Richard Wayne

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Dr. Richard Wayne (April 4, 1804 – June 27, 1858) served as mayor of Savannah, Georgia for four terms: 1844 - 1845, 1848–1851, 1852–1853 and 1857 - 1858. He died while in office.[1]

Wayne was the first mayor of Savannah elected by its citizens. Prior to his election, mayors were appointed by the city aldermen. He is buried in Savannah's Laurel Grove Cemetery

References[edit]

  • Gamble, Thomas, Jr., A History of the City Government of Savannah, Ga., from 1790 to 1901, pp. 47–48.
  • Gamble, All the Ordinances of the City of Savannah, 1858, p. 318.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Thorne Williams
Mayor of Savannah
1844-1845
Succeeded by
Henry Burroughs
Preceded by
Henry Burroughs
Mayor of Savannah
1848-1851
Succeeded by
Richard Arnold
Preceded by
Richard Arnold
Mayor of Savannah
1852-1853
Succeeded by
John Ward
Preceded by
James Proctor Screven
Mayor of Savannah
1857-1858
Succeeded by
Thomas Turner