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This is a list of people who held the office of Mayor of East Ham. The office was created in 1904 when East Ham was incorporated as a municipal borough, becoming a county borough in 1915. The office was abolished in 1965 when East Ham became part of the London Borough of Newham.[1]

  • Charter Mayor: Colonel Ynyr Henry Burges
  • 1904-1905: John Henry Bethell
  • 1905-1906: John Henry Bethell (second term)
  • 1906-1907: John Henry Carte [1]. Previously, 1900-01, Chairman of East Ham Urban District Council
  • 1907-1908: Harry Osborn Previously 1903-04 Chairman of East Ham Urban District Council [2]
  • 1908-1909: John Brooks
  • 1909-1910: George Pratt [3] (died 25 July 1910)[2]
  • 1910 (July-November): John Brooks (second term)
  • 1910-1911: Ernest Edwards
  • 1911-1912: Murrell Oakes born 1862
  • 1912-1913: Charles Northfield
  • 1913-1914: Oliver Robert Anstead[3] 1856-1940 [4]
  • 1914-1915: Robert Banks-Martin - architect, designed East Ham War Memorial. Died 1930, aged 60 [5]
  • 1915-1916: Robert Banks-Martin (second term)
  • 1916-1917: Robert Banks-Martin (third term)
  • 1917-1918: Robert Banks-Martin (fourth term)
  • 1918-1919: J A Williams
  • 1919-1920: George Patrick Dean[4] [6]
  • 1920-1921: Albert H Wiseman died 1940, aged 70 [7]
  • 1921-1922: Alfred Stokes
  • 1922-1923: William George Davies
  • 1923-1924: Harper Bernard Harper died 1953 aged 66
  • 1924-1925: Nolde A Rapworth[5]
  • 1925-1926: Edmond Shanahan[6]
  • 1926-1927: F P Cross
  • 1927-1928: George W Boultwood
  • 1928-1929: Thomas Michael McGiff[7]
  • 1929-1930: Thomas Irwin Lethaby [8] 1883-1959
  • 1930-1931: Walter Thomas Newling 1876-1957
  • 1931-1932: Charles William Brading
  • 1932-1933: George Henry Manser
  • 1933-1934: William Whitlow Bagot 3 September 1877-1972[9]
  • 1934-1935: Thomas William Burden - son here
  • 1935-1936: Jesse James Pope
  • 1936-1937: Joseph Walter Barton
  • 1937-1938: Mrs Annie Taylor [10] and [11]
  • 1938-1939: Edward Francis Markey[8]
  • 1939-1940: Edward Francis Markey (second term)
  • 1940-1941: Edward Francis Markey (third term)
  • 1941-1942: Richard John Fell
  • 1942-1943: Mrs. Beatrice Wilkens
  • 1943-1944: Sydney Arnold Elson [12]
  • 1944-1945: Fred Welch
  • 1945-1946: Ernest Albert Wood
  • 1946-1947: Charles William Dixon [13]
  • 1947-1949: Mrs. Winifred May Knight[9]
  • 1949-1950: Mrs. Ethel Maud Brace
  • 1950-1951: John Albert Hart [14]
  • 1951-1952: Walter Edwin Hurford [15]
  • 1952-1953: Alfred Prior
  • 1953-1954: Leslie Alfred Victor Bennett 1897-1964
  • 1954-1955: Francis Herbert Howard
  • 1955-1956: William Henry Whittock Beecham died 1956 aged 64
  • 1956-1957: John Alfred Kemp
  • 1957-1958: Edwin John Davey 27 April 1896-1975
  • 1958-1959: Arthur George Murrell Oakes 10 Nay 1891-1979
  • 1959-1960: Mrs. Lily Sutton
  • 1960-1961: Mrs. Elsie Mary Devenay [16]
  • 1961-1962: Charles Frederick Chapman 4 December 1904-1976
  • 1962-1963: Frederick George Pryer Clayton 1903-1965
  • 1963-1964: Leonard Lewis Griffiths 23 March 1892-1974
  • 1964-1965: Thomas Alfred Jenkinson.
Lists of London Mayors
Lord Mayors of London Mayors of London
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

References[]

  1. East Ham Mayors. The Newham Story.
  2. "Mr. George Pratt". The Times: p. 13. 26 July 1910. 
  3. Copy of Will of Oliver Robert Anstead of Wanstead, J.P. (Mayor of East Ham, 1913-1914). Essex Archives Online.
  4. Born c. 1868 in Listowel Co. Kerry, commercial agent for a coal company, died 1941 in Romford Registration District.
  5. Nolde Rapworth. National Portrait Gallery.
  6. "Obituary: Mr Edmond Shanahan JP". 8 September 1939. p. 11. http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/8th-september-1939/11/obit-vary. 
  7. Born in West Ham 1874, died 1941, first Labour mayor of East Ham. McGiffs in East Ham.
  8. Died February 1949, aged 53. Report of the Labour Party Conference 1949
  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.
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