Decades of Leadership - Mayors

W. F. Dodson Mayor 1946 to 1948
W. F. Dodson

Served as Mayor from 1946 to 1948
H O Good Councilman 1946 to 1948 and Mayor 1948 to 1950

H. O. Good

Served as Mayor from 1948 to 1950

First served as Alderman from 1946 - 1948


Lawson Lewis Councilman 1946 to 1950 and Mayor 1950 to 1960

Lawson Lewis

Served as Mayor from 1950 to 1960

First served as Alderman from 1946 to 1950



Oley Attebery Councilman from 1957 to 1960 and Mayor from 1960 to 1962
Oley Attebery

Served as Mayor from 1960 to 1962

First served as Councilmember from 1957 to 1960
A. J. "Spot" Airoldi Councilman in 1962 and Mayor from 1962 to 1968
A. J. "Spot" Airoldi

Served as Mayor from 1962 to 1968

First served as Councilmember in 1962

Robert H. Langdon Mayor from 1968 to 1969
Robert H. Langdon

Served as Mayor from May 1968 to April 1969
W. C. Roberts Jr. councilmember from 1966 to 1969 and Mayor from April 1969 to September 1969
W. C. "Bill" Roberts, Jr.

Served as Mayor from April 1969 to September 1969

First served as Councilmember from 1966 to 1969
George G. Grimmer Councilman from 1967 to 1969 and Mayor from 1969 to 1978
George G. Grimmer

Served as Mayor from 1969 to 1978

First served as Councilmember from 1967 to 1969
Bill Binford Councilman froom 1970 to 1978 and Mayor from 1978 to 1982

Bill Binford

Served as Mayor from 1978-1982

First served as Councilmember 1970-1978


John D. Dodd Councilman 1975-1982 Mayor 1982-1988

John D. Dodd

Served as Mayor from 1982-1988

First served as Councilmember from 1975-1982


Dave Blair Mayor 1988-1986 and Councilmember 1982-1988

Dave Blair

Served as Mayor from 1988-1996

First served as Councilmember from 1982 to 1988


Audio courtesy of former Farmers Branch City Manager Richard Escalante’s eulogy of Mayor Dave Blair | 2018

Bob Phelps Councilman 1986-1996 Mayor 1996-2008

Bob Phelps

Served as Mayor from 1996-2008 and 2014-2017

First served as Councilmember from 1986-1996


Tim O'Hare Councilmember 2005-2008 Mayor 2008-2011

Tim O'Hare

Served as Mayor from 2008-2011

First served Councilmember from 2005-2008


William Bill Glancy. Mayor 2011.2014. Council 1980s
William "Bill" P. Glancy

Served as Mayor from 2011-2014

First served as Councilmember from 1982-1986