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C. Farris Bryant Campaign News Clippings

 Collection — Container: Newsclippings
Identifier: MSS 98-4

Scope and Contents

Clippings from Florida Clipping Service and unmarked clippings (some no source noted) concerning Farris Bryant's campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida and the campaigns of other Florida Democratic candidates. Date Range: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960.


  • Created: August 31, 1960 - November 8, 1960
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/00/1998


Conditions Governing Access

Users may access this collection at the Claude Pepper Library.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Cecil Farris Bryant was born on July 26, 1914, in Marion County, Florida. He recieved his business degree from the University of Florida in 1935 and a law degree from Harvard University in 1938. He served in the navy from 1942-1945. After serving five terms in the Florida House of Representatives from Marion County, he lost the Democratic nomination for Governor to LeRoy Collins in 1956. However, he went on to defeat Republican George Peterson for Governor in 1960.

As thirty-fourth Govenor, Bryant worked to improve funding for higher education, began construction of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, reorganizaed the State Road Department, and completed work on the Sunshine State Parkway. While he supported segregation, he did not prevent voluntary integration. During his administration in 1964, there was some civil rights unrest and racial violence in Saint Augustine, however, a major crisis was averted. He emphasized tourism and worked to attract new businesses to Florida.

After retiring as Governor in 1965, Bryant returned to Jacksonville to become Chairman of the Board of National Life of Florida Corporation and Voyager Life Insurance Company. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed him Director of the Office of Emergency Planning and a member of the United States Advisory Commision on Intergovernmental Relations in 1966.

Bryant passed away at the age of 87 on March 1, 2002 in Jacksonville, Florida after suffering a stroke.


3.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Claude Pepper Library.

Processing Information

Processed December, 1998.

C. Farris Bryant Campaign News Clippings
Joshua Somers
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Revision Statements

  • 09099999: TALLAHASSE, FL: Originally created May 24, 2011.

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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PO Box 3062047
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