Voters elect Frank D. Black as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 9, 1896.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 11/16/2000
  • Essay 2795
On March 9, 1896, voters elect Republican Frank D. Black as Mayor of the City of Seattle. He resigns after three weeks in office.

Pursuant to the Freeholders' Charter of 1890, the mayor's term of office was two years and the mayor was ineligible for re-election until a lapse of two years. Elections were held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in March.

Sources: Seattle City Clerk, "Mayors of the City of Seattle," (

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