William Lansing Gleason

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William Lansing Gleason
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24th and 27th Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
In office
December 1930 – December 1943
Preceded byC.B. Vigus
Succeeded byJohn Martin Law, Jr
In office
December 1950 – November 1951
Preceded byWilliam Jackson Creel
Succeeded byGeorge A. Harris
Personal details
Born(1899-11-18)November 18, 1899
Eau Gallie, Florida
DiedJanuary 13, 1991(1991-01-13) (aged 91)
Brevard County, Florida
ChildrenWilliam Henry Gleason
ResidenceEau Gallie, Florida

William Lansing Gleason (November 18, 1899 – January 13, 1991) was a three-term mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida from 1930 to 1943 and 1950 to 1951.

He was the son of William Henry Hunt Gleason, who was also mayor, and Flora Belle Lansing Gleason, his grandfather was William Henry Gleason, the founder of Eau Gallie, Florida, and 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Florida.

He was involved in the local community including donating a coquina rock slab that the first school house in Brevard County now sits on at the Florida Institute of Technology; the auditorium on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology is named for him.[1] Gleason Park was named for him.[citation needed] Lansing Island was also named for him.[citation needed]

William Lansing Gleason also co-founded Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on June 6, 1955.


  1. ^ "Gleason Auditorium (1967)". Florida Institute of Technology. 2010-05-29.

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Preceded by
C.B. Vigus
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
December 1930– December 1943
Succeeded by
John Martin Law, Jr.
Preceded by
William Jackson Creel
Mayor of Eau Gallie, Florida
December 1950–November 1951
Succeeded by
George A. Harris