Mayors and Council Members of Wenonah

Wenonah was incorporated within Deptford Township as a Borough Commission in 1883. Dr. George W. Bailey, one of the seven elected commissioners, was selected by the other commissioners to serve as the commission's first president.

In 1896, Wenonah changed to a Borough Council form of government and separated from Deptford Township. The governing body consisted of a mayor and six council members, all elected. The first mayor of Wenonah was Charles M. Wilkins. The first meeting of borough council was on May 9, 1896.

The following is worth noting about the leadership of Wenonah:

*** William J. Dawson served as both president of the borough commission (1891-1892, 1895) and mayor (1899).
*** The following mayors died in office: Dr. Charles H. Lorence and William I. Conway.
*** The office of mayor was vacant in 1960.
*** Jack C. Sheppard, Sr. served as mayor for 24 years.

PRESIDENTS OF BOROUGH COMMISSION
Dr. George W. Bailey 1883-1885, 1887
Issac C. Stevenson 1886
Thomas W. Synnott 1888-1890, 1893-1895
William J. Dawson 1891-1892, 1895

BOROUGH MAYORS
Charles M. Wilkins 1896-1897, 1899
Andrew W. Carey 1897-1898
William J. Dawson 1899
James Harland 1900-1901
Dr. Charles H. Lorence 1902-1912, 1919-1921
C. Fowler Cline 1913-1918
Henry G. Peddle 1922
Oscar D. Ogden 1923-1928
J. Edgar Wilkinson 1929-1930
Dr. H. Lake Gilmour 1931-1944
William I. Conway 1945-1959
Russell Lee 1961-1966
Jack C. Sheppard, Sr. 1967-1990
Dale T. Taylor 1991-1994
Edwin R. Burger, Jr. 1995-2002
Thomas J. Capaldi 2003-2010
Thomas A. Lombardo 2011-2014
John R. Dominy 2015-present

TABLE WITH ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOROUGH COMMISSION AND BOROUGH COUNCIL SHOWN CHRONOLOGICALLY

The link below provides a table that shows all of the volunteers who served as members of the Borough Commission and Borough Council, including mayors from 1883-2020.

Chronological List of Borough Council Members Jan 2020.pdf

ALPHABELTICAL LIST OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOROUGH COMMISSION AND BOROUGH COUNCIL

The link below provides a table with all members of the Borough Commission and Borough Council from 1883-2020 listed alphabetically, with the years served noted in parentheses.

Alphabetical List of Borough Council Members in 3-Column Table Jan 2020.pdf