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  • Today in Florida History December 02, Robert Raymond Reid began work as the fourth territorial governor of Florida on this date. Reid was born in Prince William Parrish, Beaufort District, South Carolina on October 8, 1789. He first became a public servant at the age of 27 when he served as a judge and also served multiple terms in the U.S. Congress as a representative from Georgia. Reid was appointed Governor of Florida by President...Read more

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