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Mayors and Postmasters of Norfolk, Virginia


Mayors of Norfolk, 1736-2019 (may be incomplete!)
Samuel Boush 1736 George Newton 1736-37 John Hutchings 1737-38 Robert Tucker 1738-39 John Taylor 1739-40 Samuel Smith 1740-41 Josiah Smith 1741-42 George Newton 1742-43 John Hutchings 1743-44 John Taylor 1744 John Phripp 1744-46 Edward Pugh 1746-47 Thomas Newton 1747-48 John Tucker 1748-49 Robert Tucker 1749-50 Durham Hall 1750-51 Wilson Newton 1751-52 Christopher Perkins 1752-53 Josiah Smith 1753-54 George Abyvon 1754-55 John Hutchings 1755 Richard Kelsick 1755-56 Josiah Smith 1756-57 John Phripp 1757-58 John Tucker 1758-59 Robert Tucker 1759-60 Wilson Newton 1760-61 Christopher Perkins 1761-62 Paul Loyall 1762-63 Archibald Campbell 1763-64 Lewis Hansford 1764-65 Maximilian Calvert 1765-66 James Taylor 1766-67 George Abyvon 1767-68 Cornelius Calvert 1768-69 Maximilian Calvert 1769-70 Charles Thomas 1770-71 George Abyvon 1771-72 Paul Loyall 1772-73 Charles Thomas 1773-74 George Abyvon 1774-75 Paul Loyall 1775-77 James Taylor 1777-78 Cornelius Calvert 1778-79 George Abyvon 1779-80 Thomas Newton, Jr. 1780-81 Paul Loyall 1781-82 James Taylor 1782-83 George Kelly 1783-84 Robert Taylor 1784-85 Cary H. Hansford 1785-86 Thomas Newton, Jr. 1786-87 Benjamin Pollard 1787-88 George Kelly 1788-89 Robert Taylor 1789-90 James Taylor 1790-91 John Boush 1791 Cary H. Hansford 1791-92 Thomas Newton, Jr. 1792-93 Robert Taylor 1793-94 Thomas Newton, Jr. 1794 John Ramsay 1794-95 Seth Foster 1795-96 Samuel Moseley 1796-97 George Loyall 1797-98 Baylor Hill 1798-99 John K. Read 1799-1800 Seth Foster 1800-01 John Cowper 1801-02 William Vaughan 1802-03 Thomas H. Parker 1803-04 Miles King, Sr. 1804-05 Luke Wheeler 1805-06 Thomas H. Parker 1806-07 Richard E. Lee 1807-08 John E. Holt 1808-09 Miles King, Sr. 1809-10 William Boswell Lamb 1810-11 Miles King, Sr. 1811-12 William Boswell Lamb 1812-13 Miles King, Sr. 1813-14 William Boswell Lamb 1814-15 John E. Holt 1815-16 William Boswell Lamb 1816-17 John E. Holt 1817 James Taylor 1817 John E. Holt 1817-18 John Tabb 1818 John E. Holt 1818-19 Wright Southgate 1819 John E. Holt 1819-20 Wright Southgate 1820 John E. Holt 1820-21 George W. Camp 1821 John E. Holt 1821-22 John Tabb 1822 John E. Holt 1822-23 William Boswell Lamb 1823 John E. Holt 1823-24 William A. Armistead 1824 John E. Holt 1824-25 John Tabb 1825 John E. Holt 1825-26 Isaac Talbot 1826 John E. Holt 1826-27 Daniel C. Barraud 1827 John E. Holt 1827-28 George T. Kennon 1828 John E. Holt 1828-29 Thomas Williamson 1829 John E. Holt 1829-30 Giles B. Cook 1830 John E. Holt 1830-31 Wright Southgate 1831 John E. Holt 1831-32 Miles King, Jr. 1832-43 W. D. Delaney 1843-51 Simon S. Stubbs 1851-53 Hunter Woodis 1853-54 Simon S. Stubbs 1854-55 Hunter Woodis 1855 Ezra T. Summers 1855-56 Finlay F. Ferguson 1856-58 William Wilson Lamb 1858-63 William H. Brooks 1863-64 James L. Belote 1864-65 Thomas C. Tabb 1865-66 William Wilson Lamb 1866 John R. Ludlow 1866-68 Francis DeCordy 1868-70 John B. Whitehead 1870-72 John R. Ludlow 1872-74 John B. Whitehead 1874-76 John S. Tucker 1876-80 William Lamb 1880-86 Barton Myers 1886-88 Richard G. Banks 1888-90 E. M. Henry 1890 Frank Morris 1890-92 S. Marx 1892 A. B. Cooke 1892-94 Charles William Pettit 1894-96 Wyndham R. Mayo 1896-98 C. Brooks Johnston 1898-1901 Nathaniel Beaman 1901 James G. Riddick 1901-12 Wyndham R. Mayo 1912-18 Albert L. Roper 1918-24 S. Heith Tyler 1924-32 E. Jeff Robertson 1932 Phillip H. Mason 1932-33 S. L. Slover 1933 W. R. L. Taylor 1934-38 John A. Gurkin 1938-40 Joseph D. Wood 1940-44 James W. Reed 1944-46 R. D. Cooke 1946-49 J. Pretlow Darden 1949-50 W. Fred Duckworth 1950-62 Roy Butler Martin, Jr. 1962-74 Irvine Hill 1974-76 Vincent J. Thomas 1976-84 Joseph A. Leafe 1984-92 Mason C. Andrews 1992-94 Paul D. Fraim 1994-2016 Kenny Alexander 2016-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1736: Samuel Boush, died in office.
  • 1744 Oct 26: John Taylor, died in office.
  • 1814: Miles King, Sr., died in office.
  • 1832 Oct 12: John E. Holt, died in office.
  • 1855: Hunter Woodis, died in office.
  • 1863: William Wilson Lamb, removed.
  • 1892 Jan 13: Frank Morris, died in office.
  • 1901 May 14: C. Brooks Johnston, resigned.
  • 2016 May 3: Kenny Alexander, elected.


    Postmasters at Norfolk, 1785-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    Frederick Williams 1785-89 Edward Archer 1789-1804 William Newsum 1804-19 Andrew J. McConnico 1819-21 Buller Cocke 1821 Andrew J. McConnico 1821-30 Walter F. Jones 1830-39 Alexander Galt 1839-52 Philip J. Cohen 1852 John P. Leigh 1852-53 Alexander Galt 1853-55 Augustus M. Vaughan 1855-61 Warren W. Wing 1863-64 Elijah W. Whipple 1864-65 Warren W. Wing 1865-69 Henry B. Nichols 1869-82 Matthew P. Rue 1882-83 James W. Long 1883-85 Michael Glennan 1885-89 Frank L. Slade 1889-94 William W. Degge 1894-97 William G. Anderson 1897-98 John R. Waddy 1898-1903 Henry B. Nichols 1903-07 Stephen B. Carney 1907-11 Clinton L. Wright 1911-15 John A. Lesner 1915-22 Clinton L. Wright 1922 Clinton L. Wright 1922-31 Benjamin J. Jordan 1931 Lawrence C. Page 1931-34 Robert W. Shultice 1934-43 John E. Milan 1943 John E. Milan 1943-44 Aubrey G. Graham 1944-45 Aubrey G. Graham 1945-75

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