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


  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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