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Mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Mayor of New Brunswick
James M. Cahill

since 1991
Inaugural holderThomas Farmer
WebsiteMayor's Office

The Mayor of New Brunswick is head of the executive branch of the government of New Brunswick, New Jersey.[1]

#[2] Term of office Mayor Born and died Notes and references
62 1991– James M. Cahill 62nd mayor. James M. Cahill is the current mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has been serving for 29 years, 215 days.
61 1979–1991 John A. Lynch, Jr. born 1938 Son of the prior mayor of the same name, served three terms.
60 1978–1978 Gilbert L. Nelson 1942-2011 Appointed to finish Mayor Mulligan's term.
59 1975–1978 Richard J. Mulligan born 1942 Resigned during his first and only term and moved to Jackson, Wyoming.
58 1974–1975 Aldrage B. Cooper II 1937-2016 Appointed to finish Mayor Sheehan's term. He was New Brunswick's first African-American mayor.
57 1967–1974 Patricia Q. Sheehan born 1934 Last mayor under the Commission form of government and the first under Faulkner Act form of government, where the mayor is directly elected. She was the first female Mayor in the history of New Brunswick, and resigned from office to become the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
56 1955–1967 Chester W. Paulus After Mayor Lynch's departure, Paulus was again selected by his fellow city commissioners to serve as mayor.
55 1951–1954 John A. Lynch, Sr. 1908–1978 Served on City Commission since 1946, elevated to mayor in 1951, left to run for State Senate in 1955.[3]
54 1943–1951 Chester W. Paulus Selected from among the City Commission to serve as mayor, Paulus continued to serve on the Commissioner after Mayor Lynch replaced him. Was re-installed as mayor after Lynch left the Commission in 1955.
53 1942–1943 Harry W. Dwyer Selected from among the City Commission to serve as mayor.
52 1939–1942 Richard V. Mulligan Selected from among the City Commission to serve as mayor.
51 1935–1939 Frederick F. Richardson Selected from among the City Commission to serve as mayor.
50 1918–1935 John J. Morrison Already a member of the City Commission, Morrison was elevated to mayor after death of Mayor Farrington.[4]
49 1915–1918 Edward Farrington ?-1918 First mayor under the Commission form of government. He was selected from among his fellow commissioners, led the city government during World War I, but died in office during the 1918 flu epidemic.[4]
48 1914–1915 Austin Scott 1848–1922 Last mayor under aldermanic form of government. Former Rutgers University president.[4][5]
47 1910–1914 John J. Morrison This was his first term. He later served as mayor under the Commission form of government.[4]
46 1908–1910 W. Edwin Florance [4]
45 1906–1908 Drury W. Cooper [4]
44 1904–1906 William S. Meyers [4]
43 1902–1904 George A. Viehmann [4]
42 1895–1902 Nicholas Williamson [4]
41 1889–1895 James H. Van Cleef [4]
40 1881–1889 William S. Strong [4]
39 1879–1881 T. DeWitt Reiley [4]
38 1877–1879 Lyle Van Nuis [4]
37 1875–1877 Isaiah Rolfe [4]
36 1873–1875 Thomas M. DeRussy [4]
35 1871–1873 Garret Conover 1817–? [4] Some sources use the years 1874-1875.
34 1869–1871 George J. Janeway [4]
33 1867–1869 Miles Ross 1827–1903 [4]
32 1865–1867 John T. Jenkins He resigned from office.
31 1865–1865 Augustus T. Stout 1816-1865 He died in office shortly after being elected.[4]
30 1863–1865 Richard McDonald He was the first mayor under the seventh city charter of 1863.[4]
29 1861–1863 Lyle van Nuis
28 1860–1861 Ezekiel M. Patterson
27 1859–1860 Peter Conover Onderdonk 1811-1894
26 1858–1859 Tunis Van Doren Hoagland 1813-1872
25 1857–1858 John Bayard Kirkpatrick
24 1856–1857 Lyle van Nuis
23 1855–1856 Abraham V. Schenk
22 1853–1855 John B. Hill
21 1851–1852 Peter N. Wyckoff
20 1849–1851 David Fitz Randolph
19 1848–1849 Augustus R. Taylor He was a physician.
18 1847–1848 Martin A. Howell
17 1846–1847 John Van Dyke 1807–1878
16 1845–1846 William H. Leupp
15 1843–1845 John Acken
14 1842–1843 Fitz Randolph Smith
13 1841–1842 Littleton Kirkpatrick 1787–1859
12 1840–1841 David W. Vail ?-1842
11 1838–1840 Augustus R. Taylor 1782-? Elected directly by voters. He was a physician.[6]
1829–1838 Cornelius Low Hardenbergh 1790–1860
1824–1829 Augustus R. Taylor He was a physician.
1821–1824 James Schureman 1756–1824
1813–1821 James Bennett ?-1821 He died in office.
1801–1813 James Schureman 1756–1824 He was appointed to serve by the Legislature under the 1801 charter.
1796–1801 Abraham Schuyler
1794–1796 John Bubenheim Bayard 1738–1807
1793–1794 Lewis Dunham He was a physician. Other sources use the term 1792-1794.
1790–1793 John Bubenheim Bayard 1738–1807
5 1784–1790 Azariah Dunham 1718–1790
4 1778–1784 William Harrison Term ended when New Jersey granted New Brunswick's State Charter.
3 1762–1778 William Ouke He died in office
2 1747–1762 James Hude Building of Presbyterian Church[clarification needed]
1 1730–1747 Thomas Farmer Thomas Farmer was the first mayor of New Brunswick, under the Royal charter.


  1. ^ "Mayors of New Brunswick, New Jersey". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-25. John Bubenheim Bayard 1790 James Schureman 1801-13 James Bennett 1813-21 James Schureman 1821-24 Augustus R. Taylor 1824-29 C. L. Hardenbergh 1829-38 Augustus R. Taylor 1838-40 David M. Vail 1840-41 Littleton Kirkpatrick 1841-42 Fitz Randolph Smith 1842-43 John Acken 1843-45 William H. Leupp 1845-46 John Van Dyke 1846-47 Martin A. Howell 1847-48 Augustus F. Taylor 1848-49 David F. Randolph 1849-51 Peter N. Wyckoff 1851-52 John Van Dyke 1852-53 John B. Hill 1853-55 Abraham V. Schenck 1855-56 Lyle Van Nuis 1856-57 John B. Kirkpatrick 1857-58 Tunis V. D. Hoagland 1858-59 Peter C. Onderdonk 1859-60 Ezekiel M. Peterson 1860-61 Lyle Van Nuis 1861-63 Richard McDonald 1863-65 Augustus T. Stout 1865 John T. Jenkins 1865-67 Miles Ross 1867-69 George J. Janeway 1869-71 Garret Conover 1871-73 Thomas M. De Russy 1873-75 Isaiah Rolfe 1875-77 Lyle Van Nuis 1877-79 T. De Witt Reiley 1879-81 William S. Strong 1881-82 James H. Van Cleef 1892 John J. Morrison 1932 John A. Lynch 1951-55 James M. Cahill 2007
  2. ^ Non consecutive terms are not counted as a new mayoral number
  3. ^ "John A. Lynch, Senator in Jersey. Mayor of New Brunswick, 1951-55". New York Times. 1978-03-04. Retrieved 2009-05-03. John A. Lynch, a former Mayor of New Brunswick and a 22-year veteran of the New Jersey Senate, died today at Whitestone Hospital in Queens. He was 69 years old, and had fought a losing battle with cancer for the last four years.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t History of Middlesex County, New Jersey. 1921. p. 298. New Brunswick was to receive her seventh city charter in 1863. Legislation, however, did not greatly affect the provisions of the previous charter. The term of office of the mayor was made two years. The first mayor under the new charter was Richard McDonald; his successors have been as follows: Augustus T. Stout, 1865; John T. Jenkins, 1865-67; Miles Ross, 1867-69; Dr. George J. Janeway, 1869-71; Garret Conover, 1871-73; Thomas DeRussy, 1873-75; Isaiah Rolfe, 1875-77; Dewitt T. Reiley, 1879-81; William S. Strong, 1881-89; James H. Van Cleef, 1889-95; Nicholas Williamson, 1895-1902; George A. Viehmann, 1902-04; William S. Myers, 1904-06; Drury W. Cooper, 1906-08; W. Edwin Florance, 1908-10; John J. Morrison, 1910-14; Austin Scott, 1914-15; Edward F. Farrington, 1915-18; John J. Morrison, 1918. New Brunswick adopted the commission form of government March 7, 1915, under the State law for governing cities, passed by the legislature of 1914.
  5. ^ "Austin Scott (1891-1906)". Rutgers University. Retrieved 2010-12-21. An eminent and influential teacher, Dr. Austin Scott (1848-1922), was Professor of History, Political Economy, and Constitutional Law in Rutgers College when the Trustees elected him to succeed Merrill Gates as president in 1891. He was born in Maumee, near Toledo, Ohio, graduated from Yale College in 1869, and spent a year at the University of Michigan, where in 1870 he received a master of arts degree. ...
  6. ^ "Augustus R. Taylor". Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey. Medical Society of New Jersey. September 1, 1916. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
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