Laurence Brunton

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Laurence Brunton

Term Start 1978
Term End 1980
Succeeded by Frank Buck

District At-Large
Term Start 1976

Biographical Information

Date of death 2000
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Republican Laurence Brunton served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1978 to 1980. He was the last Republican to hold the position.


Brunton was born in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Charlottesville when he was 16. He served as scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop and attended First Presbyterian Church. Brunton was elected to Council in 1976, winning the most votes among 11 candidates on the ballot.

He died in 2000 at the age of 89 as a resident of Westminster Canterbury[1].


  1. 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009