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Mayors and Postmasters of Shreveport, Louisiana


Mayors of Shreveport, 1839-2005 (may be incomplete!)
John O. Sewall 1839-40 William Walton George 1840-41 Samuel W. Briggs 1841-42 William Walton George 1842-44 John N. Howell 1844-45 Joseph Clinton Beall 1845-46 Lawrence P. Crain 1846-47 Robert Nathanial Wood 1847-48 John M. Landrum 1848-49 Robert Nathanial Wood 1849 John Bryce 1849-50 Robert Cooke 1850-51 Joseph Clinton Beall 1851-54 John Wallace Jones 1854-58 Jonas Robeson 1858-59 John W. Pennall 1859-60 Jonas Robeson 1860-62 Joseph Clinton Beall 1862-64 Samuel Wells 1864 John L. Gooch 1864-65 Aleck Boarman 1865-67 Lewis S. Markham 1867 Martin Tally 1867-69 Jerome B. Gilmore 1869-71 Moses Hodge Crowell 1871-73 Samuel Levy 1873 Michael A. Walsh 1873-74 Samuel J. Ward 1874-75 Nicholas Wells Murphy 1875-78 Andrew Currie 1878-90 Edward B. Herndon 1890 Richard Tucker Vinson 1890-96 Reuben Neil McKellar 1896-1900 Benjamin Holzman 1900-02 Andrew Querbes 1902-06 Ernest Ralph Bernstein, Sr. 1906-08 Samuel Augustus Dickson 1908-10 John H. Eastham 1910-14 Samuel Augustus Dickson 1914-16 Robert Hodges Ward 1916 John McWilliams Ford 1916-22 Lee Emmett Thomas 1922-30 James G. Palmer 1930-32 George Washington Hardy 1932-34 Sam S. Caldwell 1934-46 Clyde E. Fant 1946-54 James C. Gardner 1954-58 Clyde E. Fant 1958-70 L. Calhoun Allen, Jr. 1970-78 William T. Hanna 1978-82 John Brennan Hussey 1982-90 Hazel Beard 1990-94 Bo Williams 1994-98 Keith Paul Hightower 1998-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1871: William Rabun Shivers (Dem), elected, but died before taking office.
  • 1873: Joseph Taylor (Dem), elected.
  • 1890: Andrew Currie, resigned.
  • 1954: James C. Gardner, elected.
  • 1958: James C. Gardner, defeated.


    Postmasters at Shreveport, 1838-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles A. Sewall 1838-40 Seth Sheldon 1840-42 William Thatcher 1842-47 Robert W. Legrand 1847-49 John C. Barry 1849 William R. Douglass 1849-52 John S. Gooch 1852-53 Peter Rush 1853 Lewis E. Carter 1853-55 Henry Hunsicker 1855-61 T. G. Compton 1865 Joseph Howell 1865-67 Charles H. Thompson 1867 William Heffner 1867-69 Charles W. Keeting 1869-73 William McKenna 1873-86 James C. Soape 1886-90 Thornton E. Jacobs 1890-92 Pinckney B. Weaks 1892-94 Andrew Currie 1894-99 Leon M. Carter 1899-1904 Stephen F. Steere 1904-10 Allen C. Lea 1910-15 Frederick H. Gosman 1915-19 Nathan Ratcliff 1919-20 Nathan Ratcliff 1920-24 Charles W. Page 1924-26 Clem S. Clarke 1926-28 Clem S. Clarke 1928-30 Carey P. Duncan 1930-31 Carey P. Duncan 1931-37 Robert H. Nelson 1937-53 Arthur L. Layton 1953-55 Arthur L. Layton 1955-62 Virgil L. Dixon 1962-64 Virgil L. Dixon 1964-72

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