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Voices of Florida Women

May Mann Jennings

environmental activist
May Mann Jennings

May Mann Jennings (1872–1963) grew up in a rural area of Florida, and served as first lady during the term of her husband, William Sherman Jennings, governor from 1901 to 1905. She was active in the women’s club movement of the early twentieth century, and a recognized leader in conservation. She worked to protect the Everglades, and to create a national Everglades Park.