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ALBRITTON, Paul C.
Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923.
Pesented by Nancy Rayburn
ALBRITTON, PAUL C. is one of the representative lawyers of the younger generation in the new
county of Sarasota, and is established in the practice of his profession in the City of Sarasota,
the county seat.
Mr. ALBRITTON was born at Chicora, Polk County, Florida, July 25, 1896, and is a son of THOMAS
A. and MARTHA JANE (CHAUNCEY) ALBRITTON, the paternal grandparents, Capt. THOMAS O. and POLLY
ANNA (THRIFT) ALBRITTON, natives of Georgia, having settled in the vicinity of Chicoro, Florida,
shortly after the close of the Civil war, and the maternal grandparents, EDMOND and TEMPLETON
(THOMAS) CHAUNCEY, having come from their native State of South Carolina to the Chicora District
of Florida at the time when the Civil war was in progress. Both Captain ALBRITTON and EDMOND
CHAUNCEY became substantial planters and citrus fruit growers in Polk County. Since the year
1901 THOMAS A. ALBRITTON and his wife have maintained their home at Bee Ridge, in the present
County of Sarasota, and there he is the owner of a valuable citrus grove. Of the three children
PAUL C. is the eldest, and the others, MAUDE and CARL, remain at the parental home.
PAUL C. ALBRITTON received good educational training along academic lines then entered the
law department of Stetson University, at DeLand, Florida, in which institution he was graduated
in June, 1922, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was forthwith admitted to the bar
of his native state and has since been established in the practice of his profession at Sarasota.
He is aligned loyally in the ranks of the democratic party, is affiliated with the Masonic
Fraternity and the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, and is a communicant of the Protestant
After our nation's entrance into the great World war Mr. ALBRITTON was able to do his part
in patriotic service. In May, 1918, he entered the United States Navy, as second-class seaman,
and he was giving effective service as a naval instructor at Pensacola, Florida, at the time
when the armistice brought the war to a close. He received his honorable discharge, with
the rank of ensign, in August, 1920.
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