List of mayors of Newark, New Jersey

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Mayor of the City of Newark
Ras J. Baraka.jpg
Incumbent
Ras Baraka

since July 1, 2014
Style His Honor
Residence Private
Term length Four years; may serve consecutive terms
Inaugural holder William Halsey
Formation 1836
Salary $130,721 in 2015
Website Office of the Mayor (Official)

The Mayor of the City of Newark is the head of the executive branch of government of Newark, New Jersey, United States. The mayor has the duty to enforce the municipal charter and ordinances; prepare the annual budget; appoint deputy mayors, department heads, and aides; and approve or veto ordinances passed by the City Council.

Newark, New Jersey, was founded in 1666 and became a township on October 31, 1693, and granted a Royal charter on April 27, 1713. It was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, and reincorporated as city in 1836.[1][2]

The Mayor of Newark is elected for a four-year term. Municipal elections in city are nonpartisan[3] and are held on the 2nd Tuesday in May.[4] The current mayor Ras Baraka was elected in the Newark mayoral election on May 13, 2014.[5]

The 2018 Newark mayoral election took place on May 8, 2018.

Mayors

Mayors of Newark
# Mayor Term start / Date of oath of office Term end Notes Party Notes
1 William Halsey 1836 April 13, 1837[6] Whig William Halsey was the first Mayor of Newark.
2 Theodore Frelinghuysen April 13, 1837[6] 1838 Whig
3 James Miller 1838 1840 Whig
4 Oliver Spencer Halstead 1840 1841 Whig
5 William Wright 1841 1843 Whig
6 Stephen Dod 1844 April 3, 1845[7] Whig
7 Isaac Baldwin April 3, 1845[7] April 21, 1846 [8] Whig Baldwin did not attend the first meeting, he was unwell[7]
8 Beach Vanderpool April 21, 1846[8] 1848 Whig
9 James Miller 1848 January 7, 1851[9] Whig
10 James M. Quinby January 7, 1851[9] January 3, 1854[10] Whig
11 Horace J. Poinier January 3, 1854[10] 1857 Republican
12 Moses Bigelow 1857 1864 Democratic
13 Theodore Runyon 1864 1866 Democratic
14 Thomas Baldwin Peddie 1866 Jan 4, 1870[11] Republican
15 Frederick William Ricord Jan 4, 1870[11] Jan 6, 1874[12] Republican
16 Nehemiah Perry Jan 6, 1874[12] Jan 4, 1876[13] Democratic
17 Henry J. Yates Jan 4, 1876[13] January 6, 1880[14] Republican
18 William H. F. Fiedler January 6, 1880[14] January 3, 1882[15] Democratic
19 Henry Lang January 3, 1882[15] January 8, 1884[16] Republican
20 Joseph E. Haynes January 8, 1884[16] May 7, 1894[17] Democratic
21 Julius A. Lebkuecher May 7, 1894[17] May 1, 1896[18] Republican
22 James M. Seymour May 1, 1896[18] January 1, 1903[19] Democratic Sworn in May 4th[20]
23 Henry Meade Doremus January 1, 1903[19] January 1, 1907[21] Republican
24 Jacob Haussling January 1, 1907[21] January 1, 1915[22] Democratic
25 Thomas Lynch Raymond January 1, 1915[22] Nov 20, 1917[23] Republican
26 Charles P. Gillen Nov 20, 1917[23] May 17, 1921[24] Democratic
27 Alexander Archibald May 17, 1921[24] Feb 11, 1922[25] Democratic Term ends with death[25]
28 Frederick C. Breidenbach Feb 11, 1922[26] May 19, 1925[27] Republican Elected by board on the death of Archibald[26]
29 Thomas Lynch Raymond May 19, 1925[27] Oct 6, 1928[28] Republican Term ends with death[28]
30 Jerome T. Congleton Oct 22, 1928[28] May 16, 1933[29] Republican Appointed on the death of Raymond[28]
31 Meyer C. Ellenstein May 16, 1933[29] May 19, 1941[30] Republican
32 Vincent J. Murphy May 19, 1941[30] May 17, 1949[31] Democratic
33 Ralph A. Villani May 17, 1949[31] May 15, 1953[32] Republican
34 Leo P. Carlin May 15, 1953[32] July 1, 1962[33] Democratic
35 Hugh Joseph Addonizio July 1, 1962[33] July 1, 1970 Democratic
36 Kenneth Allen Gibson July 1, 1970 July 1, 1986 Democratic Kenneth Allen Gibson was the first African-American Mayor of Newark. He was the first African American elected mayor of any major Northeastern United States city.[34]
37 Sharpe James July 1, 1986 July 1, 2006 Democratic He served for 20 years.
38 Cory Booker July 1, 2006 October 31, 2013 Democratic
39 Luis A. Quintana November 4, 2013 July 1, 2014 Democratic
40 Ras Baraka July 1, 2014 Incumbent Democratic Ras Baraka is the current Mayor of Newark. He has been serving for 4 years, 6 months and 18 days.

See also

References

  1. ^ Snyder, John P. The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 130. Accessed February 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Newark celebrates 175 years as incorporated city". NJ.com. 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2016-08-30.
  3. ^ Pomper, Gerald M. (1988), Voters, Elections, and Parties: The Practice of Democratic Theory, Transaction Publishers
  4. ^ Moszczynski, Joe (September 26, 2010). "N.J. municipalities consider moving non-partisan elections from May to November". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
  5. ^ Nix, Naomi (May 14, 2014). "Baraka joins a long list of Newark mayors". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
  6. ^ a b "Interesting Ceremony". Newark Daily Advertiser. April 14, 1837. Retrieved Jan 7, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Organization of the Common Council". Centinel Of Freedom. April 29, 1845. Retrieved Jan 9, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Organization of the City Government for 1846". Centinel Of Freedom. April 28, 1846. Retrieved Jan 9, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Local Matters". Newark Daily Advertiser. Jan 8, 1851. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Installation of the New Common Council". Newark Daily Advertiser. Jan 4, 1854. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "The Newark Common Council". Jersey Journal. Jan 5, 1870. Retrieved Jan 17, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Newark's New City Government". New York Herald. Jan 7, 1874. Retrieved Jan 17, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Newark Municipal Affairs". New York Tribune. Jan 5, 1876. Retrieved Jan 17, 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Newark". New York Tribune. Jan 7, 1880. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Newark". New-York daily tribune. Jan 4, 1882. Retrieved Jan 9, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Democrats Wholly In Control". New York Herald. Jan 9, 1884. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "New Rule In Newark". New York Herald. May 8, 1894. Retrieved Jan 9, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Seymour's Hollow Victory". New York Tribune. April 16, 1896. Retrieved Jan 9, 2018.
  19. ^ a b "NEWARK'S NEW MAYOR.; Henry M. Doremus Sworn In by His Predecessor, James M. Seymour". timesmachine.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  20. ^ "Seymour Takes the Oath". New York Tribune. May 5, 1896. Retrieved Jan 9, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Democrats take Hold of Newark". New-York daily tribune. Jan 2, 1907. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  22. ^ a b "New Heads in New Jersey Towns". New York Times. Jan 2, 1915. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Gillen is Mayor of Newark, Blow for Nugent". Jersey Journal. Nov 21, 1917. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  24. ^ a b "Archibald Newark Mayor". New York Times. May 18, 1921. Retrieved Jan 7, 2018.
  25. ^ a b "Newark Mourns Mayor". New York Times. Feb 12, 1922. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  26. ^ a b "Briedenbach of Essex GOP is Mayor". Jersey Journal. Feb 21, 1922. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  27. ^ a b "Raymond is Elected Newark Mayor Today". Jersey Journal. May 19, 1925. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  28. ^ a b c d "Congleton Chosen Mayor of Newark". New York Times. Oct 23, 1928. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  29. ^ a b "00026127". cdm17229.contentdm.oclc.org. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  30. ^ a b "Murphy Is Chosen Mayor of Newark". New York Times. May 20, 1941. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  31. ^ a b "Villani is Chosen As Newark Mayor". New York Times. May 18, 1949. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  32. ^ a b "NEWARK COMMISSION NAMES CARLIN MAYOR". New York Times. May 16, 1953. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  33. ^ a b "Addonizio Defeats Carlin in Newark: ADDONIZO BEATS CARLIN IN NEWARK". New York Times. May 9, 1962. Retrieved Jan 7, 2019.
  34. ^ "Newark Elects Kenneth Gibson, Negro, Mayor". St. Petersburg Times. 1970-06-17. Retrieved 2013-09-27 – via New York Times Wire Services.
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