F. Marion Redd (1927-1929)
Redd served as Charlotte's Mayor from 1927 through 1929.
An Onslow County native, Redd came to Charlotte as a retail clerk. He later became an attorney and won a wide reputation as an enlightened judge of juvenile court.
During his Administration:
- The new Ford plant on Statesville Road began producing Model-A Forms.
- The City built the Armory Auditorium as a combination sports arena, trade mart and convention hall.
- Charlotte voters adopted a change to a Council/Manager form of government. That form authorized five council members with the Mayor chosen from one of their number. The Council was elected from Charlotte's 11 wards. A City Manager was appointed by the Council.