Jim Reeves

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Jim Reeves
Born October 11, 1937
Occupation Attorney, developer, politician
Spouse Susan Reeves
Children Michelle MacNeil
D. C. Reeves
James 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[edit]

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.[1]

Political career[edit]

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.[2] It was awarded by Governor Claude R. Kirk on July 5, 1967.[3]

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.[4] He lost to Dave Murzin by 41 votes in the Republican primary.[5]

Community involvement[edit]

See also[edit]

James Jerauld Reeves, jr, Reeves' son

Rachel Reeves Heaney, Reeves' daughter James Jerauld Reeves II, Reeves' son


  1. IHMC Board of Directors
  2. "Who's the Man?" Independent News, June 14, 2007.
  3. J. Earle Bowden. "Forty years later, history still at home in Pensacola." Pensacola News Journal, November 10, 2007.
  4. "Two veterans vie for House seat." Pensacola News Journal, August 28, 2002.
  5. "Murzin wins; Reeves drops recount bid." Pensacola News Journal, September 14, 2002.