10 Jacksonville Men Who Ran Florida

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With election day finally arriving, here's a list of Florida's governors that were either born or lived in Jacksonville, in chronological order.

1. Harrison Reed

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In Office: 1868-1873

Harrison Reed was the ninth Governor of Florida. He owned a farm along the St. Johns River and died in Jacksonville on May 25, 1899, while representing Duval County in Florida's House of Representatives. Reed Street, near Edgewood Avenue and Moncrief Road is named for him.

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