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06 Nov 2015 11:30 AM • The Club at Eaglebrooke

Join us September 11 at the Club At Eaglebrooke with Guest Speaker Dr. James Denham

Lakeland Bar Association’s first lunch meeting of the year will be held on Friday, September 11th at the Club at Eaglebrooke.  James M. Denham , Professor of History and Director of the Lawton M. Chiles Jr.  Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College, will be our    special guest and keynote speaker .  
Before coming to Lakeland in 1991, Denham held teaching appointments at Florida State University, Georgia Southern University, and Limestone College in South Carolina.  A specialist in Southern, Florida, and Criminal Justice and Legal history, Denham received his Ph. D degree from FSU in 1988.    
An award-winning author and public speaker, Denham was awarded the Florida Historical Society's Arthur W. Thompson Prize in 1992 and in 2002 he was awarded the society’s James J. Horgan Book Prize for Florida Sheriffs. 

He has authored and co-authored many books including: A Rogue's Paradise: Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida, 1821-1861 Florida Sheriffs: A History, 1821-1945; Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives the Florida Reminiscences of George Gillette Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams, and Echoes from a Distant Frontier: the Brown Sisters’ Correspondence in Antebellum Florida.
Denham recently completed biographical study of Florida’s first territorial governor entitled
William P. DuVal: Florida Founder, Frontier Bon Vivant .  In the spring of 2010 Denham was selected the historian of the U.S Court for the Middle District of Florida.  A full length study of the court entitled Fifty Years of Justice: The U. S. Court for the Middle District Court of Florida was released in June 2015.




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