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New Bedford History / Mayors of New Bedford
MAYORS OF NEW BEDFORD 1847-2012
1847 - 1851 ABRAHAM H. HOWLAND
1852 WILLIAM J. ROTCH
1853 - 1854 RODNEY FRENCH
1855 - 1856 GEORGE HOWLAND, JR.
1857 - 1858 GEORGE H. DUNBAR
1859 WILLIAM NYE
1860 - 1862 ISAAC C. TABER
3 Months in 1862, 1863 - 1865 GEORGE HOWLAND, JR.
1866 - 1867 JOHN H. PERRY
1868 - 1869 ANDREW G. PIERCE
1870 - 1872 GEORGE L. RICHMOND
1873 GEORGE H. DUNBAR
1874 GEORGE B. RICHMOND
1875 - 1876 ABRAHAM H. HOWLAND, JR.
1877 ALANSON BORDEN
1878 GEORGE B. RICHMOND
1879 - 1880 WILLIAM T. SOULE
1881 - 1884 GEORGE WILSON
1885 - 1888 MORGAN ROTCH
1889 - 1890 WILLIAM CLIFFORD
1891 - 1892 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1893 JETHRO C. BROCK
1894 STEPHEN ALLEN BROWNELL
1895 - 1896 DAVID PARKER
1897 - 1905 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1906 THOMAS THOMPSON
1907 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1908-1909 WILLIAM J. BULLOCK
1910 - 1914 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1915 - 1916 EDWARD R. HATHAWAY
1917 - 1921 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1922 - 1924(2 year terms started 1923) WALTER H.B. REMINGTON
1925 - 1926 EDWARD R. HATHAWAY
1927 - 1936 CHARLES S. ASHLEY
1937 - 1940 LEO E.J. CARNEY
1941 - 1942 MATHEW A. GLYNN
1943 - 1951 ARTHUR N. HARRIMAN
1952 - 1953 (April) EDWARD C. PIERCE*
1953 (May - December, Interim Mayor) FRANCIS J.LAWLER
1954 - 1955 ARTHUR N. HARRIMAN
1956 - 1961 FRANCIS J. LAWLER
1962 - 1969 EDWARD F. HARRINGTON
1970 - 1971 GEORGE ROGERS
1972 - 1982 JOHN A. MARKEY
1982 - 1983 (Councilor, Interim Mayor) CYNTHIA G. KRUGER
1983 - 1985 BRIAN LAWLER
1986 - 1991 JOHN K. BULLARD
1992 - 1998 ROSEMARY S. TIERNEY
1998 - 2006 FREDERICK M. KALISZ, JR.
2006 - 2011 SCOTT W. LANG
2012 - present JONATHAN F. MITCHELL
*Pierce did not complete term. By a 6 - 5 vote of the City Council, Francis Lawler served as interim mayor from May to December 1953.

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