but one year, and again the electors were empowered to elect three

trustees and a treasurer to do the same thing.


In 1845, an act was passed designating the county judge as superintendent

of common schools. The trustees were required to report to the judge, and the

latter consolidated their reports into a county school report. Thus the county

judge assumed some of the responsibilities and duties of the present-day county

superintendent. The Secretary of the Territory served in much the same capacity

as a State Superintendent.


Control of the school lands passed into the hands of the State Register

of Public Lands in 1847 after Florida became a State, and in 1848, the State

was for the first time authorized to sell the school lands and establish a

permanent State common-school fund. Prior to this time the school lands could

be leased only; they could not be sold.


A law providing for a State system of public education open to all white

children between the ages of 5 and 18 was passed in 1849. The Register of

the Land Office was designated to act as State Superintendent of Schools, the

county probate judges as county superintendents, and local boards of trustees

were to be elected by the taxpayers of the various districts. Under this law

the chief duties of the county superintendent (probate judge) were:

1. to divide the county into school districts;
2. to apportion the school money among the various districts when
received from the State;
3. to examine and certificate teachers;
4. to visit the schools annually and promote an interest in public
education;
5. to make reports to the State Superintendent.







The actual employment of teachers and their payment was left in the hands

of the school district trustees who were also authorized to purchase school sites,

to set tuition fees, and to have custody of school property,


In 1851, counties for the first time were authorized to levy a tax on

real and personal property "not to exceed four dollars for each child of school

age." This year also saw the beginning of an equalization program of State

support. In all counties where the interest on the school fund did not provide

at least two dollars per child, the State would make up the deficiency. To be

eligible, a child must have attended school at least three months the previous

year.


In 1853, another school law was passed naming the county commissioners in

each county as a county board of education. The judge of probate remained as

county superintendent, and was to serve as president of the county board of

education. His duties and responsibilities were changed to include the follow-

ing:

1. to examine and employ teachers
2. to pay teachers
3. to discharge teachers found to be incompetent, immoral, or
otherwise unfit to teach
4. to make reports to the State Superintendent


Although the county commissioners (county school board) were authorized

to supplement school funds from the general county treasury, evidently this

was done only in Monroe and Franklin counties. Actually, very few schools were

organized and operated. During the early fifties, it seems that much of the

public money went to favored private schools rather than to the establishment of

public schools.


The establishment of the present system of public schools was made possible

by the Constitution of 1868. Under this constitution the State Superintendent

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of Public Instruction was established as a separate State officer, appointed

by the Governor, and a State Board of Education ex-officio was established.


Superintendents of public instruction in each county were appointed by

by Governor. This prevailed until the Constitution was revised in 1885. The

appointment of county superintendents by the Governor opened the office of

county superintendent to abuses as a result of patronage during the Recon-

struction Period. This may account, in part, for much of the difficulty that

the public school system in Florida had in getting support of the general

public. The people, often with good cause, had little confidence in the State

and local administrative officials appointed by the carpetbag regime.


Speaking of county superintendents in general, Secretary of State

Samuel B. McLin, who served as Acting State Superintendent from August, 1874,

to March, 1875, had this to say in his report for the school year 1873-74:


There is another method of increasing the efficiency of our
common schools, which we fear has not had the consideration it
deserves in this state, and that is the appointment of properly
qualified men as county superintendent. For a long time the
value of this office was not understood, and in the school system
of some of the states does not appear; but the propriety of pro-
viding county superintendents is no longer considered, a debatable
question by the most experienced educators. This office is the
necessary agent between the State Superintendent and the county
schools, and in his hands are largely the details of the whole
organization. He is the medium thr:.".h which all the operations
of the entire system are carried on. Such being his position, it
is important that a wise discretion should be displayed in his
selection. In other positions, custom, precedent, or routine will
often enable ordinaryy men to do their work with fair success; but
in school matters almost everything depends on the personal qualities
and fitness of those who manage them. One indispensable qualification
in a county superintendent is intelligence and culture. It is sheer
folly to suppose that an ignorant man can successfully manage school
interests. His obvious duties are to visit, to note methods of
instruction, judge of textbooks and discipline, give direction in the
science and art of teaching, be adviser and assistant to the teacher,
as well as examiner of them; and to do this requires intelligence of
a high order, and, a practical knowledge of schools. How can a man
conduct the examination of teachers unless he has the necessary literary
qualifications; and how can he counsel and aid the teachers except he
be familiar with the work?...







Public spirit is also a necessary qualification. Though not
a charitable institution, the school system has the public good
immediately in view, and a county superintendent lacking public
spirit can hardly be in sympathy with it, or properly promote its
interests. A county superintendent should also be a man of moral
uprightness. The character of all school officers should be models,
which the pupils might safely imitate; otherwise, the schools will
become a moral contagion. Every parent or guardian has a right to
demand that the school influences to which his child is subjected,
shall be ennobling. The school system that takes upon itself the
training of the young upon any other assumption than that it will
lead them to paths of integrity and virtue, is a fraud and an evil.
To sum up; a county superintendent should be a man well qualified
as to knowledge of books, especially such topics as are generally
taught in our common schools; he should be well acquainted with
practical school-room work, especially with primary teaching, as
his efforts can be best expended in schools of the elementary
branches; he should be a man of energy, and also a man of unexceptional
habits and character, that he can command the esteem of the scholars,
teachers, and public generally; he should be capable of withstanding
the influences sometimes brought to bear upon such officers to induce
them to give certificates to candidates unworthy or unqualified to
become teachers; he should be enterprising and public spirited, and,
in short, known as a live, qualified, faithful, honest man before
entrusted with the responsibility of this position. When we contrast
this picture of what a county superintendent ought to be with the
actual state of affairs in regard to those officers here, it will be
found a matter of wonder that the system had so much vitality and
vigor as to enable it to survive so long. While a few of our county
superintendents are in every way worthy, qualified, and efficient
officers, a large majority of them are notoriously unfit for the
position, and utterly incapable of performing their duties. The
literary qualifications of some of them, if we may be permitted to
judge from the letters and annual reports sent to this office, are
of a very primitive type, and some of them are so indolent, incompe-
tent, or uninterested, as to omit the making of an annual report at
all. The truth is, that this and all other offices in any way con-
nected with the educational interests of the State, must be entirely
and forever divorced from party politics. Too frequently has the
county superintendency fallen into the hands of men who have
prostituted it to their political advancement, or made Yse of it
for the pecuniary gain it brought. This should not be.

Additional insight into the situation that existed during this period is

provided by Dr. Thomas E. Cochran, who wrote:

The state and county superintendents of schools were appointed
by the executive head of the state. Consequently, there was a


1Samuel B. McLin, Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1874.







temptation to play politics at the expense of the schools, and too
often this temptation proved irresistable. Men were chosen, not on
the basis of fitness for service, but with relation to party affili-
ation, thereby working disastrous results in respect to the educa-
tional welfare of the youth of the State. This was especially true
from June 8, 1868, until January 1, 1877, during which time the
government of the State was in the hands of a political party that
was neither elected by, nor in favor with, the majority of the in-
telligent voters and property-owning people of the State. Hence,
there were a great many who did not co-operate in the educational
movements as they would have done had they been in sympathy with the
party in power. But with the beginning of the administration of
Governor George F. Drew, a "conservative," as a member of the op-
posing party was then called, there was an increased interest, and,
therefore, increased progress in the public school system.2

George F. Drew, the first "conservative" Governor after the War Between the

States, removed or accepted the resignations of well over half of the county

superintendents who were serving when be became Governor in 1877.

This analysis of the quality of county superintendents in general by

Mr. McLin gains weight when considered in the light of conditions existing at

the time it was written. He was one of the "hateful imports" then in control of

State government and was referring to appointees of his own party. He succeeded

Jonathan C. Gibbs, Florida's only Negro State Superintendent. Superintendent

Gibbs, from Pennsylvania, was a former Secretary of State in the same adminis-

tration and may be presumed to have had considerable influence in the appointment

of county superintendents -- at least a number of "conservatives" (Democrats)

were removed when he was appointed State Superintendent.

There was little continuity in office either at the State or county level,

During the six-year period, 1870 to 1876, there were five State Superintendents

of Public Instruction. During 1871 to 1874, only five counties did not have a

turnover in the office of county superintendent.


2Thomas Everette Cochran, History of Public-School Education in Florida.
(Lancaster, Pa.: The New Era Printing Company, Inc., 1921), pp. 7-8.







Below is given a list of State Superintendents of Public Instruction, with

the date of their first commission. Prior to 1868 there was no state official

with primary responsibility for public schools.

On the following pages the name of each county superintendent is given

with the date of his commission. Remarks contained in the Commission Book are

reproduced. Where the word "deceased" appears in the remarks section, it

indicates that the superintendent died before the end of his term of office.

Records for the very earliest superintendents are incomplete as to date of com-

mission. Where the word "appointed" appears in the remarks section, it indicates

that the superintendent is appointed by the school board. Only the date of first

appointment is indicated.

There were no county superintendents as such between 1845 when Florida

became a state and 1869 when the State school system was established. During

this period the County Judge of Probate served some of the same functions as the

county superintendent later assumed. The efforts of these ex-officio superin-

tendents in the field of education varied widely. Their turnover was frequent in

many counties, which may explain some of the lack of progress. The names of

Judges of Probate are given when available.


Superintendents of Public Instruction

C. Thurston Chase August 13,
Henry Quarles September 23,
Rev. Charles Beecher March 18,
Jonathan C. Gibbs January 23,
Samuel B. McLin, Secretary of State
and Acting Superintendent August 17,
Rev. William W. Hicks March 1,
William P. Haisley January 6,
Eleazer K. Foster January 31,
Albert J. Russell February 21,
William N. Sheats January 3,
William M. Holloway January 3,
William N. Sheats January 7,
W. S. Cawthon July 24,
Colin English January 5,
Thomas D. Bailey January 4,
Floyd T. Christian October 1,

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1868
1870
1871
1873

1874
1875
1877
1881
1884
1893
1905
1913
1922
1937
1949
1965







ALACHUA COUNTY

County formed December 29, 1824. Board of Public Instruction appointed
May 18, 1869. School Board organized August 2, 1869; William Edwards,
Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
1-27-1846
1-2-1847
8-16-1847
2-29-1848
11-5-1851
4-30-1855
11-6-1855
2-14-1857
12-15-1857
11-8-1861
4-2-1863
11-10-1863


Judge of Probate

Lewis Aldrich
Charles Dell
Benjamin B. Thompson
H. C. Wilson
Charles F. Fitchett
A, M. Caston
Henry Bradford
George W. Boston
Andrew Robb
E. H. Jordan
Andrew Robb
E. H. Jordan
J. C. Gardner


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent


Rev. S. F. Halliday

W. K. Cessna

L. G. Dennis
Oscar A. Myers
W. N. Sheats
W. M. Holloway
Dr. J. L. Kelley
E. R. Simmons
Horace F. Zetrouer
Howard W. Bishop
Paul E. Peters'
Ernest D. Manning, Jr.
William S. Talbot


No record of commission.
to have served 1869-72.
No record of commission.
to have served 1872-73.







Resigned 7-8-1952.


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Remarks


3-25-1874
1 l8-1877
2-18-1881
1-3-1893
1-3-1905
1-2-1917
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
7-29-1952
1-8-1957
1-5-1965.


Believed

Believed






BAKER COUNTY


County formed February 8, 1861. Temporary organization of Board of Public
Instruction August 23, 1869; T. J. Green, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

4-16-1861
3-13-1863
6-3-1863
11-30-1863
8-22-1866


Judge of Probate

John Harvey
Hansford R. Alford
Samuel N. Williams
Elias Wester
J. D. Chalker


County Superintnendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


5-18-1874
8-3-1875
3-9-1876
4-18-1877
12-23-1877
3-28-1879
1-7-1880
2-7-1882
4-30-1884
7-19-1886
1-12-1889
1-3-1893
12-12-1898
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
7-7-1920
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

J. W. Howell


J. W. Howell
J. G. Long
A. A. Allen
W. 0. Hampton
A. J. W. Cobb
W. R. Crawford
A. J. W. Cobb
James G. Chalker
William Lesesne
George Abbott
G. R. Blair
William Lesesne
Charles Dinkins
Irvin Morgan
W. R. Simmons
Walter A. Dopson
J. D. Dugger
W. R. Simmons
J. Lewis Hodges
W. Harold Milton
J. E. Kelly
J. D. Burnsed
Edgar Crawford
L. L. Dugger
Alan Harvey


Remarks


No record of commission.
Believed to have been first
county superintendent and to
have served 1869-73.
Resigned.
Resigned 2-9-1876.

Resigned 12-14-1877.
Removed 3-7-1879.
Resigned 10-28-1879.










Resigned 7-7-1920.


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BAY COUNTY

County formed April 24, 1913. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
July 9, 1913. First Board composed of Allen H. Miller, Robert D. Murray,
William B. Merritt.


Date of
Commission

7-9-1913
1-2-1917
9-18-1918
1-4-1921
12-27-1933
11-13-1934
1-7-1941
4-30-1942
10-18-1948
9-21-1960
8-3-1965
9-13-1966


Name of
Superintendent


E. L. Brigman
A. M. Douglass
F. M. Nelson
C. C. Mathis
Laudious L. Thompson
A. L. Hardy
M. M. Mashburn
Merritt Brown
Thomas E. Smith
J. Earl Cochran
Thomas R. Milam
Thomas C. Todd


Remarks


Resigned 9-15-1918.

Deceased


Suspended 4-4-1942.
Resigned 8-1-1948.
Resigned 8-3-1960.
Resigned 8-1-1965.
Appointed by Governor; resigned 8-23-19-6.
Appointed by Governor


BRADFORD COUNTY

County formed December 21, 1858. First named New River County. The name
was changed to Bradford December 6, 1861. Board of Public Instruction
appointed April 28, 1869. School Board organized November 26, 1869.
F.N.B. Oliver, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

4-26-1859
8-13-1862
1-27-1863


Judge of Probate

W. J. D. Prevatt
Isaac Coon
Alexander M. Andrew


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


6-14-1874
6-26-1876
2-16-1877
2-6-1878
6-10-1878
1-26-1881
2-27-1885
3-9-1887


Name of
Superintendent

J. R. Richard

A. Lawrence

J. M. Johns
W. W. Wills
G. B. Williams
J. 0. Wills
C. E. Harrison
L. B. Rhodes
Joseph L. Hill
R. T. Dowling


Remarks


No record of commission,
to have served 1867-72.
No record of commission.
to have served 1873.

Resigned 1-23-1877.
Resigned 1-30-1878.
Resigned 5-11-1878.


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Believed

Believed







BRADFORD COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

12-28-1888
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
9-25-1903
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
6-11-1940
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


Joseph L. Hill
Thomas J. Dekle
F. G. Schell
T. D. Center
George F. Scott
J. C. Poppell
F. G. Schell
Edward R. Poppell
H. B. Wiggins
A. J. Griffis
W. E. Middleton
Arthur R. Mc Rae
Harmon P. Morgan
Thomas L. Casey, Jr.


Remarks


Resigned 9-10-1903.





Deceased


BREVARD COUNTY


County formed March 14, 1844. First named St. Lucie County,
changed to Brevard on January 6, 1855. County Board was not
after 1872.


The name was
organized until


Judge of Probate who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869.


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
8-22-1851
10-29-1852
12-12-1853
3-27-1857
4-3-1863
1-1-1866


Judge of Probate

John S. Hermans
D. H. Gattis
William F. Russell
John S. Hermans
Oliver H. Perry
John G. Benton
John J. Barber


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission
7-21-1874
2-9-1877
10-29-1878
9-1-1879
5-9-1881
8-28-1882
6-19-1883


Name of
Superintendent
William Sharpe
Alexander Tindall
John M. Lee
W. S. Norwood
A. Brady
John H. Sams
A. Brady


Remarks


Removed 8-9-1878.
Removed 2-12-1879.
Resigned.
Resigned 7-31-1882.

Resigned 7-21-1884. (Could be an
error on date in view of date of,
next commission issued.)


Brevard County Continued


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BREVARD COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

7-9-1883
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-6-1925
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
7-14-1952
3-27-1963

2-25-1967

7-28-1967


Name of
Superintendent

John H. Sams
R, E. Mims
John R. Walker
Edwin E. Macy
S. J. Overstreet
Alice Shelbourne
A. W. Donaldson
Damon A. Hutzler
Woodrow J. Darden
Woodrow J. Darden

Joseph T. McCook

B. Frank Brown


Remarks


Resigned 7-1-1952

Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment.
Appointed Acting Supt. by County
Board.
Appointed by County Board.


BROWARD COUNTY

County formed April 30, 1915. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
October 8, 1915. First Board composed of James D. Butler, C, D. Kittredge,
F. L. Neville.


Date of
Commission

10-8-1915
10-10-1919
7-30-1920
1-8-1929
9-5-1931
8-1-1952
1-8-1957
1-3-1961


Name of
Superintendent


J. M. Holding
C. E. Farrington
James S. Richards
John M. Gereen
Ulric J. Bennett
0. K. Phillips
Raymond R. Maxwell
Myron L. Ashmore


Remarks


Resigned 9-24-1919
Resigned 7-17-1920


Resigned
Resigned


9-1-1931
7-30-1952


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CALHOUN COUNTY


County formed January 26, 1838. Temporary organization of Board of Public
Instruction September 8, 1869; John Richards, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

12-12-1845
3-14-1846
1-2-1847
4-6-1847
1-14-1848
5-23-1849
1-25-1852
10-23-1853
11-30-1855
1-8-1857
1-4-1858
3-7-1862
11-2-1863
4-27-1864
12-21-1865


Judge of Probate

Raphael I. Moses
Thomas Tyus
Lovick Sextnr,.
Thomas Tyus
Taylor Caraway
William B. Wynn
R. B. Evans
Elias Branch
Isaac Jackson
Luke Lott
Terrell H. Yon
Robert S, Jones
Terrell H. Yon
Henry Durham
T. L. Hansford


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission



6-17-1873
11-24-1875
3-16-1877
8-11-1879
10-31-1883
10-10-1885
5-7-1886
3-20-1888
1-18-1889
3-28-1889
12-31-1890
1-5-1897
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
1-5-1937
1-4-1949
8-1-1952
1-8-1957
1-3-1961


Name of
Superintendent

H. J. Yearty

Alexander Hawkins
Lawrence Baker
Jesse C. Woods
A. J. Wood, Jr.
W. G. Coxwell
W. E. Meredith
A. J. Wood, Jr.
J. H. McClellan
J. W. Atkins
W. A. Hanley
J. H. McClellan
P. F. Fisher
G. F. Tucker
P. F. Fisher
J. Flake Durham
P. F. Fisher
J. K. Musgrove
George Atkins
Troy Penton
Lewis Bailey
George Atkins
Lewis Bailey


Remarks


No record of Commission. Believed
to have served 1871-72,
Deceased
Removed 2-12-1877.

Resigned 10-18-1883.

Resigned 4-12-1886.


Resigned February 1889.









Resigned 7-31-1952.


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY

County formed April 23, 1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
June 2, 1921. First board composed of F. E. Mason, Thomas S. Knight,
Charles Cantwell.


Date of
Commission

5-20-1921

1-8-1929
6-15-1936
1-6-1953
1-3-1961
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

W. E. Bell

Paul Eddy
Miss Sallie Jones
Homer L. Jones
W. S. Hancock
A. Hugh Adams


Remarks


Term expired by order of
the court.
Resigned 6-4-1936
Resigned 12-31-1952


Appointed by County Board,


CITRUS COUNTY

County formed June 2, 1887.


Date of
Commission

7-18-1887
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
9-1-1915
1-4-1921
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
8-6-1956
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

Eugene A. Harrison
Charles S. Young
Robert L. Turner
H. J. Dame
Jesse Montague
I. R. Nolen
Roger Weaver
Harry K. Buie
James F, McCall


Remarks


Resigned 9-1-1915



Resigned 8-1-1956


CLAY COUNTY

County formed December 31, 1858. Board of Public Instruction organized
October 1, 1869; Ozias Buddington, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

5-7-1859
12-14-1860
11-12-1861


Judge of Probate

M. J. Murphy
James H. Kennedy
Joseph Truluck


Clay County Continued


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CLAY COUNTY Continued

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


12-21-1874
4-28-1876
3-3-1877
7-14-1883
4-11-1884
4-30-1886
6-12-1888
1-7-1889
1-3-1892
7-3-1894
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
11-7-1940
1-6-1953
3-10-1964
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

Ozias Buddington


T. W. Applegate
Ozias Buddington
Marion F. Geiger
R. W. Davis
George W. Hall
J. F. Geiger
Lewis W. Zim
C. E. Rankin
J. B. Rainey
W. W. Shedd
Ellis Geiger
W. 0. Geiger
William H. Biggs
G. J. North
P. L. Tippens
T. J. Knight
R. D. Fisher
A. E. Maxwell
C. B. Bowles
Hirris C. Long
Marjorie M. Long
Jesse P. Tynes, Jr,


Remarks


No record of Commission.
Believed to have served
1869-73
Resigned
Removed 2-21-1877

Resigned 4-7-1884













Resigned 7-24-1940

Resigned 2-18-1964
Appointed by Governor


COLLIER COUNTY


County formed May 8, 1923. CountyBoard of
July 13, 1923. First Board composed of Ira


Public Instruction commissioned
Hancock, J. H. Doxee, Peter P, Schutt.


Date of
Commission

7-13-1923
1-6-1925
5-7-1926
3-16-1929
1-3-1933
1-4-1949
1-6-1953
1-5-1965
8-2-1967


Name of
Superintendent


Mrs. T. C. Barfield
Ruby A. Alderman
John Hinton
T. George Walker
Ernest Bridges
Ernest W. Hall
,W. D. Reynolds
W. D. Reynolds
John D. Roan


Remarks


'Resigned 1-1-1926
Resigned 1-25-1929




Appointed by County Board,
Appointed by County Board.


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COLUMBIA COUNTY


County formed February 4, 1832. Board of Public Instruction appointed
March 2, 1869. School board organized May 8, 1869; Samuel T, Day, Chairman,


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869.


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
8-24-1846
11-30-1850
10-27-1855
11-15-1861
11-17-1864
12-21-1865


Judge of Probate

Robert Brown
James S. Jones
George S, Herbert
Silas L. Niblack
William H. Hunt
Washington M. Ives
George B. Smithson


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


2-9-1874
4-2-1875
8-11-1875
2-2-1877
2-1-1879
3-6-1885
5-8-1887
1-3-1893
12-19-1893
1-7-1895
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
12-14-1936
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent
P. A. Holt

A. H. Hutchingson

A. A, Hoyte
E. G. Johnson
A. A. Hoyte
W. R, Moore
Julius Potsdamer
W. A. Sheffield
E. G. Persons
T. C. Collins
T. C, Collins
Edgar G. Persons
H. L. Avant
Thomas H. Owens
J, W. Burns
James R. Lites
J. W. Burns
George R. Graham
R. 0. Williams
J. W. Burns
Albert H, Rumph
Buford H. Galloway


Remarks


No record of Commission,
to have served 1869-70,
No record of Commission,
have served 1871-73,
Resigned 4-1-1875
Deceased
Removed


Believed

Believed to


Resigned 10-3-1893







Resigned 12-14-1936


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DADE COUNTY


County formed February 4, 1836. Board of Public Instruction appointed July 21,
1869. School Board organized December 6, 1869; Octavious Aimar, Chairman,

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Apotinted

8-6-1845
12-16-1845
8-13-1850


Judge of Probate

A. F. Woods
A, J. Woods
William Hilliard


County Superintendent of Public Instruction
Name of
Superintendent Remarks


William H. Benest

Octavious Aimar

E. T, Sturtevant
Charles H. Lune
Allen E. Heyser
Eldridge Gale
John Clemson
Edwin R. Bradley
Edmund C. White
Zachariah T. Merritt
R. E. Hall
Charles M. Fisher
James T. Wilson
W. R. Thomas
Joe Hall
Joe Hall


E. L. Whigham


DE SOT0 COUNTY

County formed May 19, 1887.


No record of Commission. Be-
lieved to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission, Be-
lieved to have served 1871-72,


Resigned 3-12-1888.


Resigned 4-24-1895.







Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment. Re-
signed 1-16-1968.
Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment.


Date of
Commission



6-14-1887
4-4-1889
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
1-3-1905
6-7-1907


Name of
Superintendent
H. E. Carlton

H. J. Sparkman
H. E, Carlton
H. J. Sparkman
Nathan F, Giddens
Joseph H, Brown
John S. Carlton


Remarks


No record of Commission,
Believed to have served 1887,




Resigned 7-1-1907,
Resigned 3-15-1910.


De Soto County Continued


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Date of
Commission





6-26-1873
3-16-1885
6-14-1887
5-7-1888
5-3-1890
1-3-1893
6-11-1895
1-5-1897
1-3-1905
1-4-1921
1-5-1937
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
6-5-1957


1-17-1968







DE SOTO COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

4-8-1910
2-22-1913
1-2-1917
9-1-1924
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-2-1945
9-2-1952
8-19-1960


Name of
Superintendent

W. B. Hare
James 0. Bickley
P. G. Shaver
C. H. Smith
J. G. Johnson
D. G. Barnett
L. H. Hancock
Charles 0. Weaver
Hugh C. Flanders


Remarks


Deceased

Resigned 8-23-1924



Resigned 9-1-1952
Resigned 8-15-1960


DIXIE COUNTY

County formed April 25, 1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
June 23, 1921. First Board composed of W. D. Finlayson, S. M. Hurst,
James Cannon.


Date of
Commission

6-25-1921
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
12-30-1931
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
1-3-1961


Name of
Superintendent

W. A. Fletcher
W. D. Finlayson
Willie Hill
W. D. Finlayson
Ollie Williams
W. F. Hill
LeRoy Locke
Hilton F. Jones
LeRoy Locke


Remarks


Resigned 12-29-1931


DUVAL COUNTY

County formed August 12, 1822. Board of Public Instruction appointed
March 1, 1869. School Board organized November 24, 1869; Alonzo Huling, Chairman.
Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed
7-26-1845
7-26-1849
10-30-1855
1-31-1857
11-24-1857
10-29-1859
11-8-1861
10-26-1863
12-21-1865
Duval


Judge of Probate
William F. Crabtree
Felix G. Livingston
Benjamin Hopkins
Oscar Hart
Richard B. Rushing
Chandler S. Emery
Francis E. L'Engle
Francis J. Wheaton
H. Doggett
County Continued
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DUVAL COUNTY -


Date of
Commission


6-15-1874
1-11-1875
1-24-1877
2-16-1880
2-21-1884
11-27-1888
2-11-1889
1-6-1891
1-5-1897
1-3-1905
11-29-1905
12-14-1907
12-13-1913
1-6-1925
9-13-1928
1-3-1933
1-7-1941

1-6-1953
1-8-1957


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent

W. L. Coan

Wo H. Christy


E. F. Mawbey
John F. Rollins
Frederick Pasco
A. J. Russell
W. H. Babcock
Walter B. Clarkson
William M. Ledwith
J. D. Mead
George P. Glenn
Frank Elzey
Hiram H. Palmer
James Q. Palmer
F. A. Hathaway
G. Elmer Wilbur
R. B. Rutherford
R. C. Marshall
W. Daniel Boyd

Iva T. Sprinkle (Mrs.)
Ish Brant


Remarks


No record of Commission.
Believed to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission.
Believed to have served 1871-73.
Removed 12-24-1874.

Resigned 2-10-1880



Resigned 7-1-1890.


Resigned 11-23-1905.
Deceased.
Resigned 11-10-1913.
Retired.
Deceased.


On military leave. J. W. Gilbert
was Acting Superintendent


ESCAMBIA COUNTY

County formed July 21, 1821. Board of Public Instruction appointed May 17, 1869.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed
7-26-1845
11-24-1851
10-28-1863
12-28-1865


Judge of Probate
Charles Evans
C. N. Jordan
F. B. Bonifay
C. N. Jordan


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


3-7-1873
3-12-1875


Name of
Superintendent
A. J. Pickard

George W. Lindsey
A. J. Pickard


Remarks
No record of Commission.
Believed to have served 1869-72.

Removed 2-12-1877.


Escambia County Continued


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Continued








ESCAMBIA COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

3-9-1877
6-22-1877
6-6-1881
2-12-1885
1-7-1913
4-2-1923
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-4-1949
1-6-1953
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


A. W. Nicholson
W. B. Dennis
F. M. Scarritt
N. B. Cook
A. S. Edwards
William Tyler
J. H. Varnum
Ao S. Edwards
Dan J. Anderson
William J. Woodham, Jr.
J. E. Hall


Remarks


Resigned 6-13-1877.

Resigned 2-6-1885.

Resigned 3-22-1923.


FLAGLER COUNTY

County formed April 28, 1917. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
July 9, 1917. First board composed of Frank L. Byrd, Zee E. Booe, J. J. Buckels.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-9-1917
8-1-1918
12-10-1918
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
3-11-1946
6-23-1952
8-16-1956
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


B. F. Buchanan
E. B. Loughridge
Ed Johnson
D. B. Brown
Z. E. Booe
M. B. Fuller
Z. D. Holland
J. B. Wadsworth
John A. Clegg
Mrs. Donella D. Chastain
Z. D. Holland
Coy G. Harris, Jr.


Remarks


Resigned 8-1-1918





Leave granted 12-1-1943.
Resigned 3-1-1946,
Resigned 6-30-1952.
Resigned 8-15-1956.


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FRANKLIN COUNTY

County formed February 8, 1832. Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 9, 1869, School Board organized September 9, 1869; Robert H. Goodlet,
Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869.


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
2-21-1846
1-13-1849
1-23-1852
11-24-1854
10-30-1855
10-31-1857
7-16-1863
12-21-1865
4-12-1866


Judge of Probate

Patrick C. Kain
Leonidas W. Spratt
Archibald T. Bennett
Thomas J. Eppes
Samuel Benezet
Nathan Baker
Robert D. Munn
James J. Griffin
B. F. Sirmons
M. C. Pickett


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


3-3-1874
9-12-1874
3-13-1876
2-2-1877

12-28-1881
10-26-1882
12-3-1884
1-1-1889
1-3-1893

4-18-1895
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-5-1909
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
12-8-1948
1-6-1953
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent

F. M. Bryan

F. B. Wakefield

W. F. Quaile
John Howe
A. H. Low
A. M. Harris

Sanders Myers
Henry E. Hicks
Stephen E. Rice
William T. Martin
James R. Pickett

William T. Martin
R. M. Yent
William T. Martin
Arthur A. Core
John C. Moore
A. S. Ham
John T. Howard
John C. Moore
Curtis McLean


Remarks


No record of Commission.
Believed to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission.
Believed to have served 1871-73.
Resigned (Date not known)
Resigned 2-2-1876.
Removed 2-2-1877.
Resigned 5-5-1880. Reappointed
on 8-4-1880, then deceased.




Resigned 3-12-1894. Reconsidered
3-28-1894.



Deceased.

Deceased.







GADSEN COUNTY


County formed June 24, 1823. Board of Public Instruction appointed July 17, 1869.
School board organized September 18, 1869; S. B. Love, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

8-7-1845
11-1-1851


Judge of Probate

James M. Gilchrist
Edward C. Love


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent


7-19-1873
1-16-1877
1-17-1879
1-5-1897
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
4-6-1914
3-30-1943
1-6-1953


W. H. Crane

Samuel Galloway, DD

Samuel Hamblin
Jesse Wood
C. E. L. Allison
John R. Key
A. J. Key
John R, Key
Charles H. Gray
George H. Mears
M. D. Walker


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-70,
No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-72.
Removed 1-12-1877


Resigned 2-11-1914.
Deceased 3-17-1943.


GILCHRIST COUNTY


County formed December 4, 1925. County Board
January 12, 1926. First board composed of A.
Sapp.


of Public Instruction commissioned
C, Lang, Henry Everett, Elisha


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent


Mrs. Murray H. Johnson
Ernest P. Turner
Cleveland Moore
Ernest P. Turner
Carl Roberts
Eli M. Read


Resigned 12-31-1960.


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Believed

Believed


Date of
Commission

1-12-1926
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-2-1945
1-6-1953
1-3-1961






GLADES COUNTY

County formed
June 9, 1921.
Fisher.


April 23, 1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
First board composed of C. L. Williams, W. E. Daniel, George H,


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent


M. S. Hayes
Mrs. Caroline Bales
Margaret K. Farnam (Mrs.)
Velton Walters
Edgar D. Lee
Philip C. Shuford
Broward M. Daniel
Robert L. Hipps


Resigned 6-18-1959,
Resigned 9-1-1960.


GULF COUNTY

County formed June 6, 1925. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
August 11, 1925. First board composed of S. M. Bryant, T. J. Kinard, B. W. Eells.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-30-1925
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


B. W. Spear
Chauncey L. Costin
Thomas A. Owens
R. Marion Craig


HAMILTON COUNTY

County formed December. 26, 1827. County Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 24, 1869. School Board organized August 2, 1869; A. W. Knight, Chairman,

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed


Judge of Probate


7-26-1845 Joshua H. Roberts
10-7-1845 William E. M. Cousins
5-23-1849 Robert E. Clayton
4-2-1850 Henry J. Stewart
1-8-1855 Robert L. Ivey
11-13-1855 Levi Sterling
1-16-1858 Henry J. Stewart
11-26-1861 John Mizell
11-16-1863 Henry J. Stewart
Hamilton County Continued


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Date of
Commission

6-9-1921
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-8-1957
6-24-1959
9-1-1960
1-5-1965








HAMILTON COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


3-2-1874
5-21-1875
1-15-1877
3-7-1881
2-10-1883


Name of
Superintendent

Samuel Mclnnis

S. L. Taylor


Roberts
Bevill
Roberts
Amstead
Reid


5-12-1887
-.1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-4-1921
1-5-1937


George J. Graham
John E. Hanna
J. H. Reid
George J. Graham
J. A. Jackson
W, W. Bradshaw
Harry T. Reid


W, W. Bradshaw
R. W. Wilkinson
Harry T. Reid


1-2-1945
1-6-1953
1-8-1957


No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-72.
No record of Commission.
to have served 1873,
Deceased.
Removed 1-10-1877


Believed

Believed


Resigned 1-26-1885. Returned to
office 1-31-1885.






Military leave 7-15-1942. Mrs.
Kathryn Reid served as Acting
Superintendent,


HARDEE COUNTY

County formed April 23, 1921, County Board of Public Instruction commissioned May 25,
1921. First board composed of William R. Minor, S, B. Hogan, Henderson K. Hill.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

5-26-1921
11-25-1922
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-3-1961
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

W. R. Gramling
J. B, Rooney
T. E., Blackburn
Laudy H. Driggers
T. B. Blackburn
H. B. Dominick
E, Wilton Stephens
W, Bartley Sapp


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HENDRY COUNTY

County formed May 11, 1923. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
July 13, 1923, First Board composed of Harry Hall, F. W. Kellogg, Solon B. Crews.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-17-1923
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-4-1949
9-1-1960
7-15-1964

8-12-1966


Name of
Superintendent


Paul L. Eddy
E. G. Pfluge
E. L. Stallings
S. A. Graves
C. E. Weaver
Agnes Y. Thomas
J. Homer Bible
Carl E. Hornsby

Clarence J. Chapman


Remarks


Resigned 9-1-1960
Resigned 7-15-1964.
Appointed by Governor.
7-31-1966.
Appointed by Governor.


HERNANDO COUNTY

County formed February 24, 1843. The name was changed to Benton County
March 6, 1844, and was changed back to Hernando on December 24, 1850. County
Board of Public Instruction appointed July 24, 1869. First attempt to organize
the board failed, but it was in operation by 1871.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
1-10-1848
2-3-1852
10-22-1853
3-18-1854
12-31-1855
12-1-1863
5-3-1864


Judge of Probate

Isaac Garrison
Perry G. Wall
Elias J. Knight
John Eubanks
Joseph M. Taylor
Perry G. Wall
Samuel T. Pearce
William M. Garrison


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


7-22-1873
8-1-1875
2-12-1877
3-7-1881
1-8-1883
2-4-1885


Name of
Superintendent
T. S. Coogler

T. S. Coogler
J. M. Rhodes
Sheldon Stringer
D. H. Thrasher
A. M. C. Russell
W. C. Zimmerman


Remarks
No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-1872.

Removed 2-5-1877



Resigned 6-23-1887


Hernando County Continued


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Resigned


Believed







HERNANDO COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

7-18-1887
1-3-1893
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
7-9-1920
9-20-1920
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
11-20-1944
9-22-1945
1-7-1947
7-1-1956
5-1-1967


Name of
Superintendent


James R. Temple
A. M. C, Russell
W. A. Thaxton
W. 0. Lemasters
R. R. Ray
L. D. Hathaway
Ira B. Turnley
A. Keathley
E. R. Russell
Algernon Keathley
Ira B. Turnley
Louis L. Fisher
John W. Hull
James Kenneth Austin


Remarks


Resigned 6-9-1920
Resigned 9-11-1920


Resigned
Deceased


11--10-1944


Resigned 6-30-1956
Resigned 5-1-1967
Appointed by Governor


HIGHLANDS COUNTY

County formed April 23, 1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
May 25, 1921. First board composed of William A. Marshall, Ira Rigdon,
M. A. Millar.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

5-26-1921
9-23-1921
1-6-1925
1-2-1945
1-3-1961
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


J. E. M. Ellenberger
William A. Marshall
F. N. K. Bailey
Fred Wild
Andrew W. Miracle
George Douglass


Remarks


Resigned 9-9-1921


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

County formed January 25, 1834. Board of Public Instruction appointed
March 31, 1869. Appointees did not accept. New board appointed Nov. 19, 1869.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
9-16-1845
10-24-1861
12-2-1863
1-1-1866
8-3-1866


Judge of Probate

John B. Allen
Simon Turman
Edward A. Clark
Bertrand Bledsoe
John J. Wells
John Darling


Hillsborough County Continued


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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Continued
County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

6-17-1872
2-6-1877
3-10-1879
2-3-1881
1-14-1887
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-6-1925
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
8-1-1966
7-1-1967


Name of
Superintendent


W. F. White
John P. Wall
H. L. Crane
Wesley T. Henderson
L. W. Buchholz
B. C. Graham
W. B. Dickinson
L. W. Buchholz
Marshall Moore
J. E, Knight
W. D. F. Snipes
E. L. Robinson
Randolph McLaughlin
Crockett Farnell
Calvert J. Craig
Raymond 0. Shelton


Remarks


Resigned 1-1-1887










Appointed by Governor
Appointed by County Board,


HOLMES COUNTY

County formed January 8, 1848. Board
1869.


of Public Instruction appointed July 24,


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed
2-9-1848
11-28-1851
3-1-1852
6-27-1853
10-28-1853
5-10-1856
2-5-1858
2-12-1862


Judge of Probate
Owen Williams
Abner Baker
James Turner
G. R. Lovett
Anthony H. Brownwell
James Wilcox
William L. Jameson
Martin W. Brett


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission



3-17-1874
7-31-1876
1-5-1897
1-8-1901


Name of
Superintendent
W. W. Brown

John A. Vaughn
Whitmill Curry
J. A. J. Hathaway
W. H. Martin


Remarks
No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-73.


Removed 1-10-1877, Returned 2-14-187T


Holmes County Continued


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Believed





HOLMES COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commissionp


1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933

9-8-1942
1-2-1945
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

C. A. Fulford
T. J. McDade
Moses R, Robinson
T. J. McDade
Ira C. Bush
H. E. Majors
Ira C. Bush

T. L. Belser
Alex Shepherd
Fred Johnson
W. Shouppe Howell
Fred Johnson


Remarks


Suspended 8-26-1942. Senate refused
to consent 3-19-1943.


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

County formed May 30, 1925. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
June 30, 1925. First board composed of David Rose, R. W. Jamison, and Louis
Harris.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

6-30-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-4-1949


Name of
Superintendent

W. E. Riggs
Walter T. James
Louis Harris
J. L. Powers
J. A, Thompson


Remarks


JACKSON COUNTY

County formed August 12, 1822. Board of Public Instruction appointed August 2,
1869. School Board organized September 4, 1869. John Pope, Chairman; Theophilus
West, County Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
5-23-1849
10-12-1853
10-30-1855
11-4-1861


Judge of Probate

Richard H. Long
Frederick R. Pittman
Joseph B. Roulhac
Robert S. Dickson
William J. Kincey


Jackson County Continued


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County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent

Theophilus West

D. L, McKinnon


3-24-1873
1-30-1877
2-5-1879
9-13-1880
1-2-1889
1-3-1893
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
2-20-1917
11-12-1918
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
11-16-1940
1-2-1945


C. E. Harvey
S. J, Erwin
Benjamin S. Liddon
S. J. Erwin
William M. Farrior
A. J. Wooldridge
W. A. McRae
C. C. Gunn
C. B, King
M. 0. King
Charles W. Lockey
George J. Grace
James H. Ayers
Carroll P. Finlayson
E, T. Denmark
John D. Milton


Remarks


No record of Commission. Be-
lieved to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission, Be-
lieved to have served 1871-72.
Removed 1-25-1877,

Resigned 8-23-1880.





Suspended 1-23-1917.




Resigned 11-14-1940.


JEFFERSON COUNTY

County formed January 20, 1827. County Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 26, 1869. School board organized May 15, 1869. J. W. Johnson, Chairman;
Robert Meacham, County Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
11,31-1859
10-28-1861
12-18-1865


Judge of Probate

Thomas J. Chace
M. H. Strain
Joel B. Collins
M. H. Strain


Jefferson County Continued


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JEFFERSON COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


2-18-1873
1-26-1877
2-3-1879
2-3-1881
2-5-1885
2-5-1887
12-27-1889
1-5-1897
9-9-1905
11-12-1906
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-4-1949
1-6-1953


Name of
Superintendent

Robert Meacham


R, C, Loveridge


Robert Meacham
R. Turnbull
J. 1. Christie
W. R. Taylor
James A. Walker
S, C. Bolt
James A. Walker
J. H. Girardeau
N. Bryan Gilbert
W. B. Carter
B. J. Hamrick
S. H, Taylor
W. M. Scruggs
B, J. Hamrick
William J. Bullock
Ardney J. Boland
Desmond M. Bishop


Remarks


No record
Believed
1869-70,
No record
Believed
1871-72,


of Commission,
to have served

of Commission.
to have served


Deceased,


LAFAYETTE COUNTY

County formed December 23, 1856, Board of Public Instruction appointed
February 5, 1869. School board organized August 2, 1869, R. B. Hill,
Chairman; Henry R, Holmes, County Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-14-1857
12-8-1857
11-14-1859
12-12-1861
11-16-1863
12-21-1865


Judge of Probate

James M. Janney
David R, Townsend
William A. Grant
P. J. Pemberton
W. F. Bynum
P. J, Pemberton


Lafayette County Continued


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LAFAYETTE COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

1-29-1872
5-28-1874
9-5-1876
2-5-1877
2-24-1887
1-18-1889
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
9-9-1899
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
7-24-1924
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent

W. D. Sears
J. C. Ramsey
J. A. Shiver
J. C. Ramsey
John W. Day
Zachariah Jones
James P. Abbott
Zachariah Jones
J. L. Poore
J. P. Abbott
W. R. Fletcher
G. N. Trawick
Homer J. Kelly
John W. Morgan
G. N. Trawick
Charles Wenstead
J. R. Medlock
L. R. McCallum
Philip A. Clark


Removed 1-10-1877,




Deceased.





Resigned 7-17-1924,


County formed May 27, 1887.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-10-1887
1-5-1909
1-4-1921
1-7-1941
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

John C. Compton
William T. Kennedy
D. H. Moore
Frank J. Banning
C. A. Vaughn, Jr.
L. J. (Joe) Jenkins
Jack Morgan


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LEE COUNTY


County formed May 31, 1887.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

6-22-1887
1,5-1897
1-8-1901
8-15-1907
1-7-1913
8-9-1920
1-6-1925
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
7-24-1948
1-6-1953
9-15-1960
1-5-1965 .


Name of
Superintendent


Daniel C. Kantz
W. W. Bostick
Joseph F. Shands
David W. Sumner
Joseph W. Sherrill
J. D. McFerron
J. Colin English
Harry F. Hendry
E. P. Greene
Charlie Bevis
Ray Tipton
Robert N. Kreager
Ray L. Williams


Remarks


Deceased,

Resigned 8-1-1920.



Resigned 7-31-1948.
Commission effective 7-31-1948.
Resigned 9-15-1960.


LEON CoUNTY
County formed December 29, 1824. Board of Public Instruction appointed
February 25, 1869. School board organized April 16, 1869. C. H. Edwards,
Chairman; Charles H. Pearce, County Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Anpointed

7-26-1845
10-17-1851
10-29-1859
10-19-1861
12-18-1865


Judge of Probate

James E. Broome
David W. Gwynn
A. P. Amaker
William E, Danelly
E. L. T. Blake


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent


Charles H, Pearce

Rev, Joseph Anderson


J. P. Apthorp
Joseph Bowes
H. N. Felkel


No record of Commission. Be-
lieved to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission. Be-
lieved to have served 1871-72.


Leon County Continued


Removed 1-6-1877.
Resigned in 1885.


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Remarks


3-3-1873
4-13-1875
1-15-1877







LEON COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

10-19-1885
9-12-1887
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
5-23-1936
1-5-1937


1-2-1945
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


William W. Woodward
N. W. Eppes
C. W. Bannerman
E. B. Eppes
H. H. Isler
Frank S. Hartsfield
Mrs. Frank S. Hartsfield
F. A. Rhodes


Amos P. Godby
Freeman W. Ashmore


Resigned September 1887,




Deceased

Military leave 10-1-1942.; Hicks
Jacoway served as Acting Superin-
tendent,


County formed March 10, 1845. Board of Public Instruction appointed April 7, 1869.
School board organized June 8, 1869. William A. Shands, Chairman; George S,
Leavitt, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
1-2-1847
5-23-1849
8-6-1850
12-29-1851
9-17-1853
1-10-1854
2-2-1856
2-12-1862
8-20-1862
4-3-1863
11-20-1863
1-1-1866
3-15-1867


Jud2e of Probate

Thomas E. Barrow
J. B. Blanton
Hezekiah E. Osteen
Simeon Harvey
John R. Hatcher
Samuel Cowden
Daniel A. Morgan
Thomas N. Clyatt
W. R. Caulter
Nicholas S. Cobb
Silas'Scarborough
T, N. Clyatt
James M. Janney
John F. Jackson


Levy County Continued


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LEVY COUNTY -Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


3-24-1873
4-27-1875
7-27-1876
1-17-1877
2-5-1879
2-5-1881
2-27-1884
3-12-1886
4-17-1888
1-7-1889
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
2-6-1952


Name of
Superintendent

George S. Leavitt

W. A, Shands

Thomas B. Faitoute
F. Blumenthal
W. B. Wimberly
S. S. Moore
Joseph F, Shands
J, B. Mendenhall
James Depass
C. H. Herring
Joseph E. Sale
Shelton Philips
Thomas W. Price
W. F. Osteen
Thomas W. Price
H, S. Priest
H. A. White
T, Frank McCall
H. A. White
Alvin E. Mikell


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-72,

Resigned 7-24-1876.
Removed 1-10-1877.













Deceased.


LIBERTY COUNTY

County formed December 15, 1855, Board of Public Instruction appointed
June 10, 1869. Temporary organization effected.

Judge of Probate Who Acted As County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

5-10-1856
2-20-1860
11-22-1861
5-7-1863
10-28-1863
12-18-1865


Judge of Probate

John Chason
William T. Gregory
B. B. Meacham
Abner N. Mclver
B. Shieder
W. L. Kyle


Liberty County Continued


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Believed

Believed








LIBERTY COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


3-14-1874
10-16-1876
3-5-1879
5-2-1885
9-7-1900
5-11-1903
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
6-1-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
7-1-1948
8-27-1953
1-4-1955
1-3-1961


Name of
Superintendent

Niel Black, Jr.

J, W. Hosford


M. J. Solomon
T. J, Gregory
T, H. Jackson
T. J. Gregory
Thomas E. Shuler
T. H. Jackson
Joseph E. Roberts
R. E. Turner
Joseph E. Roberts
0. M. Revell
0. N. Revell
J. Ray Summers
Johnny T. Howard
T. Grady Shuler
W. Olin Shuler
W. Olin Shuler, Jr.
Jack H. Summers
0. B. Shuler


Remarks


No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-72,
No record of Commission,
to have served 1873,
Removed 9-25-1876,


Deceased,
Resigned 4-9-1903,




Resigned 5-20-1925.



Deceased
Resigned 8-25-1953.


MADISON COUNTY

County formed December 26, 1827. Board of Public Instruction appointed
March 13, 1869. School board organized April 21, 1869; Simon Katzenberg,
Chairman; Dennis Eagan, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
10-22-1855


Judge of Probate

Alexander McDonald
George M, T. Brinson


Madison County Continued


Believed

Believed







MADISON COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


10-25-1873
2-25-1875
1-20-1877
1-27-1879
2-8-1883
1-15-1889
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-6-1953


Name of
Superintendent

Dennis Eagan

Dennis Eagan
B, F. Tidwell
J. L. Brooks
E. S, Tyner
Samuel J., Perry
R. L. Williams
John A. Hughes
George W. Tedder
T. C. Simms
W. C. Bailey
Edwin B. Browning
T. Griffin Bishop


Remarks


No record of Commission. Believed
to have served 1869-70.
Resigned 2-1-1875.
Removed 1-13-1877.


MANATEE COUNTY

County formed January 9, 1855. Board of Public Instruction appointed
February 4, 1869. School board organized September 6, 1869. William F,
Turner, Chairman; John F. Bartholf, County School Superintendent,

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-19-1856
11-9-1863
1-1-1866


Judge of Probate

Ezekiel Glazier
David N, Townsend
Enoc E. Mizell


County Superintendent of.Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent

John F. Bartholf

John F. Bartholf
A. A, Robinson
Felix J. Seward
E. F. Gates
E, M, Graham
William M, Rowlett
James Layne
William M. Rowlett


Remarks


No record of Commission. Believed
to have served 1869-70,



Resigned 8-13-1887,


Manatee County Continued


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Date of
Commission


3-16-1872
7-22-1875,
2-12-1879
5-14-1887
9-25-1887
1-3-1893
1-8-1901
1-3-1905







MANATEE COUNTY Continued


Name of
Superintendent

L. L. Hine
William M. Rowlett
B. D. Gullett
Miss Jesse P. Miller
J. Hartley Blackburn


County formed March 14, 1844. Board of Public Instruction appointed March 1,1869,
School board organized October 6, 1869. J. H. Goss, Chairman; H. E, Russell,
County School Superintendent,

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
5-23-1849
1-23-1851
11-12-1851
11-7-1859
11-26-1863
'12-21-1865


Judge of Probate

John M, McIntosh
Solomon T. Halliday
William McGehagan
John M. McIntosh
William F. Harrison
James T. Stockton
.Robert Bullock


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


1-25-1873
1-30-1877
3-24-1881
1-5-1897
1-5-1909
1-2-1920
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-3-1961
7-1-1966


Name of
Superintendent

H. E. Russell

H. W. Lang


William J. Tucker.
H. C. Martin
M. L. Payne
William D. Carn
J. H. Brinson
W. D. Carn
Henry G. Shealy
Mrs. Iva T. Sprinkle
Don T. Mann
N. Broward Lovell
John W. Seay
Oliver E. Daugherty


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-70,
No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-72.
Removed 1-23-1877.



Resigned 12-22-1919.




Military Leave 1-5-1945,
Resigned 6-30-1966.
Appointed by Governor,


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Date of
Commission

1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-3-1933
1-2-1945


Believed

Believed







MARTIN COUNTY

County formed
September 15,
and Arthur L.


May 30, 1925. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
1925. The first board composed of F. W. Baker, J. J, Pitchford,
Swanson,


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

8-20-1925

11-22-1926
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-6-1953
1-8-1957
6-30-1967


Name of
Superintendent

J. B. McDonald

Edward Mapp
J. A. Jamison
Roscoe H. Rollins
John W. Martin
Thomas L. Crook
James Navitsky


Remarks


First County Superintendent.
Was elected 85-1925,




Resigned 6-9-1967.
Appointed by Governor,.


MONROE COUNTY


County formed July 3, 1823.


(Sometimes spelled Munroe County.) Board of


Public Instruction appointed May 26, 1869,


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

8-15-1845
12-12-1845
1-14-1858


Judge of Probate

Adam Gordon
Benjamin Sawyer
Winer Bethel


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission



7-4-1872
3-5-1877
11-30-1885
2-2-1887
1-8-1889
12-23-1890
1-8-1901
1-5-1909


Name of
Superintendent

James W, Locke


James W. Locke
Jeptha V. Harris
Horatio Crain
Robert J. Perry
Fernando Figuerdo
C. F, Kemp *
Jeptha V, Harris, M.D.
Virgil S. Lowe


Remarks


No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-72,


Resigned 12-31-1886,

Resigned 11-28-1890,


Monroe County Continued


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Believed







MONROE COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission


1-6-1925


Name of
Superintendent


Melvin E. Russell





Willard M. Albury
Horace O'Bryant
Harold C. Campbell


1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-5-1965


Military leave 3-29-1943. Allan B.
Cleare was appointed substitute
superintendent 4-13-1943. He
resigned due to ill health 6-10-
1943. Captain William W. Demeritt
was appointed 6-17-1943.


NASSAU COUNTY


County
1869.
County


formed
School
School


December 29, 1824. Board of Public Instruction appointed April 7,
board organized April 24, 1869. N. Brownson, Chairman; J. C. Emerson,
Superintendent.


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
10-7-1845
12-12-1845
11-13-1855


Judge of Probate

Spicer C. Braddock
Jason Tuttle
James T. O'Neil
George Stewart


Date of
Commiss ion


7-7-1972
7-24-1874
1-16-1877
1-31-1879
5-10-1883
5-14-1885
5-20-1887
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
9-24-1903
11-15-1909
1-4-1921
6-23-1921
1-15-1931
1-3-1933
1-4-1949
8-15-1964


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent

J, C. Emerson


J, C. Emerson
Charles W. Lewis
Leonard Dozier
W. A. Mahoney
S. M. Higginbotham
John Owens
Ephriam Harrison
H. L. Mattair
C. A. Snowball
Henry L. Mattair
Linton L. Owens
J. T. Goodbread
0. T. Weaver
A. W. Jackson
N. J. Wooten
John T. Weisner
Dean B. Blankenship


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869 -

Removed 1-8-1877.






Deceased.
Deceased.

Resigned 5-20-1921.
Suspended 1-9-1931.


Resigned 8-15-1964.
Appointed by Governor,


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OKALOOSA COUNTY


County formed June 3, 1915. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
October 14, 1915. First board composed of W. H. Jones, W. F. Wilkinson, and
W. H. Spivey.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

10-14-1915
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent


William C. Pryor
George W. Barrow
J. T. Carpenter
Mallory B. Barrow
J. Z. Walding
John F. Campbell
J. Z. Walding
Lance C. Richbourg
Max Bruner, Jr.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

County formed May 8, 1917. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
September 8, 1917. First board composed of J. M. Lee, S, L. Gray, Willis W.
Chandler.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

9-8-1917
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-6-1953
9-10-1956
10-29-1962
7-1-1963


Name of
Superintendent

R. E. Hamrick
W. R. Terrell
F. E. Henderson
F. H. Baggott
H. H. Hancock
Carl T. Durrance
Roger L. Jones
Carl T. Durrance
Omar L, Hunt
Mrs. Rhea F. Hunt
Carl T. Durrance


Resigned 8-31-1956.
Deceased.
Resigned 6-30-1963.


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Remarks







ORANGE COUNTY
County formed December 29, 1824. First named Mosquito County. Changed to Orange
County January 30, 1845. Board of Public Instruction appointed April 7, 1869.
School Board organized December 11, 1869. William C. Roper, Chairman; W. A.
Lovell, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed
7-26-1845
7-26-1849
3-11-1854
11-22-1854
12-15-1857
5-10-1862
9-25-1862
12-21-1865


Judge of Probate
Henry A. Crane
William Campbell
Algernon S. Speer
Thomas Hughey
James G. Speer, Jr,
Benjamin F. Jackson
David B. Stewart
William P. Hooker


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission



3-6-1872
6-23-1874
1-27-1877
2-2-1879
1-5-1897
9-6-1911
1-2-1917
1-3-1933
1-8-1957
3-26-1963

1-1-1965


8-1-1966

4-1-1967


Name of
Superintendent
W. A. Lovell


N. W. Prince
W, C. Roper
J. M. Burrall
John T. Beeks
W. B. Lynch
J. F. McKinnon
A. B. Johnson
Judson B. Walker
R. Earl Kipp
R. Earl Kipp

Walton 0. Walker


Orville R. Davis

James M. Higgenbotham


Remarks
No record of Commission. Believe
to have served 1869-1872.




Deceased




Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment.
Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment. Resig
8-1-1966.
Appointed Acting Supt. by County
Board under Const, Amendment,
Appointed by County Board.


ned


OSCEOLA COUNTY
County formed May


Date of
Commission

7-21-1887
1-7-1891
5-23-1893


12, 1887.
County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent


Remarks


J. V. Spears Resigned 10-13-1890
C. A. Carson Resigned 3-2-1893
W. B. Hinton
Osceola County Continued
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ed







OSCEOLA COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission
1-7-1895
1-5-1897
1-3-1905
2-1-1915
1-6-1925
1-4-1949
6-30-1960


Name of
Superintendent
Francis F. Farnsworth
W. B. Hinton
W. J. Sears
C. E. Yowell
Sam Brammar
James C, Tyson
William B. Stephens


Remarks-



Resigned 2-1-1915.


Resigned 6-30-1960.


PALM BEACH COUNTY


County former
school board
Schabinger,



Date of
Commission


SApril 30, 1909.


County board commissioned June 9, 1909. First


composed of Herbert A. Pennock, Chairman, Henry T, Grant, J. J,
First meeting held July 6, 1909.


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent


Remarks


James C, Harris
H. W. Lewis
Guy I. Metcalf
Jackson B. McDonald
W. E. Keen
Agnes Ballard (Miss)
Joe A. Youngblood,
John I. Leonard
Howell L. Watkins
John W. Martin
Robert W. Fulton


Retired 1-1-1917,
Deceased February 1918,



Resigned 9-15-1936.
Resigned 6-30-1948,
Resigned 12-31-1963.
Appointed by Governor.


PASCO COUNTY
County formed



Date of
Commission


June 2, 1887,


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent


Remarks


Augustine H. Raveseis
R. M. Ray
D. 0. Thrasher
John Barnes
M. L. Gilbert
J. W. Sanders
E. B. O'Berry
Fred 0, Revels
Walter C. Craig
Mark St. Clair
Chester W. Taylor, Jr.


Resigned 9-23-1896.


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7-13-1909
12-9-1910
1-2-1917
2-15-1918
12-4-1918
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
9-21-1936
7-2-1948
1-1-1964
1-5-1965


7-8-1887
1-9-1889
10-9-1896
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-4-1921
1-3-1933
1-7-1941
1-4-1949
1-8-1957






PINELLAS COUNTY

County formed May 23, 1911. County board commissioned December 30, 1911. First
school board composed of A. F. Bartless, Walter A. Allen, Ashland P. Beckett.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

12-22-1911
1-4-1921
1-8-1929
1-4-1935
1-5-1937
1-4-1949
6-5-1957

10-1-1965



3-7-1966

1-1-1967


Name of
Superintendent

Dixie M. Hollins
R. S. Blanton
George M. Lynch
George P. Hoffman
G. V. Fuguitt
Floyd T. Christian
Floyd T, Christian

Paul D. Bauder



James F. Gollattscheck

Thomas B. Southard


Remarks


Deceased
Assumed office in November, 1935.


Appointed by County Board under
Const. Amend. Resigned 8-31-1965.
Appointed Acting Superintendent by
County Board under Const. Amend.
Appointed Superintendent 12-15-1965.
Deceased 3-2-1966.
Appointed Acting Superintendent by
County Board under Const. Amend,
Appointed by County Board.


POLK COUNTY
County formed
May 26, 1869.


February 8, 1861. Board of Public Instruction appointed


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

5-2-1861
1-24-1863


Judge of Probate

L. W. Cornelius
John Davidson


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission
7-20-1872


11-28-1874
11-1-1878
2-9-1881
4-9-1883
2-6-1885
12-31-1888
1-3-1893
1-8-1901
1-5-1909
1-7-1913


Name of
Superintendent

W. B, Varn


S. M. Sparkman
William T. Carpenter
John Swoddy
P. R. McCrary
John Swoddy
S.S. Niblack
J. L. Hollingsworth
S. S. Niblack
Thomas B. Kirk
Chester A. Parker


Remarks
Resigned.
Report for 1874 signed by Judge
James A. Fortner.
Resigned 9-10-1878

Resigned 3-22-1883
Resigned 1-23-1885


Polk County Continued


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POLK COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

1-2-1917


3-26-1918
8-5-1920
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
5-9-1933
11-22-1934
1-7-1941
1-4-1949
1-3-1961


Name of
Superintendent


W. L. Clifton


John A. Moore
W. L. Clifton
C. A. Parker
A. B, Connor
T. T. Hatton
Francis E, Brigham
C. I. Hollingsworth
Francis E. Brigham
Claude M. Harden
Shelley S. Boone


Remarks


Suspended 3-20-1918. Reinstated
7-10-1920. Suspended again 7-19-1920.
Senate refused to consent.




Resigned 4-18-1933.


County formed January 13, 1849. Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 7, 1869. School board organized July 3, 1869. G. W. Pratt, Chairman;
W. C. Snow, County School Superintendent,


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

4-2-1849
11-29-1851
10-17-1803
10-31-1855
3-31-1856
5-19-1857
1-25-1859
11-25-1859
11-28-1861
3-20-1863
10-30-1863
3-10-1865


Judge of Probate

Charles H. Brush
Harrison R. Blanchard
William W. Tumblin
Henry a. Teasdale
Benjamin F, Harris
Calvin Gillis
Stanislaus Glinski
James Burt
Algernon S. Moseley
Calvin Gillis
N. W. McLeod
James Burt


Putnam County Continued


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PUTNAM CONTY







PUTNAM COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent


W. C. Snow


6-19-1873
10-24-1876
9-26-1877
9-29-1879
12-27-1879
2-5-1881
3-31-1885
12-24-1888
1-3-1893
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
1-3-1933
1-4-1949
4-15-1966


E. R. Chadwick
Loren Webb
George W. Pratt
A. J. Wood
E, S. Crill
J. W. Strickland
A. J. Wood
Alex Strauz
Thomas W. Ralph
J. T. Cottingham
L. K, Tucker
J. D. Cottingham
Charles H. Price
L. S. Barstow
William M, Thomas
Carey E. Ferrell, Jr.


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-70.
Also 1871-72.
Resigned 9-21-1877,

Resigned 12-12-1879.
Resigned 1-11-1881,
Resigned 3-25-1885.








Resigned 2-28-1966,
Appointed by Governor


County formed July 21, 1821, Board of Public
1869. School board organized April 30, 1869.
Bronson, County School Superintendent.


Instruction appointed February 23,
N. D. Benedict,Chairman; 0,


Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
5-23-1849
11-9-1859
11-8-1861
11-16-1863
12-7-1864
1-1-1866


Judge of Probate

E. B. Gould
Gad Humphreys
John Lott Phillips
G. A. Pacetty
James Middleton
Irvine Drysdale
John L. Phillips


St. Johns County Continued


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Remarks


Believed







ST. JOHNS COUNTY Continued


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


Name of
Superintendent


0. Bronson


4-4-1873
4-26-1875
3-5-1877
3-13-1879
11-8-1880
11-29-1884
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-7-1913
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-8-1957


0. Bronson, M.D,
C. 0. Reynolds
Thomas T. Russell
Thomas A. Pacetti
Charles F. Perpall
Peter Arnow
R. F. Sabate
E. H. Reynolds
W. S. M. Pinkham
Deloren D. Corbett
Robert B. Meserve
C. G. Oldfather
D. D. Corbett
John A. Crookshank
W. Douglas Hartley


No record of Commission,
to have served 1869 --


Resigned.

Resigned,


ST. LUCIE COUNTY


County formed
July 5, 1905.
J. M, Orrel.


May 24, 1905. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
First school board composed of B. F. Hardesty, W, J, Nesbett,


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-13-1905
7-12-1907
1-5-1909
12-30-1909
12-9-1910
8-1-1918
1-6-1925
6-24-1925
5-17-1929
11-19-1930
6-7-1945
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent

C. P. Platts
W. J. Nesbitt
N. M. Tedder
A. D. Penny
J. W, Hodge
E. E, Smith
W. E. Riggs
Mrs. Edgar Lewis
A. M. Sample
N. H, Bullard
D, C. Huskey
Ben L. Bryan


Remarks


Resigned 6-20-1907.

Deceased.

Resigned 8-1-1918.

Resigned 6-16-1925.
Resigned 5-15-1929,

Deceased


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Believed


Remarks






SANTA ROSA COUNTY


County formed February 18, 1842. Board of Public Instruction appointed
July 25, 1869.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
8-17-1849
12-14-1859
12-18-1865


Judge of Probate

Timothy Twitchell
John Chain
Dixon H. Golson
Neill McMillan


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


9-1-1874
4-2-1879
3-22-1881
3-24-1883
11-5-1885
10-1-1886
1-7-1889
1-3-1893
1-5-1909
9-19-1916
8-12-1920
9-1-1926
1-7-1941
1-4-1949
8-8-1956


Name of
Superintendent

J. A. Chaffin


D. H. Gholson
G. G. McWhorter
I. E. Allen
David Turner
S. T, Walker
W. J. Stephens
George W. Curtis
E. L. McDaniel
J. T. Diamond
J. D. Smith, Jr.
R. B. Hobbs
J. C. Word
M. B. Gross
Charles F. Morris
Radford M. Locklin


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-74,


Believed


Resigned 9-30-1886,


Resigned
Resigned
Resigned


9-10-1916,
7-31-1920.
9-1-1926.


Resigned 7-18-1956.


SARASOTA COUNTY


County formed May 14,
July 13, 1921, First
Livermore, and Guy M,


1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
school board composed of A. L, Joiner, Thomas L.
Ragan,


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

7-13-1921
1-2-1945
1-6-1953
1-1-1961

7-2-1965


Name of
Superintendent


T. W. Yarbrough
Verman Kimbrough
Carl C, Strode
Russell W. Wiley

Thomas Watson Guilford


Remarks


Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment,
Appointed by County Board under
Constitutional Amendment.


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SEMINOLE COUNTY


County formed April 25, 1913. Board of Public Instruction appointed
August 7, 1913. First school board composed of F. T, Forster, S. C, Dickson,
J. Tilden Jacobs.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

8-7-1913
10-20-1916
1-6-1953
6-30-1967


Name of
Superintendent


D. L. Thrasher
T, W, Iiawton
Rayburn T. Milwee
William J. Phillips


Remarks


Appointed and later elected,
Resigned 6-28-1967.
Appointed by Governor.


County formed January 8, 1853. Board of Public Instruction appointed
June 11, 1869, School board organized informally, John B. Tillman, Chairman.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

1-28-1853
2-26-1856
1-8-1858
11-12-1859
11-30-1861
11-16-1863
12-21-1865


Judge of Probate

Wilson C, Williams
D. B, Chapman
John B. Tillman
Wilson C. Williams
Daniel B. Chapman
A. J, Cassady
James F, Kilgore


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

6-28-1872
9-8-1874
2-26-1877
4-4-1879
1-26-1881
10-4-1882
1-26-1885
4-24-1885
12-29-1885
1-4-1887
1-6-1893


Name of
Superintendent


A. P. Roberts
Arthur Fox
A. P. Roberts
H. H, Duncan,
A. C, Clark
A. H. Helvenston
A, P. Roberts
C. F. Venable
David L. Hubbard
Clinton W. Witfield
W, B, Hare


Remarks


Also 1871.
Removed 2-8-1877.

Resigned 1-3-1881.
Resigned 9-23-1882,

Resigned 4-17-1885,
Resigned 1-1-1886.


Sumter County Continued


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SUMMER COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

1-5-1897
11-21-1910
1-4-1921
1-3-1933
10-8-1940
1-4-1949
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent

John A. Jones
G, H. Tompkins
W. T. Eddins
Broward Miller
G. B. Tompkins
Broward Miller
Herbert Simmons


Remarks


Resigned 10-17-1910.


Resigned 9-25-1940.


SUWANNEE COUNTY

County formed December 21, 1858. Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 7, 1869. School board organized July 9, 1869, J. F. White, Chairman;
J. J. Taylor, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

5-19-1859
11-15-1861
9-9-1864
10-10-1866


Judge of Probate

Joshua Caraway
Gatesworth L. Carruth
George E. McC1ellan
Thomas A. Carruth


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


7-27-1872
8-1-1874
12-9-1874
1-22-1877
2-22-1879
3-3-1885
1-3-1893
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-5-1909
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-7-1941
10-4-1944
1-2-1945
1-4-1953
1-8-1957
1-17-1961
9-8-1964


Name of
Superintendent
J. J. Taylor

M. M. Blackburn
Adam Young
George R. Thralls
George C, White
J. 0. C. Jones
A. Warren Mizell
B. F. Umstead
A. W. Mizell
James E. Wood
J. W. O'Hara
John A. Holmes
Thomas W. Sweat
W. T. Newsome
Perry A. Holmes
Mrs. Perry A. Holmes
Clayton C. Bass
Henry M. Folsom
Rees Mills
Everett L. Williamson
Henry M. Folsom


Remarks
No record of Commission. Believed
to have served 1869-70,
Also 1871
Resigned 11-20-1874.











Resigned 8-31-1944.



Deceased
Resigned 9-8-1964,
Appointed by Governor.


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TAYLOR COUNTY


County formed December 23, 1856. Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 7, 1869. First school board organized June 26, 1869. W. C, Carlton,
Chairman; James H. Wentworth, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-4-1857
12-21-1857


Judge of Probate

John Osteen
Robert Henderson


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission



4-12-1873
4-27-1874
2-12-1877
5-5-1877
4-2-1879
3-18-1881
4-7-1885
1-25-1887
5-8-1887
2-11-1889
1-5-1893
1-5-1897
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-5-1909
1-7-1913
1-4-1921
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-7-1941
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-3-1961
2-3-1964


Name of
Superintendent


James S. Wentworth

Joseph S. Howell
Joseph H. Sappington
Henry Tillman
Thomas J, Faulkner
Emory Vann
F. J. Franklin
Thomas J. Faulkner
Samuel A. Wilcox
John B. Hendry
John R. Kelly
John P. Whidden
K. M. Tedder
W. A. Hendry
Abner E, Morgan
W. A. Hendry
Festus S. Jackson
W. T. Cash
L. R. Moore
W. E. Inman
L. R. Moore
S, L. Walker
Paul D. Bird
Dublin S. Register
Alton H. Wentworth
Vern Davis
Alan E. Hart


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-72,
Removed,
Removed 1-26-1877,
Deceased.



Resigned January 1887,














Military leave 1-18-1944.


Resigned 11-27-1963,
Appointed by Governor,


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Believed







UNION COUNTY


County formed May 20, 1921. County Board of Public Instruction commissioned
September 27, 1921. First school board composed of J. 0, Dennison, A, T. Mizell,
and N, H. Stokes.

County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission

9-27-1921
1-6-1925
1-7-1941


1-2-1945
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent

0. L. Mizell
T, Shepard Thomas
Richard Warren


T. Shepard Thomas
James H. Cason, III


Remarks


Military leave 11-1-1942,
Christine F. Warren served as
Acting Superintendent.


VOLUSIA COUNTY

County formed December 29, 1854. Board of Public Instruction appointed
April 24, 1869. School board partially organized September 4, 1869. J. C.
Maley, Chairman; William F, Buckner, County School Superintendent,

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

1-16-1855
12-31-1855
11-26-1863


Judge of Probate

H. R. Williams
James H. Chandler
Robert Shields


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Commission


12-15-1873
10-22-1875
2-28-1877
8-15-1878
9-13-1880
5-10-1882
1-24-1885
11,9-1888
1-12-1889


Name of
Superintendent

William F. Buckner

Champ H. Spenser

C. G. Selleck
George J, Alden
James H. Chandler
James Wilkinson
A. Crenshew
L. D, Huston
B. F. Fox
Thomas N. Jenkins
N. S. C. Perkins


Remarks


No record of Commission,
to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission,
to have served 1871-72,

Removed 1-10-1877.
Resigned 5-29-1878.

Resigned 4-12-1882.

Resigned 10-20-1888.
Resigned 11-22-1888.


Volusia County Continued


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Believed

Believed







VOLUSIA COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

1-3-1893
1-5-1897
8-25-1900
7-5-1906
10-4-1912
4-20-1923
1-8-1957


Name of
Superintendent

E. B. Pooser
John B. Parkinson
Bert Fish
A. 0. Botts
C. R. M. Sheppard
George W. Marks
John H. Smiley


Remarks


Resigned 8-16-1900.
Resigned 6-29-1906.
Resigned 10-1-1912.
Resigned 5-1-1923.
Commission effective 5-1-1923.


County formed March 11, 1843. Board of Public Instruction appointed
March 13, 1869, First school board organized August 14, 1869, Silas D.
Allen, Chairman; D. W, Core, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
10-23-1851
10-17-1853
11-13-1855
10-29-1863
12-18-1865


Judge of Probate

John G. Park
William J. Council
George Miller
John G. Bevill
David Lewis
H. L. Henderson


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent

D. W. Core

John S. Moring

Gustave Jaenicke
John S. Moring
John L. Crawford
W, T. Duval
E. Y. Watts
W. T. Duval
R. B. Forbes
Stephen M. Revell
A, K, Causseaux
Stephen M, Revell


Remarks


No record of Commission,
to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-72,

Deceased 1-23-1877.
Resigned.

Left the county.


Wakulla County Continued


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Date of
Commission


8-23-1873
7-29-1876
12-1-1877
3-2-1881
3-7-1883
1-23-1884
2-16-1886
1-3-1893
1-8-1901
1-3-1905


Believed

Believed







WAKULLA COUNTY Continued


Date of
Commission

1-5-1909
9-10-1920
1-3-1933
1-5-1937
1-4-1949
1-6-1953
1-5-1965


Name of
Superintendent
Charles K. Allen
Jacob C. Pigott, Jr.
A. R. Pearce
S. W. Revell
R. D. Altman
C. L. Townsend
William E. Whaley


Remarks
Resigned 9-6-1920.


WALTON COUNTY

County formed December 29, 1824. Board of Public Instruction appointed
July 12, 1869. School board organized September 4, 1869. Samuel Rutan, Chairman;
John Gillis, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845


Judge of Probate

Daniel McLeod


Date of
Commission


2-18-1873
4-1-1875
3-1-1877
7-26-1879
9-16-1881
5-9-1883
5-13-1885
7-21-1887
12-27-1888
9-14-1891
1-5-1893
1-8-1901
10-5-1904
1-5-1909
1-2-1917
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-4-1949
1-8-1957
1-3-1961


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Name of
Superintendent

John Gillis

Duncan G. McLeod

J. L. McKinnon
A. J. Gillis
C. B. McFarland
J. W. Campbell
James Evans
John C. Douglass
C. C. Gunn
N. J. McKinnon
John A. Campbell
James Russell
R. Q. Baker
W. H. Watson
R. Q. Baker
Danial N. Trotman
J. J. Kennedy
Archie N. Anderson
Alex Caswell
John F. Bludworth
Grey Wilson
John E. Baldwin


Remarks


No record of Commission.
to have served 1869-70.
No record of Commission.
to have served 1871-72.


Removed 1-30-1877


Resigned 4-27-1883



Resigned 6-11-1891


Resigned 9-3-1904


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Believed
Deceased
Believed







WASHINGTON COUNTY

County formed December 9, 1825. Board of Public Instruction appointed April 9,
1869. School board organized July 28, 1869. John F. White, Chairman;
J. L, Russ, County School Superintendent.

Judge of Probate Who Acted as County Superintendent
of Schools Prior to 1869


Date
Appointed

7-26-1845
1-6-1847
5-23-1849
2-11-1856
11-23-1856


Judge of Probate

Washington Tabor
John W. Keith
Washington Tabor
Martin B. Everet
Jesse R. Lassiter


County Superintendent of Public Instruction


Date of
Cogmission



5-8-1872
11-22-1877
6-5-1884
7-13-1886
12-15-1888
11-14-1893
1-8-1901
1-3-1905
1-7-1913
1-2-1917
5-1-1920
1-6-1925
1-8-1929
1-3-1933
1-2-1945
1-6-1953
7-1-1961


Name of
Superintendent


J. L. Russ


Thomas Hannah
Daniel H. Horn
Henry Bush
W. J. Tiller
L. L. Charles
W. C, Lockey
L. L. Pratt
Benjamin F. Gainer
W. T. Horne
J, H. Varnum
James T, Hightower
James F. Russ
J. L. Kirkland
Neil D. Blue
Russell Simmons
William T. McFatter, Jr,
Colly V. Williams


Remarks

No record of Commission, Believed
to have served 1869-71,
Resigned 11-10-1877



Suspended 10-7-1893.




Resigned 5-1-1920





Resigned 7-1-1961


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