|Born||October 11, 1937|
|Occupation||Attorney, developer, politician|
D. C. Reeves
James J. Reeves
James M. Reeves
James Jerauld Reeves (b. 1937) is a Pensacola real estate attorney, developer and former politician who served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1966 to 1972 and on the Pensacola City Council from 1977 to 1983. He has been a principal in a number of high-profile real estate ventures, including Aragon and Hawkshaw Village.
Early life & education
The son of Chester and Goldie Reeves, Jim graduated from Pensacola High School in 1956, then earned a bachelor of science from Florida State University in 1959 and a LL.B. from Stetson University College of Law in 1962. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1956 to 1964.
During his time in the Florida House, Reeves lobbied for a $100,000 state grant that enabled the creation of the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board. It was awarded by Governor Claude R. Kirk on July 5, 1967.
In 2001, nearly twenty years after leaving office, Reeves ran for the Florida House District 2 seat, citing a need for better representation of the Pensacola area. Formerly a Democrat, Reeves changed parties about a year before the campaign. He lost to Dave Murzin by 41 votes in the Republican primary.
- Irish Politicians Club, founder
- Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Board of Directors
- Gonzalez United Methodist Church, trustee
- Pensacola Cultural Center, President
- Pensacola Jaycees, past President
- Gulf Breeze Rotary Club, past President
- Downtown Improvement Board, past Chairman
- Community Maritime Park Associates, Board of Trustees
James Jerauld Reeves, jr, Reeves' son
Rachel Reeves Heaney, Reeves' daughter James Jerauld Reeves II, Reeves' son
- IHMC Board of Directors
- "Who's the Man?" Independent News, June 14, 2007.
- J. Earle Bowden. "Forty years later, history still at home in Pensacola." Pensacola News Journal, November 10, 2007.
- "Two veterans vie for House seat." Pensacola News Journal, August 28, 2002.
- "Murzin wins; Reeves drops recount bid." Pensacola News Journal, September 14, 2002.