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Mayors and Postmasters of Houston, Texas


Mayors of Houston, 1837-2018 (may be incomplete!)
James S. Holman 1837 Francis W. Moore, Jr. 1838-39 George W. Lively 1839 Charles Bigelow 1840 J. D. Andrews 1841-42 Francis W. Moore, Jr. 1843 Horace Baldwin 1844 W. W. Swain 1845 James Bailey 1846 B. P. Buckner 1847-48 Francis W. Moore, Jr. 1849-52 Nathan Fuller 1853-54 James H. Stevens 1855-56 Cornelius Ennis 1856-57 Alexander McGowan 1858 William King 1859 Thomas W. Whitmarsh 1860 William J. Hutchins 1861 Thomas W. House 1862 William Anders 1863-65 Horace D. Taylor 1866 Alexander McGowan 1867-68 Joseph R. Morris 1868-70 Thomas H. Scanlan 1870-73 James T. D. Wilson 1874 I. C. Lord 1875-76 James T. D. Wilson 1877-78 Andrew J. Burke 1879-80 William R. Baker 1880-86 Daniel C. Smith 1886-90 Henry Scherffius 1890-92 John T. Browne 1892-96 H. Baldwin Rice 1896-98 Samuel H. Brashear 1898-1901 John D. Woolford 1901-02 O. T. Holt 1902-04 Andrew L. Jackson 1904-05 H. Baldwin Rice 1905-13 Ben Campbell 1913-17 Joseph Jay Pastoriza 1917 Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr. 1917-18 A. Earl Amerman 1918-21 Oscar F. Holcombe 1921-29 Walter E. Monteith 1929-33 Oscar F. Holcombe 1933-37 Richard H. Fonville 1937-38 Oscar F. Holcombe 1939-41 Neal Pickett 1941-43 Otis Massey 1943-46 Oscar F. Holcombe 1947-53 Roy Hofheinz 1953-55 Oscar F. Holcombe 1956-58 Lewis W. Cutrer 1958-63 Louie Welch 1964-73 Fred Hofheinz 1974-77 Jim McConn 1978-81 Kathy Whitmire 1982-91 Bob Lanier 1992-98 Lee P. Brown 1998-2004 Bill White 2004-10 Annise Parker 2010-16 Sylvester Turner 2016-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1917 Jul 9: Joseph Jay Pastoriza, died in office.
  • 1929: Oscar F. Holcombe, defeated.
  • 1931: Oscar F. Holcombe, defeated.
  • 1957: Lewis W. Cutrer, elected.
  • 1959: Lewis W. Cutrer, elected.
  • 1961: Lewis W. Cutrer, elected.
  • 1963: Louie Welch, elected; Lewis W. Cutrer, defeated.
  • 1981: Jim McConn, defeated.
  • 1991: Bob Lanier, elected.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Sylvester Turner, advanced to runoff.
  • 1991 Dec 7: Sylvester Turner, defeated.
  • 1993: Bob Lanier, elected.
  • 1995: Bob Lanier, elected.
  • 1997: Robert Mosbacher, Jr., defeated.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Lee P. Brown, elected; Jack Terence, defeated; Outlaw Josey Wales IV, defeated.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Bill White, advanced to runoff; Orlando Sanchez, advanced to runoff; Sylvester Turner, defeated; Anthony Dutrow, defeated; Veronique Michelle Gregory, defeated; John Worldpeace, defeated; Jack Terence, defeated; Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr., defeated; Douglas Robb, defeated.
  • 2003 Dec 6: Bill White, elected; Orlando Sanchez, defeated.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Bill White, elected; Gladys Marie House, defeated; Jack Terence, defeated; Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr., defeated; Anthony Dutrow, defeated.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Bill White, elected; Amanda Ulman, defeated; Outlaw Josey Wales IV, defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Annise Parker, advanced to runoff; Gene L. Locke, advanced to runoff; Peter Brown, defeated; Roy Morales, defeated; Amanda Ulman, defeated; Charles Cupp, defeated; Luis Ralph Ullrich, Jr., defeated.
  • 2009 Dec 12: Annise Parker, elected; Gene L. Locke, defeated.
  • 2011: Annise Parker, elected.
  • 2013: Annise Parker, elected.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Sylvester Turner, advanced to runoff.
  • 2015 Dec 12: Sylvester Turner, elected.


    Postmasters at Houston, 1846-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    M. K. Snell 1846-49 Isaac E. Wade 1849-50 Frederic W. Smith 1850-53 Owen L. Cochran 1853-65 Joseph S. Taft 1865-66 Samuel Harper 1866-69 James G. Tracy 1869-73 John E. Whittlesey 1873-74 Timothy H. Scanlan 1874-79 Joseph Richardson 1879-81 Henry D. Johnson 1881-85 Robert Burns 1885-89 George A. Race 1889-93 Daniel C. Smith 1893-98 Seth B. Strong 1898-1912 Frank J. DeMeritt 1912-13 Thomas W. House 1913-22 Roy B. Nichols 1922-34 James S. Griffith 1934-35 James S. Griffith 1935-39 John Dunlop 1939-47 Granville W. Elder 1947-49 Granville W. Elder 1949-69

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