Ossian B. Hart

Ossian B. Hart (1821 - 1874) a Republican, was the tenth governor of Florida serving from January 1873 until his death on March 18, 1874. Ossian Sweet was named in honor of Ossian Hart, a progressive who had good relations with black citizens in Florida. Ossian's Sweet's oldest brother, who died in infancy, was named after Ossian Hart's brother.