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Mayors and Postmasters of Memphis, Tennessee


Mayors of Memphis, 1827-2003 (may be incomplete!)
Marcus B. Winchester 1827-29 Isaac Rawlings 1829-31 Seth Wheatley 1831-32 Robert Lawrence 1832-33 Isaac Rawlings 1833-36 Enoch Banks 1836-37 John H. Morgan 1837-38 Enoch Banks 1838-39 Thomas Dixon 1839-41 William Spickernagle 1841-42 Edwin Hickman 1842-45 Jesse J. Finley 1845-46 Edwin Hickman 1846-47 Enoch Banks 1847-48 Gardner E. Locke 1848-49 Edwin Hickman 1849-52 A. B. Taylor 1852-55 A. H. Douglass 1855-56 T. B. Carroll 1856-57 R. D. Baugh 1857-61 John Park 1861-64 Thomas H. Harris 1864 Channing Richards 1864-65 John Park 1865-66 William Lofland 1866-68 McDavitt 1868 John W. Leftwich 1868-69 J. T. Swayne 1869 John W. Leftwich 1869-70 John Johnson 1870-74 John Loague 1874-76 John R. Flippin 1876-79 W. L. Clapp 1895-98 J. J. Williams 1898-1906 James H. Malone 1906-10 Edward H. Crump 1910-16 George C. Love 1916 Thomas C. Ashcroft 1916-17 Harry H. Litty 1917-18 Frank L. Monteverde 1918-19 Rowlett Paine 1920-27 Watkins Overton 1928-39 Edward H. Crump 1940 Joseph Patrick Boyle 1940 Walter Chandler 1940-46 Joseph Patrick Boyle 1946 Sylvanus W. Polk, Sr. 1946-47 James J. Pleasants, Jr. 1947-49 Watkins Overton 1949-53 Frank T. Tobey 1953-55 Walter Chandler 1955 Edmund Orgill 1956-59 Henry Loeb 1960-63 Claude A. Armour 1963 William B. Ingram 1963-67 Henry Loeb 1968-71 Wyeth Chandler 1972-82 J. O. Patterson, Jr. 1982 Wallace Madewell 1982 Richard C. Hackett 1982-91 Willie W. Herenton 1992-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909: Edward H. Crump, elected.
  • 1911: Edward H. Crump, elected.
  • 1915: Edward H. Crump, elected.
  • 1916 Feb 22: Edward H. Crump, resigned.
  • 1947 Mar 27: James J. Pleasants, Jr., elected.
  • 1947 Apr 15: Sylvanus W. Polk, Sr., resigned.
  • 1949 Jan 15: James J. Pleasants, Jr., resigned.
  • 1955 Sep 11: Frank T. Tobey, died in office.
  • 1963 Oct 11: Henry Loeb, resigned.
  • 1982 Oct 1: Wyeth Chandler, resigned.
  • 1982 Nov 3: Richard C. Hackett, advanced to runoff.
  • 1982 Nov 30: Richard C. Hackett, elected.
  • 1983 Oct 6: Richard C. Hackett, elected.
  • 2003 Oct 9: Willie W. Herenton, elected; John Willingham, defeated; Randle Catron, defeated; Mary Taylor-Shelby, defeated; Robert Hodges, defeated; Walter Payne, defeated; Frank J. Whitney, defeated; Dirk Winters, defeated.


    Postmasters at Memphis, 1823-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Marcus B. Winchester 1823-49 F. S. Latham 1849-53 William H. Carroll 1853-60 Matthew C. Galloway 1860-61 Rolfe S. Saunders 1861 Robert C. Gist 1864-69 Josiah Deloach 1869-77 Robert A. Thompson 1877-78 Anna D. H. Thompson 1878-82 James H. Smith 1882-85 Jeptha M. Fawlkes 1885-89 R. F. Patterson 1889-93 Robert B. Armour 1893-97 William M. Farrington 1897-99 Leander W. Dutro 1899-1913 J. C. French 1913 John J. Morrison 1913-14 Charles W. Metcalf, Jr. 1914-22 Solomon Seches 1922-27 George T. Taylor 1927-28 Edward V. Sheely 1928-29 Edward V. Sheely 1929-33 Hugh C. McKellar 1933-34 Hugh C. McKellar 1934-48 Atwell L. Moreland 1948-49 Atwell L. Moreland 1949-66 Linus L. Sims 1966-68 Linus L. Sims 1968-69

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