William Halsey (mayor)

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William Halsey
1st Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
In office
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Theodore Frelinghuysen
Personal details
Born 1770
Short Hills, New Jersey
Died August 16, 1843 (aged 72–73)
Residence Newark, New Jersey

William Halsey (1770 – August 16, 1843) was the first Mayor of Newark, New Jersey serving from 1836 to 1837. He was 66 years of age and an attorney when elected. Halsey Street in downtown Newark is named after him. He also served as director of the Newark Aqueduct Company.[1]


  1. ^ JerseyCityHistory.com - HISTORY OF ESSEX AND HUDSON COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY - Chapter 7

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