John Thrasher's untiring support and visionary leadership led to several major changes in Seminole Territory including the creation of the first new medical school in the country in the last two
decades. Thrasher also provided key leadership in the legislature during his time as Speaker of the House to appropriate 12 million dollars needed to build the academic and athletic facilities that
surround the North end zone of Doak Campbell Stadium. When complete, Florida State will certainly have on of the most impressive stadiums in the nation.
Thrasher was also a key component in providing funding for the new professional golf center at Don Veller Seminole Golf Course placing the Florida State Seminoles at the top of its class in the world
of collegiate golf.
John has received numerous awards through the years including a four-time Legislator of the Year and the prestigious Circle of Gold presented to distinguished alumni of Florida State. He was also
presented the rare Wescott Award which honors friends of Florida State whose loyalty and support can be called extraordinary.
John and his wife Jean live in Orange Park and have three children and three grandchildren.