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Sheriffs, non aldermanic


1943-44 Gervase Ernest Wood - Gardener

1944-45 Harold Walter Seymour Howard* (Alderman 1945) - Gardener

1945-46 Frederick Tidbury Beer - Gold & Silver Wyre Drawer

1946-47 Charles Gordon Dickson - Coachmaker

1947-48 Richard Christmas Hammett - Butcher

1948-49 Thomas Guy Fenton Richardson - Wheelwright

1949-50 Stanley Walter Wells - Tallow Chandler

1950-51 Percy Thomas Lovely - Basketmaker

1951-52 Clement James Harman* (Alderman 1952) - Painter Stainer

1952-53 Sidney Joseph Fox - Wheelwright

1953-54 Norman Cleverton Tremellen - Weaver

1954-55 Leslie Barnett Prince - Farrier

1955-56 William Gilbert Allen - Haberdasher

1956-57 Sir James Miller* - Coachmaker

1957-58 Samuel Richard Walker - Founder

1958-59 John Edward Evan Cook - Pavior

1959-60 Cyril Derry - Horner

1960-61 Adam Kennedy Kirk - Poulter

1961-62 Christopher Selwyn Priestley Rawson (Alderman 1972) - Clothworker

1962-63 Alan Pearce Greenaway (Alderman 1965) - Merchant Taylor 

1963-64 Gilbert Harold Samuel Edgar - Clockmaker

1964-65 Arthur Harris Ley - Pavior

1965-66 Cyril Sweett - Painter Stainer

1966-67 Herbert Graham Donovan Toye - Gold & Silver Wyre Drawer

1967-68 Lindsay Roberts Ring* (Alderman 1968) - Armourer & Brasier

1968-69 Kenneth Gordon McNeil - Haberdasher

1969-70 Richard Theodore Beck - Broderer

1970-71 Peter Drury Gadsden* (Alderman 1971) - Clothworker

1971-72 Neville Rayner - Basketmaker

1972-73 Henry Wimburn Sudell Horlock - Saddler

1973-74 Cyril Anthony Hart - Carman

1974-75 Andrew Hugh Fitzgerald Olson - Pavior

1975-76 Ronald Arthur Ralph Hedderwick - Gold & Silver Wyre Drawer

1976-77 Alexander Colin Cole - Scrivener

1977-78 Bernard Joseph Brown - Fletcher

1978-79 Kenneth Alfred Ballard - Wheelwright

1979-80 John Garrow Maclachan Hart - Shipwright

1980-81 David Gilbert Charles Inglefield - Haberdasher

1981-82 Anthony Noel Eskenzi - Pattenmaker

1982-83 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Davis & Traill)

1983-84 Rodney Cyril Alban Fitzgerald - Gold & Silver Wyre Drawer

1984-85 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Rowe-Ham & Spratt)

1985-86 Jack Edward Neary - Shipwright

1986-87 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Bidwell & Graham)

1987-88 Richard Saunders - Clothworker

1988-89 Simon Anthony Allen Block - Broderer

1989-90 Ronald Derek Keep Edwards - Loriner

1990-91 John Taylor - Wheelwright contested election

1991-92 John Raymond Perring - Merchant Taylor

1992-93 Anthony David Moss - Ironmonger

1993-94 Jeremy Millard Butler Gotch - Carman contested election

1994-95 Jonathan Philip Charkham - Upholder contested election

1995-96 Kenneth Edwin Ayers - Actuary

1996-97 Stanley Keith Knowles - Chartered Surveyor

1997-98 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Howard & Oliver)

1998-99 Brian Harris - Glazier

1999-2000 Pauline Halliday - Farrier contested election

2000-01 Nigel Branson - Haberdasher

2001-02 David Mauleverer (Alderman 2005) - Air Pilot & Air Navigator

2002-03 Martin Clarke - Merchant Taylor

2003-04 Geoffrey Bond OBE - Glazier

2004-05 David Cobb - Shipwright

2005-06 Kevin Kearney - Pewterer

2006-07 Richard Regan - Cutler

2007-08 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Bear & Luder)

2008-09 George Gillon - Chartered Surveyor

2009-10 Peter Cook - Plaisterer contested election

2010-11 Richard Sermon - Wheelwright

2011-12 Wendy Mead - Glover contested election

2012-13 Nigel Pullman - Leatherseller

2013-14 Adrian Waddingham CBE - Actuary

2014-15 Fiona Adler -Tobacco Pipe Maker

2015-16 Christine Rigden - Constructor

2016-17 Two aldermanic sheriffs (Russell & Estlin)

*Historical note: In modern times, we are used to the idea that of the two sheriffs elected each year, one will be an alderman (hoping to go on to be the Lord Mayor), whilst the other will not. However it was not always so, and as recently as 1979 the Lord Mayor elected that year, Sir Peter Gadsden, had served sheriff (as required to be eligible for election as LM), but not as an alderman. He stood for election as an alderman after he had served as sheriff.

Those shown with an asterisk above (all prior to 1970) were, like Gadsden, not aldermen when sheriff, but who went on to become aldermen and subsequently Lord Mayor. A route to Mansion House quite common in the not so distant past.

Conversely, and more recently, nowadays when the pool of aldermen who have served sheriff (and hence eligible to be elected LM) shows signs of drying up, the Court of Aldermen seek the endorsement of the Livery to allow two aldermen to stand as Sheriffs in the same year, unopposed, to ensure a supply of qualified aldermen to go forward. This happened in 2007-08 (Luder & Bear), and again in 2016-17 (Russell & Estlin), and as shown above, frequently through the 80's. 

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© Nigel Pullman 2017