William Jackson Creel

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William Jackson Creel
17th and 26th Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
In office
1913–1915
Preceded byGeorge Paddison
Succeeded byH.W. Mullins
In office
May 1950 – December 1950
Preceded byJohn Martin Law, Jr
Succeeded byWilliam Lansing Gleason
Member of the Florida House of Representatives from Brevard County
In office
1927–1929
Preceded byJesse Jackson Parrish
Succeeded byClyde G. Trammell
Personal details
Born(1881-04-11)April 11, 1881[1]
Georgia[1]
DiedNovember 8, 1970(1970-11-08) (aged 89)[1]
Brevard County, Florida[1]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jessie Brown (m. ca. 1907)
ChildrenNina Creel Taylor, William, Earl Moore, Margie
ResidenceHighland Avenue,
Eau Gallie, Florida
Occupationphysician

William Jackson Creel (April 11, 1881 – November 8, 1970) was a three-term Democratic mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida from 1913 to 1915 and from May 1950 to December 1950. He was a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1927.

He and his wife Jessie came from Bayard, Florida[2] to Eau Gallie, Florida in 1910, he was the trustee, along with William H. H. Gleason of the Eau Gallie School and Eau Gallie Junior and Senior High School. Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary School, in the Eau Gallie area of Melbourne, Florida, is named after him. In 1955, the main bridge of the Eau Gallie Causeway was named for him. Creel Street in the Eau Gallie area of Melbourne, Florida is also named after him.

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  • Melbourne Bicentennial Book. July 4, 1976. Noreda B. McKemy and Elaine Murray Stone. Library of Congress 76-020298
  • Melbourne and Eau Gallie. Karen Relay and Anne Relay Flotte. 2002. Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, SC. ISBN 0-7385-1417-9
  • Eau Gallie Historical Trail
Preceded by
George Paddison
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
1913–1915
Succeeded by
H.W. Mullins
Preceded by
Jesse Jackson Parrish
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
1927–1929
Succeeded by
Clyde G. Trammell
Preceded by
John Martin Law, Jr
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
May 1950–December 1950
Succeeded by
William Lansing Gleason