Fred P. Cone

American politician (1871-1948)

Frederick Preston Cone (September 28, 1871July 28, 1948) was the 27th governor of Florida (1937–1941).


  • Florida's Southern all right. Why North Florida and South Georgia are about the same, same folks, same ways, same ways of making a living. Florida is a Southern state sharing the fate of the South. Of course, North Florida and South Florida are different. There are a lot of Northerners in the South and they're different from the old farm and plantation folks in the North. They usually say down here that Ocala is about the dividing line.
    • When asked if Florida was a southern state by author Jonathan Daniels
    • Jonathan Daniels. A Southerner Discovers the South. New York: Macmillan, 1938, p. 310.

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