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This is a list of people who held the office of Mayor of West Ham. The office was created in 1889 when West Ham was incorporated as a municipal borough, becoming a county borough in 1889. The office was abolished in 1965 when West Ham became part of the London Borough of Newham.[1]

  • 1886-1887: John Meeson[2] [1]
  • 1887-1888: George Hay [2]
  • 1888-1889: Robert Leabon Curtis 1867-1908[3]
  • 1889-1890: Frederick Smith[4]
  • 1890-1891: Henry Worland [3] and [4]
  • 1891-1892: George Hay (second term)
  • 1892-1893: George Watson Kidd [5]
  • 1893-1894: John Henry Bethell
  • 1894-1895: Henry Worland (second term) (died 22 May 1895)[5]
  • 1895 (May to November): George Hay (third term)
  • 1895-1896: William Crow [6] and [7]
  • 1896-1897: Albert Govier [8] and [9]
  • 1897-1898: William Ivey [10] and [11]
  • 1898-1899: Michael Adamson died August 1912. Resident Engineer Royal Albert Docks
  • 1899-1900: John Henry Bethell (second term) (resigned 18 September 1900 to contest general election for West Ham North. The mayor was ex officio returning officer for the constituency and barred from running for election.)[6]
  • 1900 (September - November): Richard White [12]
  • 1900-1901: Abednego Bishop died 1917 aged 78 [13]; wife here [14]
  • 1901-1902: Leslie William Spratt
  • 1902-1903: John Kettle
  • 1903-1904: George Archibald McDowall. Auctioneer and Estate agent, 1865-1932 [15] and [16]
  • 1904-1905: John Byford
  • 1905-1906: Alexander Bothwell
  • 1906-1907: Leslie William Spratt (second term)
  • 1907-1908: John Robert Moore-Smith[7]
  • 1908-1909: Harold William Littler [8]
  • 1909-1910: George John Hosking 1847-1924
  • 1910-1911: Richard White (second term)
  • 1911-1912: James Robert Hurry
  • 1912-1913: William George Spittle [17]
  • 1913-1914: William Crow (second term)
  • 1914-1915: Henry Dyer
  • 1915-1916: George Henry Fennell died 1934
  • 1916-1917: Richard Mansfield - first Labour Mayor
  • 1917-1918: William James Thorne
  • 1918-1919: Edward William Wordley [18], [19] and [20].
  • 1919-1920: William Devenay [21]
  • 1920-1921: David John Davis [22] and [23] (p18-20)
  • 1921-1922: George Croot [24]
  • 1922-1923: Walter Godbold
  • 1923-1924: John Joseph Jones
  • 1924-1925: Benjamin Walter Gardner
  • 1925-1926: John Thompson Husband
  • 1926-1927: Ernest James Reed opened West Ham Sanatorium for Tuberculous Children [25]
  • 1927-1928: Morris Streimer
  • 1928-1929: William Thomas Bell [26]
  • 1929-1930: James Henry Hollins
  • 1930-1931: Walter Joseph Reed [27]
  • 1931-1932: John Thomas Scoulding
  • 1932-1933: Thomas Edward Groves
  • 1933-1934: Herbert Joseph Rumsey [28]
  • 1934-1935: George Robert Blaker 1890-1949 [29]
  • 1935-1936: Cuthbert St Clair Collins [30]
  • 1936-1937: Mrs Daisy Parsons [31], [32] and [33] and [34]. Drove the first trolleybus in West Ham [35].
  • 1937-1938: Mrs Esther Bock
  • 1938-1939: Charles Alfred Bennett [36]
  • 1939-1940: Thomas Wooder [37], [38] and [39]
  • 1940-1941: David William Hall
  • 1941-1942: Mrs Elizabeth J Gregory
  • 1942-1943: Alfred Wright Wells born 1886
  • 1943-1944: John Doherty [40]
  • 1944-1945: George Joseph Stokes [41]
  • 1945-1946: Mrs E C Cook
  • 1946-1947: Frederick Arthur Warner [42] and [43]
  • 1947-1949: Percy Hearn[9] [44]
  • 1949-1950: Mrs Annie Amelia Barnes [45]
  • 1950-1951: E C Cannon
  • 1951-1952: Rev. William W Paton [46] and [47]
  • 1952-1953: A C Moorey - the Canning Town Flood [48]
  • 1953-1954: William Arthur Gillman
  • 1954-1955: Mrs F Harris
  • 1955-1956: David Thorogood
  • 1956-1957: Michael J Sullivan
  • 1957-1958: H H Smith
  • 1958-1959: C F Lowe
  • 1959-1960: Mrs Violet Ayres - on the last trolley bus in West Ham [49]
  • 1960-1961: Henry Richard Nicholls
  • 1961-1962: Samuel Boyce
  • 1962-1963: Miss Doris Lillian Smith
  • 1963-1964: Mrs Margaret Scott
  • 1964-1965: Wally Moat [50]

References[]

  1. West Ham Mayors. The Newham Story.
  2. Meeson. The Newham Story.
  3. "West Ham: Industries". A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6. 1973. pp. 76-89. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=4275. 
  4. Hull Whaler diana. Hillswick, Eshaness Area Regeneration and Development Association.
  5. "Obituary". The Leeds Mercury. 24 May 1895. 
  6. "The Dissolution. Reports From the Constituencies". Daily News. 21 September 1900. 
  7. Brodie, Antonia (2001). Directory of British Architects 1834-1914: L-Z. British Architectural Library. ISBN 9780826455147. http://books.google.ie/books?id=GkThQYLb3ZUC&lpg=PA206&ots=DVYdHcmjVQ&dq=Moore-Smith%20%22mayor%20of%20west%20ham%22&pg=PA206#v=onepage&q=Moore-Smith%20%22mayor%20of%20west%20ham%22&f=false. 
  8. Died 1931
  9. The Representation of the People Act 1948 changed the date of mayoral elections from November to May. Mayors elected in November 1947 remained in office until May 1949.
Lists of London Mayors
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Mayors of Metropolitan Boroughs 1900-1965

Battersea
Bermondsey
Bethnal Green
Camberwell
Chelsea
Deptford
Finsbury

Fulham
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith
Hampstead
Holborn
Islington

Kensington
Lambeth
Lewisham
Paddington
Poplar
St. Marylebone
St. Pancras
Shoreditch
Southwark
Stepney
Stoke Newington
Wandsworth
Westminster
Woolwich
Mayors of Municipal and County Boroughs before 1965
Acton

Barking
Barnes
Beckenham
Beddington and Wallington
Bexley
Brentford and Chiswick
Bromley
Chingford
Croydon

Dagenham
Ealing
East Ham
Edmonton
Enfield
Erith
Finchley
Harrow
Hendon
Heston and Isleworth
Hornsey
Ilford
Kingston-upon-Thames
Leyton
Malden and Coombe
Mitcham
Richmond
Romford
Southall
Southgate
Surbiton
Sutton and Cheam
Tottenham
Twickenham
Uxbridge
Walthamstow
Wanstead and Woodford
Wembley
West Ham
Willesden
Wimbledon
Wood Green

Mayors of London Boroughs from 1965
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster
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