FLOR500, Garden 151 Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor (1857–1910) Broward was born in Duval County and had a colorful assortment of jobs, such as river pilot, fisherman, farmer, phosphate developer, and gunrunner, before entering politics. He served on the Jacksonville City Council and as sheriff of Duval County. He was a representative in the Florida House of Representatives in 1901 and served on the State Board of Health. Broward was elected governor in 1904, and began the effort to drain the Everglades. He also implemented reforms in higher education and tried to end corporate abuses.
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Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor

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Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor

(1857–1910)

Broward was born in Duval County and had a colorful assortment of jobs, such as river pilot, fisherman, farmer, phosphate developer, and gunrunner, before entering politics. He served on the Jacksonville City Council and as sheriff of Duval County. He was a representative in the Florida House of Representatives in 1901 and served on the State Board of Health. Broward was elected governor in 1904, and began the effort to drain the Everglades. He also implemented reforms in higher education and tried to end corporate abuses.





 




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