William M. Wolfarth
|William M. Wolfarth|
|25th Mayor of Miami|
|Preceded by||Robert L. Floyd|
|Succeeded by||Chelsie J. Senerchia|
|Born||June 30, 1906|
|Died||March 25, 1993
|Spouse(s)||Mary Agnes Galhouse|
William M. Wolfarth (30 June 1906 – 25 March 1993 in Miami, Florida) was a commissioner and mayor of Miami.
Wolfarth grew up in Chicago and moved to Miami in 1934. In 1935, he open the first of a chain of bakeries (Cushman Bakeries). From 1949-1951, he was the Mayor of the City of Miami and from 1951-1953 he served as a commissioner (his mother-in-law, Anne Galhouse, served as his secretary). He was responsible for building the original Art Deco main public Library in downtown Miami, which unfortunately was later torn down. In addition, he built the Morningside pool which still bears a plaque commemorating him. In 1959, he ran for mayor again against Robert King High on a platform to keep Miami segregated and lost the election.
- The Miami Herald; William Wolfarth Former Miami Mayor; 28 March 1993; Page 4B
- The St. Petersburg Times; Wolfarth Named New Miami Mayor, 23 November 1949.
- The Miami News; Mother-In-Law Secretary Rates Mayor Bill as Tops by Don Branning; 1 December 1949.