1863 – Born on July 31st in Pleasant Hill, Alabama. American politician.
1911 – Moved to Florida and Catts entered into politics.
1916 – He ran for Governor on a platform that attacked Catholics, liberals, immigration policies, and taxes.
1917 – He ran as the Prohibition candidate and was elected as Florida’s twenty-second Governor.
– His term of office was a constant struggle with the Democratic Party that controlled the state legislature and many of his plans to drain the Everglades and redistribute the state’s wealth were judged radical.
1920-1929 – He was defeated for a second term and accused of counterfeiting.
– He left politics upon his acquittal.
1936 – Died on March 9th in De Funiak Springs, Florida.