Bob Martinez

American politician

Robert "Bob" Martinez (born December 25, 1934) is an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of Florida serving from 1987 to 1991.[1] He was the first person of Spanish ancestry to be elected to the state's top office. Before that, he was the mayor of Tampa from 1979 to 1986.

Bob Martinez
40th Governor of Florida
In office
January 6, 1987 – January 8, 1991
LieutenantBobby Brantley
Preceded byWayne Mixson
Succeeded byLawton Chiles
2nd Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
March 28, 1991 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byWilliam Bennett
Succeeded byLee P. Brown
Mayor of Tampa
In office
October 1, 1979 – July 16, 1986
Preceded byWilliam Poe
Succeeded bySandra W. Freedman
Personal details
Robert Martinez

(1934-12-25) December 25, 1934 (age 85)
Tampa, Florida
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Jane (Marino) Martinez
ChildrenSharon Marie, Robert Alan

Martinez also served as the second Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy from 1991 to 1993.


  1. Robert (Bob) Martinez Florida governors mansion

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