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New Orleans, Louisiana
Mayors, Postmasters, U.S. Land Office officials

Mayors of New Orleans, 1803-2010 (may be incomplete!)
Etienne de Boré 1803-04 James Pitot 1804-05 John Watkins 1805-07 James J. Mather 1807-12 Charles Trudeau 1812 Nicholas Girod 1812 LeBreton Dorgenois 1812 Nicholas Girod 1812-15 Augustin Macarty 1815-20 Joseph Roffignac 1820-28 Denis Prieur 1828-38 Paul Bertus 1838 Charles Genois 1838-40 William Freret 1840-42 Denis Prieur 1842-43 Paul Bertus 1843 William Freret 1843-44 Joseph E. Montegut 1844-46 Abial D. Crossman 1846-54 John L. Lewis 1854-56 Charles M. Waterman 1856-58 Gerald Stith 1858-60 John T. Monroe 1860-62 George F. Shepley 1862 Godfrey Weitzel 1862 Jonas H. French 1862 Godfrey Weitzel 1862 Henry C. Deming 1862-63 James F. Miller 1863 Edward Henry Durell 1863 James F. Miller 1863-64 Stephen Hoyt 1864-65 Hugh Kennedy 1865 Samuel Miller Quincy 1865 Glendy Burke 1865 Hugh Kennedy 1865-66 J. A. D. Rozier 1866 George Clark 1866 John T. Monroe 1866-67 Edward Heath 1867-68 John R. Conway 1868-70 Benjamin F. Flanders 1870-72 Louis A. Wiltz 1872-74 Charles J. Leeds 1874-76 Edward Pilsbury 1876-78 Isaac W. Patton 1878-80 Joseph A. Shakspeare 1880-82 William J. Behan 1882-84 J. Valsin Guillotte 1884-88 Joseph A. Shakspeare 1888-92 John Fitzpatrick 1892-96 Walter C. Flower 1896-1900 Paul Capdevielle 1900-04 Martin Behrman 1904-20 Andrew J. McShane 1920-25 Martin Behrman 1925-26 Arthur J. O'Keefe 1926-29 T. Semmes Walmsley 1929-30 T. Semmes Walmsley 1930-36 A. Miles Pratt 1936 Fred A. Earhart 1936 Jesse S. Cave 1936 Robert S. Maestri 1936-46 de Lesseps S. Morrison 1946-61 Victor H. Schiro 1961 Victor H. Schiro 1961-70 Moon Landrieu 1970-78 Ernest N. Morial 1978-86 Sidney J. Barthelemy 1986-94 Marc H. Morial 1994-2002 C. Ray Nagin 2002-10

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1803 Nov 30: Etienne de Boré, appointed.
  • 1804 May 26: Etienne de Boré, resigned.
  • 1804 Jun 2: James Pitot, appointed.
  • 1805 Jul 26: James Pitot, resigned.
  • 1805 Jul 27: John Watkins, appointed.
  • 1807 Mar 9: James J. Mather, appointed.
  • 1812 May 16: James J. Mather, resigned.
  • 1812 Sep 21: Nicholas Girod, elected; James Pitot, defeated.
  • 1814 Sep 5: Nicholas Girod, elected; Augustin Macarty, defeated.
  • 1820: Joseph Roffignac, elected.
  • 1828: Denis Prieur, elected; A. Peuchaud, defeated.
  • 1838 Apr 2: Charles Genois (Whig), elected.
  • 1840: William Freret, elected.
  • 1842: Denis Prieur (Dem), elected; William Freret, defeated.
  • 1843 Feb 7: Denis Prieur, resigned.
  • 1888: Robert C. Davey, defeated.
  • 1892: John Fitzpatrick (Dem), elected.
  • 1896: Charles F. Buck, defeated.
  • 1904: Charles F. Buck, defeated.
  • 1920: Martin Behrman, defeated.
  • 1925: Martin Behrman, elected.
  • 1926 Jan 12: Martin Behrman, died in office.
  • 1930: T. Semmes Walmsley, elected.
  • 1934: T. Semmes Walmsley, elected.
  • 1936 Jun 30: T. Semmes Walmsley, resigned.
  • 1942: Shirley G. Wimberly, defeated.
  • 1946 Jan 22: de Lesseps S. Morrison (Dem), elected; Robert S. Maestri (Dem), defeated; Shirley G. Wimberly (Dem), defeated; Mrs. Louis Patrick Dillon (Dem), defeated; Anthony Deckelmann (Dem), defeated; John Golden (Dem), defeated; Warren Johnson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Jan 24: de Lesseps S. Morrison (Dem), elected; Charles C. Zatarain (Dem), defeated; Alvin A. Cobb (Dem), defeated; Mrs. Louis Patrick Dillon (Dem), defeated; Anthony Deckelmann (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954: de Lesseps S. Morrison, elected.
  • 1958: de Lesseps S. Morrison, elected.
  • 1970: Benjamin C. Toledano (Rep), defeated.
  • 1977: Ernest N. Morial, elected.
  • 1982: William J. Jefferson, defeated.
  • 1986: William J. Jefferson, defeated.
  • 1994: Marc H. Morial, elected.
  • 1998 Feb 7: Marc H. Morial, elected; Kathleen Cresson, defeated; Paul Borrello, defeated.
  • 2002 Feb 2: C. Ray Nagin, nominated; Richard Pennington, nominated; Paulette R. Irons, defeated in primary; James M. Singleton, defeated in primary; Troy A. Carter, defeated in primary; Vernon Palmer, defeated in primary; Leonard Lucas, defeated in primary; Emile Labat, defeated in primary; Quentin R. Brown, Jr., defeated in primary; Thomas Delahay Dunn, Jr., defeated in primary; Timothy Hill, defeated in primary; Clarence Hunt, defeated in primary; Manny Bruno, defeated in primary; Ed Cerrone, defeated in primary; Albert Jones, defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Mar 2: C. Ray Nagin, elected; Richard Pennington, defeated.

    Postmasters at New Orleans, 1804-1983 (may be incomplete!)
    Blaise Cenas 1804-10 Thomas B. Johnson 1810-24 George Croghan 1824-26 Antoine Dupuy 1826-29 David C. Ker 1829 William H. Ker 1829-39 William McQueen 1839-40 Gabriel Montamat 1840-41 William DeBuys 1841-43 John Bennett Dawson 1843 Alexander G. Penn 1843-49 Michel Musson 1849-53 William G. Kendall 1853-55 Arthur S. Nevitt 1855-57 Robert E. McHatton 1857-58 Samuel F. Marks 1858-60 John Leonard Riddell 1860-62 John M. G. Parker 1862-65 Robert W. Taliaferro 1865-68 Walter Smallwood 1868-69 Charles W. Lowell 1869-73 Charles W. Ringgold 1873-75 John M. G. Parker 1875-78 Algernon S. Badger 1878-79 William L. McMillen 1879-83 Washington B. Merchant 1883-85 Samuel H. Buck 1885-87 George W. Nott 1887-90 Stephen M. Eaton 1890-94 Frank H. Daniels 1894-98 John R. G. Pitkin 1898-1901 Ferdinand B. Earhart 1901 David G. Baldwin 1901-02 J. Watts Kearny 1902-05 Thomas J. Woodward 1905-09 William J. Behan 1909-11 Alexander F. Leonhardt 1911-14 Joseph Voegtle 1914-16 Charles Janvier 1916-25 William L. S. Gordon 1925-33 Charles A. Stevens 1933-36 Joseph J. Ferguson 1936 Joseph J. Ferguson 1936-44 Ralph Handlin 1944-45 A. Frank Fairley 1945-68 Paul V. Burke 1968 Paul V. Burke 1968-83

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Jul 9: Ferdinand B. Earhart, died in office.

    Registers of U.S. Land Office at New Orleans, 1816-95 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel H. Harper as of 1816 Richard Henry Cuny as of 1869 George McDuffie Brumby as of 1895

    Receivers of U.S. Land Office at New Orleans, 1816-95 (may be incomplete!)
    Alfred Lorrain as of 1816 Henry L. Jones as of 1869 Charles P. Johnston as of 1895

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