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William Cook was born in Tallahassee, Florida, where he graduated from Leon High School. Cook then moved to Callahan, Florida, to join his uncle’s turpentine and pulpwood business in 1946. After Cook’s service in the United States Air Force, he returned to his career in Callahan where he began building his forestry legacy through the...
Billy Kempfer was born in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Polk State College with an A.S. in Animal Science. He is partner with his brother and family on Deer Park Ranch-Kempfer Cattle Company located in Brevard and Osceola Counties. The ranch is a diversified operation with commercial beef cattle along with Purebred Brahman and Angus...
J.R. “Rip” Graves came from a family who owned a North Florida sawmill and lumber company, the beginning of a lifelong career that would involve him in all aspects of growing, packing, processing and marketing citrus and place him in leadership positions for Florida Citrus Mutual, Florida Citrus Packers, the Florida Citrus Commission and what...
Elliot L. Maguire’s  family moved from Indiana to Florida in 1924 to work in the turpentine farming business. He received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of Florida in 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, he returned to...
Clinton Huxley Coulter, Sr. In his letter of nomination, former Governor LeRoy Collins cited Clinton Huxley Coulter, Sr.’s character, performance, duty and extraordinary service to Florida, especially in directing progress for Florida’s timber resources. Coulter is credited with a key role in the creation of the Withlacoochee and Blackwater River State Forests. He worked for...

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