Date in History:
Former Governor of Florida Spessard L. Holland assumed the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Charles O. Andrews of Ponce de Leon, FL on this date. Holland had previously served as the 28th Governor of Florida from 1941-1945. Holland would be elected to the U.S. Senate another four terms before retiring from politics in 1970. Lawton Chiles succeeded Holland after Chiles’ famous walk through the state.