|D. D. Corbett
(October 5, 1873 - April 27, 1945)
D. D. Corbett, former superintendent of Public Instruction of St. Johns County, died Sunday afternoon at his home on
April 27, 1945 after a long illness.
Mr. Corbett was born in St. Augustine, October 5, 1873, and was preceded in death by his wife, who succumbed July 21,
1944. He is survived by two daughters, Mildred and Ethel Corbett; two sons, Horace L. and Delorean Dempsey Corbett,
Jr., also of St. Augustine.
In 1904 he was a clerk at Corbett's Fish market.
He was first elected county superintendent of schools in 1912.
He was reelected in 1916 and 1920. In 1931 he was elected county commissioner and was again chosen county
superintendent. He did not seek reelection in 1944 due to ill health.
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