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Carlton, Doyle Elam (Doyle)

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1885 - He was born in Wauchula, Florida on the 6th of July.

1909 - He subsequently graduated from the Liberal Arts College of Stetson University with an A.B.

1910 - Doyle then attended Chicago University where he received an A.B.

1912 - He earned his L.L.B. from Columbia University, New York.

         - He was addmitted to the Florida Bar Asscoiation and practiced law in Tampa.

         - In Tampa on the 30th of July, Doyle married Nell Ray, daughter of Edward Dennis and Mary Ellen Ray.

1916 - His political career began when hge was elected to the Florida state senate for a two-year term as the State Senator from the 11th District, composed of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

1928 - On the 5th of June, he received 77,569 first choice and 28,471 second choice votes to win in a field of five candidates, who included former Governor Sidney J. Catts.

         - In November, Doyle defeated his Republican opponent, W. J. Howey, by a margin of 148,455 votes to 95,018 votes.

1929 - He assumed the office of governor on the 8th of January.

1933 - He left office on the 3rd of January, returning to Tampa, Florida.

1936 - Governor Carlton ran for the Democratic nomination for U. S. Senator.

         - He was endorsed by the Democratic executive committee and most state newspapers, Charles O. Andrews lined up a powerful bloc of forces opposed to Carlton, and by a margin of 67,387 votes to 62,530 votes defeated Governor Carlton in the primary of August 11.

1972 - He died in Tampaon the 25th of October and was buried in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, Tampa.


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