Hawthorne Mayors

Mayor wall

HISTORY OF HAWTHORNE MAYORS

Hawthorne’s first mayor under the council form of government was Sylvester Utter who was inaugurated on April 18, 1898.  The commission form of government was voted upon by the townspeople in July of 1911 and Reuben MacFarlan filled the position of mayor under the new form of government.

In 120 years of history, the borough has had only 16 mayors, with Mayor Louis Bay, 2nd, holding that office for 40 years spanning 1947 to 1987.


Sylvester Utter

1898-1901

L. J. Jones

1901-1902

John V.B. Terhune

1902-1904

F. J. Renz

1904-1911

William Post

1911

Reuben Macfarlan

1911-1915

Arthur Rhodes

1915-1927; 1931-1936

Charles Knoble

1927-1931

Robert Maitland

1936-1938

Paul Kievit

1945-1947

Louis Bay, 2nd

1947-1987

Anthony Ross

1988-1993

Paul Englehardt

1994-1997

Frederick J. Criscitelli

1998-2005

Patrick Botbyl

2006-2008

Richard S. Goldberg

2008-present