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ROBERT RAYMOND REID


Photos and text Courtesy, Florida State Library and Archives.

Fourth Territorial Governor

(December 2, 1839)

Robert Reid presided at the Convention to draft Florida's Constitution in 1838. In 1839, he was appointed Governor of Florida by President Van Buren, replacing Governor Call.

Reid advocated as vigorous a prosecution of the Seminole War as his predecessor but his relations with the Federal authorities were more amicable.

He died in Leon County on July 1, 1841, less than two years after becoming Governor.