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zzVoters return John F. Dore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1936.
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On March 3, 1936, voters return John F. Dore (1881-1938) as mayor of the City of Seattle. Dore had been defeated in 1934 by Charles L. Smith after his first term.
Pursuant to the Freeholders' Charter of 1890, the mayor's term of office was two years. Elections were held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in March. The vote counts were as follows:
- John F. Dore - 53,385
- Arthur B. Langlie - 46,578
Dore had edged out his successor, Mayor Charles Smith, in the 1936 primary. He was defeated by Langlie in 1938, but fell ill before the inauguration. The City Council relieved Dore of his duties on April 13, 1938, and he died five days later. Langlie assumed office, won re-election in 1940, and was elected Washington's governor later the same year.
Seattle City Clerk, "Mayors of the City of Seattle," (www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/leg/clerk/mayors.htm).
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