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Richmond, Virginia
including Manchester
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Richmond, 1782-2006 (may be incomplete!)
William Foushee 1782-83 John Beckley 1783-84 Robert Mitchell 1784-85 John Harvie 1785-86 William Pennock 1786-87 Richard Adams, Sr. 1787-88 John Beckley 1788-89 Alexander McRobert 1789-90 Robert Boyd 1790 George Nicolson 1790 Robert Mitchell 1790-91 John Barrett 1791-92 Robert Mitchell 1792-93 John Barrett 1793-94 Robert Mitchell 1794-95 Andrew Dunscomb 1795-96 Robert Mitchell 1796-97 James McClurg 1797-98 John Barrett 1798-99 George Nicolson 1799-1800 James McClurg 1800-01 William Richardson 1801-02 John Foster 1802-03 James McClurg 1803-04 Robert Mitchell 1804-05 William Duval 1805-06 Edward Carrington 1806-07 William Richardson 1807-08 David Bullock 1808-09 Edward Carrington 1809-10 David Bullock 1810-11 Benjamin Tate 1811-12 Thomas Wilson 1812-13 Robert Greenhow 1813-14 Thomas Wilson 1814-15 Robert Gamble 1815-16 Thomas Wilson 1816-17 William H. Fitzwhylson 1817-18 Thomas Wilson 1818 Francis Wirker 1818-19 John Adams 1819-26 Joseph Tate 1826-39 Francis Wirker 1839-40 William Lambert 1840-53 Samuel Pulliam 1853 Joseph Carrington Mayo 1853-65 David J. Saunders 1865-66 Joseph Carrington Mayo 1866-68 George Chahoon 1868-70 Henry K. Ellyson 1870-71 Anthony M. Keiley 1871-76 William Cornelius Carrington 1876-88 J. Taylor Ellyson 1888-94 Richard M. Taylor 1894-1904 Carlton McCarthy 1904-08 David C. Richardson 1908-12 George Ainslie 1912-24 J. Fulmer Bright 1924-40 Gordon B. Ambler 1940-44 William C. Herbert 1944-46 Horace H. Edwards 1946-48 W. Stirling King 1948-50 T. Nelson Parker 1950-52 Edward E. Haddock 1952-54 Thomas P. Bryan 1954-56 F. Henry Garber 1956-58 A. Scott Anderson 1958-60 Claude Woodward 1960-62 Eleanor P. Sheppard 1962-64 Morrill Crowe 1964-68 Phil J. Bagley, Jr. 1968-70 Thomas J. Bliley, Jr. 1970-77 Henry L. Marsh 1977-82 Roy West 1982-88 Geline B. Williams 1988-90 Walter T. Kenney 1990-94 Leonidas Young 1994-96 Larry E. Chavis 1996-98 Tim Kaine 1998-2001 Rudolph C. McCollum, Jr. 2001-05 L. Douglas Wilder 2005-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1789 Mar 9: John Beckley, resigned.
  • 1790 Mar 8: Alexander McRobert, resigned.
  • 1790 Dec 13: George Nicolson, resigned.
  • 1818 Sep 21: Thomas Wilson, died in office.
  • 1839 May 8: Joseph Tate, died in office.
  • 1853 Mar 24: William Lambert, died in office.
  • 1865: N. A. Sturdevant, elected, but never took office.
  • 1940: J. Fulmer Bright, defeated.
  • 1977: Henry L. Marsh, elected.


    Postmasters at Richmond, 1782-1978 (may be incomplete!)
    James Hayes 1782-86 Augustine Davis 1786-1802 Marks Vandervoll 1802-08 William Foushee 1808-24 James P. Preston 1824-37 William H. Roane 1837 Claiborne W. Gooch 1837-41 Bernard Peyton 1841-45 Thomas B. Bigger 1845-61 Alexander Sharp 1865-69 Elizabeth L. Van Lew 1869-77 William W. Forbes 1877-80 George K. Gilmer 1880-85 William H. Collingworth 1885-89 Otis H. Russell 1889-94 William H. Collingworth 1894-98 Wray Thomas Knight 1898-1906 Royal E. Cabell 1906-09 Edgar Allan, Jr. 1909-14 Hay T. Thornton 1914-22 Joseph W. Stewart 1922 Joseph W. Stewart 1922-31 Berkeley Williams 1931-34 Clyde W. Saunders 1934-39 Fergus McRee 1939-61 J. Floyd Bates 1961-62 J. Floyd Bates 1962 John G. Mizell 1962-63 John G. Mizell 1963-78


    Manchester
    (consolidated with Richmond 1910)

    Postmasters at Manchester, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    B. B. Weisiger as of 1901

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