- Fitchburg History
- Mayors Throughout History
Mayors of Fitchburg
Mayor: Amasa Norcross
- Term: 1873-1875
- The first mayor of Fitchburg.
- Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
- Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Mayor: Eugene Miles
- Term: 1875-1876
- Served as captain of the Massachusetts Regiment
Mayor: H.A. Blood
- Term: 1876-1877
- Key figure in bringing railroads in Fitchburg.
Mayor: Hon. David h. Merriam
- Term: 1877-1879
- Appointed as Provost Marshall of the 9th District.
Mayor: Hon. William h. vose
- Term: 1879-1880
- Worked as a manufacturer of Woolens.
mayor: eli culley
- Term: 1880-1882
- 2nd Term: 1888-1890
- Served in the Massachusetts State Legislature.
MaYor: George robbins
- Term: 1882-1883
- Served on the Fitchburg Board of Engineers.
MAYOR: ALONZO DAVIS
- Term: 1883-1886
- Worked as a chair maker until 1877.
mayor: Frederick fosdick
- Term: 1886-1888
- Elected as a candidate for the Citizen’s Temperance Party.
Mayor: Charles s. hayden
- Term: 1890-1891
- His wife, Addie F. Gillette, was a practicing attorney while he was mayor.
mayor: Samuel h. graves
- Term: 1891-1893
- Held the office of Superintendent of Schools in 1875.
mayor: Arthur h. lowe
- Term: 1893-1894
- Alderman of the City Council in 1888.
Mayor: edgar s. moulton
- Term: 1894-1896
- Worked as a carpenter, contractor and builder at 23 Laurel St. prior to becoming mayor.
Mayor: henry f. Rockwell
- Term: 1896-1899
- Native of Fitchburg and educated in Fitchburg public schools.
mayor: samual anderson
- Term: 1899-1901
- Lived on 24 Goodwin Street.
mayor: Charles babbitt
- Term: 1901-1903
- Hosted President Theodore Roosevelt to Fitchburg
mayor: Charles blood
- Term: 1903-1904
- Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
mayor: hon. henry o. sawyer
- Term: 1904-1906
- Oversaw many changes of the school system while part of the School Committee.
mayor: James h. McMahon
- Term: 1906-1909
- Native of Ireland.
mayor: hon. Frederick m. o'connell
- Term: 1909-1912
- District representative of Boston Globe for over 12 years.
mayor: hon. frank o. hardy
- Term: 1912-1914
- Alderman of Ward 1 in 1908.
mayor: hon. Benjamin cook
- Term: 1914-1916
- Head of B. A. Cook & Co, a business in wall paper window shades.
mayor: marcus Coolidge
- Term: 1916-1917
- 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.
mayor: frank h. foss
- Term: 1917-1921
- Ran for mayor under the Citizens’ Party.
mayor: Hon. john b. fellows
- Term: 1921-1925
- Decorated with the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry during the Battle of Kula Gulf near Kolombangara.
mayor: joseph h. delaney
- Term: 1925-1927
- Made life long member of the Fitchburg Lodge of Moose.
mayor: hon. joseph a. lowe
- Term: 1927-1929
- Supporter of aid for industry.
mayor: hon. joseph n. carrier
- Term: 1929-1934
- Worked as a dentist even while serving as mayor.
mayor: Robert greenwood
- Term: 1934-1938
- Built new Fitchburg High School on, his own initiative, after it burned down.
mayor: hon. Alfred woollacott
- Term: 1938-1948
- Served as President of the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce while in office of mayor.
mayor: George Stanton
- Term: 1948-1950
- His wife Elizabeth A. Stanton succeeded him as State Senator after he passed away in 1952.
mayor: peter j. levanti
- Term: 1950-1956
- Key figure in the completion of Route 2 in Fitchburg and Leominster.
mayor: hedly bray
- 1st Term: 1956-1960
- 2nd Term: 1974-1978
- Known as “farmer Bray” in reference to the farmland he owned, which was considered the most impressive in Fitchburg.
mayor: George j. bourque
- Term: 1960-1968
- Served as President of the Babe Ruth League before entering politics.
- Served as a Massachusetts state representative after serving as mayor.
mayor: William g. Flynn
- Term: 1968-1971
- Sworn in the office of the mayor at the age of 25.
- Youngest mayor in the history of Fitchburg.
- Led city efforts to clean polluted Nashua River.
- Fitchburg named “All America City 1970” for environment leadership, private-public housing partnerships, and youth engagement through Youth Resouces Committee.
- Constructed Bickford Reservoir, Reingold Elementary School, Wallace Civic Center.
- Advocated for regionalism resulting in construction of Montachusett Regional School, creating Fitchburg-Westminster regional solid waste disposal site off Princeton Road and the formation of the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission.
mayor: Harold lemay
- Term: 1971- 1972
- Advocated for the removal of the Fitchburg airport, with the intention to convert it into an industrial park.
mayor: carlton Blackwell
- Term: 1972-1974
- Naval veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
mayor: david m. gilmartin
- Term: 1978-1984
- Sworn in office at 27 year old.
- 2nd youngest mayor in the history of Fitchburg.
mayor: Bernard f. chartrand
- Term: 1984-1987
- Worked at the Fitchburg General Electric for 33 years prior to serving as Mayor.
mayor: Ronald b. ingemie
- 1st Term: 1987-1988
- 2nd Term: 1997-1998
- Ward 1 councilor for more than 20 years, the longest term in office.
mayor: Jeffery a. bean
- Term: 1988-1997
- Served as Fitchburg city councilor for 16 years.
- Managing director, United States Conference of Mayors.
mayor: Mary h. Whitney
- Term: 1998-2002
- First female to hold the office of Mayor of Fitchburg.
mayor: dan h. mylott
- Term: 2002-2008
- President of the Fitchburg Historical Society, 2012.
mayor: Lisa a. Wong
- Term: 2008-2016
- First Asian-American Mayor in Massachusetts.
- Served as executive director of the Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority.
Mayor: Stephen L. dinatale
- Term: 2016 - Present
- 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