Current & Past County Burgesses and Mayors for Greene County Government, Pennsylvania




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Burgesses and Mayors . . .
Burgesses: 1862—1960 & Mayors: 1961—present day
Boroughs of Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


A burgess is an elected or un-elected official of a municipality, i.e., a magistrate or a mayor.

Overview:
Following is a listing of individuals who have served as Burgesses in the past, but the office no longer exists, but is now referred to as Mayor (listed with the dates of their elections):

  •   CARMICAHELS BOROUGH:  
    • 1945 — Burgess F. F. Solomon
    • 1949 — Burgess Frank W. Barbe (re-elected in 1953)
    • 1957 — Burgess John McCann
    • 1961 — Mayor Kenneth A. Forsyth
    • 1965 — Mayor Paul W. Connor (re-elected in 1969, 1973, 1977)
    • 1981 — Mayor Robert A. Dobbins
    • 1985 — Mayor Edward M. Zalar (re-elected in 1989)
    • 1993 — Mayor Ruth Enci (D)
    • — — —
    • 2009 — Mayor Mike Dohanich
    • 2016 — David Jack

  •   CLARKSVILLE BOROUGH:  
    • 1945 — Burgess Stanley Fowler (D)
    • 1949 — Burgess George Trout
    • 1953 — Burgess Frank Largent
    • 1957 — Burgess Peter Sabo
    • 1961 — Mayor Homer Bennett
    • 1965 — Mayor Ann Marie Rota (re-elected in 1969, 1973, 1977)
    • 1981 — Mayor Bernard M. Cirota (re-elected in 1985)
    • 1989 — Mayor Dawn Carter
    • 1993 — Mayor Bernard M. Circota
    • — — —
    • 2009 — Samuel A. Benyi (D)
    • 2016 — David Teagarden

  •   GREENSBORO BOROUGH:  
    • 1945 — Burgess Joseph Kalis
    • 1949 — Burgess Ernest Babler (re-elected in 1953)
    • 1957 — Burgess Reed Miller
    • 1961 — Mayor Reed Miller
    • 1965 — Mayor Sam Burich (re-elected in 1969)
    • 1973 — Mayor Harry E. Drew (re-elected in 1977, 1981, 1985)
    • 1989 — Mayor Bruce Neino
    • 1993 — Mayor Rick Prodolinski
    • — — —
    • 2009 — Mayor Arnie Bowser (D)
    • 2016 — Keith McManus

  •   JEFFERSON BOROUGH:  
    • 1945 — Burgess O. G. Enstrom
    • 1949 — Burgess Thomas Coneybeer
    • 1953 — Burgess Ivan Guesman
    • 1957 — Burgess Dewey G. Mosholder
    • 1961 — Mayor Dewey G. Mosholder
    • 1965 — Mayor Elizabeth Sahady (re-elected in 1969)
    • 1973 — Mayor George Trbovich
    • 1977 — Mayor Gary Minnear
    • 1981 — Mayor Bill Lemley
    • 1985 — Mayor Robert Davis
    • 1989 — Mayor Melvin E. Lemley
    • 1993 — Mayor Pete Arigoni
    • — — —
    • 2007 — Mayor Sandra K. Dulik (D)
    • 2009-2016 — Mayor Edward A. Shipley (D)

  •   MT. MORRIS BOROUGH:  
    On September 13, 1949, the residents of the borough approved a referendum (yes, 91; no, 31) which annulled the borough charter and returned the territory to Perry Township.
    • 1945 — Burgess Louis Diehl (re-elected in 1949)
    Source of Mt. Morris Borough Information: The History of Greene County Pennsylvania by G. Wayne Smith (Vol II, Part VIII, Government, pg 1129)

  •   RICES LANDING BOROUGH:  
    • 1945 — Burgess William Gray (re-elected in 1949)
    • 1953 — Burgess Robert W. Bell (re-elected in 1957)
    • 1961 — Mayor U. P. Rembold
    • 1965 — Mayor Lee Albacker
    • 1969 — Mayor John W. Clarchick (re-elected in 1973)
    • 1977 — Mayor Ralph Benjamin Roseberry (re-elected in 1981)
    • 1985 — Mayor Dean Virgili
    • 1989 — Mayor Palph Benjamin Roseberry (re-elected in 1993)
    • — — —
    • 2009-2016 — Mayor Ryan T. Belski (D)

  •   WAYNESBURG BOROUGH:  
    • 1862 — Burgess A. G. Cross
    • 1868 — Burgess G. W. G. Waddell
    • 1869 — Burgess A. G. Cross
    • 1872 — Burgess W. T. E. Webb
    • 1873-1874 — Burgess G. W. G. Waddell
    • 1876 — Burgess R. F. Downey
    • xx — Burgess J. W. Ray
    • xx — Burgess D. S. Walton
    • xx — Burgess John Guiher
    • xx — Burgess W. E. Miner
    • xx — Burgess T. R. Purman
    • 1887-1888 — Burgess Robert A. Sayers
    • years from 1888 to 1949 are being researched
    • 1949 — Burgess R. Wallace Maxwell
    • 1953 — Burgess Fay Headlee
    • 1957 — Burgess R. D. Carroll
    • 1961 — Mayor Roy Shultz
    • 1965 — Mayor Wilma S. Milliken
    • 1969 — Mayor John R. Throckmorton (re-elected in 1973)
    • 1977 — Mayor Floyd H. Turner
    • 1979 — Mayor John H. Cassidy
    • 1981 — Mayor Roy L. Huffman
    • 1985 — Mayor Kyle F. Eddy (re-elected in 1989)
    • 1993 — Mayor John McCall
    • 1995 — Mayor Kyle F. Eddy
    • — — —
    • 2007 — 2012: Mayor Stanford Blair Zimmerman (D)
    • 2013-2016 — present: Duncan Berryman
Source of Information: History of Greene County, PA by G. Wayne Smith, published by the Cornerstone Genealogical Society, Waynesburg, PA, 1996, pg. 1125) & courtesy of Tom Headlee

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