The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Miami, Florida
including Maama
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Miami, 1896-2009 (may be incomplete!)
John B. Reilly 1896-1900 J. E. Lummus 1900-03 John Sewell 1903-07 F. H. Wharton 1907-11 S. Rodman Smith 1911-12 J. W. Watson, Sr. 1912-15 P. A. Henderson 1915-17 J. W. Watson, Sr. 1917-19 W. P. Smith 1919-21 C. D. Leffler 1921-23 P. A. Henderson 1923-25 Edward C. Romfh 1925-27 E. George Sewell 1927-29 C. H. Reeder 1929-31 R. B. Gautier 1931-33 E. George Sewell 1933-35 A. D. H. Fossey 1935-37 Robert R. Williams 1937-39 E. George Sewell 1939-40 Alexander Orr, Jr. 1940-41 C. H. Reeder 1941-43 Leonard K. Thomson 1943-45 Perrine Palmer, Jr. 1945-47 Robert L. Floyd 1947-49 William Wolfarth 1949-51 Chelsie J. Senerchia 1951-53 Abraham Aronovitz 1953-55 Randall N. Christmas 1955-57 Robert King High 1957-67 Stephen P. Clark 1967-70 David T. Kennedy 1970-73 Maurice A. Ferré 1973 David T. Kennedy 1973 Maurice A. Ferré 1973-85 Xavier L. Suarez 1985-93 Stephen P. Clark 1993-96 Wilred Gort 1996 Joseph Carollo 1996-97 Xavier L. Suarez 1997-98 Joseph Carollo 1998-2001 Manuel Diaz 2001-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1940 Apr 2: E. George Sewell, died in office.
  • 1957: Randall N. Christmas, defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 26: Robert King High, elected.
  • 1967 Aug 30: Robert King High, died in office.
  • 1996: Clennon King, defeated.
  • 1996 Jun 4: Stephen P. Clark, died in office.
  • 2005 Nov 15: Omari Musa, defeated.

    Postmasters at Miami, 1877-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    John William Ewan 1877-79 William A. Benest 1879-80 Alice A. Brickell 1880-89 James A. McCrory 1889-90 Alice A. Brickell 1890-97 Joseph S. Warner 1897-1900 Henry C. Budge 1900-12 Morgan E. Jones 1912-14 Francis M. Brown 1914-18 Arthur E. Culley 1919-22 John D. Garner 1922-26 Owen W. Pittman 1926-34 William J. Dixon 1934-35 William C. Hill 1935-40 George E. Merrick 1940-42 Samuel R. Valliere 1942 Hugh P. Emerson 1942-48 Samuel R. Valliere 1948-49 Samuel R. Valliere 1949-58 Eugene M. Dunlap 1958-59 Eugene M. Dunlap 1959-72

    (renamed Miami in 1877)

    Postmasters at Maama, 1874-77 (may be incomplete!)
    William Watkins Hicks 1874-76 John William Ewan 1876-77

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