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1840 James Enfield Berry   1869 Alonzo G. Sharp   1893-1897 George W. Ochs   2005-2013 Ron Littlefield
1841 Dr. Beriah Frazier   1870-1871 William P. Rathburn   1897-1899 Edmond Watkins   2013-2021 - Andy Berke
1842-1843 Dr. Milo Smith   1871-1872 John T. Wilder   1899-1901 Joseph Wassman    
1844-1845 Dr. Joseph Strong Gillespie   1872 Josiah Jackson Bryan   1901-1905 William Little Frierson    
1846-1848 Henry White Massengale   1873 Dr. Eli M. Wight   1907-1909 William Riley Crabtree    
1849 Thomas Crutchfield, Sr.   1874 Dr. Philander D. Sims   1909-1915 Thomas Clarkson Thompson    
1850-1852 Dr. Milo Smith   1875 John W. James   1915-1919 Jesse M. Littleton    
1853 Henry White Massengale   1876 Colonel Tomilinson Fort   1919-1923 Alexander Wilds Chambliss    
1854 William Williams   1877 Dr. Eli M. Wight   1923-1927 Richard Hardy    
1854 William F. Ragsdale   1878 Thomas J. Carlisle   1927-1947 Edward David Bass    
1855 Eldridge Gerry Pearl   1878 Andrew Jackson Gahagan   1947 Elijah Radford Betterton Jr.    
1856 David Claiborne McMillin   1879 Jesse Thomas Hill   1947-1951 Hugh Wasson    
1857 William D. Fulton   1880 Henry Frederick Temple   1951-1963 Peter Rudolph Olgiati    
1858 Dr. William Samuel Bell   1881 John A. Hart   1963-1969 Ralph H. Kelley    
1859 Thomas Crutchfield, Jr.   1882-1883 H. Clay Evans   1969-1971 Austin Letheridge Bender    
1860 Charles Erskine Grenville   1883-1885 Hugh Whiteside   1971 S. Dean Peterson    
1861 James Cartwright Warner   1885-1887 Alonzo Grant Sharpe   1971-1975 Robert Kirk Walker    
1862-1863 Dr. Milo Smith   1887-1889 John B. Nicklin   1975-1983 Charles A. Rose    
1865 Richard Henderson   1889-1891 John A. Hart   1983-1997 Gene Roberts    
1866 Charles E. Lewis   1891 Isaac B. Merriman   1997-2001 Jon Kinsey    
1867-1868 Dudley C. Carr   1891-1893 Garnet Andrews   2001-2005 Bob Corker    
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