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Mayors and Postmasters of Fort Worth, Texas


Mayors of Fort Worth, 1873-2011 (may be incomplete!)
William Paxton Burts 1873-74 G. H. Day 1874-78 R. E. Beckham 1878-80 John T. Brown 1880-82 John Peter Smith 1882-86 H. S. Broiles 1886-90 W. S. Pendleton 1890 John Peter Smith 1890-92 B. B. Paddock 1892-1900 T. J. Powell 1900-06 W. D. Harris 1906-09 W. D. Williams 1909 W. D. Davis 1909-13 R. F. Milam 1913-15 E. T. Tyra 1915-17 W. D. Davis 1917-21 E. R. Cockrell 1921-24 W. P. Burton 1924-25 Henry Clay Meacham 1925 J. R. Edwards as of 1952-53 F. Edgar Deen as of 1954-55 John S. Justin, Jr. as of 1961-63 Bob Bolen as of 1983-91 Kay Granger as of 1991-95

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1989 May 6: Bob Bolen, elected; Evelyn Williams, defeated; Carlos J. Adams, defeated.
  • 2007 May 12: Mike Moncrief, elected; Louis McBee, defeated; Charles Hibbler, defeated.
  • 2009 May 9: Mike Moncrief, elected; Clyde Picht, defeated; Louis McBee, defeated.
  • 2011 May 14: Betsy Price, advanced to runoff; Jim Lane, advanced to runoff; Cathy Hirt, defeated; Dan Barrett, defeated; Nicolas Zebrun, defeated.
  • 2011 Jun 18: Betsy Price, elected; Jim Lane, defeated.


    Postmasters at Fort Worth, 1856-1980 (may be incomplete!)
    Julian Field 1856-57 M. J. Brinson 1857 Hiram C. Jewell 1857-59 Leigh Oldham 1859 John M. Murchison 1859-60 George Boon 1860-61 Dorcas Williams 1866-67 Charles J. Loucks 1867-68 H. S. Johnson 1868-69 Joseph A. Clark 1869-73 Paschal J. Bowdry 1873-74 Adam G. Malloy 1874-75 John P. Alexander 1875-81 Belle M. Burchill 1881-85 Julian Field 1885-89 Belle M. Burchill 1889-94 Ida L. Turner 1894-1901 George W. Burroughs 1901-06 Leonidas M. Barkley 1906-14 Robert E. Speer 1914-23 William N. Moore 1923-24 William N. Moore 1924-34 James Rowland 1934-35 Henry D. Young 1935-47 J. Edwin McKee 1947-48 J. Edwin McKee 1948-51 Dudley C. Jernigin 1951-54 Dudley C. Jernigin 1954-55 Richard Thomas Cowan 1955-57 Richard Thomas Cowan 1957-66 Jack D. Watson 1966-67 Jack D. Watson 1967-80

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