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Mayors and Postmasters of Key West, Florida


Mayors of Key West, 1832-2010 (may be incomplete!)
Oliver O'Hara 1832-33 Fielding A. Browne 1833-34 Adam Gordon 1834-35 Fielding A. Browne 1836-37 William A. Whitehead 1837-38 Tomaso Sachetti 1838-39 William C. Greene 1839-40 Philip J. Fontaine 1840-41 Alexander Patterson 1841-42 Philip J. Fontaine 1842-44 Benjamin Sawyer 1844-46 Walter C. Maloney 1846-49 Alexander Patterson 1849-52 Fernando J. Moreno 1852-53 John W. Porter 1853-55 William Curry 1855 Philip J. Fontaine 1855-56 Alexander Patterson 1856-57 John P. Baldwin 1857-61 William Marvin 1861 Alexander Patterson 1861-64 E. O. Gwynn 1864-65 Alexander Patterson 1865-66 William Marvin 1866 E. O. Gwynn 1866-67 Alexander Patterson 1867-68 William S. Allen 1868 D. W. Whitehurst 1868-69 Joseph B. Browne 1869-70 Henry Mulrennan 1870-71 William D. Cash 1871-72 Winer Bethel 1872-73 William S. Allen 1873-74 E. O. Gwynn 1874-75 Carlos M. de Cespedes 1875-76 Livingstone W. Bethel 1876-80 Robert Jasper Perry 1880-81 E. O. Gwynn 1881-82 William McClintock 1882-83 R. Alfred Monsalvatage 1883-85 James G. Jones 1885-86 J. W. V. R. Plummer 1886-88 James A. Waddell 1888-89 Walter C. Maloney, Jr. 1889-91 Robert Jasper Perry 1891-95 James A. Waddell 1895-97 John B. Maloney 1897-98 George L. Bartlum 1898-1903 Benjamin D. Trevor 1903-05 George L. Babcock 1905-07 Joseph N. Fogarty 1907-15 Norberg Thompson 1915-17 Allen B. Cleare 1917-19 Louis E. Otto 1919-21 Frank H. Ladd 1921-25 Leslie A. Curry 1925-32 William H. Malone 1933-35 Harry C. Galey 1935-37 Willard M. Albury 1937-45 William W. Demeritt 1945-47 A. Maitland Adams 1947-49 Hunter G. Harden 1948-49 Louis M. J. Eisner 1949-50 John Carbonell 1950-51 Louis M. J. Eisner 1951 C. B. Harvey 1951-57 Delio Cobo 1957-61 C. B. Harvey 1961-63 Kermit Lewin 1963-69 Delio Cobo 1969-71 Charles McCoy 1971-81 Dennis Wardlow 1981-83 Richard A. Heyman 1983-85 Tom Sawyer 1985-87 Richard A. Heyman 1987-89 Tony Tarracino 1989-91 Dennis Wardlow 1991-95 Tom Sawyer 1995 Dennis Wardlow 1995-97 Sheila Mullins 1997-99 Jimmy Weekley 1999-2005 Morgan McPherson 2005-09 Craig Cates 2009-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1838 Jul 1: William A. Whitehead, resigned.
  • 1861 May 17: John P. Baldwin, removed.
  • 1869: Joseph B. Browne (Dem), elected; E. L. Ware (Rep), defeated.
  • 1877: Livingstone W. Bethel, elected; J. W. V. R. Plummer, defeated.
  • 1881 Oct 11: E. O. Gwynn, elected; George Fergson, defeated; George Warren, defeated.
  • 1887: J. W. V. R. Plummer, elected; George B. Patterson, defeated.
  • 1917 Nov 13: Allen B. Cleare, elected; Louis E. Otto, defeated.
  • 1919 Nov 15: Louis E. Otto, elected; E. E. Ingraham, defeated; James N. W. Bissell, defeated.
  • 1932 Dec 31: Leslie A. Curry, died in office.
  • 1935: Harry C. Galey, elected; William H. Malone, defeated.
  • 1945 Jul 8: Willard M. Albury, resigned.
  • 1991: Tony Tarracino, defeated.


    Postmasters at Key West, 1879-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    Jefferson B. Browne as of 1879 Louis E. Otto 1898-99 George B. Patterson 1899-1909 Charles S. Williams 1909-13 Marcy B. Darnall 1913-21 Clyde P. Stickney 1954-55 Clyde P. Stickney 1955-75

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