Sunday, May 24, 2015

Representative  Verle A. Pope (Deceased)

District 12

Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  St. Augustine

Occupation:  Insurance and real estate


Education:  University of Florida

Born:  December 12, 1903, Jacksonville, FL

Deceased:  July 21, 1973


Military:  United States Army Air Force, Navigator and Combat Intelligence Officer, Presidential Medal, Croix de Guerre and European Air Medal with eight clusters

Religious Affiliation:  Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  Hunting, fishing and golf

Legislative Service

Elected to the House of Representatives in 1943, resigned to enter military service before session. Elected to the Senate in 1948, reelected subsequently. Committee on State Institutions 1963 Chairman. Pensions & Retirement 1965 Chairman. Appropriations 1963 Vice Chairman. Education-Public Schools & Junior Colleges 1965 Vice Chairman. President pro tempore 1965-1966. President, 1967-1968.

Other Public Service

Board of County Commissioners and District Welfare Board


Kiwanis, Elks, Moose, VFW, American Legion, Shrine


Allen Morris Most Valuable Member of the Legislature 1961 and Third Most Valuable Member 1967 Senate.

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