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The post of Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, was begun in 1834 and was originally referred to as "President of Selectmen" before being changed to "Mayor". The following individuals have held the office:

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President of Selectmen

  • Thomas H. Dickson 1834
  • S.P. Baley 1835
  • Thomas H. Dickson 1836
  • S.P. Baley 1836
  • John P. Oldham 1837-1838

Mayors

  • John P. Oldham 1839
  • H.R. McDonald 1840
  • John P. Oldham 1840-1841
  • James H. Boyd 1842-1843
  • John P. Oldham 1844-1849
  • James H. Boyd 1850
  • J.P. Jones 1851
  • William H. Taylor 1852-1853
  • Richard Fletcher 1854
  • William H. Taylor 1855-1857
  • James H. Boyd 1858
  • W.A. Purdom 1859
  • Richard C. Kerr 1860-1861
  • Charles Henry Manship 1862-1863
  • D.N. Barrows 1864-1867
  • Thomas H. Norton 1868
  • Lt. Col. James Biddle 1868
  • James P. Sesseons 1868-1869
  • Rhesa Hatcher 1869
  • Lt. Col. Joseph G. Crane 1869
  • Captain F.A. Field 1869
  • A. Way Kelly 1869
  • E.W. Cabiniss 1869-1870
  • Oliver Clifton 1870-1871
  • Rhesa Hatcher 1871-1872
  • Marion Smith 1872-1874
  • John McGill 1874-1888
  • William Henry 1888-1893
  • L.F. Chiles 1893-1895
  • Oliver Clifton 1895-1897
  • Ramsey Wharton 1897-1899
  • H.M. Taylor 1899
  • W.W. Morrison 1899 (Mayor Pro Tem.)
  • John W. Todd 1899-1901
  • William Hemmingway 1901-1905
  • Oliver Clifton 1905 (died before taking office)
  • Ramsey Wharton 1905-1909
  • A.C. Crowder 1909-1913
  • S.J. Taylor 1913-1917
  • Walter A. Scott 1917-1945
  • Leland L. Speed 1945-1949
  • Allen C. Thompson 1949-1969
  • Russell C. Davis 1969-1977
  • Dale Danks, Jr. 1977-1989
  • J. Kane Ditto 1989-1997
  • Harvey Johnson, Jr. 1997-2005
  • Frank Melton 2005-2009 (died in office)
  • Leslie B. McLemore 2009 (interim mayor)
  • Harvey Johnson, Jr. 2009-

References

  • Brinson, Carroll. Jackson/A Special Kind of Place. Jackson, MS: City of Jackson, 1977. LCCN 77-081145.

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