Laurence Brunton

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Laurence Brunton

Council President (Mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Term Start 1978
Term End 1980
Preceded by Nancy K. O'Brien (D)
Succeeded by Frank Buck (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1976
Term End 1980
Preceded by Mitchell Van Yahres (D)
Succeeded by Elizabeth Gleason (D)

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