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St. Louis City Recorder and Registrar News
January 2011


January 3, 2011 -
Crowd Packs Recorder's Office
for Swearing In Ceremony

Monday, surrounded by staff, family, friends, and elected officials, Sharon Quigley Carpenter took the Oath of Office as Recorder of Deeds for the 10th time. The event, held at her City Hall office, was emceed by Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly, with Judge Paul Simon administering the oath.

Guest speakers included 3rd District U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, Mayor Francis Slay, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce.

Other elected officials attending were 3rd Ward Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr., 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro, and members of the City's Democratic Central Committee (Carpenter is 23rd Ward Committeewoman)
: 9th Ward Committeewoman Pat Ortmann, 11th Ward Committeewoman Kathy Gamache, 14th Ward Committeeman and former State Senator Harry Kennedy, and 23rd Ward Committeeman Dan Hagerty.

Carpenter was first appointed Recorder in 1980 by Governor Joseph P. Teasdale to fill the vacancy created by the death of Recorder William Schulze. Shortly after appointment, she won a special election to serve the remainder of the term. In 1982, she won re-election and her first four year term.

In 2002, the Missouri General Assembly transferred the City's Vital Records Registrar duties from the Health Department to the City Recorder.