J. Harvey Bayliss
|J. Harvey Bayliss|
|Born||December 23, 1893|
|Died||September 15, 1954|
|Occupation||Mayor of Pensacola|
|Parents||James E. and Elizabeth Bayliss|
Bayliss worked for a time as a clerk under Pensacola City Attorney John B. Jones before becoming assistant city comptroller and later comptroller.
Bayliss was elected as a city commissioner in 1921 and was thereafter appointed as mayor. At the time of his appointment, Bayliss, 28, was the youngest mayor in Florida. Bayliss served three three-year terms as mayor.
During his service as mayor, Bayliss also represented northwest Florida at the State Road Department, helping spur significant road development in Escambia County, including Scenic Highway and the Thomas A. Johnson Bridge over Pensacola Bay.
Bayliss was a active in the community, as a member of the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Pythias, the Elks, Woodmen of the World, Masons and the Shriners.
Frank Dent Sanders
|Mayor of Pensacola
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