Voters elect Republican Leonard P. Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 12, 1880.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 11/29/2000
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 2780
On July 12, 1880, voters elect Republican Leonard P. Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle.

Pursuant to the charter approved by the legislature, the mayor's term of office was one year. Elections were held on the second Monday of July.

Smith, who was re-elected for a second term as mayor the following year, was a strong supporter of the Library Association. He served as vice president of the organization in 1872 and held office as a director for several years after that.


Sources: Seattle City Clerk, "Mayors of the City of Seattle," (www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/leg/clerk/mayors.htm); Clarence B. Bagley, History of Seattle From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1916).
Note: This file was revised on August 30, 2004. Smith's given name was corrected to "Leonard" on December 5, 2007. The name "Levi" given in at least one source, is incorrect.

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