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  • Howard Vincent Eaton (1905 - 1976)
    Howard V. Eaton, 71, former Emmett mayor and automobile dealer, died of a heart attack while visiting his son, Don and family in Orinda, Calif., Saturday. Born Feb. 4, 1905, at Heppner, Ore., he move...
  • Dr Myndert Van Patten (1835 - 1931)
    Civil War Veteran - stone reads Minard Van Patten, Company F, 110 New York Infantry, US Army. Dr Van Patten had engaged in military service. He enlisted at Sterling, New York, as a member of Company ...
  • Capt. Elias C. Ellis, (USA) (1827 - 1901)
    Elias C. Ellis was a teacher in Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio, but he later moved to Dayton where he was principal of the public school in 1860. His brother, Palemon, lived with him and was also teac...
  • Henry M. Loud (1824 - 1905)
    Henry Martin Loud (December 11, 1824—May 13, 1905) was a Michigan lumber magnate, politician, lay Methodist preacher, and philanthropist. Loud was born in Westhampton, Massachusetts and graduated fro...
  • Roy O.. Woodruff (1876 - 1953)
    Roy Orchard Woodruff (March 14, 1876 – February 12, 1953) was a politician, soldier, printer, and dentist from the U.S. state of Michigan. Woodruff was born of English and Scottish ancestry to Char...

The mayor is the leader in most United States municipalities (such as cities, townships, etc.). In the United States, there are several distinct types of mayors, depending on the system of local government. Under council-manager government, the mayor is a first among equals on the city council, which acts as a legislative body while executive functions are performed by the appointed manager. The mayor may chair the city council, but lacks any special legislative powers. The mayor and city council serve part-time, with day-to-day administration in the hands of a professional city manager. The system is most common among medium-sized cities from around 25,000 to several hundred thousand, usually rural and suburban municipalities.

In the second form, known as mayor-council government, the mayoralty and city council are separate offices. Under a strong mayor system, the mayor acts as an elected executive with the city council exercising legislative powers. They may select a chief administrative officer to oversee the different departments. This is the system used in most of the United States' large cities, primarily because mayors serve full-time and have a wide range of services that they oversee. In a weak mayor or ceremonial mayor system, the mayor has appointing power for department heads but is subject to checks by the city council, sharing both executive and legislative duties with the council. This is common for smaller cities, especially in New England. Charlotte, North Carolina and Minneapolis, Minnesota are two notable large cities with a ceremonial mayor.

Many American mayors are styled "His/Her Honor" while in office.