Voters re-elect Gordon S. Clinton as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1960.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 11/19/2000
  • Essay 2828
On March 8, 1960, voters re-elect Gordon S. Clinton (1920-2011)  as mayor of the city of Seattle.

Pursuant to the Freeholders' Charter of 1946, the mayor's term of office was changed from two years to four years. Elections were held on the second Tuesday in March. The vote counts were as follows:

  • Gordon S. Clinton - 84,274
  • Gordon Newell - 37,897

Sources: "Mayors of the City of Seattle," Seattle City Clerk website accessed January 13, 2014 (;
Note: This essay was corrected on January 13, 2104.

Related Topics:   Government & Politics

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