George Sergeant

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George William Sergeant
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
In office
Preceded by Chas. E. Turner
Succeeded by George Sprague
Personal details
Born (1881-12-02)December 2, 1881
Mansfield, Texas
Died August 26, 1971(1971-08-26) (aged 89)
Dallas, Texas
Resting place Oak Cliff Cemetery
Nationality  USA
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Mary Marshall Brown
Children Mary Marshall Sergeant, George W. Sergeant, Jr.
Alma mater University of Texas
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Presbyterian

George William Sergeant (December 2, 1881 – August 26, 1971), attorney, was mayor of Dallas 1932-1935.


Sergeant was born on December 2, 1881 in Mansfield, Texas to Gustavis A. Sergeant and Harriet (Hattie) P. Baldwin. He married Mary Marshall Brown, daughter of Dr. Horace M. Brown and Mary Elizabeth Rudd, on 25 Aug 1909 in Union, Monroe County, West Virginia. They had two children. Their first child, Mary Marshall Sergeant, died in infancy.

He attended school in Dallas and graduated from the University of Texas where he also received his law degree. In 1908 he began private practice in Dallas, but was soon appointed city judge. He served in a number of political positions. He was mayor during the time of the Texas Centennial celebration held at Fair Park in Dallas, and has been referred to as "The Centennial Mayor.[1]

He wrote a number of books including History of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas (1943) and History of the Christian Church (1948). He served as deacon at Highland Park Presbyterian Church for 35 years becoming an elder in 1941.[2]

Sergeant died August 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas and was interred at the Oak Cliff Cemetery, Dallas.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Probable Mayor's World-Wide Travels Will Help Centennial." The Dallas Morning News. April 5, 1935. p.1, 12
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Mayor Sergeant Had Eventful Life." The Dallas Morning News, August 27, 1971, page 14A
  3. ^ Texas State Board of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Standard Certificate of Death. August 26, 1971. No. 55362