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us: Broome, James E. (James Emilius), 1808-1883

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    • us: Brome, James E. (James Emilius), 1808-1883
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      • us: Florida. Governor (1853-1857 : Broome)
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      • found: Collection of Florida history : documents & letters, 1822-1892: prelim. sleeve [i] recto (James E. Brome) sleeve 14 recto (caption: James E[milius] Brome; served as Judge of Probate for Leon County 1843-1848 when he retired; administered the oath of office to the first governor under statehood [William Dunn Moseley]; served as governor himself 1853-1857) sleeve 25 verso (photocopy of printed biographical information [source unknown]: James E. Broome; Jame Emilius Broome; third governor (Oct. 3, 1853-Oct. 5, 1857); born in Hamburg, Aiken County, S.C. on Dec. 15, 1808 to John and Jeanette (Witherspoon) Broome; member of the 1861 Senate from Nassau County; owned one of the largest plantations in the state; married five times; d. Nov. 23, 1883)
      • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 7, 2007 (James Emilius Broome; b. Dec. 15, 1808, d. Nov. 23, 1883; an American politician who was the third governor of Florida; born in Hamburg, S.C. and moved to Florida in 1837; engaged in the mercantile business until he retired in 1841; in that same year, Governor Richard Keith Call appointed him to the position of Probate Judge of Leon County; served in that position until 1848; elected governor in 1852 as a Democrat, and took office on October 3, 1853; was an early States'-Righter and became known as the "Veto Governor" to Whig legislation; after term ended on October 5, 1857, he served as a member of the Florida Senate in 1861; a large plantation owner, he was very sympathetic to the Confederate cause; married five times; moved to New York City in 1865; died on a visit with his son in DeLand, Fla. in 1883)
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