Dr. James C. Clark, Presidents In Florida
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Dr. James Clark is the author of Presidents in Florida: How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida and How Florida Has Influenced the Presidents. U.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state’s attractions. Andrew Jackson came to fight Indians when La Florida was still a Spanish colony and then became the first territorial governor. Jim Clark began his journalism career with ABC News in Washington as a copy boy before joining United Press International as a reporter. He worked for the Columbia (S.C.) Record, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Raleigh News & Observer and for the Associated Press in Charlotte and Philadelphia.