FLOR500, Garden 225 Spessard Lindsey Holland, Governor (1892–1971) Born in Bartow, Spessard Holland was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I for a mission behind enemy lines in the 24th Aero Squadron. He returned home to serve as prosecuting attorney for Polk County in 1919 and county judge from 1921 to 1929. He was elected to the State Senate in 1932, and was elected governor in 1940. He began serving in the U.S. Senate in 1946, where he served until 1971. He is known as sponsor of the twenty-fourth amendment to the Constitution outlawing the poll tax.
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Spessard Lindsey Holland, Governor 

















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Spessard Lindsey Holland, Governor 

(1892–1971)

Born in Bartow, Spessard Holland was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I for a mission behind enemy lines in the 24th Aero Squadron. He returned home to serve as prosecuting attorney for Polk County in 1919 and county judge from 1921 to 1929. He was elected to the State Senate in 1932, and was elected governor in 1940. He began serving in the U.S. Senate in 1946, where he served until 1971. He is known as sponsor of the twenty-fourth amendment to the Constitution outlawing the poll tax.





































































































































































 

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