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Salvador Pons

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'''Salvador T. Pons''' was the first African-American [[mayor of Pensacola]]. He served as mayor in at least [[1878]] (and also in [[1874]] according to some sources<ref>Pensacola Historical Society. ''Pensacola in Vintage Postcards''. Arcadia, 2005.</ref>). Pons was a [[Wikipedia:Mulatto|mulatto]], born in Mexico to one black parent and one Hispanic parent.<ref>Brown, Canter. ''Florida's Black Public Officials''. University of Alabama Press, 1998.</ref>
 {{start box}}{{succession box | before = [[R. A. Stearns]] | title = [[Mayor of Pensacola]] | years = 1878 | after = [[William McKenzie Oerting]]}}{{end box}} [[Category:Mayors of the City of Pensacola|Pons, Salvador]] [[Category:Pensacola City Council members|Pons, Salvador]] [[Category:Pons family]] [[Category:People buried in St. Michael's Cemetery|Pons, Salvador]]

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