List of governing bodies of the City of Pensacola

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The City of Pensacola has at various times in its history been governed by boards of alderman, commissions, and councils.

19th century[edit]

August 1821-August 1822[edit]

Board of Aldermen
Mayor: George Bowie
Aldermen: William Barnett
John Brosnaham
George Fisher
John Innerarity
John Keyser
Henry Michalette

August 1822-September 1823[edit]

Board of Aldermen
Mayor: John de la Rua
Aldermen: Peter Alba (President)
Other members unknown

September 1823-February 1824[edit]

Board of Aldermen
Mayor: Peter Alba
Aldermen: F. H. Nesbet (President)
Samuel Patterson
John Innerarity
Adam Gordon
Alex Scott, Jr.
Francis Bouquiet
T. Twitchell
Julius Pescay
Henrique Grandpre

February 1824-January 1825[edit]

Board of Aldermen
Mayor: Peter Alba
Aldermen: F. H. Nesbet (President)
Samuel Patterson
Joseph Noriega
Eugene Lavalle
John Miller
Joseph Bonifay
Pablo Palmes

20th century[edit]

Pensacola City Commission[edit]

From 1913 until a new charter was adopted in 1931, the City of Pensacola was operated under a city commission form of government. The city commission was made up of three members, each of whom had a particular purview (police and fire, finance and revenue, or streets and public works), and one of whom was appointed Mayor.

June 1913-June 1915[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: Adolph Greenhut
Police & Fire: Francis Robinson Pou
Finance & Revenue: Adolph Greenhut
Streets & Public Works: Thomas H. Johnson

June 1915-June 1917[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: Adolph Greenhut (died in office)
George H. Heinrich
Police & Fire: Francis Robinson Pou
Finance & Revenue: Adolph Greenhut (died in office)
George H. Heinrich
Streets & Public Works: Thomas H. Johnson

June 1917-June 1918[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: Thomas H. Johnson
Police & Fire: Frank Dent Sanders
Finance & Revenue: George H. Heinrich
Streets & Public Works: Thomas H. Johnson

June 1918-June 1919[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: Francis Robinson Pou
Police & Fire: Francis Robinson Pou
Finance & Revenue: Frank Dent Sanders
Streets & Public Works: George H. Heinrich

June 1919-June 1922[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: Frank Dent Sanders
Police & Fire: Francis Robinson Pou
Finance & Revenue: Frank Dent Sanders
Streets & Public Works: George H. Heinrich

June 1922-June 1924[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: J. Harvey Bayliss
Police & Fire: Frank Dent Sanders
Finance & Revenue: J. Harvey Bayliss
Streets & Public Works: Francis Robinson Pou

June 1924-June 1926[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: J. Harvey Bayliss
Police & Fire: Frank Dent Sanders (died in office)
Ernest E. Harper
Finance & Revenue: J. Harvey Bayliss
Streets & Public Works: Thomas H. Johnson

June 1926-June 1927[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: J. Harvey Bayliss
Police & Fire: Ernest E. Harper
Finance & Revenue: J. Harvey Bayliss
Streets & Public Works: Thomas H. Johnson

June 1927-June 1931[edit]

Pensacola City Commission
Mayor: J. Harvey Bayliss
Police & Fire: Ernest E. Harper
Finance & Revenue: J. Harvey Bayliss
Streets & Public Works: A. E. Langford

Pensacola City Council[edit]

1931-1933[edit]

In 1931, a new City charter was adopted, providing for a ten-member City Council, elected at large.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Henry Clay Armstrong
Council: J. T. Baillies
F. M. Turner
A. C. Binkley
Max L. Bear
W. L. Moyer
G. C. Hallmark
John A. Merritt
Quintin Borras
S. T. McAdam (died in office 10/31/32)
J. W. Eley

1933-1935[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Henry Clay Armstrong
Council: J. T. Baillies
F. M. Turner
A. C. Binkley
Quintin Borras
J. W. Eley
Max L. Bear
W. L. Moyer
E. P. Preston
G. C. Hallmark

1935-1937[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Henry Clay Armstrong (removed 9/18/36)
W. L. Moyer (died 9/18/36)
Max L. Bear
Council: E. P. Preston
G. C. Hallmark
J. T. Baillies
William Tyler
A. C. Binkley
H. P. Merrill
Ed McCullough
W. L. Moyer (elevated to mayor, subsequently died)
Henry Clay Armstrong
Max L. Bear (elevated to mayor)
Lee Conner Hagler

On September 18, 1936, at a special meeting of the City Council, Mayor Henry Clay Armstrong was removed as mayor by an 8-1 vote. W. L. Moyer was appointed as the new mayor, but died later that evening. Max L. Bear was subsequently appointed as mayor.

1937-1939[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Lee Conner Hagler
Council: J. T. Baillies
William Tyler (resigned 4/12/39)
Archie S. Mills
A. C. Binkley (died 11/22/38)
J. J. Maher
Walter E. Wicke
Ed McCullough
J. T. Wright
Frank J. Riera
T. Chester Smith
James J. Remich

1939-1941[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Lee Conner Hagler
Council: J. T. Baillies
Archie S. Mills
J. J. Maher
Walter E. Wicke
Ed McCullough
J. T. Wright
Frank J. Riera
T. Chester Smith
H. C. Hallmark

1941-1943[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Lee Conner Hagler
Council: J. L. Goodwin (resigned 8/4/41)
H. G. Champlin
Ed Lee
H. P. Merrill
Walter E. Wicke
Ed McCullough
James M. Cooper (resigned 10/7/41)
W. E. Landrum
James J. Remich
T. Chester Smith
G. C. Hallmark

1943-1945[edit]

Pensacola City Council
Mayor of Pensacola: Walter E. Wicke
Council: H. G. Champlin
Ed Lee
H. P. Merrill
T. Chester Smith (resigned 8/9/43)
J. W. Eley
Ed McCullough (died 9/10/43)
Rox Cowley
Lee Conner Hagler (died 8/12/43)
A. C. Blount
James J. Remich
W. E. Landrum (resigned 4/10/45)
H. Perry
G. C. Hallmark

21st century[edit]

2001-2002[edit]

On January 30, 2001, a referendum was passed moving municipal elections to the fall of even-numbered years, and providing for an elected mayor. This resulted in a short Council term, with the first fall election held November 5, 2002.

Mayor and Council took office June 11, 2001.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor: John Fogg
District 1: Owen Eubanks
District 2 J. D. Smith
District 3: Mike DeSorbo
District 4: Marty Donovan
District 5: John Jerralds
District 6: Hugh King
District 7: Marie K. Young (resigned 5/9/02)
Ronald Townsend (appointed 5/20/02)
At-Large: Jack Nobles
At-Large: Mike Wiggins

2003-2005[edit]

Mayor and Council took office on January 13, 2003.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor: John Fogg
District 1: Owen Eubanks
District 2 J. D. Smith
District 3: Mike DeSorbo
District 4: Marty Donovan
District 5: John Jerralds
District 6: Hugh King (resigned 8/10/04)
Lester A. Smith (appointed 8/19/04)
District 7: Ronald Townsend
At-Large: Jack Nobles
At-Large: Mike Wiggins

2005-2007[edit]

Mayor and Council took office on January 10, 2005.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor: John Fogg
District 1: P. C. Wu
District 2 J. D. Smith
District 3: Mike DeSorbo
District 4: Marty Donovan
District 5: John Jerralds
District 6: Jewel Cannada-Wynn
District 7: Ronald Townsend
At-Large: Jack Nobles
At-Large: Mike Wiggins

2007-2009[edit]

Mayor and Council took office on January 8, 2007.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor: John Fogg
District 1: P. C. Wu
District 2 Sam Hall
District 3: Mike DeSorbo
District 4: Marty Donovan
District 5: John Jerralds
District 6: Jewel Cannada-Wynn
District 7: Ronald Townsend
At-Large: Jack Nobles
At-Large: Mike Wiggins

2009-2011[edit]

Mayor and Council took office on January 12, 2009.

Pensacola City Council
Mayor: Michael C. Wiggins
District 1: P. C. Wu
District 2 Sam Hall
District 3: Maren DeWeese
District 4: Larry B. Johnson
District 5: John Jerralds
District 6: Jewel Cannada-Wynn
District 7: Ronald Townsend
At-Large: Diane Mack
At-Large: Megan Pratt