Ben Hill Griffin, Sr. was the father of Jr. He gave him a 10 acre orange grove as a wedding gift, and Jr. turned it into one of Florida's largest fortunes.

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. was born on October 20, 1910, during a hurricane in the former town of Tiger Bay near Fort Meade, Florida.

He was a citrus baron who operated out of Frostproof, Florida. He donated money to the University of Florida who named the stadium in Gainesville "Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field". Ben would be happy that it's nationally known now as "The Swamp".

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