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Edward A. Perry
Born in Richmond, Massachusetts, he moved to Alabama in 1853 after attending Yale University to teach. He soon moved to Pensacola, Florida in the same year and took up law. During the Civil War he fought with distinction for the Confederacy, rising from the rank of private to brigadier general. Elected governor in 1884, he assumed office on January 7, 1885. During his administration, Florida adopted a new constitution and established the state board of education. After leaving office on January 8, 1889, he returned home to Pensacola where he died on October 15 of that same year.
William D. Bloxham
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Francis P. Fleming
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