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James LeRoy Giles

James LeRoy Giles (June 16, 1863 – May 3, 1946) was the twenty-second Mayor of Orlando from 1916 to 1919. He was later elected to two non-consecutive terms in office. He also served as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Florida in the 1912 United States Presidential Election.[1]

James LeRoy Giles
22nd Mayor of Orlando
In office
Preceded by E. Frank Sperry
Succeeded by Eugene Duckworth
24th Mayor of Orlando
In office
Preceded by Eugene Duckworth
Succeeded by Latta M. Autrey
26th Mayor of Orlando
In office
Preceded by Latta M. Autrey
Succeeded by Samuel Yulee Way
Personal details
Born June 16, 1863
Zellwood, Orange County
Died May 3, 1946
Orlando, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Nannie C. Bartlett Giles
Children Leroy Bartlett Giles and Anna Estelle Giles Weathersbee
Parents Enoch H. Giles and Nellie B. Giles
Occupation Real estate dealer


James Giles was born in Zellwood in Orange County, Florida, on June 16, 1863. His father was the Reverend Enoch H. Giles (1836–1908) and his mother was Nellie B. Giles (1847–1917). He died on May 3, 1946, in Orlando, Florida.

His niece Edna Giles Fuller would eventually become the first woman elected to the Florida House of Representatives.[2]


  1. ^ Larry Kestenbaum. "Giles, James L. (b. 1863)". Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ Mark Andrews (October 17, 1999). "Pioneering Public Women Also Excelled In Other Fields". Orlando Sentinel.