Fred P. Cone


Fred P. Cone

Infobox Governor
name = Fred P. Cone


order = 27th
office = Governor of Florida
term_start = January 5, 1937
term_end = January 7, 1941
predecessor = David Sholtz
successor = Spessard Holland
birth_date = birth date|1871|9|28
birth_place = Benton, Columbia County, Florida
death_date = death date and age|1948|7|28|1871|9|28
death_place = Lake City, Florida
party = Democratic
spouse =
profession =
religion =

Frederick Preston Cone (September 28, 1871 - July 28, 1948) was the twenty-seventh governor of Florida.

He was born in Benton, Florida in Columbia County. In 1892, he was admitted to the Florida bar and began practicing in Lake City, Florida. He served in the Florida Senate from 1907 to 1913, serving as the senate president in 1911. He became governor on January 5, 1937. During his term, the Florida Highway Patrol was created, funded by the fees assessed on driver's licenses. After leaving office on January 7, 1941, he returned to Lake City. He made an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 1940. He died in Lake City in 1948.

External links

* [http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/museum/collections/governors/about.cfm?id=34 Official Governor's portrait and biography from the State of Florida]
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7097898 Find-A-Grave profile for Fred P. Cone]


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