A new documentary about former Florida Gov. Farris Bryant chronicles the many contributions he made to the state that continue to impact residents today. Bryant was instrumental in building Florida’s highways and turnpike, expanding the university system and elevating the state’s profile as a tourist destination.
“Age of the Mind” also provides personal insights, including the crucial role his wife played in his success and how he worked his way through Harvard Law School waiting tables and typing legal briefs for 10 cents a page.
Bryant, one of the founders of Bryant Miller Olive, served as governor from 1961-65.