List of mayors and city managers of Worcester, Massachusetts

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This is an incomplete List of mayors and city managers of Worcester, Massachusetts.

# Mayor Term Notes
1 LLincolnJr.jpg Levi Lincoln, Jr. April 17, 1848-April 1. 1849
2 Henry Chapin Worcester Ma. Mayor.pngHenry Chapin April 1. 1849-April 7, 1851
3 Peter Child Bacon.pngPeter C. Bacon April 7, 1851–January 3, 1853
4 John sc knowlton.jpg John S.C. Knowlton January 3, 1853-January 1, 1855
5 George W. Richardson.png George W. Richardson January 1, 1855-January 7, 1856
6 Isaac Davis (June 2, 1799 - April 1, 1883).jpgIsaac Davis January 7, 1856-January 5, 1857
7 George W. Richardson.pngGeorge W. Richardson January 5, 1857-January 4, 1858
8 Isaac Davis (June 2, 1799 - April 1, 1883).jpgIsaac Davis January 4, 1858-January 3, 1859
9 Alexander H. Bullock.png Alexander Bullock January 3, 1859-January 2, 1860
10 WWRice.jpg William W. Rice January 2, 1860-January 7, 1861
11 Isaac Davis (June 2, 1799 - April 1, 1883).jpg Isaac Davis January 7, 1861-January 6, 1862
12 Peleg Emory Aldrich.pngPeleg Emory Aldrich January 6, 1862-January 3, 1863 Later served as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
13 Daniel Waldo Lincoln.pngDaniel Waldo Lincoln January 3, 1863-January 2, 1865
14 Phinehas Ball.pngPhinehas Ball January 2, 1865-January 1, 1866
15 James B. Blake.pngJames B. Blake January 1, 1866-December 18, 1870 Died in office.
A Henry Chapin Worcester Ma. Mayor.pngHenry Chapin December 19, 1870-January 1, 1871 Elected Mayor, ad interim, by the City Council, in joint convention, December 19, 1870.
16 Edward Earle February 6, 1871-January 1, 1871 Elected mayor in a special election
to finish Mayor Blake's term.
17 George Verry.pngGeorge F. Verry January 1, 1872-January 6, 1873
18 Clark Jillson.pngClark Jillson January 6, 1873-January 5, 1874
19 Edward L. Davis January 5, 1874-January 4, 1875
20 Clark Jillson.pngClark Jillson January 4, 1875–January 1, 1877
21 Charles B. Pratt January 1, 1877–January 5, 1880
22 Frank H. Kelley January 5, 1880–January 3, 1882
23 Elijah B. Stoddard.png Elijah B. Stoddard January 3, 1882-January 1, 1883
24 Samuel E. Hildreth January 1, 1883-January 7, 1884
25 Charles G. Reed January 7, 1884–January 4, 1886
26 Samuel Winslow January 4, 1886–January 6, 1890
28 Henry Alexander Marsh.pngHenry A. Marsh January 2, 1893–January 6, 1896
29 Augustus B. R. Sprague.pngAugustus B. R. Sprague January 6, 1896–January 3, 1898
30 Rufus B. Dodge, Jr..png Rufus B. Dodge, Jr. January 3, 1898–February 25, 1901
31 Philip J. O'Connell 1901
32 Edward F. Fletcher.png Edward F. Fletcher 1902–1903
33 Walter H. Blodgett Mayor of Worcester.pngWalter H. Blodgett 1904–1905
34 John T. Duggan 1906–1907
35 James Logan 1908–1911
36 David F. O'Connell 1912
37 George Merrill Wright.png George Merrill Wright January 6, 1913–January 1, 1917
38 Pehr G. Holmes Worcester Mayor.png Pehr G. Holmes January 1, 1917 – January 5, 1920
39 Peter F. Sullivan January 5, 1920–1923
40 Michael J. O'Hara 1924–1931
41 John C. Mahoney 1932–1935
42 Walter J. Cookson 1936-June 11, 1936
43 John S. Sullivan 1936–1937
44 William A. Bennett 1938–1945 Elected Sheriff of Worcester County, Massachusetts.
45 Charles F. "Jeff" Sullivan 1946–1949 Elected Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
Last Mayor before the City Manager form of government was established under a Massachusetts Plan E Charter.
46 Andrew B. Holstrom 1950–1953 First Appointed Mayor.
Beginning of the weak Mayor system.
47 James D. O'Brien 1954–1958
48 Joseph C. Casdin 1959
49 James D. O'Brien 1960–1961
50 John M. Shea 1962
51 Joseph C. Casdin 1962-1963
52 Paul V. Mullaney 1963–1965
53 George A. Wells 1966
54 Joseph C. Casdin 1967–1968
55 John M. Shea 1969
56 George A. Wells 1970
57 Joseph M. Tinsley 1971
58 Thomas J. Early 1972
59 Joseph M. Tinsley 1973
60 Israel Katz 1974–1975
61 Thomas J. Early 1976–1979
62 Jordan Levy 1980–1981
63 Sara Robertson 1982–1983
64 Joseph M. Tinsley 1984–1985
65 John B. Anderson 1986
66 Timothy J. Cooney, Jr. 1987 Last appointed mayor
67 Jordan Levy 1988–1993 First popularly elected mayor under new charter
68 Raymond Mariano 1994–2001
69 Timothy Murray 2002-January 9, 2007 Elected Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
70 Konstantina Lukes January 10, 2007-January 4, 2010
71 Joseph C. O'Brien January 4, 2010–January 2, 2012
72 Joseph Petty January 2, 2012–Present

City Managers[edit]

# City Manager Term Notes
1st Everett F. Merrill 1950–1951
2nd Francis J. McGrath 1951–1985
3rd William Mulford 1985–1993
4th Thomas R. Hoover 1993–2004
5th Michael V. O'Brien 2004–2014
6th Edward M. Augustus, Jr. 2014–present

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