List of mayors of Somerville, Massachusetts

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From 1841 until 1872 Somerville was run by the Board of Selectmen, because up to that point Somerville was still incorporated as a town. The Mayor is the current head of the municipal government in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Mayors of Somerville, Massachusetts[edit]

Current City Seal (since 1972) depicting the Old Powder House.
Former City Seal (1872–1972) depicting George Washington.
# Mayor Picture Term Party
1st George O. Brastow George Oliver Brastow.png January 1, 1872 – January 5, 1874
2nd William Henry Furber William H. Furber.png January 5, 1874 – January 3, 1876
3rd Austin Belknap Austin Belknap.png January 3, 1876 – January 1878
4th George A. Bruce George A. Bruce.png January 1878–1880 Republican
5th John Adams Cummings John A. Cummings.png 1881–1884
6th Mark F. Burns Mark F. Burns.png 1885–1888 Republican
7th Charles G. Pope Charles G. Pope.png 1889–1891 Republican
8th William H. Hodgkins William H. Hodgkins.png 1892 – January 6, 1896 Republican
9th Albion A. Perry Albion A. Perry.png January 6, 1896–1898 Citizens and Republican
10th George O. Proctor George O. Proctor.png 1899–1900 Republican
11th Edward Glines Edward Glines.png January, 1901 – January 4, 1904 Republican
12th Leonard B. Chandler Leonard B. Chandler.png January 4, 1904 – January 1, 1906 Republican
13th Charles Arnold Grimmons January 1, 1906 – January 4, 1909 Republican
14th John M. Woods John M. Woods.png January 4, 1909 – January 2, 1911 Republican
15th Charles A. Burns January 2, 1911 – January 5, 1914 Republican
16th Zebedee E. Cliff Zebedee E. Cliff.png January 5, 1914 – January 7, 1918 Republican
17th Charles W. Eldridge Charles W. Eldridge.png January 7, 1918 – January 1922 Republican
18th John M. Webster January 1922 – January 4, 1926 Republican
19th Leon Martin Conwell Leon M. Conwell.png January 4, 1926 – January 6, 1930 Republican
20th John J. Murphy January 6, 1930 – January 1, 1934 Democratic
21st James E. Hagan January 1, 1934 – January 6, 1936 Democratic
22nd Leslie E. Knox January 6, 1936 – January 3, 1938 Republican
23rd John M. Lynch January 3, 1938 – January 1945 Democratic
24th G. Edward Bradley January 1945 – January 1950 Democratic
25th John M. Lynch January 1950 – January 1954 Democratic
26th William J. Donovan January 1954 – November 24, 1959
(Acting) Paul M. Haley November 24, 1959 – January 1960
27th Harold W. Wells January 1960 – January 1, 1962 Democratic
28th Lawrence F. Bretta January 1, 1962 – January 1968 Democratic
29th James F. Brennan January 1968 – January 1970
30th S. Lester Ralph January 1970 – January 1978 Democratic
31st Thomas F. August January 1978 – January 1980
32nd Eugene C. Brune January 1980 – January 1990 Democratic
33rd Michael Capuano Mike Capuano.jpg January 1, 1990 – January 5, 1999 Democratic
(Acting) William M. Roche January 5, 1999 – May 20, 1999
34th Dorothy Kelly Gay May 21, 1999 – January 5, 2004 Democratic
35th Joseph Curtatone January 5, 2004 Democratic

References[edit]

  • City of Somerville, Massachusetts (1901.), Municipal Manual of the City of Somerville, Massachusetts: published in the Year 1901, Somerville, MA: City of Somerville, Massachusetts, pages. 175–180; 189–204.