George B. Lyle

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George B. Lyle was briefly mayor of Atlanta during the month of May in 1942. Roy LeCraw had fought a tough campaign against incumbent William Hartsfield and won on a slim margin but just a few months after taking office, he joined the army leaving mayor pro-tem Lyle until new elections could be held. In late May, Hartsfield was elected by a large margin being the only well-known candidate.


  • William Berry Hartsfield (1978), Harold H. Martin, Latin Corp
  • Charlie Brown Remembers Atlanta (1982), Charles M. Brown, R. L. Bryan Company
Political offices
Preceded by
Roy LeCraw
Acting Mayor of Atlanta
May 1942
Succeeded by
William B. Hartsfield