List of mayors of Brantford

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This is a list of mayors of the Canadian city of Brantford, Ontario.

Until 1956 mayors were elected for one year terms. Beginning in 1957, mayoral terms were extended to two years by Ontario law. In 1987, the provincial government changed the Municipal Elections Act to require local government elections every three years.

Town of Brantford (1847-1876)[edit]

  1. William Muirhead, 1847
  2. Dr. Alfred Digby, 1848-1849
  3. Philip Cady VanBrocklin, 1850
  4. John Henry Moore, 1851
  5. Arunah Huntington, 1852
  6. George Samuel Wilkes, 1853
  7. James Kerby, 1854
  8. William Mathews, 1855-1856
  9. Thomas Botham, 1857
  10. Matthew William Pruyn, 1858
  11. Thomas Botham, 1859 (second time)
  12. Joseph Duffett Clement, 1860-1863
  13. James Weymes, 1864-1865
  14. John Elliott, 1866-1868
  15. William Mathews, 1869-1871 (second time)
  16. William Paterson, 1872[1]
  17. William Mathews, 1873-1874 (third time)
  18. Dr. James W. Digby, 1875-1876

City of Brantford (1877-Present)[edit]

  1. Dr. James W. Digby, 1877 (second time)
  2. Robert Henry, 1878-1879
  3. Reginald Henwood, 1880-1881
  4. William Watt, 1882-1883
  5. William J. Scarfe, 1884-1885
  6. Charles B. Heyd, 1886
  7. Robert Henry, 1887 (second time)
  8. Charles B. Heyd, 1888-1889 (second time)
  9. Samuel G. Read, 1890-1891
  10. Levi Secord, 1892-1893
  11. George Watt, 1894-1895
  12. Thomas Elliott, 1896-1897
  13. W. G. Raymond, 1898-1899
  14. Harry Cockshutt, 1900
  15. D. B. Wood, 1901-1902
  16. Matthew K. Halloran, 1903-1904
  17. Charles Waterous, 1905-1906
  18. J. W. Bowlby, 1907-1908
  19. W. B. Wood, 1909-1910
  20. Ross A. Rastall, 1911
  21. Charles H. Hartman, 1912-1913
  22. John H. Spence, 1914-1915
  23. J. W. Bowlby, 1916-1917
  24. M. M. MacBride, 1918-1920
  25. George Wedlake, 1921-1922 (Wedlake died March 3, 1922. C.J. Parker completed the term.)
  26. C.J. Parker, 1922
  27. Frederic W. Billo, 1923-1924
  28. M. M. MacBride, 1925
  29. J.A.D. Slemin, 1926-1927
  30. Ross L. Beckett, 1928-1932
  31. M. M. MacBride, 1933-1934
  32. Col MA Colquhoun, 1935
  33. M. M. MacBride, 1936-1937
  34. R. J. Waterous, 1938-1940
  35. John P. Ryan, 1941-1945
  36. John H. Matthews, 1946-1947
  37. W. J. Dowden, 1948-1949
  38. Howard E. Winter, 1950-1953
  39. Reg Cooper, 1954-1955
  40. Howard E. Winter, 1956 (second time)
  41. Max Sherman, 1957-1958
  42. Lloyd D. Hogarth, 1959-1960
  43. Richard Beckett, 1961-1970
  44. Howard E. Winter, 1971-1972 (third time)
  45. Charles Bowen, 1973-1980
  46. David Neumann, 1980-1987 (Neuman resigned in October 1987 after being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Karen George completed the term.)
  47. Karen George, 1987-1991
  48. Bob Taylor, 1991-1994
  49. Chris Friel, 1994-2003
  50. Mike Hancock, 2003-2010
  51. Chris Friel, December 1, 2010

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