Past Mayors

Frank I. Osborne (1879-1880)

Public Service:
Osborne served one term as Mayor of Charlotte from 1879 to 1880.

Later he became a North Carolina State Senator and the North Carolina Attorney General.

Osborne was a law partner of William C. Maxwell (who later also became Mayor of Charlotte).

            Photo of Mayor Frank Osborne

During his Administration:

  • Telephone service first came to Charlotte.