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Florida State Law Professor Appointed to Florida Historical Commission

Adam J. Hirsch

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University College of Law Professor Adam J. Hirsch has been appointed to the Florida Historical Commission by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Hirsch’s term began February 16, 2012, and ends December 31, 2014.

Hirsch is the William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor at the law school and a courtesy professor at Florida State’s history department. He is a leading authority on wills and trusts and is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Hirsch holds a J.D. and a Ph.D. in History from Yale University, where his doctoral dissertation received the George Washington Egleston Prize for the best dissertation in American history.

“I have long had an interest in the legal history of Florida and I now hope to make whatever contribution I can to the broader effort to support historical study and preservation within our state,” said Hirsch. “I am honored and pleased to receive this appointment.”

The 11-member Florida Historical Commission was established by the 2001 Florida Legislature to enhance public participation and involvement in the preservation and protection of the state's historic and archaeological sites and properties.

February 2012