Flashback Friday

Lenox Williams, left, standing with man next to Amateur Radio Public Service Corps van at the Florida School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Not before 1960. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 30 Mar. 2017.

The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, was a high risk residential commitment facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Justice for male youth 13 to 21 years of age who were committed by the Court. The school originally opened in 1900 as the Florida State Reform School. It was later known as the Florida Industrial School for Boys (1914-1957), the Florida School for Boys (1957-1967), and finally the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. The school closed in 2011.

Lenox Williams was born in White City, Alabama on February 9, 1932. He began his career in Marianna in 1960, when he was hired as a psychologist at Florida School for Boys. He later advanced to superintendent and became the longest serving superintendent in the history of Dozier School for Boys. He died on July 26, 2010.