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Transcribed from: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The
Lewis Publishing Co., 1923.
ALBRITTON, PAUL C. is one of the representative lawyers of
the younger generation in the new county of Sarasota, and is
established in the practice of his profession in the City of Sarasota,
the county seat.
Mr. ALBRITTON was born at Chicora, Polk County, Florida, July
25, 1896, and is a son of THOMAS A. and MARTHA JANE (CHAUNCEY)
ALBRITTON, the paternal grandparents, Capt. THOMAS O. and POLLY ANNA
(THRIFT) ALBRITTON, natives of Georgia, having settled in the vicinity
of Chicoro, Florida, shortly after the close of the Civil war, and the
maternal grandparents, EDMOND and TEMPLETON (THOMAS) CHAUNCEY, having
come from their native State of South Carolina to the Chicora District
of Florida at the time when the Civil war was in progress. Both Captain
ALBRITTON and EDMOND CHAUNCEY became substantial planters and citrus
fruit growers in Polk County. Since the year 1901 THOMAS A. ALBRITTON
and his wife have maintained their home at Bee Ridge, in the present
County of Sarasota, and there he is the owner of a valuable citrus
grove. Of the three children PAUL C. is the eldest, and the others,
MAUDE and CARL, remain at the parental home.
PAUL C. ALBRITTON received good educational training along
academic lines then entered the law department of Stetson University,
at DeLand, Florida, in which institution he was graduated in June,
1922, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was forthwith admitted to
the bar of his native state and has since been established in the
practice of his profession at Sarasota. He is aligned loyally in the
ranks of the democratic party, is affiliated with the Masonic
Fraternity and the Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, and is a
communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
After our nation's entrance into the great World war Mr.
ALBRITTON was able to do his part in patriotic service. In May, 1918,
he entered the United States Navy, as second-class seaman, and he was
giving effective service as a naval instructor at Pensacola, Florida,
at the time when the armistice brought the war to a close. He received
his honorable discharge, with the rank of ensign, in August, 1920.