The Vagabond: History of Gadsden city officials, Part III

June 24, 2016 chris
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This week the Vagabond continues with naming all the known mayors and officials of Gadsden through 1968.

1920

Clyde Stephenson

Mayor Clyde Stevenson

Mayor: Clyde Stevenson

President of Council:

W.P. Archer Aldermen: Edwin W. Pickard and R.D. Stanfield, First Ward; I.S. Johnson and Berry Malone, Second Ward; I.M. Bensinger and B. Caldwell, Third Ward; R.W. Camp and Carl Whorton, Fourth Ward.

1922

 

George Christopher

Mayor George Christopher

Mayor: George Christopher

President of Council: R.W. Camp

Aldermen: R.D. Standfield and C.M. Daniels, First Ward; M.L. Gillespie and C.M. Adams, Second Ward; Claude Isbell and J.B. Caldwell, Third Ward (Caldwell resigned on Nov. 22, L.W. Murphree elected).

1924

Mayor: W.E. Wier

President of Council: Claude Isbell

Aldermen: Edwin Pickard and C.H. Rich, First Ward; F.M. Culpepper and George W. Phillips, Second Ward; R.L. Bishop and W.P. (Perry) Clayton, Third Ward; Will P. Gwin and A.T. Taylor, Fourth Ward, J.H. Wagnon and J.L. Robison, Fifth Ward (elected in May of 1925, probably due to the East Gadsden annexation).

1926

OJ Stocks

Mayor O.J. Stocks

Mayor: O.J. Stocks

President of Council: Evan Gwen

Aldermen: Edwin Pickard and C.M. Daniels, First Ward; F.M. Culpepper and George W. Phillips, Second Ward; R.L. Bishop and Roy M. Pope, Third Ward; J.H. Wagnon and Will M. Robison, Fourth Ward.

1928

Mayor: W.E. Wier (died approximately in February of 1931; R.W. Camp succeeded him)

President of Council: Claude Isbell (died on Aug. 27, 1929; R.W. Camp succeeded him and Clayton succeeded Camp)

Aldermen: G.H. Myrick and Bill B. Wood, First Ward; Dr. W.D. Fite and J.S. Johnson, Second Ward; W.P. Clayton and R.G. Malloy, Third Ward (Lee W. Murphy replaced Clayton); R.W. Camp and A.T. Taylor, Fourth Ward (A.M. Rattray replaced R.W. Camp); R.A. Griffin and G.S. McElwee, Fifth Ward. Board of Commissioners First meeting held on March 17, 1931. Chairman: L.L. Herzberg Associate Commissioners: Dr. George S. Vann and A.W. Woodliff Alabama City Commissioner: Gordon Cantrell (elected in November of 1932 after Alabama City was annexed to City of Gadsden).

1934

Chairman of Board: George S. Vann

Commissioner No. 1:  J.H. Meighan

Commissioner No. 2: R.A. Burns

1938

Chairman of Board: J.H. Meighan

JH Meighan

J.H. Meighan

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Morris Ford

Associate Commissioner No. 2: Gordon Cantrell

1942

Chairman of Board: J.H. Meighan

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Morris Ford

Associate Commissioner No. 2:  R. (“Bob”) McElroy

1946

Chairman of Board:  J.H. Meighan

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Morris Ford

Associate Commissioner No. 2:  R. (Bob) McElroy

1950

Chairman of Board: Roy L. Wallace

Roy Wallace

Roy L. Wallace

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Sam Lasseter, Jr.

Associate Commissioner No. 2: Wayne Miller

1954

Chairman of Board: H.S. Patterson, Jr.

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Samuel D. Lasseter, Jr.

Associate Commissioner No. 2: Cecil Weatherbee

1958

Chairman of Board: Hugh S. Patterson

Red Collier, HS Patterson

Red Collie and Hugh S. Patterson

Associate Commissioner No. 1: L.C. (Len) Grigsby

Associate Commissioner No. 2: M.T. (Mark) Mashburn 1962-1968

Chairman of Board: L.L. Gilliland

LL Gilliland

L.L. Gilliland

Associate Commissioner No. 1: Sam Lasseter (died while in office; Hoyt Warsham elected April, 1963.)

Associate Commissioner No. 2: Joe B. Hubbard