Date in History:
Abraham K. Allison became the acting Governor of Florida on this date when both Governor Thomas Brown and Senate President R.J. Floyd were out of the state. Allison had a very active political career serving as the first Mayor of Apalachicola, and later as a member of both the Territorial and State Legislature. He was part of the Constitutional Convention which resulted in Florida succeeding from the Union in January, 1861. Allison served in the Florida Senate during the Civil War and once again became Governor in 1865 when John Milton committed suicide while in office and Allison stepped in until he was captured by Union forces. Allison lived in Quincy, FL until his death in 1893.