Clarence Harmon

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Clarence Harmon
44th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
In office
April 15, 1997 – April 17, 2001
Preceded by Freeman Bosley, Jr.
Succeeded by Francis G. Slay
Personal details
Born St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Janet Kelley-Harmon
Children 4
Profession Lawyer

Clarence Harmon (born 1940) was the forty-fourth mayor of St. Louis (from 1997 to 2001), and the city's second African-American mayor.

Prior to serving as Mayor, Harmon had served as St. Louis Police Department police chief. He defeated incumbent Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr. in the Democratic Primary in 1997 and went on to win election by a wide margin in the general election. Harmon was defeated for re-election in the 2001 Democratic Primary.

References[edit]

  • St. Louis Public Library
  • Mannies, Jo (April 16, 1997). "Harmon Urges Unity - Speech Calls for Regional, Racial Healing". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 1A. 
  • Schlinkmann, Mark (April 18, 2001). "Slay Is Sworn in as St. Louis' 45th Mayor". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. A1. 


Police appointments
Preceded by
Incumbent
Chief of St. Louis Police Department
1991-1995
Succeeded by
Ron Henderson
Political offices
Preceded by
Freeman Bosley, Jr.
Mayor of St. Louis
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Francis G. Slay