E. G. Sewell

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E. G. Sewell
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13th, 16th and 19th Mayor of Miami
In office
1939–1940
Preceded byRobert R. Williams
Succeeded byAlexander Orr, Jr.
In office
1933–1935
Preceded byR. B. Gautier
Succeeded byA. D. H. Fossey
In office
1927–1929
Preceded byEdward C. Romfh
Succeeded byC. H. Reeder
Personal details
Born(1874-09-17)September 17, 1874[1]
Hartwell, Georgia
DiedApril 2, 1940(1940-04-02) (aged 65)
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, Florida

Everest George "E. G." Sewell ( September 17, 1874 – April 2, 1940) was a former Mayor of Miami.

E. G. and his brother, John Sewell moved to Miami on March 3, 1896 and opened the first store north of the Miami River on March 26, 1896. In February 1916, he was elected as president of Miami Chamber of Commerce and was re-elected every year until 1925 (except for 1919). He was elected as Mayor of Miami in 1927 (until 1929), 1933 (until 1935), 1939 (in recall election for 2 months), and lastly 1939 (until his death in 1940).

He died two days after suffering a heart attack on April 2, 1940 at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

There is a city of Miami nature park named after him: E. G. Sewell Park located at 1801 NW South River Drive.[2]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Hollingsworth 1936. p. 108.
  2. ^ "E. G. Sewell Park". Miamigov.com. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
Bibliography
  • Hollingsworth, Tracy. History of Dade County Florida. (Miami): (self published), 1936.
  • The Miami News; Sewell Foresaw Pan-American Tie by Howard Kleinberg; February 2, 1985.
  • The Miami Daily News; Sewell Tells of City's Early Attempts to gain Recognition by Sylvia Leibovit; April 13, 1933.
  • Daytona Beach Morning Journal; Death after Heart Attack; April 2, 1940.