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Jan Fortune (born November 24, 1926) is a politician and engineer in the American state of Florida.

Jan Fortune
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Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the Seminole County district
In office
In office
Personal details
Born (1926-11-24) November 24, 1926 (age 92)
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Donna Martin
ResidenceMaitland, Florida
Alma materPennsylvania State University, University of Pennsylvania
Occupationindustrial engineer

Fortune was born in 1926 in Pennsylvania to Robert J. and Blanch (Rauch) Fortune, of Scottish and Dutch ancestry.[1] He attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the former and an M.B.A in Industrial Management. He has worked for the Westinghouse Air Brake Company in Pennsylvania, Curtiss Wright Corporation in New jersey, A. T. Kearney and Company in Chicago, and Martin Company in Florida.[1]

He served in the Florida House of Representatives for Seminole County from 1963 to 1965 and 1967 to 1968.[2]

He married Donna Martin of Norwood, New York in 1953. They have one son, Jan Eric. Fortune is a member of the Masonic Lodge and is a World War II and Korean War veteran, serving in the United States Army Signal Corps as a lieutenant in Korea and with the United States Maritime Service in World War II. His religion is Protestant.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Florida Lives: The Sunshine State Who's Who, a Reference Edition Recording ... - Charles L. Trinkner - Google Books. Retrieved 2014-01-03 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Ward, Robert L. / Florida House of Representatives (2011). "Membership of the Florida House of Representatives by County, 1845-2012" (PDF). Retrieved December 11, 2011.