Park Trammell

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Park Trammell
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United States Senator
from Florida
In office
March 4, 1917 – May 8, 1936
Preceded by Nathan P. Bryan
Succeeded by Scott M. Loftin
21st Governor of Florida
In office
January 7, 1913 – January 2, 1917
Preceded by Albert W. Gilchrist
Succeeded by Sidney J. Catts
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs
In office
March 4, 1933 – May 8, 1936
Preceded by Frederick Hale
Succeeded by David I. Walsh
Personal details
Born April 9, 1876
Macon County, Alabama
Died May 8, 1936 (aged 60)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
  • Virginia Darby Trammell
  • Louise Mesmer[1]
Alma mater Vanderbilt University
Cumberland University
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit Quartermaster Corps
Battles/wars Spanish–American War

Park Monroe Trammell (April 9, 1876 – May 8, 1936), an American politician of the Democratic Party, was the 21st Governor of Florida and represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1917 until 1936.

Born in Macon County, Alabama, his family relocated to Polk County, Florida, where he received all of his primary education. He attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. During the Spanish–American War he served in the quartermasters service in Tampa, Florida. After the war, he returned to Polk County, settling in Lakeland, Florida, and practiced law while becoming a citrus grower and newspaper owner and editor. He was married to Virginia Darby Trammell.

He held several elected offices in his life. He was mayor of Lakeland, Florida, from 1899 to 1903, member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1902, state Senator from 1904 to 1908 (serving as Senate president in 1905), Florida Attorney General from 1909 to 1913, and after his term as governor of Florida (January 7, 1913 to January 2, 1917), a United States Senator from March 4, 1917 until his death on May 8, 1936 in Washington, D.C. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida.


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Political offices
Preceded by
W. H. Ellis
Florida Attorney General
Succeeded by
Thomas F. West
Preceded by
Albert W. Gilchrist
Governor of Florida
January 7, 1913 – January 2, 1917
Succeeded by
Sidney J. Catts
United States Senate
Preceded by
Nathan P. Bryan
United States Senator (Class 1) from Florida
Succeeded by
Scott Loftin