Henry S. Marks


Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845, 2nd after much effort the new state’s first congressional delegation was selected. David Levy Yulee and James D. Westcott were named to the Senate and William Henry Brockenbrough to the House of Representatives. Florida’s first congressman was actually Edward C. Cabell of Tallahassee, but his election was successfully contested by Brockenbrough, also of Tallahassee, who took his seat in the Congress on January 24, 1846.