- Madison S. Perry
name = Madison Starke Perry
order = 4th
office = Governor of Florida
October 5, 1857
October 7, 1861
James E. Broome
successor = John Milton
birth_date = 1814
Lancaster County, South Carolina
death_date = March 1865
party = Democratic
Madison Starke Perry (1814–March 1865) was the fourth
governor of Florida.
Madison Starke Perry was born in
Lancaster County, South Carolina, the youngest child of Benjamin Perry and his wife Mary Starke. He came to Floridain 1845 and helped found the village of Rochelle, Floridain Alachua County. He became a leader among the plantation owners in Alachua County and was elected to represent the county in the Florida House of Representitives in 1849. The following year he was elected to the Florida Senate.
Perry as governor
Perry ran for and was elected governor in 1856, assuming office on
October 5 1857. As Florida's fourth governor, Perry helped bring about the settlement of a long-standing boundary dispute with Georgia and encouraged the building of railways in the state. During the years before the Civil War, Governor Perry foresaw the possibility that Floridamight secede from the Union, and in 1858 he urged the reestablishment of the state’s militia. Floridadid secede three years later, on January 11 1861. Perry then called for the evacuation of all federal troops from Florida, intending to replace them with the militia.
After his term as governor ended on
October 7 1861, Perry served as colonelof the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment until illness forced his resignation on April 30, 1863. He retired to his plantation in Rochelle, where he died in March 1865, shortly before the end of the American Civil War. Survived by his wife and two children, he was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Rochelle.
The city of
Starke, Floridais named in his honor.
* [http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=a69b224971c81010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e449a0ca9e3f1010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD Biography at National Governors Association]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~flalachu/fl7thinf.html History of the 7th Florida Regiment]
* [http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/museum/collections/governors/about.cfm?id=11 Official Governor's portrait and biography from the State of Florida]
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