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John Land
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Mayor of Apopka, Florida
In office
January 1, 1971 – April 22, 2014
Succeeded by Joe Kilsheimer
In office
January 1, 1950 – January 1, 1968
Personal details
Born (1920-11-05)November 5, 1920
Plant City, Florida, U.S.
Died November 21, 2014(2014-11-21) (aged 94)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Betty
Profession politician

John H. Land (November 5, 1920 – November 21, 2014) was an American politician. He was the longest serving mayor in the history of Florida and one of the longest serving mayors in the United States. After having serving as mayor since 1970, Land lost his mayoral seat to Joe Kilsheimer on April 8, 2014. Land was born in Plant City, Florida.

Land died in a hospital in Orlando, Florida from a massive stroke, aged 94.

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