Talk:1963 Birmingham municipal election

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  • There's a lot more to say about this (including about the mayoral election). The City Council scrapbook from 1962-64 is chock full of information about the vote to adopt a council form of government, various controversies, profiles of candidates as they qualified, etc etc. --Dystopos 15:58, 29 April 2010 (PDT)


  • One page in the scrapbook appears to tabulate results of the election, but there is no title or explanation. The page reads as follows (The top nine are in the left column, and the candidates sworn in are bolded):
John Bryan, 19,843
M. E. Wiggins, 19,092
Nina Miglionico, 14,962
George Seibels, 14,426
Alan Drennen, 12,966
John Golden, 12,520
Tom Woods, 11,194
Frank James, 11,003
H. G. Davis Jr, 10,280
Don Watts, 10,261
W. L. Williams Jr, 9,339
Don Hawkins, 9,211
M. L. Prude, 9,124
J. L. Ware, 8,722
Warren Crow III, 8,592
Dan Gaylord, 8,137
Bruce Thrasher, 8,108
E. C. Overton, 7,815
Not explained is how Don Hawkins (12th) managed to secure a four-year term and E. C. Overton a 2-year term, leaving Frank James and H. G. Davis Jr out of the council. So, if these aren't the results from the election, I don't know what they are. --Dystopos (talk) 12:40, 26 July 2018 (PDT)
    • OK. These are the primary results, after which the top 18 vote-getters were placed on a run-off ballot. See Lamonte, Edward Shannon (1995) Politics and Welfare in Birmingham, 1900—1975. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press ISBN 0817307540 , p. 175 (link) --Dystopos (talk) 13:26, 26 July 2018 (PDT)