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Mayors and Postmasters of Jacksonville, Florida


Mayors of Jacksonville, 1846-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph B. Lancaster as of 1846-47 Halstead H. Hoeg 1865-66 Holmes Steele 1866-67 John Clark 1867-68 Edward Hopkins 1868-70 Peter Jones 1870-73 Jonathan C. Greeley 1873-74 Peter Jones 1874-76 Luther McConihe 1876-77 W. Stokes Boyd 1877-78 Luther McConihe 1878-79 Peter Jones 1879-80 J. Ramsey Dey 1880-81 Morris A. Dzialynski 1881-83 W. McClaws Dan 1883-85 M. C. Rice 1885-86 Patrick McQuaid 1886-87 J. Q. Burbridge 1887 C. B. Smith 1887-88 Patrick McQuaid 1888-91 Henry Robinson 1891-93 Duncan U. Fletcher 1893-95 William M. Bostwick 1895-97 William D. Knight 1897-99 J. E. T. Bowden 1899-1901 Duncan U. Fletcher 1901-03 George M. Nolan 1903-06 William H. Baker 1906-07 William H. Sebring 1907-09 William S. Jordan 1909-13 Van C. Swearingen 1913-15 J. E. T. Bowden 1915-17 John W. Martin 1917-23 John T. Alsop, Jr. 1923-37 George C. Blume 1937-41 John T. Alsop, Jr. 1941-45 Frank Whitehead 1945-49 Haydon Burns 1949-65 Lou Ritter 1965-67 Hans Tanzler 1967-79 Jake Godbold 1979-87 Tommy Hazouri 1987-91 T. Edward Austin, Jr. 1991-95 John Delaney 1995-2003 John Peyton 2003-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1893 Jul 18: Duncan U. Fletcher (Dem), elected; Morris A. Dzialynski (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1967: Lou Ritter, defeated.
  • 1979: Lex Hester, defeated; Jake Godbold, elected.
  • 1983: Jake Godbold, elected.
  • 1991: Tommy Hazouri, defeated.
  • 1995: Jake Godbold, defeated; Tommy Hazouri, defeated.
  • 2003: John Peyton (Rep), elected; Nat Glover (Dem), defeated.
  • 2007: John Peyton (Rep), elected.


    Postmasters at Jacksonville, 1824-1985 (may be incomplete!)
    John L. Dogget 1824-27 Isaiah D. Hart 1827-37 William B. Ross 1837-41 Rufus B. Gregory 1841 John M. Pons 1841-49 Mark Butts 1849-53 Charles M. Cooper 1853-54 William Grothe 1854-62 Calvin L. Robinson 1862-64 Edward H. Reed 1864-71 Charles Memorial Hamilton 1871-72 Edward M. Cheney 1872-74 John S. Adams 1874-76 Manuel Govin 1876-77 Hamilton Jay 1877-82 William M. Ledwith 1882-85 Harrison W. Clark 1885-89 Patrick E. McMurray 1889-93 Harrison W. Clark 1893-97 Dennis Eagan 1897-1902 Daniel T. Gerow 1902-14 Peter A. Dignan 1914-19 George L. Drew 1919-22 Herbert E. Ross 1922 Herbert E. Ross 1922-33 William D. Jones 1934 William D. Jones 1934-42 George C. Blume 1942 George C. Blume 1942-56 Huber C. Hurst 1956-61 James E. Workman, Jr. 1961-62 James E. Workman, Jr. 1962-85

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