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James E. Broome

James E. Broome

American politician
James E. Broome
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Intro American politician
Was Judge Politician
From United States of America
Type Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 15 December 1808, Hamburg, USA
Death 23 November 1883, DeLand, USA (aged 74 years)
Star sign Sagittarius
Politics Democratic Party
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James Emilius Broome (December 15, 1808 – November 23, 1883) was an American politician who was the third Governor of Florida.

Early life and career

Broome was born in Hamburg, South Carolina and moved to Florida in 1837. He engaged in the mercantile business until he retired in 1841. In that same year, Governor Richard Keith Call appointed him to the position of Probate Judge of Leon County. He served in that position until 1848.

Political life

He was elected governor in 1852 as a Democrat, and took office on October 3, 1853. He was an early States'-Righter. During his term, the Whig Party, the opposition to the Democrats at the time, controlled the Florida State Legislature. He vetoed so many of the bills that were passed by the legislature that he became known as the "Veto Governor". After his gubernatorial stint ended on October 5, 1857, Broome served as a member of the Florida Senate in 1861. A large planter, he was very sympathetic to the Confederate cause.


James E. Broome was married five times. In 1865, he moved to New York City. On a visit with his son in DeLand, Florida, Broome died in 1883.

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