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Mayors and Postmasters of Atlanta, Georgia


Mayors of Atlanta, 1848-2008 (may be incomplete!)
Moses W. Formwalt 1848-49 Benjamin F. Bomar 1849-50 Willis Buell 1850-51 Jonathan Norcross 1851-52 Thomas Gibbs 1852-53 John F. Mims 1853 William Markham 1853-54 William M. Butt 1854-55 Allison Nelson 1855 John Glen 1855-56 William Ezzard 1856-58 Luther Glenn 1858-60 William Ezzard 1860-61 Jared Whitaker 1861 Thomas Lowe 1861-62 James Calhoun 1862-66 James E. Williams 1866-69 William Hulsey 1869-70 William Ezzard 1870-71 Dennis Hammond 1871-72 John H. James 1872-73 Cicero C. Hammock 1873-74 S. B. Spencer 1874-75 Cicero C. Hammock 1875-77 Nedom L. Angier 1877-79 William Lowndes Calhoun 1879-81 James W. English 1881-83 John B. Goodwin 1883-85 George Hillyer 1885-87 John Tyler Cooper 1887-89 John Thomas Glenn 1889-91 William A. Hemphill 1891-93 John B. Goodwin 1893-95 Porter King 1895-97 Charles Collier 1897-99 James G. Woodward 1899-1901 Livingston Mims 1901-03 Evan P. Howell 1903-05 James G. Woodward 1905-07 W. R. Joyner 1907-09 Robert Maddox 1909-11 Courtland Winn 1911-13 James G. Woodward 1913-17 Asa G. Candler 1917-19 James L. Key 1919-23 Walter A. Sims 1923-27 Isaac Newton Ragsdale 1927-31 James L. Key 1931-37 William B. Hartsfield 1937-41 Roy LeCraw 1941-42 George B. Lyle 1942 William B. Hartsfield 1942-62 Ivan Allen, Jr. 1962-70 Sam Massell 1970-74 Maynard H. Jackson 1974-82 Andy Young 1982-90 Maynard H. Jackson 1990-94 Bill Campbell 1994-2002 Shirley Franklin 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1853 Oct 29: John F. Mims, resigned.
  • 1855 Jul 6: Allison Nelson, resigned.
  • 1870: William Markham, defeated.
  • 1969: Rodney Cook (Rep), defeated.
  • 1973: Maynard H. Jackson, elected.
  • 1989: Hosea Williams, defeated.
  • 2001: Shirley Franklin, elected.
  • 2005: Shirley Franklin, elected.


    Postmasters at Atlanta, 1856-1976 (may be incomplete!)
    Thomas C. Howard 1856-58 William T. Wilson 1858-61 Thomas C. Howard 1861-65 Thomas G. Simms 1865-69 James L. Dunning 1869-74 Samuel Bard 1874-75 Benjamin F. Conley 1875-83 William H. Smyth 1883-84 William T. B. Wilson 1884-86 John W. Renfroe 1886-89 John R. Lewis 1889-93 Amos Fox 1893-97 William H. Smyth 1897-1902 Edwin F. Blodgett 1902-10 Hugh L. McKee 1910-13 Bolling H. Jones 1913-20 George C. Rogers 1920-22 Edwin K. Large 1922-34 Leonidas F. Livingston 1934-35 Leonidas F. Livingston 1935-52 Clyde Fleming 1952-53 Burl F. Sanders 1953-57 Burl F. Sanders 1957-63 Philip J. Rosenberger 1963 George W. Camp 1963-64 George W. Camp 1964-76

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