Stan Brookshire

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Stan Brookshire
Stan Brookshire 1927.jpg
1927 Duke University senior photo
Born
Stanford Raynall Brookshire

(1905-07-22)July 22, 1905
Died(1990-10-10)October 10, 1990
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery, Charlotte, North Carolina
EducationDuke University
Occupationnewspaper reporter, politician
Known forMayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
TitleMayor
Term1961 – 1969
PredecessorJames Saxon Smith
SuccessorJohn M. Belk
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Edith (Mitchell) Brookshire

Stanford Raynold "Stan" Brookshire (July 22, 1905 – October 10, 1990) was a mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brookshire served as mayor from 1961 to 1969. He was the longest-serving mayor until 1975, when his immediate successor, John M. Belk, tied him by winning his fourth re-election, though Belk's fourth term would be extended another six months thanks to a change in state law.

A native of Troutman, North Carolina, Brookshire graduated from Duke University and came to Charlotte as a newspaper reporter. He led the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (as would Belk) prior to becoming mayor.

The Brookshire Freeway, as well as Brookshire Boulevard (both parts of North Carolina Highway 16; the former is shared with Interstate 277), are named in honor of him, and he, along with Belk, is the subject of a book by Alex Coffin, entitled Brookshire & Belk: Businessmen in City Hall.

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