William L. Moyer

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William Lucius Moyer
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Born September 4, 1866 or 1867
Warrington, Pensacola
Died September 18, 1936
Pensacola
Occupation Grocer, Mayor of Pensacola
Religion Presbyterian
Spouse Winnie Touart Moyer

William L. Moyer was briefly mayor of Pensacola, on September 18, 1936.

A special meeting of the Pensacola City Council was called that evening, and Mayor Henry Clay Armstrong was removed as mayor by an 8-1 vote, ostensibly for his support of Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon (the Council was wholly Democratic). Moyer was installed as mayor, reportedly proclaiming, "I assure you that you have elected a good, staunch Democrat as your mayor." On the way home from the meeting, Moyer, who was accompanied by City Manager George J. Roark, suffered a heart attack. Roark and other carried Moyer into his home at 1600 North Baylen Street where he died several minutes later.[1] Moyer's only official act as mayor was adjourning the meeting at which he had been elected and sworn in.

Max Bear, the only council member who had opposed removing Armstrong, was subsequently named mayor pro tem.

Other service[edit]

Moyer had previously served on the City of Pensacola's Board of Aldermen from 1901 to 1903 and again from 1907 to 1913, and on the Pensacola City Council from 1931 to 1936, when he assumed the mayoralty.

Preceded by:
Henry Clay Armstrong
Mayor of Pensacola
1936
Succeeded by:
Max L. Bear

References[edit]

  1. Pensacola Journal, September 19, 1936.