Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, 1860-1943

Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936


518 items.
The collection contains letters related to Duncan Fletcher, his estate and family history, and from various United States presidents, senators, and related officials. There are also items such as books from his senate office, a group photograph of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club, and photocopies of newspaper clippings about Fletcher. Correspondents include: James P. Burns, Tom Fletcher, W.J. Fletcher, Mrs. J.Z. Gladney, B.F. Johnson, Zollie Maynard, Judge L.W. Rigsby, Frank A. Shelton, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Hiram Bingham, James Couzens, Pat Harrison, J. Edgar Hoover, John J. Pershing, Albert W. Gilchrist, Cary A. Hardee, Park Trammell, and Booker T. Washingon.
Duncan U. Fletcher was born January 6, 1859, near Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1880, and studied law there. In 1881 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, practiced law and became chief counsel of the Florida East Coast Railroad. He became a Jacksonville Councilman in 1887, in 1893 he served a term in the Florida House of Representatives, and was mayor of Jacksonville from 1893-1985, and 1901-1903. He was chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee from 1905-1908. In 1909, he was elected to the United States Senate. He died on June 17, 1936.
Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, Special Collections, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida.
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