Category:People from Milton, Florida
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The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Lawrence Tynes – Lawrence James Henry Tynes is a Scottish-born former American football placekicker. After playing soccer for Milton High School a coach suggested he try out for the team as a kicker. He played college football at Troy and was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent in 2001. After four seasons in Kansas City, he was traded to the Giants in 2007, four years later, he kicked another overtime field goal against the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011–12 NFC Championship Game, which qualified the Giants for Super Bowl XLVI. He has experienced his best success in New York, winning two Super Bowl championships in 2007 and 2011, winning against the New England Patriots in both games, Tynes is the only player in NFL history to have two overtime game-winning field goals in the playoffs. Tynes kicked the longest post-season field goal in Lambeau Field post-season history in the 2007 NFC Championship Game and he then kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime in the NFC Championship game to advance the New York Giants to Super Bowl XLVI in 2011. Signed as a free agent, Tynes spent the first two seasons with the Chiefs but only on their practice squad. Tynes spent a period of time with the Claymores of NFL Europe during 2002. After his departure from the Claymores, Tynes signed for the Renegades organization in the Canadian Football League, Tynes re-signed for the Chiefs and was ready to be the next full-time kicker for the team. During the 2004 season, he converted 17 field goals out of 23 opportunities, in 2005, he made 27 field goals out of 33 opportunities. In 2006, he made 24 field goals out of 31 opportunities, tyness first year with the Giants worked well as he converted 27 field goals out of 32 opportunities in the 2007 season. Tynes got his first career championship ring as the Giants would eventually defeat the potentially-perfect New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, Tynes was limited to only two games during the 2008 season due to a torn meniscus that was bothering him since training camp. He still made one goal before undergoing season-ending knee surgery. During his absence, John Carney replaced him as the new kicker for the season, during the 2009 season, Tynes converted 27 field goals out of 32 opportunities. Playing 15 games of the season, Tynes made 19 field goals out of 23 opportunities. In 2011, Tynes converted 19 field goals out of 24 opportunities, during the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Tynes kicked another walk-off field goal in overtime to win the game, 20–17. Tynes got his championship title as the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots. In the 2012 season, Tynes made a career-high 33 field goals out of 39 opportunities, on July 17,2013, the Buccaneers acquired Tynes after Connor Barth suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon
2. Leonard B. Keller – Len Keller was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States militarys highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War. A native of Rockford, Illinois, Keller was drafted into the U. S. Army from Chicago in the spring of 1966 and he attended basic training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and advanced infantry training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Sent to Vietnam that summer with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Keller, by May 2,1967, Keller was serving as a sergeant in Company A, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. On that day, in the Ap Bac Zone, Republic of Vietnam, Keller, for their actions, both Keller and Wright were awarded the Medal of Honor. The medal was presented to him on September 19,1968. After being discharged from the military in August 1968, Keller married a United States Navy veteran and eventually moved to Milton, Florida. For more than 20 years, he was supervisor of the department at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Keller died on October 18,2009 at age 62 after a accident in Milton. He was leaving a Fleet Reserve Association veterans club when he lost control of his three-wheeled Harley-Davidson, the vehicle rolled several times and landed on top of him. He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, where he died, on November 30,2009, Keller was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Sergeant Kellers official Medal of Honor citation reads, For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above, sweeping through an area where an enemy ambush had occurred earlier, Sgt. Kellers unit suddenly came under automatic weapons and small-arms fire from a number of enemy bunkers. Sgt. Keller quickly moved to a position where he could fire at a bunker from which fire was received. Leaping to the top of a dike, he and a comrade charged the enemy bunkers, armed with a light machine gun, Sgt. Keller and his comrade began a systematic assault on the enemy bunkers. While Sgt. Keller neutralized the fire from the first bunker with his machine gun, then he and the other soldier charged a second bunker, killing its occupant. A third bunker contained an automatic rifleman who had pinned much of the friendly platoon. Again, with disregard for the fire directed to them. Continuing their attack, Sgt. Keller and his comrade assaulted 4 more bunkers, during their furious assault, Sgt. Keller and his comrade had been almost continuously exposed to intense sniper fire as the enemy desperately sought to stop their attack
3. Milton, Florida – Milton is a city in Santa Rosa County, Florida, United States. The city was incorporated in 1844 and is home to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, the population was 7,045 at the 2000 census. In 2004, the population recorded by the U. S. Census Bureau was 8,044, the population estimate for 2013 was 9,323. It is the county seat of Santa Rosa County, Milton was known by various names during its development. Most notable were Hell-Town Jernigans Landing, Scratch Ankle, Hard Scrabble, and later Milton and/or because of the lumber mill industry or Mill Town. Milton is part of the Pensacola–Ferry Pass–Brent Metropolitan Statistical Area, Milton is located at 30°37′49″N 87°02′47″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.6 square miles. At the 2000 census, there were 7,045 people,2,674 households and 1,831 families residing in the city, the population density was 1,611.1 per square mile. There were 3,151 housing units at a density of 720.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 67. 84% White,25. 95% African American,0. 71% Native American,1. 73% Asian,0. 17% Pacific Islander,1. 04% from other races, and 2. 56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3. 45% of the population,27. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the family size was 3.04. 27. 3% of the population were under the age of 18,8. 9% from 18 to 24,28. 2% from 25 to 44,18. 8% from 45 to 64, the median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males. The median household income was $37,629, and the family income was $44,261. Males had an income of $35,000 versus $28,337 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,367, about 11% of families and 16. 7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20. 2% of those under age 18 and 11. 7% of those age 65 or over. Santa Rosa Medical Center is a 129-bed general hospital in Milton, SRMC is the primary provider of hospital-based healthcare services and emergency medicine in Santa Rosa County
4. Ken Boles – Ken Boles was an American politician in the state of Florida. Boles was born in Milton, Florida and he attended Pensacola State College, the Alexander Hamilton Institute, and the U. S. Saving and Loan Institute, and works in real estate and he served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1978 to 1982, as a Democrat, representing the 5th district
5. Jack Bradford – Jack Bradford is an American / Australian stage actor and director. He is perhaps best known by many in Brisbane for founding the Brisbane Junior Theatre company which presented its first production - The Pirates of Penzance in April 2001, Bradford, the son of Gerald and Rose Bradford, was born in 1959 at Milton, Florida USA. Jacks Dad was a Navy Captain which meant that Jack and his seven siblings were regularly on the move and his first stage role was taking the part of Jesus in Godspell working alongside Kathy Najimy in 1975. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Jack moved to Brisbane, Australia in 1988, having married an Australian, Deborah Onions, from 1989 to 1993, Jack was the Senior Pastor of the Christian Praise Centre in Glen Innes, N. S. W. In 1993, Jack, Debbie and their 3 boys moved back to Brisbane, Jack Bradford at the Internet Movie Database Brisbane Junior Theatre
6. Greg Evers – Robert Gregory Greg Evers is a Republican politician who served as a member of the Florida Senate from 2010 to 2016, representing parts of Northwest Florida. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, Evers was born in Milton, Florida, and grew up on his familys farm, later attending Pensacola Junior College, and then eventually joining his familys fertilizer business. When he became the owner of the business, he moved it to Baker, where he started growing cotton, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, and corn. A special election was called to replace Miller in the 1st District, which included northern Escambia County, northwestern Okaloosa County, in a close election, Evers narrowly defeated Hilliard, winning 54% of the vote to Hilliards 46%. Advancing to the election, Evers faced Eddie Cook, the Democratic nominee. Owing to the nature of the district, Evers defeated Cook in a landslide. When Evers ran for re-election in 2002 to his first full term, Evers ended up defeating Mapoles handily, winning renomination with 73% of the vote. He was re-elected unopposed in the election that year. In 2008, he faced Ryan Gilbert in the Republican primary, but defeated him easily, winning renomination with 76% of the vote, and was re-elected in the general election without opposition. Despite Hill racking up a number of endorsements, Evers significantly outraised him. In the general election, Evers was opposed by Christopher S. Crawford, the Tea Party nominee, Evers ran for re-election, which he won unopposed. When he sought re-election in 2014, he won uncontested again, throughout his tenure in the legislature, Evers wrote a number of pieces of legislation concerning gun rights. He also authored legislation, referred to as the Pop Tart bill, that prevented schools from disciplining students who play with simulated weapons, Evers holds an A+ rating with the National Rifle Association Florida State Senate - Greg Evers Florida House of Representatives - Greg Evers
7. Daniel Ewing – George Daniel Ewing Jr is an American professional basketball player for Neptūnas Klaipėda of the Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga. A6 ft 3 in and 185 pounds guard from Duke University, prior to Duke, he played for Willowridge High School in Missouri City, Texas along with T. J. Ford and Ivan McFarlin. He was selected as a McDonalds All-American in 2001, Ewing was selected by the NBAs Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. He played with the club during two seasons, as a backup, in 127 regular season contests, he averaged 3 points, one rebound and one assist per game. On June 29,2007, he was waived by the Clippers, on July 23,2007, Ewing signed a two-year contract with the Russian League club BC Khimki. After one year in Russia with Khimki, Ewing joined Polish Leagues Asseco Prokom Sopot for the 2008-09 season, in July 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine. In December 2012, he signed with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League for the rest of the season, in July 2013, he signed with a one-year deal Paris-Levallois Basket of the French LNB Pro A. On October 1,2014, Ewing signed a contract with Le Mans Sarthe. On October 29,2014, his contract with the team was extended for the rest of the season, on August 15,2015, Ewing signed a one-year deal with the Lithuanian club Neptūnas Klaipėda. On August 18,2016, Ewing signed with Israeli club Maccabi Ashdod, on February 22,2017, he returned to Neptūnas
8. Cortland Finnegan – Cortland Temujin Finnegan is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Samford, and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Finnegan also played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, Finnegan attended Milton High School in Milton, Florida, where he starred as safety and tailback, earning second-team All-State as a senior in 2002. He caught 22 passes for 403 yards, and also averaged 3.4 yards per rush, on defense, he recorded 65 tackles. As a junior, Cortland Finnegan was named first-team All-OVC, while starting every game at free safety and he led his team with 86 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions, two passes defensed and one fumble forced. Finnegan also returned 11 kickoffs for 286 yards, Cortland Finnegan ranked first in OVC conference with 15.1 punt return average, while returning 14 punts for 212 yards and one touchdown. Ranked second in OVC conference with 25.1 kickoff return average on 15 returns for 376 yards, playing at FCS school Samford, Finnegan was unnoticed and overlooked in the 2006 NFL Draft. He displayed good speed at Samfords Pro Day, but lacked ideal height and was deemed a shaky tackler, sports Illustrated projected him to go undrafted, but Finnegan was selected by the Tennessee Titans with the seventh pick of the seventh round. He was the first Samford player drafted since Gary Fleming went 163rd overall to the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 NFL Draft and he played in all 16 games with two starts. He also tied for fourth on the team with 15 special teams tackles with one fumble recovery and he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time for intercepting two David Garrard passes during his Week 1 performance of the 2008 season. Finnegan was a pleasant surprise for Tennessee in the 2006–07 season after starting at the beginning of the Titans six-game win streak and he made plays left and right, most notably his 92-yard fumble return against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 17. It was one of the 3 defensive touchdowns for the Titans in that game—a franchise record, in his NFL debut against the Jets he had a sack and forced fumble. On December 16,2008, the National Football League named Finnegan a 2009 Pro Bowl starter alongside Oakland Raiders corner Nnamdi Asomugha and it was Finnegans first and only Pro Bowl selection. In 2010, Finnegan became a member of School of the Legends, sOTLs headquarters are located in Nashville, Tennessee. He also became Titans Community Man of the Year due to his efforts and the establishment of ARK31. In September 2010, Finnegan was fined $5,000 for throwing New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith to the ground by his helmet, in October 2010, Finnegan was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness after hitting Denver Broncos guard Chris Kuper after Kupers helmet was off. After this incident, the NFL warned Finnegan that similar infractions in the future would lead to increased discipline, on November 28,2010, Finnegan was involved in a helmet-throwing fist fight with Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. Finnegan and Johnson were ejected, and each subsequently fined $25,000, Finnegan signed a five-year, $50 million deal with the St. Louis Rams on March 13,2012
9. Bolley Johnson – Bolley L. Bo Johnson is an American politician from the state of Florida. A member of the Democratic Party, Johnson was a member of the Florida House of Representatives and his father and grandfather served as county commissioners for Santa Rosa County, Florida. Johnson graduated from Milton High School, and became the first member of his family to attend college and he received his Bachelors degree from Florida State University. Johnson volunteered for Mallory Horne when Horne served as the president of the Florida Senate, at the age of 22, Johnson met Lawton Chiles, then a member of the United States Senate, who hired him as a legislative aide in 1973. Johnson was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, representing the first district and he became the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives in 1992, but decided not to run for reelection to the Florida House in 1994. He opted not to run for the United States House of Representatives, after leaving politics, Johnson moved to Pensacola, Florida, where he worked as a real estate broker. Johnson and his wife, Judi, have a daughter, a niece also lived with them as a child. In 1999, Johnson and his wife were convicted of tax evasion and he was sentenced to two years in prison, while Judi was sentenced to 15 months. They began serving their sentences on August 30
10. Walter Kehoe – James Walter Kehoe was a U. S. Born in Eufaula, Alabama, Kehoe attended the common schools and he moved to Florida in 1883. He was admitted to the bar in 1889 and, being a minor, was authorized by an act of the State legislature to commence practice in Milton. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1900 and he served as a member of the Democratic congressional executive committee. States attorney for the first judicial circuit of Florida 1900-1909, Kehoe was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He was a candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918. Again States attorney from June 1925 until March 1926, when he resigned and he resumed the practice of law in Miami, Florida. He died in Coral Gables, Florida, on August 20,1938 and he was interred in Graceland Park Cemetery, Miami, Florida. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress and this article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http, //bioguide. congress. gov
11. Heath Slocum – Tyler Heath Slocum is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. Slocum was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and he attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Bunkie, Louisiana from 1986 until 1987. Slocum learned the game of golf from his father, Jack and he played on the same Milton High School golf team in Milton, Florida as fellow PGA Tour player Boo Weekley, and later attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. While a student there, he earned many amateur golf honors including three-time All-American, Slocum began his career on the Web. com Tour, then known as the Nike Tour. In November 1997, Slocum developed ulcerative colitis which caused his weight to drop from 150 pounds to 122 pounds, and left him unable to play for a year and a half. The Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America named Slocum a national spokesperson, to raise awareness of ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. After he recovered, Slocum regained his playing privileges on the Web. com Tour in 2000, Slocum joined the PGA Tour in 2001, and has four wins in his career. His first win was in 2004 at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson and his second win came at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic in 2005. His best finish in a major is a tie for 9th at the 2008 U. S. Open, Slocum represented the United States at the 2007 World Cup, partnered with Boo Weekley. The Americans finished second after losing a playoff to Scotland. Slocum barely qualified for the 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs, he finished 124th on the season points list. Slocums win, his third on the Tour, vaulted him 121 spots on the FedEx Cup points list, to 3rd, it earned him $1,350,000. He ended up placing 8th in the FedEx Cup standings that year, in 2010, Slocum enjoyed a solid year. During the main portion of the season, he recorded four top-ten finishes and he ended up 46th in the FedEx Cup. Then he capped off his year in style during the Fall Series, Slocum held off Bill Haas by one stroke to earn the fourth title of his PGA Tour career. Slocum did not record any top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in 2011. However, he finished 12th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, 11th at the U. S. Open, 15th at the McGladrey Classic and 20th at the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, in 2012 he had only three top-25 finishes and lost his PGA Tour card. Slocum returned to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament but came up just short of reclaiming a Tour card, in 2013, Slocum split time between the Web. com Tour and PGA Tour, performing poorly on both