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Tampa, Florida
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Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Tampa, 1856-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph B. Lancaster 1856 Darwin Austen Branch 1856 Alfonso DeLauney 1856-57 Darwin Austen Branch 1857-58 Madison Post 1858-59 James McKay, Sr. 1859-60 John P. Crichton 1860-61 Hamlin V. Snell 1861-62 John Jackson 1862 Edward A. Clarke 1866-69 James E. Lipscomb 1873-76 H. P. Lovering 1876-77 Thomas E. Jackson 1877-78 John P. Wall 1878-80 Henry C. Ferris 1880-81 M. E. Haynsworth 1881 George B. Sparkman 1881-83 Duff Post 1883-86 Herman Glogowski 1886-87 George B. Sparkman 1887-88 Herman Glogowski 1888-89 Thomas E. Jackson 1889-90 Herman Glogowski 1890-91 Duff Post 1891-92 Herman Glogowski 1892-93 Frederick A. Salomonson 1893-94 Robert W. Easley 1894-95 Frederick A. Salomonson 1895-96 Myron Gillette 1896-98 Frank C. Bowyer 1898-1900 Francis L. Wing 1900-02 James McKay, Jr. 1902-04 Frederick A. Salomonson 1904-06 William H. Frecker 1906-08 Francis L. Wing 1908-20 Horace C. Gordon 1920-21 Charles H. Brown 1921-24 Perry G. Wall 1924-28 D. B. McKay 1928-31 Thomas Henderson 1931 Robert E. L. Chancey 1931-43 Curtis Hixon 1943-56 J. L. Young, Jr. 1956 Nick Nuccio 1956-59 Julian Lane 1959-63 Nick Nuccio 1963-67 Dick A. Greco, Jr. 1967-74 Richard L. Cheney 1974 Lloyd Copeland 1974 William F. Poe 1974-79 Bob Martinez 1979-86 Sandra W. Freedman 1986-95 Dick A. Greco, Jr. 1995-2003 Pam Iorio 2003-11 Bob Buckhorn 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1856 Nov 25: Joseph B. Lancaster, died in office.
  • 1881 Feb 19: Henry C. Ferris, resigned.
  • 1956 May 21: Curtis Hixon, died in office.
  • 1963 Sep 10: Nick Nuccio, advanced to runoff; Julian Lane, advanced to runoff; Ed Blackburn, Jr., defeated; Guy A. Burnett, Jr., defeated; Jim Fair, defeated.
  • 1963 Sep 24: Nick Nuccio, elected; Julian Lane, defeated.
  • 1971 Sep 14: Armando P. Valdes, Jr., defeated.
  • 1974 Apr 1: Dick A. Greco, Jr., resigned.
  • 1974 Jun 19: Richard L. Cheney, died in office.
  • 1974 Sep 10: Joe Kotvas, advanced to runoff; William F. Poe, advanced to runoff; Bob Martinez, defeated; Alton M. White, defeated; Logan D. Browning, defeated; Vince Meloy, defeated; Frank Scionti, defeated.
  • 1974 Oct 1: William F. Poe, elected; Joe Kotvas, defeated.
  • 1983 Mar 1: Bob Martinez, elected; Armando P. Valdes, Jr., defeated.
  • 1986 Jul 16: Bob Martinez, resigned.
  • 1987 Mar 3: Sandra W. Freedman, elected; Guy Spicola, defeated; Helen Chavez, defeated; Faye Culp, defeated; Eric J. Walloga, defeated.
  • 1991 Mar 5: Sandra W. Freedman, elected; Larry Smith, defeated; Charles A. Edison, defeated.
  • 1995 Mar 7: Dick A. Greco, Jr., elected; Jan Platt, defeated; Edward T. Young, defeated.
  • 1999 Mar 2: Dick A. Greco, Jr., elected unopposed.
  • 2003 Mar 4: Pam Iorio, advanced to runoff; Frank J. Sanchez, advanced to runoff; Bob Buckhorn, defeated; Miranda, defeated; Donald B. Ardell, defeated.
  • 2003 Mar 25: Pam Iorio, elected; Frank J. Sanchez, defeated.
  • 2007 Mar 6: Pam Iorio, elected; Marion Serious Lewis, defeated; Aria Ray Green, defeated.
  • 2011 Mar 1: Rose V. Ferlita, advanced to runoff; Bob Buckhorn, advanced to runoff; Dick A. Greco, Jr., defeated; Ed Turanchik, defeated; Thomas Scott, defeated.
  • 2011 Mar 22: Bob Buckhorn, elected; Rose V. Ferlita, defeated.


    Postmasters at Tampa, 1834-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    Augustus Steele 1834-39 R. H. Peyton 1839-40 Augustus Steele 1840-42 Manuel Olivella 1842-46 John M. Palmer 1846-50 Hugh T. Fisher 1850-52 Alfonso DeLauney 1852-60 James E. Bowden 1860-61 John H. Jenks 1865-66 John F. Fletcher 1866-68 William L. Apthoop 1868-69 John F. Fletcher 1869 Matthew P. Lyons 1869-71 Charles Slager 1871-72 Charles Hanford 1872 Matthew Hooper 1872-73 Perry G. Wall 1873-75 John S. Judson 1875-77 Robert B. Thomas 1877 Thomas A. Carruth 1877-81 Henry R. Benjamin 1881-87 William N. Conoley 1887-89 Harvey J. Cooper 1889-93 Duff Post 1893-97 Gerard B. Reynolds 1897-1906 George W. Bean 1906-14 James McKay, Jr. 1914-17 Edwin D. Lambright 1917-18 Edwin D. Lambright 1918-23 Elizabeth D. Barnard 1923-33 James Edgar Wall, Sr. 1933-34 James Edgar Wall, Sr. 1934-48 David Gee Hooker 1948-49 Samuel G. Harrison 1949-61 Jose A. Gonzalez 1961-62 Jose A. Gonzalez 1962-75


    Tampa Bay
    (now Tampa)

    Postmasters at Tampa Bay, 1831-34 (may be incomplete!)
    William G. Sanders 1831-32 Augustus Steele 1832-34

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