FLOR500, Garden 90 Philip Keyes Yonge, Businessman, Civic Leader (1850–1934) Philip Yonge was born in Marianna, but later lived in Pensacola. He worked in the lumber industry and was a leader in demonstrating how to utilize lands that had been clear cut by the industry. He served on Escambia County’s Board of Public Instruction and on the Board of Control, Florida’s governing board for public higher education. Because of his love of Pensacola and the state, he amassed a large collection of Florida-related books and documents now housed in the P. K. Yonge Library at the University of Florida.
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Philip Keyes Yonge, Businessman, Civic Leader

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Philip Keyes Yonge, Businessman, Civic Leader

(1850–1934)

Philip Yonge was born in Marianna, but later lived in Pensacola. He worked in the lumber industry and was a leader in demonstrating how to utilize lands that had been clear cut by the industry. He served on Escambia County’s Board of Public Instruction and on the Board of Control, Florida’s governing board for public higher education. Because of his love of Pensacola and the state, he amassed a large collection of Florida-related books and documents now housed in the P. K. Yonge Library at the University of Florida. 





 




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