List of mayors of Lynn, Massachusetts

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The first Mayor of Lynn

This is a list of Mayors of Lynn, Massachusetts, USA.

The area known today as the city of Lynn was originally part of a larger area named Saugus (part of which lives on as the Town of Saugus). It was renamed "Lynn" in 1637 in honor of King's Lynn in England. Lynn was incorporated as a city in 1850.[1]

This is a list of Mayors of Lynn, Massachusetts.

# Mayor Picture Term Party Notes
1st George Hood George Hood (Massachusetts).png May 14, 1850 – June 16, 1852 Democratic
2nd Benjamin F. Mudge Benjamin Franklin Mudge.png June 16, 1852 – April 4, 1853
3rd Daniel C. Baker Daniel Collins Baker.png April 4, 1853 – April 3, 1854
4th Thomas P. Richardson Thomas P. Richardson.png April 3, 1854 – January 1, 1855
5th Andrews Breed Andrews Breed.png January 1, 1855 – January 7, 1856
6th Ezra W. Mudge Ezra Warren Mudge.png January 7, 1856 – January 4, 1858 Democratic
7th William F. Johnson William F. Johnson.png January 4, 1858 – January 3, 1859
8th Edward S. Davis Edward S. Davis.png January 3, 1859 – January 7, 1861
9th Hiram N. Breed Hiram N. Breed.png January 7, 1861 – January 6, 1862 Workingmen's Party
10th Peter M. Neal Peter M. Neal.png January 6, 1862 – January 1, 1866
11th Roland G. Usher Roland G. Usher.png January 1, 1866 – January 4, 1869 Republican
12th James N. Buffum James N. Buffum.png January 4, 1869 – January 3, 1870
13th Edwin Walden Edwin Walden.png January 3, 1870 – January 1, 1872
14th James N. Buffum James N. Buffum.png January 1, 1872 – January 6, 1873
15th Jacob M. Lewis Jacob M. Lewis.png January 6, 1873 – January 1, 1877
16th Samuel M. Bubier Samuel Mansfield Bubier.png January 1, 1877 – January 6, 1879 Republican
17th George Plaisted Sanderson George Plaisted Sanderson.png January 6, 1879 – January 3, 1881 Greenback
18th Henry B. Lovering Henry B. Lovering.png January 3, 1881 – January 1, 1883 Democrat
19th William L. Baird William L. Baird.png January 1, 1883 – January 5, 1885 Republican
20th John R. Baldwin John R. Baldwin.png January 5, 1885 – January 4, 1886
21st George D. Hart George D. Hart.png January 4, 1886–1887
22nd George C. Higgins George C. Higgins.png 1888–1888 Republican
23rd Asa T. Newhall Asa T. Newhall.png 1889–1890 Democrat
24th E. Knowlton Fogg Ebenezer Knowlton Fogg.png 1891–1891 Republican
25th Elihu B. Hayes Elihu Burritt Hayes.png 1892–1893 Republican
26th Charles E. Harwood Charles E. Harwood.png 1894–1895 Republican
27th Eugene A. Besson Eugene A. Besson.png 1896–1896 Republican
28th Walter L. Ramsdell Walter L. Ramsdell.png 1897–1898 Democrat
29th William Shepherd William Shepherd (Massachusetts).png 1899–1902 Republican
30th Henry W. Eastham Henry W. Eastham.png 1903–1905
31st Charles Neal Barney Charles Neal Barney.png 1906–1907 Republican
32nd Thomas F. Porter Thomas F. Porter.png 1908–1909 Republican
33rd James E. Rich 1909–1910 Democrat
34th William P. Connery, Sr. 1911–1912 From 1910 to 1917 the Mayor was chosen under the Commission form of government. The Mayoralty was held by the Commissioner of public safety.
35th George H. Newhall George H. Newhall 1908.png 1913–1917 Republican
36th Walter H. Creamer Walter H. Creamer.png 1918–1921 In 1917 the city returned to a Mayor and city council form of Government.
37th Harland A. McPhetres 1922–1925
38th Ralph S. Bauer Ralph S. Bauer.png 1926–1930
39th J. Fred Manning 1930–1939
40th Albert Cole 1940–1943[2] Republican Leave of absence due to military service.
41st Arthur J. Frawley 1943[3]-1945 Began as acting mayor, elected in own right.
42nd Albert Cole 1946–1947 Republican
43rd Stuart A. Tarr 1948–1951
44th Arthur J. Frawley 1952–1955
45th Thomas P. Costin, Jr. 1956 – July 3, 1961 Resigned to become the Postmaster of Lynn.
46th M. Henry Wall July 3, 1961 – 1965 As city council president when Costin submitted his resignation, pursuant to the city charter Wall became mayor.

Wall was elected in his own right in the 1961 election.

47th Irving E. Kane 1966–1969
48th J. Warren Cassidy 1970 – January 1972
49th Pasquale Caggiano January 1972 – April 1972 Democrat Died in office.
Acting Walter F. Meserve April 1972[4] – July 1972 Acting mayor.
50th Antonio J. Marino July 1972 – 1973
51st David L. Phillips 1974–1975
52nd Antonio J. Marino 1976–1985
53rd Albert V. DiVirgilio 1986–1991
54th Patrick J. McManus 1992–2001
55th Edward J. Clancy, Jr. 2002 – January 4, 2010
56th Judith Flanagan Kennedy January 4, 2010 –

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brief History of Lynn". City of Lynn. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  2. ^ Leave of absence due to military service
  3. ^ Began as acting mayor, elected in own right
  4. ^ Acting mayor

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