Senator Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson  was born in Pennsylvania, she graduated from Vassar College and moved to Orlando in 1934, where she was active in the League of Women Voters and other civic groups. She was elected to the Florida House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1957. She served as a representative until 1962 and was subsequently elected as the first woman State Senator, serving until 1967.  Her chief legislative goals were the establishment of the University of Central Florida and development of planning and zoning systems.



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