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Justice Charles Breckenridge Parkhill

    

Charles Breckenridge Parkhill (Hillsborough)  [served 6 years, 7 months]
Served May 25, 1905 – January 1912 as Justice  [appointed at age 45]
b. Tallahassee, Florida, June 22, 1859     d. May 13, 1933, Houston, Texas
County Judge:  No.          Circuit Judge:  Yes.        

Charles Parkhill grew up in Tallahassee, attended Randolph Macon College, and, by 1882, had earned a law degree from the University of Virginia.  He was admitted to the Florida Bar in Pensacola and practiced law there.  In 1904, he was elected to the First Judicial Circuit Court, then appointed in 1905 by Governor William Jennings to the Florida Supreme Court.  He resigned from the court in 1912, noting the low pay the state accorded to its top judges, and moved to Tampa, where he became the city attorney.  After service in the U. S. Army in World War I, Parkhill became the state attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Tampa where he served until his death.

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