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February 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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Bertha Landes: Seattle's first, last female mayor


THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE, COURTESY OF JAMES & MERRIHEW

At left: In 1928, Mayor Bertha Landes is shown signing proclamation asking all Seattleites to attend Easter morn services at Volunteer park. At right: Bertha Landes first served on the Seattle City Council and then was elected mayor in 1926 for a two-year term.


THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

At left: Mayor Bertha K. Landes and her committee were on hand to greet two British vessels, H.M.S. Colombo and H.M.C.S. Patrician when they anchored in Elliott Bay in 1927. Here Mrs. Landes is shown greeting Capt. A.M. Lecky D.S.O., "skipper" of the Colombo. At his left Lieut. Comdr. Ronald I. Agnew, commander of the Canadian destroyer. J.W. Spangler, president of the Chamber of Commerce, aided in welcoming the British tars. At right: City Council President Bertha Landes shakes hands with Mayor Edwin Brown in 1925. Landes was elected mayor in 1926, becoming the first woman to head a major U.S. city.


THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Seattle's Mayor Bertha Landes sets the trolley of one of the city's red streetcars that made a bargain "loop" through the downtown business area in 1927.


TOM STOCKLEY

Charles Lindbergh flew into Seattle to be greeted by the city's female mayor, Bertha Landes, in 1927.

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