He served as president of the board of port commissioners until 1920.
The mayor, like the port commissioner, didn't get many chances to throw his weight around in the presence of strangers.
In 1983, he was elected port commissioner after filing as a prank.
The port commissioner awaited him, with four burly men in attendance.
The Board of Port Commissioners is elected by district residents.
In 2012, port commissioners began outreach on the Century Agenda, a strategic plan for the port's next 25 years.
It is governed by five Port Commissioners, who are elected countywide and serve four-year terms.
The port commissioners say that by allowing yachts into the harbor, they can increase revenue that will help rebuild the facility for fishermen.
The most anguished of them all was probably Mayor Paul Schell, a free trade advocate and former port commissioner.
In 1998, port commissioners invited developers and architects to submit proposals for redeveloping the Ferry Building.