Longest Service (24 years or more):
Spessard L. Holland
Duncan U. Fletcher
|Florida Senators Who Served in Leadership Positions|
Party Conference Secretaries: George Smathers, Connie Mack
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair: Daniel Robert (Bob) Graham
Standing Committee Chairs Since 1947:
|Florida Senators Depicted on U.S. Postage Stamps:|
|Claude Denison Pepper|
|Florida Citizens Honored in the Capitol's Art Collection|
Statuary: Dr. John Gorrie by Charles A. Pillars in Statuary Hall; Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith by Charles A. Pillars (Hall of Columns).
Paintings: Florida Case Before the Electoral Commission by Cornelia A. Fassett, (Senate wing, third floor, east corridor); Fort Jefferson, Fort Taylor, both by Seth Eastman (center section, first floor, west corridor).
Known as "The Florida Fire Eater" for his radical views in support of the southern cause, David Levy, was the first Jew to serve in the Senate. In compliance with a request made by his fiancee, David Levy changed his name to David Levy Yulee, by special act of the Florida general assembly on January 12, 1846.
The two Floridians honored in Statuary Hall share a link to the Smithsonian Institution, which published the Confederate General Smith's botany reports of the Mexican boundary. The Smithsonian also houses an ice making invention by tropical disease scientist Dr. Gorrie. Gorrie is considered the father of refrigeration.