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Mayors of Texas City, 1911-2012 (may be incomplete!)
W. P. Tarpey, Sr. 1911-12 J. R. Goodson 1912-14 W. W. Insley 1914-16 Carl Nessler, Sr. 1916-24 S. T. Walker 1924-26 E. L. Noble 1926-32 Carl Nessler, Sr. 1932-42 E. A. Johnson 1942-46 J. C. Trahan 1946-47 W. C. Steed 1947-48 L. A. Robinson 1948-56 W. J. 'Jack' Godard 1956-60 L. A. Robinson 1960-62 Walter Holland 1962-64 Emmett F. Lowry 1964-89 D. D. Haney, Jr. 1989-90 Chuck Doyle 1990-2000 Carlos Garza 2000-04 Matthew T. Doyle 2004-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1911 Sep 16: W. P. Tarpey, Sr., elected; D. W. Wilson, defeated.
  • 1912 Apr 2: W. P. Tarpey, Sr., elected.
  • 1912 Dec 2: W. P. Tarpey, Sr., resigned.
  • 1914 Apr 7: W. W. Insley, elected; Carl Nessler, Sr., defeated.
  • 1916 Apr 4: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected unopposed.
  • 1918 Apr 2: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected unopposed.
  • 1920 Apr 6: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected; W. D. Thompson, defeated.
  • 1922 Apr 4: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected; W. B. Speed, defeated.
  • 1924 Apr 1: S. T. Walker, elected; E. L. Noble, defeated.
  • 1926 Apr 6: E. L. Noble, elected; S. T. Walker, defeated.
  • 1928 Apr 3: E. L. Noble, elected unopposed.
  • 1930 Apr 1: E. L. Noble, elected unopposed.
  • 1932 Mar 21: E. L. Noble, resigned.
  • 1932 Apr 5: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected unopposed.
  • 1934 Apr 3: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected unopposed.
  • 1936 Apr 7: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected; C. H. Meyers, defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 5: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected unopposed.
  • 1940 Apr 2: Carl Nessler, Sr., elected; Dee Walker, defeated.
  • 1942 Apr 7: E. A. Johnson, elected; Carl Nessler, Sr., defeated.
  • 1944 Apr 4: E. A. Johnson, elected; W. J. Peterson, defeated.
  • 1946 Apr 2: J. C. Trahan, elected; E. A. Johnson, defeated.
  • 1947 Jul 25: J. C. Trahan, resigned.
  • 1947 Aug 23: W. C. Steed, elected unopposed.
  • 1948 Apr 6: L. A. Robinson, elected; W. C. Steed, defeated; J. A. Matthews, defeated.
  • 1950 Apr 4: L. A. Robinson, elected; L. D. Godard, defeated; J. C. Trahan, defeated; W. P. Tarpey, Jr., defeated.
  • 1952 Apr 1: L. A. Robinson, elected; W. C. Steed, defeated; L. B. Castanie, defeated.
  • 1954 Apr 6: L. A. Robinson, elected; Carl A. Rust, defeated.
  • 1956 Apr 3: W. J. 'Jack' Godard, elected; L. A. Robinson, defeated; L. C. Abel, defeated.
  • 1958 Apr 1: W. J. 'Jack' Godard, elected; L. A. Robinson, defeated.
  • 1960 Apr 5: L. A. Robinson, elected; W. J. 'Jack' Godard, defeated.
  • 1962 Apr 3: Walter Holland, elected; L. A. Robinson, defeated; J. B. Allen, defeated.
  • 1964 Apr 7: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; W. J. 'Jack' Godard, defeated.
  • 1966 Apr 5: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1968 Apr 7: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Apr 7: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; John H. Place, defeated.
  • 1972 Apr 4: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; Peter J. LaValle, defeated.
  • 1974 Apr 2: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; James O. Clark, Sr., defeated.
  • 1976 Apr 3: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Apr 4: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1980 Apr 5: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; Wesley Hardy, defeated.
  • 1982 Apr 3: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1984 Apr 7: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; Fred J. Wieder, defeated.
  • 1986 Apr 5: Emmett F. Lowry, elected unopposed.
  • 1988 May 7: Emmett F. Lowry, elected; Sam Bowen, defeated.
  • 1989 Aug 17: Emmett F. Lowry, died in office.
  • 1990 May 5: Chuck Doyle, elected; Glenn Erwin, defeated; D. D. Haney, Jr., defeated; Bill Chuoke, defeated.
  • 1992 May 2: Chuck Doyle, elected; George P. Stapleton, defeated.
  • 1994 May 7: Chuck Doyle, elected; George P. Stapleton, defeated; John Skaggs, defeated.
  • 1996 May 4: Chuck Doyle, elected; John Skaggs, defeated.
  • 1998 May 2: Chuck Doyle, elected; John Skaggs, defeated.
  • 2000 May 2: Carlos Garza, elected; H. Frank Simpson, defeated; Vera Meadows Skaggs, defeated; Jack Earls, defeated.
  • 2002 May 4: Carlos Garza, elected unopposed.
  • 2004 May 15: Matthew T. Doyle, elected; Franklin D. Skaggs, defeated.
  • 2006 May 13: Matthew T. Doyle, elected unopposed.
  • 2008 May 10: Matthew T. Doyle, elected unopposed.


    Postmasters at Texas City, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    George E. Whitney as of 1901

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