Voters elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on May 2, 1922.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 11/29/2000
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 2810
On May 2, 1922, voters elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle.

Pursuant to the Freeholders' Charter of 1890, the mayor's term of office was two years. In 1921, the state legislature set the elections for the Tuesday following the first Monday in May. Two years later the elections were moved back to March. The vote counts were as follows:

  • Edwin J. Brown - 40,394
  • Dan Landon - 28,541
On this election day, women were elected for the first time to the Seattle City Council. The two women elected were Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943), who won 80 percent of the vote, and later served a term as Seattle mayor, and Kathryn Miracle.

Sources: Seattle City Clerk, "Mayors of the City of Seattle," (www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/leg/clerk/mayors.htm).

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