Delaware Ohio 

List of Mayors

1816 ? Jacob Drake (1st Mayor)
  Walter VanHorn *
1824 M. D. Pettibone
1830 Noah Spalding
  Charles Neil....d 1882 *

After 1849 Mayor was elected by City Council

1857 & 1858 Charles Henry McElroy 
1859 James A. Barnes
1864?? John Sills Jones....d 1903 *
1867 to 1869 VanDeman
1869 to 1871 Archibald Lybrand, Jr.

Delaware became a City, Mayor elected by the people

1872 to 1874 John D. VanDeman   (R)
1874 to 1876 William Oliver Semans  (Temp)
1876 to 1878 J. A. Barnes  (R)
1878 to 1880 Charles Henry McElroy  (R)
1880 to 1882 Frederick Merrick Joy  (R)
1882 to 1885 H. L Baker  (D), two terms
1886 to 1890 H. E. Buck  (D)  *
1888   J. K. Newcomer  (D)  *
1890 to 1894 Harry S. Culver  (R) two terms
1894 to 1896 H. L. Baker  (D) third term
1896 to 1898 Wilfried Renaldo Carpenter  (R)
1898 to 1902 John McClure  (D), two terms
1902 to 1906 H. C. Clippinger  (R), two terms
1906 to 1908 H. H. Beecher  (R)
1908 to 1912 William E. Haas  (D), two terms
1912 to 1914 Bert V. Leas  (D)
1914 to 1916 John Louis Anderson(R)
1916 to 1920 Arthur James White (R)
1920 to 1924 Walter Samuel Pollock (R)
1924 to 1928 Howard Rezen Pumphrey (R)
1928 to 1934 Fred C. Johnson (R)
1934, resigned Veley Main (D)
1934 to 1938 Sidney Archie Rowland (D)
1938 to 1940 Hosea A. Spaulding  (R)
1940 to 1942 Paul B. White (R)
1942 to 1944 Hosea A. Spaulding (R)
1944 to 1948 Patrick Joseph Foley (D)
1948 to 1952 Ansel Lockhart (R)
1952 to 1954 Murton F.  Pinney (R)

Council Manager Form of Government Began

1954 to 1956 Paul Bale White
1956 to 1957 Edward Flahive
1958 to 1959 Paul B. White
1959 to 1961  Henry Wolf 
1961 to 1963 Paul B. White
1963 to 1965 Donald Mathews
1965 to 1969 Robert Ray Newhouse  
1969 to 1971 Gilford E. Easterday  
1971 to 1973 John Jeisel III
1973 to 1977 Gilford E. Easterday
1978 to 1981 Donald Wuertz
1982 to 1983 Donald Worly
1984 to 1985 Michael Shade
1986 to 1989 Donald Wuertz
1990 to 1993 Michael Shade
1994 to 1995 Dennis Davis
1996 to 1999 Juliann Secrest
2000 to 2002 Tommy W. Thompson
2002 to 2009 Wendell Wheeler
2010 to 2013 Gary Milner
2014 to Carolyn Kay Riggle

 

* need further checking