George Franklin Drew
name = George Franklin Drew
order = 12th
office = Governor of Florida
January 2, 1877
January 4, 1881
Ossian B. Hart
William D. Bloxham
August 6, 1827
Alton, New Hampshire
December 26, 1900
party = Democratic
George Franklin Drew (
August 6, 1827– September 26, 1900) was the twelfth governor of the U.S. stateof Florida.
Alton, New Hampshire, he moved to the south, opening a machine shop in Columbus, Georgiain 1847. In 1865, he opened the largest sawmill in Florida in Ellaville. Elected at the end of Reconstruction on January 2, 1877, he set about to increase the economy of Florida while cutting expenses. He left office on January 4, 1881, returning to the lumber business. He settled in Jacksonville, where he died on September 26, 1900.
* [http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/museum/collections/governors/about.cfm?id=19 Official Governor's portrait and biography from the State of Florida]
* [http://www.floridamemory.com/FloridaHighlights/Drew/ Last Letter of Governor George Franklin Drew] From the State Library & Archives of Florida.
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