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John Thrasher's Biography
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Wife: Jean; 3 Children: Jennifer, Jon, Julie
JD, Florida State University, 1972
BA, Florida State University, 1965
Senator, Florida State Senate, 2009-2014
Commissioner, Clay County, 2007-2008
Co-Chair, Florida George W. Bush for Presidential Campaign, 2004
Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, 1992-2000
Speaker of the House, Florida State House of Representatives, 1998-2000
Chair, Clay County Delegation, 1993
Member, Republican Caucus Policy Committee, 1992-1993
Chair, Clay County School Board, 1989-1990
Clay County School Board, 1986-1990
No caucus information on file.
President, Florida State University, 2014-present
General Counsel, Florida Medical Association
Partner, Southern Strategy Group, 2001-2009
Counsel, Smith Hulsey & Busey, Jacksonville, Florida, 1996-2008
Served, United States Army, 1966-1970
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Board of Directors, Clay Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Board Member, Children's Haven Advisory
Member, Clay County Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, Clay Police Athletic League
Member, Florida Bar
Former Chair, Florida State University Board of Trustees
General Counsel, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Member, Quigley House Advisory, 1993-1994
Member, Jacksonville Rotary Club, 1989-1991
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