Chief Justice Stephen Grimes

Former Florida Justice Stephen H. Grimes, 93, died Friday in Tallahassee. He was the 72nd justice on the Florida Supreme Court since Florida received statehood in 1845.

Grimes served on the state’s highest court from 1987 to 1997. He led the state courts system as its chief justice from 1994 to 1996 during a period of great transition caused partly by the advent of the Internet.