Who was the Governor of Florida in 1859?
Madison S. Perry (born 1814 in Lancaster County, South Carolina; died March 1865 in Rochelle, Florida) succeeded James E. Broome as the fourth Governor of Florida, serving between October 5, 1857 and October 7, 1861, including the whole of 1859.
Hardin Richard Runnels (born August 30, 1820 in Mississippi; died December 25, 1873 in Bowie County, Texas) succeede Elisha M. Pease as the sixth Governor of Texas, serving between December 21, 1857 and December 21, 1859. Following the end of Runnels' term as Governor, Sam Houston (born March 2, 1793 in Rocksbridge County, Virginia; died July 26, 1863 in Huntsville, Texas) became the seventh Governor of Texas, serving between December 21, 1859 and March 18…
Bob Martinez (born December 25, 1934 in Tampa, Florida) succeeded Wayne Mixson as the fortieth Governor of Florida, serving between January 6, 1987 and January 8, 1991. Following the end of Martinez' term as Governor, Lawton Chiles (born April 3, 1930 in Polk County, Florida; died December 12, 1998 in Tallahassee, Florida) became the forty-first Governor of Florida, serving between January 8, 1991 and his death.