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Mayors and Postmasters of Raleigh, North Carolina


Mayors of Raleigh, 1857-1999 (may be incomplete!)
William Dallas Haywood 1857-58 William H. Harrison 1858-67 William Dallas Haywood 1867-68 William H. Harrison 1868-72 Wesley Whitaker 1872-74 Joseph W. Holden 1874-75 John C. Gorman 1875 Joseph Henry Separk 1875 Basil C. Manly 1875-82 W. H. Dodd 1882-87 Alfred A. Thompson 1887-91 Thomas Badger 1891-95 William M. Russ 1895-98 A. M. Powell 1898-1905 James I. Johnson 1905-09 J. S. Wynne 1909-11 James I. Johnson 1911-19 T. B. Eldridge 1919-23 E. E. Culbreth 1923-31 George A. Iseley 1931-39 Graham H. Andrews 1939-47 P. D. Snipes 1947-51 James E. Briggs 1951-53 Fred B. Wheeler 1953-57 W. G. Enloe 1957-63 James W. Reid 1963-65 Travis H. Tomlinson 1965-69 Seby B. Jones 1969-71 Thomas W. Bradshaw 1971-73 Clarence E. Lightner 1973-75 Jyles J. Coggins 1975-77 Isabella W. Cannon 1977-79 G. Smedes York 1979-83 Avery C. Upchurch 1983-93 Tom Fetzer 1993-99

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1875 Aug 30: Joseph Henry Separk, died in office.
  • 1882 May 15: Basil C. Manly, died in office.
  • 1979: Isabella W. Cannon, defeated.


    Postmasters at Raleigh, 1794-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    William Shaw 1794-1810 William Peck 1810-18 Benjamin B. Smith 1818-26 Daniel Peck, Jr. 1826-29 Thomas G. Scott 1829-45 William White 1845-58 George T. Cook 1858-61 John P. H. Russ 1865 Andrew Miller 1865-69 Calvin J. Rogers 1869-73 William W. Holden 1873-81 John Nichols 1881-85 Samuel A. Ashe 1885-89 A. Webster Shaffer 1889-94 Charles Manly Busbee 1894-98 Christopher T. Bailey 1898-1906 Willis G. Briggs 1906-15 Bartholomew M. Gatling 1915-22 William B. Duncan 1922 William B. Duncan 1922-30 Alfred J. Templeton 1930-33 Carl L. Williamson 1933-34 Carl L. Williamson 1934-42 Dennis Staton Inscoe 1942 Dennis Staton Inscoe 1942-70

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