George Franklin Drew

Infobox Governor
name = George Franklin Drew


order = 12th
office = Governor of Florida
term_start = January 2, 1877
term_end = January 4, 1881
lieutenant =
predecessor = Ossian B. Hart
successor = William D. Bloxham
birth_date = August 6, 1827
birth_place = Alton, New Hampshire
death_date = December 26, 1900
death_place = Jacksonville, Florida
party = Democratic
spouse =
profession =
religion =

George Franklin Drew (August 6, 1827–September 26, 1900) was the twelfth governor of the U.S. state of Florida.

Born in Alton, New Hampshire, he moved to the south, opening a machine shop in Columbus, Georgia in 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.

External links

* [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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