Meredith P. Snyder

Meredith Pinxton Snyder (1859–April 7, 1937) was the 23rd 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.[1] 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.

See contemporary newspaper obituaries of Snyder from the Los Angeles in the 1900s Web site.

Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel Innes
Los Angeles Common Council
2nd ward
1894—1896
Succeeded by
Fred L. Baker
Preceded by
Frank Rader
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
1896—1898
Succeeded by
Fred Eaton
Preceded by
Fred Eaton
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
1900—1904
Succeeded by
Owen McAleer
Preceded by
Frederick T. Woodman
Mayor of Los Angeles, California
1919—1921
Succeeded by
George E. Cryer

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