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Mayors and Postmasters of Dallas, Texas

Mayors of Dallas, 1856-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Samuel B. Pryor 1856-57 John M. Crockett 1857-58 Isaac Naylor 1858 A. D. Rice 1858-59 John M. Crockett 1859-61 James L. Smith 1861 Thomas E. Sherwood 1861-62 John M. Crockett 1865-66 John M. Lane 1866 George W. Guess 1866-68 Benjamin Long 1868-70 Henry Schley Ervay 1870-72 Benjamin Long 1872-74 William Lewis Cabell 1874-76 John D. Kerfoot 1876-77 William Lewis Cabell 1877-79 J. M. Thurmond 1879-80 John J. Good 1880-81 Zimri Hunt 1881 J. W. Crowdus 1881-83 William Lewis Cabell 1883-85 John Henry Brown 1885-87 Winship C. Connor 1887 Winship C. Connor 1887-94 Bryan T. Barry 1894-95 Frank P. Holland 1895-97 Bryan T. Barry 1897-98 John H. Traylor 1898-1900 Ben E. Cabell 1900-04 Bryan T. Barry 1904-06 Curtis P. Smith 1906-07 Stephen J. Hay 1907-11 W. M. Holland 1911-15 Henry D. Lindsley 1915-17 Joe E. Lawther 1917-19 Frank W. Wozencraft 1919-21 Sawnie R. Aldredge 1921-23 Louis Blaylock 1923-27 Robert E. Burt 1927-29 J. Waddy Tate 1929-31 T. L. Bradford 1931-32 Charles E. Turner 1932-35 George Sergeant 1935-37 George Sprague 1937-39 Woodall Rodgers 1939-47 J. R. Temple 1947-49 Wallace H. Savage 1949-51 J. B. Adoue, Jr. 1951-53 Robert L. Thornton 1953-61 Earle Cabell 1961-64 J. Erik Jonsson 1964-71 Wes Wise 1971-76 Adeline Harrison 1976 Robert Folsom 1976-81 Jack Evans 1981-83 A. Starke Taylor 1983-87 Annette Strauss 1987-91 Steve Bartlett 1991-95 Ron Kirk 1995-2002 Laura Miller 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1856 Apr 5: Samuel B. Pryor, elected; A. D. Rice, defeated.
  • 1861 Apr 4: John M. Crockett, resigned.
  • 1866 Sep 4: John M. Lane, resigned.
  • 1874 Apr 7: William Lewis Cabell, elected; Benjamin Long, defeated.
  • 1875 Apr 6: William Lewis Cabell, elected; John D. Kerfoot, defeated; Julius C. Bogel, defeated.
  • 1876 Apr 4: John D. Kerfoot, elected; William Lewis Cabell, defeated.
  • 1877 Apr 3: William Lewis Cabell, elected; J. M. Thurmond, defeated.
  • 1879 Apr 8: J. M. Thurmond, elected.
  • 1880 Aug 7: J. M. Thurmond, removed.
  • 1880 Sep 14: John J. Good, elected; J. M. Thurmond, defeated.
  • 1881 Apr 5: John Stone (Rep), elected, but never took office; John J. Good (Dem), defeated.
  • 1881 May 17: J. W. Crowdus (Dem), elected; Zimri Hunt (Independent Democratic), defeated.
  • 1883 Apr 3: William Lewis Cabell, elected.
  • 1885 Apr 7: John Henry Brown, elected.
  • 1887 Apr 5: Winship C. Connor, elected.
  • 1887 Nov 19: Winship C. Connor, resigned.
  • 1887 Dec 2: Winship C. Connor, elected.
  • 1889 Apr 2: Winship C. Connor, elected.
  • 1891 Apr 7: Winship C. Connor, elected.
  • 1893 Apr 4: Winship C. Connor, elected.
  • 1894 Jan 23: Winship C. Connor, resigned.
  • 1895 Apr 2: Frank P. Holland, elected.
  • 1897 Apr 6: Bryan T. Barry, elected.
  • 1898 Apr 5: John H. Traylor, elected; Bryan T. Barry, defeated; Frank S. Kelly, defeated; Robert T. Adams, defeated; Thomas E. Losee, defeated.
  • 1911: W. M. Holland, elected.
  • 1913 Apr 1: W. M. Holland, elected.
  • 1927: J. Waddy Tate, defeated.
  • 1929: J. Waddy Tate, elected.
  • 1949: J. B. Adoue, Jr., defeated.
  • 1951 Apr 3: J. B. Adoue, Jr., elected.
  • 1961 Apr 4: Earle Cabell, elected; Joe Geary, defeated; George T. Fox, Jr., defeated.
  • 1963 Apr 2: Earle Cabell, elected; Charles Sharp, defeated; George T. Fox, Jr., defeated.
  • 1965 Apr 6: J. Erik Jonsson, elected; Elizabeth Blessing, defeated.
  • 1967 Apr 4: J. Erik Jonsson, elected unopposed.
  • 1969 Apr 1: J. Erik Jonsson, elected; Herbert Green, Jr., defeated.
  • 1971 Apr 6: Avery Mays, advanced to runoff; Wes Wise, advanced to runoff; Al Lipscomb, defeated; David Wade, defeated; Joe Bock, defeated; David Moeller, defeated; Herbert Green, Jr., defeated.
  • 1971 Apr 20: Wes Wise, elected; Avery Mays, defeated.
  • 1973 Apr 3: Wes Wise, elected; Humberto Rodriguez, defeated; William DeBrucque, defeated; David Liberman, defeated; Herbert Green, Jr., defeated; Olga Mae Rabon, defeated.
  • 1975 Apr 1: Wes Wise, elected; John Schoellkopf, defeated; Marvin Steakley, defeated; Emerson Emory, defeated; Morris Fugitt, defeated.
  • 1976 Apr 3: Robert Folsom, advanced to runoff; Garry Weber, advanced to runoff; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated; Les Hicks, defeated; Perry Logan, defeated.
  • 1976 Apr 24: Robert Folsom, elected; Garry Weber, defeated.
  • 1977 Apr 2: Robert Folsom, elected; Emerson Emory, defeated; Morris Fugitt, defeated; Roy Oliphant III, defeated.
  • 1980 Jan 19: Robert Folsom, elected; Tom Gibbons, defeated.
  • 1981 Apr 4: Jack Evans, elected; Ed Gray, defeated; Richard Banks, defeated; Dwayne Dallas, defeated; Tom Gibbons, defeated; Marvin Watts, defeated; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated; Bob Cantrick, defeated.
  • 1983 Apr 2: A. Starke Taylor, elected; Wes Wise, defeated; Dwayne Dallas, defeated; Greg Preston, defeated; Marvin Watts, defeated; Gwain Gene Wooten, defeated; Tom Gibbons, defeated; Tom Rich, defeated; Elbert G. Tindell, defeated.
  • 1985 Apr 6: A. Starke Taylor, elected; Max Goldblatt, defeated; Gardell Anthony Morehead, defeated; John Daniel, defeated.
  • 1987 Apr 4: Annette Strauss, advanced to runoff; Fred Meyer, advanced to runoff; James M. Collins, defeated; James E. Buerger, defeated; Marvin E. Crenshaw, defeated; Marvin Steakley, defeated; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated; Roni LeRouge, defeated; Gardell Anthony Morehead, defeated.
  • 1987 Apr 18: Annette Strauss, elected; Fred Meyer, defeated.
  • 1989 May 6: Annette Strauss, elected; Peter Lesser, defeated; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated; Marvin E. Crenshaw, defeated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Steve Bartlett, elected; Kathryn Cain, defeated; Forrest Smith, defeated; Dallas Jackson, defeated; Frank Hernandez, defeated; Rufus T. Higginbotham, defeated.
  • 1995 May 6: Ron Kirk, elected; Darrell Jordan, defeated; Domingo Garcia, defeated; Roy H. Williams, defeated; Rufus T. Higginbotham, defeated; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated; Luis Sepulveda, defeated.
  • 1999 May 1: Ron Kirk, elected; Margaret A. Donnelly, defeated; Billy Jack Ludwig, defeated.
  • 2002 Jan 19: Domingo Garcia, defeated.
  • 2007: Jennifer L. Gale, defeated; Darrell Jordan, defeated.

    Postmasters at Dallas, 1846-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    J. N. Bryan 1846 Charles H. Durgin 1846-48 John W. Smith 1848 J. L. Samson 1848-49 John W. Keen 1849 James M. Patterson 1849-50 Thomas F. Crutchfield 1850-52 Foster W. Dunaway 1852 Thomas F. Crutchfield 1852-54 William L. Murphy 1854-55 Thomas F. Crutchfield 1855-65 Harvey Shephard 1865 Sam Seaton 1865-68 John I. Boyer 1868-69 Robert Fisher 1869 William Jones 1869-75 Anthony B. Norton 1875-79 Archelaus M. Cochran 1879-81 Amos A. Whissen 1881-83 Lysander S. Garrison 1883-85 John H. Cochran 1885-89 John S. Witwer 1889-94 William M. C. Hill 1894-98 William M. O'Leary 1898-1904 David A. Robinson 1904-07 Sloan Simpson 1907-12 George F. Rockhold 1912-13 Ballard M. Burgher 1913-21 John W. Philp 1921-29 Walter B. Luna 1929-30 George C. Young 1930-33 Walter B. Luna 1933-34 Walter B. Luna 1934-38 Charles J. Crampton 1938-40 John Howard Payne 1940-55 William B. Hudson 1955 William B. Hudson 1955-69

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