Otis Massey

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Otis Massey (May 26, 1891 – September 1968) was mayor of Houston, Texas from January 1943 to 1946. He was married to Mayme Kiser, they had two daughters, Dorothy and Marion.[1] Massey was the first mayor of Houston to serve under the city manager form, rather than the city commission form of government.[2] As mayor, he supported a proposal to sell 13312 acres of land to the M.D. Anderson Foundation in December 1943. This land would be developed into hospitals in the Houston Medical District.[3] He proclaimed May 22, 1946 to be National Maritime Day in Houston.[4]

Preceded by
Neal Pickett
Mayor of Houston, Texas
Succeeded by
Oscar F. Holcombe


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