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  Snyder, Meredith
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AffiliationDemocratic   
NameMeredith Snyder
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Los Angeles, California , United States
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Born 00, 1859
DiedApril 07, 1937 (78 years)
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Oct 05, 2009 03:23pm
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InfoMeredith Pinxton Snyder was four times mayor of Los Angeles, California, USA, serving 1896–1898, 1900–1904 and 1919–1921. He was president of the California Guarantee Corporation and the Texas Gasoline Company.

Snyder was nicknamed "Pinkie." He and his wife, May Ross Snyder, had a child, Ross Snyder, who died as a captain during World War I.

A Democrat, he was a city councilman from 1894 to 1896 and then was mayor for three terms before moving to a farm in the San Joaquin Valley. He "was almost as well known in San Francisco as he was in Los Angeles," the Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express wrote on April 8, 1937. The former mayor was urged during the 1913 California gubernatorial race to run as the Democratic nominee. In 1919 he was elected to his final term in Los Angeles City Hall, and in that period he was awarded the Order of Leopold II by the Belgian King and Queen, Albert I and Elisabeth. Snyder died April 7, 1937, of a heart attack in his Jonathan Club residence.


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  06/07/1921 Los Angeles Mayor Lost 47.11% (-5.78%)
  06/03/1919 Los Angeles Mayor Won 63.22% (+26.44%)
  05/06/1919 Los Angeles Mayor - Primary Won 37.28% (+6.16%)
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  12/01/1902 Los Angeles Mayor Won 48.12% (+15.22%)
  12/03/1900 Los Angeles Mayor Won 57.71% (+17.89%)
  12/05/1898 Los Angeles Mayor Lost 48.20% (-3.60%)
  12/07/1896 Los Angeles Mayor Won 54.94% (+9.87%)
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