Archives, Tampa City Council Members June 5, 1904 - October 1, 1963

Archives, Tampa City Council Members June 5, 1904 - October 1, 1963

Compiled for the City of Tampa Archives by W. Curtis Welch, CA
April 1997

Revised February 2014

June 5,1904 - June 7, 1906

(Source: Council Minute Book #6, page 386)

C. Elmore Webb - PresidentW.D. Wiggins - President pro tempore
Henry Clay GiddensErnest W. Monrose
Walter L. ParkerJoel B. Phillips
John Percy HardeeThomas C. Folsom
John Thomas GunnJames Robert  Dekle
Michael C. Foley
 

June 8, 1906 - June 4, 1908

(Source: Council Minute Book #7, page 154)

Hubert D. King - PresidentEdwin C. Blake - President pro tempore
John T.  BlackmanHenry Kruse
W. Lesley BrownCurrie J. Hutchinson
John Thomas  GunnIrving B. Miller
James A. RobertsCarlos Toro
William Fraser  Himes (Resigned March 26, 1907)Harry Burke (Elected on April 2, 1907 to fill the vacancy of William Fraser Himes) [Source: Council Minute Book #7, page 279]
 

June 5, 1908 - June 6, 1910

(Source: Council Minute Book #7, page 464)

W. Lesley Brown - PresidentJohn Thomas  Gunn - President pro tempore
William J. HoulihanPhillip Licata
Ramon Sierra, Jr.Carlos Toro
Charles T. FriendA. Fred Turner
Herman H. RegenerThomas B. Smith
James E. Etzler  (Expelled October 9,  1908)

Offim Falk (Elected October 27,1908  Filled vacancy of James E. Etzler) [Source :Council Minute Book #9, page 60]

 

June 7, 1910 - June 5, 1912

Fred W. Ball - PresidentPaul H. Herndon
Herman H. RegenerOffim  Falk
William James  BarrittPhillip Licata
Henderson C. DurhamHenry W. Johnson
Lawrence J. Cooper  (resigned on December 20, 1910)James B. Phillips

William J. Houlihan 

William J. Chambers (Elected to fill vacancy left by Lawrence J. Cooper on January 17, 1911)                                                                                                                   

 

 

June 6, 1912 - June 4, 1914

(Source: Council Minute Book #10, page 251)
Fred W. Ball- PresidentWilliam J. Houlihan (Died on 3/23/1914)
William J. ChambersJames E. Etzler
William R. BartlettPedro G. Ramos
Nunzio DiMaggioHenderson C. Durham

John Walter Smith       

Erwin R. Murray                                                                                                               

Offim Falk  

James B. Anderson (Elected to replace William J. Houlihan on 4/29/1914)

 

June 5, 1914 - June 5, 1916

(Source: Council Minute Book #11, page 115)
Fred W. Ball - PresidentJames B. Anderson
William J. ChambersJames E. Etzler
William R. BartlettPedro G. Ramos
Nunzio DiMaggioHenry P. Kennedy

John Walter Smith

Erwin R. Murray

G. T. Henderson

 

June 6, 1916 - June 10, 1920

(Sources: Council Minute Book #11, page 470 and Minute Book #12, pages 246-247)James B. Anderson
Fred W. Ball- President
James E. Etzler
John R. FieldingPedro G. Ramos
Henry R. LightfootHenry P. Kennedy
Ramon Sierra, Jr.Erwin R. Murray

Dr. David E. Saxton

G. T. Henderson

Note: An election was held on June 4, 1918 and all members were reelected with no changes

 

June 11, 1920 - January 4, 1921

(Source: Council Minute Book #12, page 623)

G.T. Henderson - PresidentBarton H. Smith - President pro tempore
Adolf N. Goldstein (Elected to replace James E. Etzler on 6/29/1920)James N. Bryan
Pedro G. RamosEdwin  A. Blanchard
Henry P. KennedyClemente Sendoya
Erwin R. MurrayHenry A. West

Henry A. Raymond

James E. Etzler (Died on 6/24/1920)

 

IN OCTOBER OF 1920 CITIZENS VOTED IN COMMISSION - MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT

 

January 4, 1921 - January 3, 1922

(Source: Council Minute Book #13, page 132)

Charles H. Brown - Mayor CommissionerWilliam James Barritt - Mayor Commissioner pro tempore
Victor V. SharpeWilliam A. Adams
Henry E. Snow
 

January 3, 1922 - January 8, 1924

(Source: Council Minute Book #13, page 372)

Charles H. Brown - Mayor CommissionerWilliam James Barritt - Mayor Commissioner pro tempore
James McCantsDr. Sumter Lowry
William A. Adams
 

January 8, 1924 - January 3, 1928

(Source: Council Minute Book #14, page 84)

Perry G. Wall - Mayor CommissionerWilliam James Barritt - Mayor Commissioner pro tempore
James McCantsWilliam A. Adams
Dr. Sumter Lowry
 

January 3, 1928 - January 24, 1928

(Source: Council Minute Book #15, page 325)

D.B. McKay - Mayor CommissionerDr. Charles William Bartlett
James McCantsThomas N. Henderson
Dr. Sumter Lowry
 

CITIZENS VOTED BACK MAYOR - COUNCIL FORM OF GOVERNMENT

 

January 24, 1928 - November 7, 1929

(Source: Council Minute Book #15, page 336)

Thomas N. Henderson - PresidentWalter H. Campbell - President pro tempore
S. Boteler ThompsonJoseph W. Frazier
Adolf N. GoldsteinWilliam J. Bailey
Benjamin Harrison  EmersonAntonio Reina
H. Byron  BroachClemente Sendoya
Albert  E. EdwardsJ. Kenneth Hamilton

   J. MacDonell Thompson (Appointed on June 25, 1929 to fill S. Boteler Thompson's vacancy)   [Source: City Council Minute Book #16, page 154]

November 8,  1929 - November 3,  1931
(Source: Council Minute Book #16, page 263)
Thomas N. Henderson - PresidentJ. MacDonell Thompson - President pro tempore
William J. BaileyCurtis Hixon
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalJoseph W. Frazier
Walter H. CampbellJohn Pacheco
H.Byron  BroachBenjamin Harrison Emerson
Nick Chillura NuccioJ. Kenneth Hamilton (Died in 4/6/1930)
Joel A. Epps (Elected on 6/12/1930  to fill Hamilton's vacancy)   [Source: Council Minute Book #16, pg 427]
 

November 3,  1931 - November 6, 1933

(Source: Council Minute Book #17, page 267.)

Walter H. Campbell- PresidentJospeh W. Frazier
J. MacDonell ThompsonAlbert D'Arpa
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalJohn Pacheco
Benjamin Harrison EmersonNick Chillura Nuccio
Robert L. RaganH.Byron Broach
Joel A. EppsCurtis Hixon
 

November 7, 1933 - November 12, 1935

(Source: Council Minute Book #18, page 392.)

Walter H. Campbell- PresidentNick Chillura  Nuccio
Joseph W. FrazierRobert L. Ragan
Daniel W. Hudgings, Jr.William D.F. Snipes
Albert D'ArpaJoel A. Epps
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalCurtis Hixon
John PachecoBenjamin Harrison Emerson
 

November 12,  1935 - November 2, 1937

(Source: Council Minute Book #20, page 165)

Benjamin Harrison Emerson, PresidentRobert L. Ragan
Cleo C. WatsonWilliam D.F. Snipes
Daniel W. Hudgings Joel A. Epps
Albert D'ArpaCurtis Hixon
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalJohn Pacheco
Dr. Henry M. FaverFrank Cannella (Elected 2/23/1937 to fill Nuccio's vacancy.)[Source: Council Minute Book #21, page 165.]
Nick Chillura Nuccio (Resigned on 12/8/1936 to run for County Commissioner.)  [Source: Council Minute Book #21, page 91.]
 

November 2, 1937 - November 7, 1939

(Source: Council Minute Book #22, page 22)

William D.F. Snipes, PresidentAlbert D'Arpa, Vice President
Denver C. MortonCharles Ward  Latimer
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalDr. Henry M. Faver
John PachecoBenjamin Harrison  Emerson
Frank CannellaRobert L. Ragan
Cleo C. Watson [District 2]
Resigned 6/6/1939 
[Source: Council Minute Book 23, page 223]
H. Dorsey  McMichael
Appointed by Mayor 6/20/1939 [Source: Council Minute Book 23, page 243]
Joel A. Epps
 

November 7, 1939 - November 12, 1941

(Source: Council Minute Book #23, page 426)

William D.F. Snipes, PresidentAlbert D'Arpa, Vice President
Denver C. MortonJohn Pacheco
H. Dorsey  McMichaelJohn P. Minton
Charles Ward  LatimerFrank Cannella
Dr. Victor M. RosenthalRobert L. Ragan
William H. FreckerWilliam A. Crosby
 

November 12, 1941 - November 9, 1943

(Source: City Council Minute Book #25, page 366.)

Dr. Victor M. Rosenthal, PresidentAlbert D'Arpa, President Pro tempore
Henry GarciaFrank Cannella
H.Dorsey  McMichaelRobert L. Ragan
Charles Ward  LatimerJoseph  B. Klay
William H. FreckerWilliam A. Crosby
Julio PelaezJohn P. Minton
 

November 9, 1943 - November 5, 1945

(Source: City Council Minute Book #27, page 12.)

Dr. Victor M. Rosenthal, PresidentCharles Ward  Latimer, Vice President
Henry GarciaFrank Cannella
H. Dorsey  McMichaelOliver L. Wade
Albert D'ArpaJoseph B. Klay
Ramiro TamargoWilliam A. Crosby
Julio PelaezLee O'Neal
 

November 6, 1945 -  November 3, 1947

(Source: City Council Minute Book #29, pages 41-42)

Halbert R. Whitehead, PresidentJoseph C. Bondi, Vice President
Austin H. YoungGeorge T. Taylor
Daniel W. BoyetteRamon Fernandez Rey
James B. Pickard
NOTE: In a revision of the Tampa City Charter approved by the State Legislature and voters in the City of Tampa in 1945, the number of seats on the City Board of Representatives (City Council) was changed from twelve individual districts to seven at-large districts. The new revision also changed the terms of Board (Council) members from two years to four years which took effect in the 1947 elections.
 

November 4, 1947 - November 13, 1951

(Source: City Council Minute Book #31, page 249.)

Halbert R. Whitehead, ChairmanAustin H. Young, Vice Chairman
Clayton M. HammondBenito Vigo
P. Joseph RodrigezHenry Garcia
Julio Palaez
 

November 13, 1951 - July 7, 1953

(Source: Council Minute Book #35, page 477)

Halbert R. Whitehead, ChairmanL. Beecher McSwain, Chairman Pro-tempore
William L. (Bill) StarkLee Duncan
P. Joseph RodrigezLee O'Neal
Henry Garcia
 

July 7, 1953 - November 1, 1955

(Source: Council Minute Book #37, page 320)

Halbert R. Whitehead, ChairmanL. Beecher  McSwain, Chairman Pro-tempore
William L. (Bill) StarkLee Duncan
P. Joseph RodrigezLee O'Neal
Henry Garcia
William Douglas WestJunie Lee  Young, Jr.
Stuart N. PhillipsDouglas Belden
NOTE: Due to the annexation of Sulphur Springs, Rocky Point and the surrounding areas on April 28, 1953, 4 new districts were added to the City Board of Representatives (City Council). A special election was held on June 16, 1953, to fill these seats. In 1955 new districts were drawn reducing the number of seats on the Board (Council) once again to seven (last four names).
 

November 1, 1955 - October 1, 1959

(Source: Council Minute Book #41, page 302)

Junie Lee Young, Jr. - Chairman 11/1/1955 - 5/21/1956   (Acting Mayor 5/21/1956 - 10/2/1956)William Douglas West - Vice Chairman 11/1/1955 - 10/2/1956 Chairman 10/2/1956 - 10/1/1959
James V. Minardi - Vice Chairman 10/2/1956 -10/1/1959William B. Myers
Richard P. Bacon 10/2/1956 - 10/1/1959 (Elected 9/27/1956 to fill vacancy)L. Beecher  McSwain
Lee Duncan
Olin Huffman
NOTE: Mayor Curtis Hixon died in office on May 21, 1956. Junie Lee Young, Jr., was immediately sworn in as Acting Mayor according to the existing rules of succession. Mr. Young subsequently resigned from the Council in order to run as a candidate for mayor in the special municipal election held on September 27, 1956 (his vacant seat on the council was also filled in this election.) The Council re-organized during its October 2, 1956, meeting.
[Source: Council Minute Book #43, page 147].
 

October 1, 1959 - October 1, 1963

(Source: Council Minute Book #49, page 254)

William Douglas West, ChairmanRichard P.  Bacon, Vice Chairman
Sam MirabellaBill Myers
Fletcher StriblingLee Duncan
Lloyd CopelandAlbert T. Rollins 5/16/1961 - 10/1/1963
NOTE: Albert T. Rollins added to Council after annexation of Port Tampa in May of 1961.
[Source: Council Minute Book 52, page 242].