They Served as City Officials

In the best interest of historical documentation, the public and the families of former Mayors and City Councilmen, we have gathered the names and offices of those who gave their time and energy to making the Laurel Community a better place to live, work and play

April 25, 1872

Commissioners

  • George Wheeler
  • George W Kellogg
  • Robert Pilson
  • George Tiffany

President Board of Commissioners

  • James A. Crandle

May 6, 1874

Commissioners

  • George W Kellogg
  • Edward J. Phelps
  • John A. Talbott
  • Charles W Baldwin

President Board of Commissioners

  • William H. Diven

May 1, 1876

Commissioners

  • Charles W Baldwin
  • Charles F. Shaffer
  • James W Moorehead
  • Henry McEwing

President Board of Commissioners

  • Edward J. Phelps

May 20, 1878

Commissioners

  • Frank A. Smith
  • Charles W Baldwin
  • William H. Diven
  • Joseph A. Miles/E.W. Newman

President Board of Commissioners

  • John Haslup

May 13, 1880

Commissioners

  • Dr. John Cronmiller
  • Charles H. Stanley
  • Lawrence Ellis
  • Montague L. Richardson

President Board of Commissioners

  • John W Whitesides

May 10, 1882

Commissioners

  • John W Whitesides
  • Henry C. Frost
  • William Milstead
  • Edward J. Phelps

President Board of Commissioners

  • Dr. John Cronmiller

May 7, 1884

Commissioners

  • Edward J. Phelps
  • John W Whitesides
  • Thomas W Young
  • A.M. Bond

President Board of Commissioners

  • Dr. John Cronmiller

May 5, 1886

Commissioners

  • H.W. Thies
  • Edward Phelps
  • E. Baker Carr
  • William H. Diven

President Board of Commissioners

  • A. M. Bond

May 9, 1888

Commissioners

  • E. Baker Carr
  • C.W. Bond
  • S.P. Keller
  • W.G. Beall

President Board of Commissioners

  • Jesse Smallwood

April 8, 1890

Mayor

  • Judson T. Cull

Council

  • R.L. Wallach, President
  • Edward Phelps
  • John D. Chollar
  • J.S. Brown
  • George Marshall
  • Theodore Morrison
  • Lucien Cole
  • B.F. Crabbs (elected President February 16, 1891)
  • H.W. Morrison, Jr.

April 6, 1892

Mayor

  • Charles H. Stanley

Council

  • A.L. Luber, President
  • Edward Phelps
  • C.W. Bond
  • John D. Chollar
  • Joseph Miles
  • Frank W Awalt
  • Elwood N Fisher
  • W.B. Beall
  • Benjamin Owens

April 4, 1894

Mayor

  • Gustavus B. Timanus

Council

  • P.P. Castle, President
  • R.W. Kerr
  • James Federline
  • H.W. Thies
  • M.F. Schooley
  • C.E. Phelps (completed James Federline's term)

April 8, 1896

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Arthur F. Nicholson
  • James P. Curley
  • Plummer W Carr
  • Dr. Thomas M. Baldwin
  • Robert W Kerr

April 11, 1898

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Robert W Kerr, President
  • Charles Frothingham
  • Thomas M. Baldwin
  • T. Harry O'Brien
  • James A. Brown
  • Plummer W Carr

April 4, 1900

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Frank W Awalt, President
  • Theodore Sakers
  • John Haslup
  • J.C. Howell
  • Benjamin Owens

April 28, 1902

Mayor

  • Gustavus Timanus

Council

  • Gilbert A. Haslup, President
  • Walter Martin
  • Robert L. Frye
  • H.W. Thies
  • James A. Brown

April 20, 1904

Mayor

  • Gustavus Timanus
  • T. Watts Byerly (completed Term July 10, 1905)

Council

  • Gilbert A. Haslup, President
  • James W Travers
  • John W O'Brien
  • H.W. Thies
  • James A. Brown

April 22, 1908

Mayor

  • William E Gilbert

Council

  • Mayor
  • LePage Cronmiller, President
  • Edward Phelps
  • W. H. Dorsey
  • Calvin W Donaldson
  • John F. Palmer

April 7, 1912

Mayor

  • George W Waters, Jr.

Council

  • John R. Jones, President
  • Edmund B. Carr
  • L. Clinton Donaldson
  • Albert L. Gosnell
  • Elwood N Fisher

April 17, 1916

Mayor

  • George W Waters, Jr.

Council

  • William H. Dorsey, President
  • DeWilton H. Donaldson
  • Harry H. Knight
  • George W Alcorn
  • Elwood N Fisher

April 22, 1920

Mayor

  • William E Gilbert
  • Edward F. Tolson (Became Mayor on 12/14/20)

Council

  • Edward F. Tolson, President
  • L. Clinton Donaldson
  • Charles D. Godfrey
  • William H. Dorsey
  • Thomas D. Roberts/Howard Boteler(10/11/20)
  • Charles E Little (succeeded Tolson)

April 21, 1924

Mayor

  • Thomas D. Roberts
  • DeWilton H. Donaldson (October 1925)

Council

  • DeWilton Donaldson, President
  • Charles H. Lilley
  • Ernest R. Harrison
  • John O. Sharswood
  • John H. Fetty

April 16, 1928

Mayor

  • James P. Curley

Council

  • Walter D. Lanahan, President
  • E. Calvin Donaldson
  • Charles H. Lilley
  • Bert Ayton
  • David Schaffer, Jr.

April 18, 1932

Mayor

  • John H. Fetty

Council

  • Bert Ayton, President
  • Walter D. Lanahan
  • Charles R. Reeley
  • DeWilton H. Donaldson
  • Charles H. Lilley

April 20, 1936

Mayor

  • Everard E Hatch

Council

  • Bert Ayton, President
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • Charles R. Reeley
  • G. Bowie McCeney
  • Charles H. Lilley

1940

Mayor

  • Edward F. Tolson

Council

  • Bert Ayton, President
  • Hiram Soper
  • G. Bowie McCeney
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • Charles H. Lilley

April 17, 1944

Mayor

  • Edward F. Tolson

Council

  • DeWilton Donaldson
  • John H. Fetty
  • Thomas B. Israel
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • Charles A. St. Clair

April 26, 1948

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • W. LeRoy Armstrong, President
  • Norris C. Beall
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • James B. Turney
  • J. Gilbert White

April 21, 1952

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • Hiram J. Soper, President
  • Harry Hardingham, Jr.
  • Carlisle F. Cook
  • C. Philip Nichols
  • Ruth R. Sussman

April 18, 1956

Mayor

  • Harry Hardingham, Jr.

Council

  • Hiram J. Soper, President
  • Henry M. Scott
  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr.
  • Alton M. Donaldson
  • Ruth R. Sussman

April 20, 1960

Mayor

  • Hiram J. Soper

Council

  • Alton M. Donaldson, President
  • Thomas F. Murphy
  • P.G. Melbourne, III
  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr.
  • Ruth R. Sussman

1964

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • Dr. John R. Buell, President
  • Henry M. Scott
  • Thomas F. Murphy
  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr.
  • Leo E Wilson

1968

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • John D. Brady, President
  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr.
  • Robert Kluckhuhn
  • Ronald E Davies
  • Leo E Wilson

1972

Mayor

  • Leo E Wilson (Incumbent)

Council

  • Frank P. Casula, President
  • John D. Brady
  • John M. Barron
  • Dr. John Buell (completed Barron's Term)
  • Aramus C. Neil
  • M. Peggy Anderson

1976

Mayor

  • Leo E Wilson (Incumbent)

Council

  • D. Craig Horn, President
  • Robert J. DiPietro
  • James Alexander Forsyth
  • James E Cross, III
  • Frank Max Salinger

1980

Mayor

  • Robert J. DiPietro (Incumbent)

Council

  • James E Cross, III, President
  • Dani Duniho
  • H. Edward Ricks
  • Hal Ammann
  • Lynn S Roehrich

1984

Mayor

  • Robert J. DiPietro (Incumbent)

Council

  • H. Edward Ricks, President
  • Dani Duniho
  • Frank G. Persico
  • Dr. Corlette C. Calvert
  • William G. Grenier, Jr.

1988

Mayor

  • Dani Duniho (Incumbent)

Council

  • William G. Grenier, Jr., President
  • Joseph R. Robison
  • Stephen P. Turney
  • Dr. Corlette C. Calvert
  • Craig A. Moe

1992

Mayor

  • Joseph R. Robison (Incumbent)

Council

  • Linda L.S. Schulte, President
  • Robert S Stahley
  • Reginald A. Parks
  • Faith C. Calhoun
  • Bruce M. Dodgson

1996

Mayor

  • Frank P. Casula (Incumbent)

Council

  • Craig A. Moe, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • Faith C. Calhoun C.
  • C. Michael Walls
  • Patricia J. Howard

2000

Mayor

  • Frank P. Casula (Incumbent) (Died In-office)
  • Michael R. Leszcz, (Sworn 10/22/01)

Council

  • C. Michael Walls, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz (Succeeded to Mayor)
  • G. Rick Wilson (Appointed November 14, 2001)
  • Craig A. Moe
  • Paul Ellis
  • Faith C. Calhoun

2004

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Michael R. Leszcz, President
  • Gayle Snyder
  • Janis L. Robison
  • Frederick Smalls
  • Michael B. Sarich

2008

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Michael. R. Leszcz, President
  • Janis L. Robison President
  • Gayle W. Snyder 
  • Donna L. Crary*
  • Frederick Smalls

2011

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Donna L. Crary, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • H. Edward Ricks
  • Valerie M.A. Nicholas
  • Frederick Smalls

2015

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • H. Edward Ricks, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • Valerie M.A. Nicholas
  • Donna L. Crary
  • Frederick Smalls

2019

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Keith Sydnor, President
  • Valerie M.A. Nicholas
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • Carl DeWalt
  • Brencis Smith

2023

Mayor

  • Keith R. Sydnor

Council

  • James Kole, President
  • Kyla Clark
  • Carl W. DeWalt
  • Christine M. Johnson
  • Jeffrey W. Mills

April 7, 1873

Commissioners

  • David G. McCurdy
  • A.D. Luber
  • George Shorts
  • William A. Pritchard

President Board of Commissioners

  • Walter Brown

May 10, 1875

Commissioners

  • Charles W Baldwin
  • George W Kellogg
  • Edward J. Phelps
  • John A. Talbott

President Board of Commissioners

  • John A. Talbott

Commissioners

  • Charles F. Shaffer
  • Henry McEwing
  • Joseph A. Miles
  • Charles W Baldwin

President Board of Commissioners

  • Edward J. Phelps

May 5, 1879

Commissioners

  • L.A. Ellis
  • Charles H. Stanley
  • C.A. Pritchard
  • Henry McEwing
  • John W Whitesides

May 10, 1881

Commissioners

  • John W Whitesides
  • Dr. John Cronmiller
  • Charles H. Stanley
  • Montague L. Richardson

President Board of Commissioners

  • Lawrence A. Ellis

May 9, 1883

Commissioners

  • Edward J. Phelps
  • Albinas Conway
  • William Harrison
  • Thomas W Young

President Board of Commissioners

  • Dr. John Cronmiller

May 13, 1885

Commissioners

  • William Milstead, Jr.
  • C.W. Baldwin
  • John Haslup
  • Henry C. Frost

President Board of Commissioners

  • Dr. John Cronmiller

May 7, 1887

Commissioners

  • Edward Phelps
  • E. Baker Carr
  • William H. Diven
  • H. W Thies

President Board of Commissioners

  • A. M. Bond

1889

Missing

  • E. Baker Carr
  • C.W. Bond
  • S.P. Keller
  • W.G. Beall

President Board of Commissioners

  • Jesse Smallwood

April 8, 1891

Mayor

  • Charles H. Stanley

Council

  • John D. Chollar, President
  • W.B. Beall
  • Benjamin Owens
  • Joseph Miles
  • Frank W Awalt
  • Harry McEwing
  • Edward Phelps
  • Jesse Smallwood
  • John W Jackson

April 5, 1893

Mayor

  • J.R Huntt

Council

  • F.W. Awalt, President
  • D.L. Sakers
  • William Crockett
  • William Cronmiller
  • Smith Armstrong
  • Elwood W Fisher
  • A.L. Luber
  • C.W. Bond
  • Edward Phelps

April 3, 1895

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • M.F. Schooley, President
  • E. Burke Carr
  • John W Sharswood
  • H.W. Thies
  • Albin F. Fairall

April 5, 1897

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Robert W Kerr, President
  • Dr. T.M. Baldwin
  • T. Harry O'Brien
  • James A. Brown
  • Plummer W Carr

April 13, 1899

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Thomas M. Baldwin, President
  • Calvin W Donaldson
  • E. Burke Carr
  • Charles Frothingham
  • James A. Brown

1901

Mayor

  • Edward Phelps

Council

  • Frank W Awalt, President
  • William H. Mullican
  • Theodore Sakers
  • J.C. Howell
  • Benjamin Owens

1903

Mayor

  • Gustavus Timanus

Council

  • Gilbert A. Haslup, President
  • James A. Brown
  • H.W. Thies
  • George W Waters, Jr.
  • Robert L. Frye

April 18, 1906

Mayor

  • William E Gilbert

Council

  • Auguste Faure, President
  • LePage Cronmiller
  • Edward Phelps
  • William H. Dorsey
  • Calvin W Donaldson

April 18, 1910

Mayor

  • William E Gilbert
  • George P. McCeney (On December 12, 1910)

Council

  • Howard F. Harrison
  • Edward Phelps
  • John F. Palmer
  • H.W. Thies

April 20, 1914

Mayor

  • George W Waters, Jr.

Council

  • L. Clinton Donaldson, President
  • Edmund B. Carr (Died 4/6/15)
  • Gilbert A. Haslup
  • Albert L. Gosnell
  • Elwood N Fisher

April 15, 1918

Mayor

  • George P. McCeney

Council

  • DeWilton Donaldson, President
  • Henry M. Scott
  • John W O'Brien
  • George W Alcorn
  • E. W Pearre

April 17, 1922

Mayor

  • Charles E Little

Council

  • William H. Dorsey, President
  • Ernest R. Harrison
  • William E Beall
  • E. Roy Hill

April 19, 1926

Mayor

  • DeWilton Donaldson

Council

  • E. Calvin Donaldson
  • Charles H. Lilley
  • Bert Ayton
  • Lee E Gilbert
  • Walter Lanahan

April 21, 1930

Mayor

  • John H. Fetty

Council

  • William H. Dorsey, President
  • Walter D. Lanahan
  • Charles R. Reeley
  • E.C. Parks
  • Herman P. Millard

April 16, 1934

Mayor

  • Julian B. Anderson

Council

  • DeWilton Donaldson, President
  • Bert Ayton
  • Everard E Hatch
  • Claude Gaylor (Replaced Hatch 10/29/35)
  • Charles H. Lilley
  • Charles R. Reeley

1938

Mayor

  • Everard E Hatch

Council

  • Bert Ayton, President
  • Edward F. Tolson
  • Charles R. Reeley
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • Charles H. Lilley

April 20, 1942

Mayor

  • Edward F. Tolson

Council

  • DeWilton Donaldson, President
  • John H. Fetty
  • Thomas B. Israel
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • Charles A. St. Clair

April 15, 1946

Mayor

  • John H. Fetty

Council

  • Bert Ayton, President
  • Norris C. Beall
  • James B. Turney
  • J. Gilbert White
  • W. LeRoy Armstrong

April 24, 1950

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • J. Gilbert White, President
  • Norris C. Beall
  • Maynard L. Ward
  • James B. Turney
  • W. LeRoy Armstrong

April 21, 1954

Mayor

  • Harry Hardingham, Jr.

Council

  • Hiram J. Soper, President
  • Charles L. Scott
  • Henry M. Scott
  • J. Gilbert White
  • Ruth R. Sussman

April 23, 1958

Mayor

  • Hiram J. Soper

Council

  • Henry M. Scott, President
  • P.G. Melbourne (Replaced Scott)
  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr.
  • Thomas F. Murphy
  • Ruth R. Sussman, President (Upon Resignation of Scott)
  • Alton M. Donaldson

March 21, 1962

Mayor

  • P. G. Melbourne, III

Council

  • Merrill L. Harrison, President
  • Henry M. Scott
  • Elmer E Donaldson
  • Dr. John R. Buell
  • Leo E Wilson

1966

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • Henry W Schlosser, Jr., President
  • Robert Kluckhuhn
  • John Brady
  • Ronald E Davies
  • Leo E Wilson

1970

Mayor

  • Merrill L. Harrison

Council

  • Leo Wilson, President
  • M. Peggy Anderson
  • Frank P. Casula
  • Ronald E Davies
  • John D. Brady

1974

Mayor

  • Leo E Wilson

Council

  • Frank P. Casula, President
  • Robert J. DiPietro (Completed Casula's Term)
  • M. Peggy Anderson
  • James E Cross, III
  • D. Craig Horn
  • Aramus C. Neil, President

1978

Mayor

  • Robert J. DiPietro

Council

  • James E Cross, III, President
  • Warren R. Marton, Jr.
  • Richard D. Rice
  • Lynn S Roehrich
  • D. Craig Horn

1982

Mayor

  • Robert J. DiPietro

Council

  • James E Cross, III, President
  • Dani Duniho
  • H. Edward Ricks
  • Hal Ammann
  • Dr. Corlette C. Calvert

1986

Mayor

  • Dani Duniho

Council

  • Dr. Corlette C. Calvert, President
  • Frank G. Persico
  • William G. Grenier, Jr.
  • Tim Abell
  • H. Edward Ricks

1990

Mayor

  • Joseph R. Robison

Council

  • Stephen P. Turney, President
  • Craig A. Moe
  • Linda L.S. Schulte
  • Terry Martin
  • William G. Grenier, Jr.
  • Jeanne Proto (completed Martin Term)

1994

Mayor

  • Frank P. Casula

Council

  • Faith C. Calhoun, President
  • Bruce M. Dodgson
  • Charles A. Hulberg
  • Craig A. Moe
  • Patricia (Ott) Howard

1998

Mayor

  • Frank P. Casula

Council

  • Michael R. Leszcz, President
  • Craig A. Moe
  • Michael Walls
  • Regina "Jean" Dean
  • Paul D. Duncan

2002

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Michael R. Leszcz, President
  • G. Rick Wilson
  • Janis L. Robison
  • Frederick Smalls
  • Michael B. Sarich

2006

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Frederick Smalls, President
  • Gayle Snyder
  • Janis L. Robison
  • Michael B. Sarich
  • Michael R. Leszcz

2009 Special Referendum

Extended Mayor / Council Terms

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Michael R. Leszcz, President
  • Janis L. Robison
  • Gayle W Snyder *
  • Donna L. Crary
  • Frederick Smalls
  • *Valerie M.A. Nicholas appointed to fill the vacated Ward 1 seat when Gayle W Snyder resigned effective June 1, 2011.

2013

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Donna L. Crary, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • H. Edward Ricks
  • Valerie M.A. Nicholas
  • Frederick Smalls

2017

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Frederick Smalls, President
  • Michael R. Leszcz
  • Valerie M.A. Nicholas
  • Carl W DeWalt
  • Keith S Sydnor

2021

Mayor

  • Craig A. Moe

Council

  • Brencis Smith, President
  • Carl W. DeWalt
  • James Kole
  • Martin Mitchell 
  • Keith R. Sydnor