Seth Burnley was a Charlottesville city manager from the 1930's until 1948.   He left to become city manager of Staunton in June 1948 and was replaced by James E. Bowen. His annual salary was $6,000 ($62,516.27 in 2018 dollars) at the time he left. 
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