Edward H. Armstrong
Edward H. Armstrong (July 23, 1880 – January 2, 1938) won the Daytona Beach, Florida mayor's office five times during the 1920s and 1930s where Jim Crow laws, racial segregation, poll taxes and the Great Depression complicated social, political and economic conditions. He controversially gained the support of black voters in exchange for community aid and infrastructure improvements. Today, he is remembered as the legendary political boss of Daytona Beach who indisputably found a way to gets things done and was one of the most colorful and headstrong figures in the city's history.
Edward H. Armstrong (Mayor of Daytona Beach: 1928-1929, 1932-1938)
General Information and the 82 Year Quest to get a Plaque Placed on his Monument
in Oceanfront Park, Daytona Beach, Florida