Napoleon B. Broward
American politicianDied when: 53 years 165 days (641 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (April 19, 1857 – October 1, 1910) was an American river pilot, captain, and politician.He was elected as the 19th governor of the U.S. state of Florida, serving from January 3, 1905, to January 5, 1909.
He was most widely known for his major project to drain the Everglades, to recover land for agricultural cultivation.As governor, he built alliances with the federal government to gain funds for this project.
Broward previously served as the sheriff of Duval County, Florida and in the Florida House of Representatives.He was allied with the Straightouts, Populist-leaning elements of the Democratic Party in the state.