Mayors of Fitchburg

1873-1875 Amasa Norcross Mayor: Amasa Norcross                            

  • Term: 1873-1875                                                       

Unique facts

  • Attorney
  • The first mayor of Fitchburg.
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.




1875-1876 Eugene Miles


Mayor: Eugene Miles                                        

  • Term: 1875-1876

unique facts

  •  Served as captain of the Massachusetts Regiment                                                                                                                                                                                                            





1876-1877 H.A. Blood


Mayor: H.A. Blood                                               

  • Term: 1876-1877                                                                            

unique facts

  • Key figure in bringing railroads in Fitchburg.







1877-1879 Hon. David H Merriam


Mayor: Hon. David h. Merriam  

  • Term: 1877-1879

unique facts 

  • Appointed as Provost Marshall of the 9th District.                                                                                                                                                                                                              






1879-1880 Hon. William H. Vose


Mayor: Hon. William h. vose                             

  • Term: 1879-1880

unique facts

  • Worked as a manufacturer of Woolens. 




1880-1882 Eli Culley


mayor: eli culley                                        

  • Term: 1880-1882
  • 2nd Term: 1888-1890

unique facts

  • Served in the Massachusetts State Legislature.






1882-1883 George Robbins


MaYor: George robbins                            

  • Term: 1882-1883

UNIQUE FACTS

  • Served on the Fitchburg Board of Engineers.                              





1883-1886 Alonzo Davis


MAYOR: ALONZO DAVIS

  • Term: 1883-1886

unique facts

  • Worked as a chair maker until 1877.






1886-1888 Frederick Fosdick


mayor: Frederick fosdick        

  • Term: 1886-1888

unique facts

  • Prohibitionist
  •  Elected as a candidate for the Citizen’s                                                                                                                                                                                                          Temperance Party.






1890-1891 Charles S. Hayden


Mayor: Charles s. hayden

  • Term: 1890-1891

unique facts 

  • His wife, Addie F. Gillette, was a practicing attorney                                                                                                                                                                                                     while he was mayor.




 





mayor: Samuel h. graves        1891-1893 Samuel H. Graves

  • Term: 1891-1893

unique facts

  • Held the office of Superintendent of Schools in 1875.










1893-1894 Arthur H. Lowe


mayor: Arthur h. lowe 

  • Term: 1893-1894

unique facts 

  • Alderman of the City Council in 1888.


 








1894-1896 Edgar S. Moulton


Mayor: edgar s. moulton

  • Term: 1894-1896

unique facts

  • Worked as a carpenter, contractor and builder at                                                                                                                                                                                                               23 Laurel St. prior to becoming mayor.







 


1896-1899 Henry F. Rockwell


Mayor: henry f. Rockwell

  • Term: 1896-1899

unique facts

  • Native of Fitchburg and educated in Fitchburg public schools.


 







1899-1901 Samual Anderson


mayor: samual anderson  

  • Term: 1899-1901

unique facts

  • Lived on 24 Goodwin Street.







1901-1903 Charles Babbitt


mayor: Charles babbitt

  • Term: 1901-1903

unique facts

  • Hosted President Theodore Roosevelt to Fitchburg                                                                                                                                                                                                        







1903-1904 Charles Blood


mayor: Charles blood 

  • Term: 1903-1904

unique facts

  • Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.


 






1904-1906 Hon. Henry O. Sawyer


mayor: hon. henry o. sawyer 

  • Term: 1904-1906

unique facts 

  • Oversaw many changes of the school system                                                                                                                                                                                                                 while part of the School Committee.






1906-1909 James H. McMahon


mayor: James h. McMahon                 

  • Term: 1906-1909

unique facts

  • Native of Ireland.







1909-1912 Hon. M. Frederick OConnell


mayor: hon. Frederick m. o'connell

  • Term: 1909-1912

unique facts

  • District representative of Boston Globe for over 12 years.








1912-1914 Hon. Frank O. Hardy


mayor: hon. frank o. hardy  

  • Term: 1912-1914

unique facts

  • Alderman of Ward 1 in 1908.







1914-1916 Hon. Benjamin Cook


mayor: hon. Benjamin cook 

  • Term: 1914-1916

unique facts

  • Head of B. A. Cook & Co, a business in wall paper window shades.








mayor: marcus Coolidge 1916-1917 Marcus Coolidge

  • Term: 1916-1917

unique facts

  • Served as a U.S. Senator
  • Served as chairman of the Committee on Immigration for the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses. 
  • Chairman of the Democratic state convention in 1920. 
  • Appointed as special envoy to Poland to represent the Peace Commission.
  • Coolidge Park was named in honor of Mr. Mayor Coolidge.





1917-1921  Frank H. Foss


mayor: frank h. foss

  • Term: 1917-1921

unique facts

  • Ran for mayor under the Citizens’ Party.






1921-1925 Hon. John B. Fellows


mayor: Hon. john b. fellows      

  • Term: 1921-1925

unique facts

  • Decorated with the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry                                                                                                                                                                                                   during the Battle of Kula Gulf near Kolombangara.





1925-1927 Joseph H. Delaney


mayor: joseph h. delaney

  • Term: 1925-1927

unique facts

  • Made life long member of the Fitchburg Lodge of Moose.







1927-1929 Hon. Joseph A. Lowe


mayor: hon. joseph a. lowe  

  • Term: 1927-1929

unique facts

  • Supporter of aid for industry.







1929-1934 Hon. Joseph N. Carriere


mayor: hon. joseph n. carrier    

  • Term: 1929-1934

unique facts

  • Worked as a dentist even while serving as mayor. 







1934-1938 Robert Greenwood


mayor: Robert greenwood        

  • Term: 1934-1938

unique facts 

  • Built new Fitchburg High School on, his own initiative,                                                                                                                                                                                                       after it burned down.
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1938-1948 Hon. Alfred Woollacott


mayor: hon. Alfred woollacott

  • Term: 1938-1948

unique facts

  • Served as President of the Fitchburg Chamber                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Commerce while in office of mayor.







1948-1950 George Stanton


mayor: George Stanton     

  • Term: 1948-1950 

unique facts

  • His wife Elizabeth A. Stanton succeeded him as State Senator                                                                                                                                                                                           after he passed away in 1952.






1950-1956 Peter J. Levanti


mayor: peter j. levanti         

  • Term: 1950-1956

unique facts

  • Key figure in the completion of Route 2 in Fitchburg and Leominster. 







1956-1960 1974-1978 Hedly Bray

mayor: hedly bray                

  • 1st Term: 1956-1960
  • 2nd Term: 1974-1978

unique facts

  • Known as “farmer Bray” in reference to the farmland he owned,                                                                                                                                                                                     which was considered the most impressive in Fitchburg.







1960-1968 George J. Bourque

mayor: George j. bourque

  • Term: 1960-1968

unique facts 

  • Served as President of the Babe Ruth League before entering politics.
  • Served as a Massachusetts state representative after serving as mayor.                                
    .






1968-1971 William G. Flynn


mayor: William g. Flynn      

  • Term: 1968-1971

unique facts 

  • Sworn in the office of the mayor at the age of 25. 
  • Youngest mayor in the history of Fitchburg.








1971-1972 J. Harold Lemay

mayor: Harold lemay

  • Term: 1971- 1972 

unique facts 

  • Advocated for the removal of the Fitchburg airport,                                                                                                                                                                                                             with the intention to convert it into an industrial park.









1972-1974 Carlton Blackwell


mayor: carlton Blackwell  

  • Term: 1972-1974

unique facts

  • Naval veteran of World War II and the Korean War.








1978-1984 David M. Gilmartin


mayor: david m. gilmartin 

  • Term: 1978-1984

unique facts

  • Sworn in office at 27 year old. 
  • 2nd youngest mayor in the history of Fitchburg.







1984-1987 Bernard F. Chartrand


mayor: Bernard f. chartrand 

  • Term: 1984-1987

unique facts

  • Worked at the Fitchburg General Electric for 33 years                                                                                                                                                                                                            prior to serving as Mayor.






2002-2008 Dan H. Mylott


mayor: Ronald b. ingemie          

  • 1st Term: 1987-1988
  • 2nd Term: 1997-1998

unique facts

  • Ward 1 councilor for more than 20 years, the longest term in office.








1988-1997 Jeffry A. Bean


mayor: Jeffery a. bean               

  • Term: 1988-1997

unique facts

  • Served as Fitchburg city councilor for 16 years.
  • Managing director, United States Conference of Mayors.










1998-2002 Mary H. Whitney


mayor: Mary h. Whitney            

  • Term: 1998-2002

unique facts

  • First female to hold the office of Mayor of Fitchburg.
     










1987-1988 1997-1998 Ronald B. Ingemie


mayor: dan h. mylott                                          

  • Term: 2002-2008

unique facts

  • President of the Fitchburg Historical Society, 2012.









2008-2016 Lisa A. Wong


mayor: Lisa a. Wong                    

  • Term: 2008-2016

unique facts

  • First Asian-American Mayor in Massachusetts.
  • Served as executive director of the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority.






Mayor: Step20180502_125018hen L. dinatale

  • Term: 2016 - Present

Unique facts

  • Alumnus of St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School.
  • Graduate of Fitchburg State College.
  • Served in the United States Navy for four years as an operations Specialist 3rd Class Petty Officer.
  • Served five years on the Fitchburg School Committee.
  • Served three years on the Fitchburg City Council as Councilor at Large.
  • Served nine years as a Massachusetts State Representative