Tag: Dallas TX Mayor

PRESIDENT KENNEDY’S Bronze Coffin

15 October 2018

George “Bill” Mitchell spent some time visiting with me while on a short trip to Dallas last week. I reminded him that the anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination would be here soon and that it would fall on Thanks Giving Day this year. Without hesitation, Bill responded, “That’s right. I was in mortuary school back […]

MAYOR HENRY S. ERVAY Leads City

25 May 2018

THE ADMINISTRATION Of Mayor Henry S. Ervay ran from April, 1870, until November, 1872, and represented a breakpoint, or watershed, in the history of Dallas. Before then, the community had been an iso­lated frontier village which laid little claim to being more than that. During Ervay’s term of office, the public’s attitude toward the whole […]

‘DADDY’ BLAYLOCK, Kissing Mayor

26 March 2018

In June of 1923 when he was 74 years old, Louis Blaylock became mayor of Dallas, the oldest man ever elected to this office.  He was promptly dubbed ‘Daddy’ Blaylock and proceeded to enjoy thoroughly the perquisites of age in the office of chief magistrate of the city. The more photogenic of these privileges allowed […]