List of mayors of Wilmington, Delaware

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The Mayor of Wilmington is the chief executive of the government of Wilmington, Delaware, as stipulated by the Charter. The current Mayor of Wilmington is Mike Purzycki.

City of Wilmington[edit]

First mayor Richard H. Bayard
Mayors of Wilmington, Delaware
Rank Mayor Start End Party Note
1 Bayard, Richard H 1832 1834 Whig Wilmington incorporated in 1832.
2 Williamson, Nicholas G. 1834 1843 Whig
3 Wilson, David C. 1843 1845 Whig
4 Porter, Alexander 1845 1848 Whig
5 Huffington, William 1848 1850 Democratic
6 Driver, Joshua E. 1850 1851
7 Evans, Columbus P., Capt. 1851 1852 Whig Editor of the Delaware Republican.
8 Jones, William Hemphill 1852 1853 First mayor elected by popular vote.
9 Alderdice, John A. 1853 1854 Publisher of The Journal.
10 Heyward, James F. 1854 1855
11 Wiggins, William B. 1855 1856
12 Huffington, William 1856 1857 Democratic Non-continuous terms.
13 Sparks, George W. 1857 1858
14 Young, Thomas 1858 1860
15 Gilpin, Vincent C. 1860 1863
16 Turner, John M 1863 1865
17 Maris, Joshua 1865 1867
18 Valentine, Joshua S. 1867 1872
19 Simms, Joshua L. 1872 1875 Democratic
20 Whitely, William G. 1875 1878 Democratic
21 Allmond, John P. 1878 1882
22 Wales, John Patton 1882 1885 Son of Senator John Wales.
23 Rhoads, Calvin B. 1885 1891 Democratic Choir director
Willey, Stansbury J. 1891 1893 Republican Term changed to two years, Saturday election in June.
Shortridge, E. G. 1893 1894 Republican
Jefferies, Charles R. 1895 ? Democratic
Fahey, John C. 1899 ? Democratic
Fisher, George M. 1903 1903
Bird, Charles D. 1903 ? Democratic
Wilson, Horace 1905 1907 Republican
Howell, Harrison W. 1911 1915 Republican
Lawson, John W. 1919 ?
Harvey, LeRoy 1921 1923? Founded Wilmington Music School.
Taylor, William G. ? 1925 Republican Lost at Sea
Forrest, Dr. George 1923 1931 First intern at Delaware Hospital.
Sparks, Frank C. 1931 1933 Republican
Speer, William 1933 1935 Democratic
Bacon, Walter W. 1935 1940 Republican Resigned when elected Governor.
James, Albert W. 1941 1944 Republican Filled term of Gov. Bacon.
Herlihy, Thomas, Jr. 1945 1946 Republican Resigned when appointed Chief Judge of Municipal Court.
Wilson, Joseph S. 1947 1949 Republican
Hearn, James F. 1949 1953 Republican
Walz, August 1954 1955 Republican
47 Lammot, Eugene 1957 1960 Democratic Resigned when elected Lt. Gov. Election Tues. in Nov.
48 Babiarz, John E. 1961 1969 Democratic 1968 Occupation
49 Haskell, Harry G., Jr. 1969 1973 Republican
50 Maloney, Thomas C. 1973 1977 Democratic
51 McLaughlin, William T. 1977 1984 Democratic
52 Frawley, Daniel S. 1985 1993 Democratic Stadium named after.
53 Sills, James 1993 2001 Democratic First African American Mayor
54 Baker, James M. 2001 2013 Democratic First 3-Term Mayor with 4-year terms
55 Williams, Dennis P. 2013 2017 Democratic Served in the Delaware House of Representatives
56 Mike Purzycki 2017 Currently Serving Democratic Spearheaded successful Riverfront redevelopment

Borough of Wilmington[edit]

Chief Burgesses of Wilmington, Delaware
Rank Chief Burgess Year Note
1 Shipley, William 1739 William Penn granted charter on November 16, 1739.
2 Way, Joseph 1742
3 Shipley, William 1743 2nd non-consecutive term.
4 Hannum, Robert 1744
5 Peters, Joseph 1745
6 Stapler, John 1748 Stapler Park named after
7 Few, James 1750
8 Littler, Joshua 1751
9 Stapler, John 1752 2nd non-consecutive term.
10 Littler, Joshua 1753 2nd non-consecutive term.
11 Littler, Joshua 1754 3rd term.
12 Dawes, Edward 1755
13 Stapler, John 1756 3rd non-consecutive term.
14 Gilpin, Thomas 1757
15 Stapler, John 1758 4th non-consecutive term.
16 McKinly, John 1759
17 Dawes, Edward 1762
18 Lea, John 1764 Lea Blvd. named after.
19 Way, Joseph 1765
20 McKinly, John 1767
21 Bennet, Joseph 1770 Bennet Street named after.
22 McKinly, John 1771
23 Robinson, Nicholas 1774
24 McKinly, John 1775
25 Bennett, Joseph 1777
26 Stidham, Joseph 1778
27 Broom, Jacob 1783 Broom Street named after.
28 Kean, Thomas 1784
29 Broom, Jacob 1785
30 Gibbson, James 1786
31 Way, Thomas 1788
32 Shallcross, Joseph 1790 Shallcross Avenue named after.
33 Bush, David 1792
34 Broom, Jacob 1794
35 Brynberg, Peter 1796
36 Warner, Joseph 1798
37 Tilton, Hehemiah 1799
38 Brobson, James 1801
39 Hendrickson, Isaac 1802
40 Brobson, James 1803
41 Lea, James 1806
42 Dixon, Isaac 1807
43 Brobson, James 1808

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