Florida State Archives
TRAMMELL, Park (1876-1936)
Senate Years of Service: 1917-1936

TRAMMELL, PARK, a Senator from Florida; born in Macon County, Ala., April 9, 1876; moved to Florida with his parents who settled on a farm near Lakeland, Polk County; attended the common schools in Florida; studied law at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1899; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Lakeland, Fla.; engaged as a fruit grower and owned and edited a newspaper; mayor of Lakeland 1899-1903; member, State house of representatives 1902; member, State senate 1904-1908, serving as president 1905; attorney general of Florida 1909-1913; Governor of Florida 1913-1917; elected in 1916 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1922, 1928 and 1934 and served from March 4, 1917, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Treasury Department (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., May 8, 1936; interment in Roselawn Cemetery, Lakeland, Fla.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in Mildred Hicks papers, 1917-1945. Finding aid.

Florida Bureau of Archives and Records Management
Tallahassee, FL
Papers: Gubernatorial papers.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: Correspondence in John Archer LeJeune papers, 1815-1930.

University of Florida
P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History
Gainesville, FL
Papers: 1916-1936. 6 feet. Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL
Papers: Miscellaneous items in various collections.

  • Kerber, Stephen. "Park Trammell and the Florida Democratic Senatorial Primary of 1916.'' Florida Historical Quarterly 58 (January 1980): 255-72.
  • ___. "Park Trammell of Florida: A Political Biography.'' Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida, 1979.
  • U.S. Congress. House. Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Park Trammell, Late a Senator from Florida. 75th Cong., 1st sess., 1937. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1938.