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This is a list of mayors of Laurel, Maryland, a city in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland.[1][2][3] Before the city's (nonpartisan) office of Mayor was established, a similar role was that of President of the Board of Commissioners. Officials elected to multiple consecutive terms have the number of terms noted after their names. The term length changed from one year to two years in 1904, and from two years to four years in 1974.


Presidents of the Laurel Board of Commissioners

Order President Served Notes
1 James Curley 1870–1872 grandfather of James P. Curley
2 James A. Crandle 1872–1873
3 Walter Brown 1873–1874
4 William H. Diven 1874–1875
5 John A. Talbott 1875–1876
6 Edward J. Phelps (2) 1876–1878 father of Edward Phelps
7 John Haslup 1878–1879
8 John W. Whitesides (2) 1879–1881
9 Lawrence A. Ellis 1881–1882
10 Dr. John Cronmiller (4) 1882–1886
11 A.M. Bond (2) 1886–1888
12 Jesse Smallwood 1888–1889

Mayors of Laurel

Order Mayor Served Notes
1 Judson T. Cull 1890–1891
2 Charles H. Stanley (2) 1891–1893
3 J.R. Huntt 1893–1894
4 Gustavus B. Timanus 1894–1895
5 Edward Phelps (7) 1895–1902 son of Edward J. Phelps
6 Gustavus Timanus (3) 1902–1905 3rd term had a two-year length
7 T. Watts Byerly 1905–1906 July 1905, completed Timanus' 3rd term
8 William E. Gilbert (3) 1906–1910
9 George McCeney 1910–1912 December 1910, completed Gilbert's 3rd term
10 George W. Waters, Jr. (3) 1912–1918
11 George P. McCeney 1918–1920
12 William E. Gilbert 1920
13 Edward F. Tolson 1920–1922 December 1920, completed Gilbert's term
14 Charles E. Little 1922–1924
15 Thomas D. Roberts 1924–1925
16 DeWilton H. Donaldson 1925–1928 October 1925, completed Roberts' term
17 James P. Curley 1928–1930 grandson of James Curley
18 John H. Fetty 1930–1934
19 Julian B. Anderson 1934–1936
20 Everard E. Hatch (2) 1936–1940
21 Edward F. Tolson (3) 1940–1946
22 John H. Fetty 1946–1948
23 Merrill L. Harrison (3) 1948–1954
24 Harry Hardingham, Jr. (2) 1954–1958
25 Hiram J. Soper (2) 1958–1962
26 P.G. Melbourne, III 1962–1964
27 Merrill L. Harrison (4) 1964–1972
28 Leo E. Wilson (2) 1972–1978 2nd term had a four-year length
29 Robert J. DiPietro (2) 1978–1986
30 Doris A. (Dani) Duniho 1986–1990 Laurel's first female mayor
31 Joseph R. Robison 1990–1994
32 Frank P. Casula (2) 1994–2001 died in office
33 Michael R. Lescz 2001–2002 October 2001, completed Casula's 2nd term
34 Craig A. Moe (3) 2002–present election moved to odd years (starting 2011)

References

  1. History of the City of Laurel, Maryland. www.laurel.md.us. City of Laurel, Maryland. Archived from the original on 1 August 2008. Retrieved on 29 November 2008.
  2. Laurel Mayors, Prince George's County, Maryland. www.msa.md.gov. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved on 29 November 2008.
  3. About Laurel/History of Laurel. www.laurel.md.us. City of Laurel, Maryland. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
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