Town Chairs and Mayors

The list below contains the names of the Town Chairs and Mayors of Fitchburg, Wisconsin including the Town Chairs of Greenfield, the name used before the town name was changed to Fitchburg. The list is in chronological order with new entries added every time a new Chair or Mayor was elected. In many cases a new Town Chair was elected every year, especially in the late 1800s. Town Chairs frequently served several non-concurrent one-year terms with Philip Barry serving 6 non-concurrent terms spanning 1872 to 1895 and Hiram Vroman serving 5 non-concurrent terms spanning 1877 to 1912. Photographs are included when available. In addition, several of the mayors have biographical sketches available. Click on the names to go to the  biographical sketches. Date of birth – death, cemetery links and obituaries are in the process of being added.

Greenfield Town Chairs

Joseph Vroman 2.5.jpg
1847-49
Joseph Vroman
1869 – 1869
Cemetery
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1849-51
Lewis S. Auger
John Keenan 2.5.jpg
1851-54
John Keenan
1816 – 1870
Cemetery

Fitchburg Town Chairs

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1854-56
S. W. Field
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1856-57
Sewell Nye
1829 – 1879
Cemetery
John Keenan 2.5.jpg
1857-59
John Keenan
1816 – 1870
Cemetery
Joel Mann 2.5.jpg
1859-60
Joel E. Mann
1817 – 1905
Cemetery
John Keenan 2.5.jpg
1860-64
John Keenan
1816 – 1870
Cemetery
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1864-65
J. B. Hart
1822 – 1900
Cemetery
John Keenan 2.5.jpg
1865-67
John Keenan
1816 – 1870
Cemetery
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1867-71
William D. Bird
1821 – 1905
Cemetery
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1871-72
James Travis
1825 – 1902
Cemetery
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1872-74
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
James Travis 2.5.jpg
1874-75
James Travis
1825 – 1902
Cemetery
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1875-76
John McWilliams
1822 – 1907
Cemetery
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1876-77
Dan Van Hoesen
Hiram Vroman 2.5.jpg
1877-78
Hiram Vroman
1847 – 1937
Cemetery
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1878-81
William C. Kiser
1828 – 1925
Cemetery
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1881-82
William D. Bird
1821 – 1905
Cemetery
Patrick Barry 2.5.jpg
1882-83
Patrick Barry
1840 – 1932
Obit  Cemetery
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1883-84
William D. Bird
1821 – 1905
Cemetery
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1884-85
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
Hiram Vroman 2.5.jpg
1885-86
Hiram Vroman
1847 – 1937
Cemetery
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1886-90
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
Hiram Vroman 2.5.jpg
1890-91
Hiram Vroman
1847 – 1937
Cemetery
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1891-92
Mark Cullen
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1892-93
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
Hiram Vroman 2.5.jpg
1893-94
Hiram Vroman
1847 – 1937
Cemetery
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1894-95
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
James Gorry 2.5.jpg
1895-96
James H. Gorry
1857 – 1937
Cemetery
Southerland 2.5.jpg
1896-98
Henry Sutherland
1846 – 1912
Cemetery
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1898-01
Mark Cullen
Philip Barry 2.5.jpg
1901-09
Philip Barry
1838 – 1919
Obit Obit Cemetery
Hiram Vroman 2.5.jpg
1909-12
Hiram Vroman
1847 – 1937
Cemetery
James Gorry 2.5.jpg
1912-13
James H. Gorry
1857 – 1937
Cemetery
Eugene Barry 2.5.jpg
1913-1921
Eugene Barry
1877 – 1924
Obit  Cemetery
William Whalen 2.5 bw.jpg
1921-24
William Whalen
1874 – 1954
Obit  Cemetery
Edward McKee 2.5.jpg
1924-25
Edward McKee
1871 – 1950
Obit  Cemetery
Thomas Fahey 2.5.jpg
1925-36
Thomas Fahey
1888 – 1966
Obit  Cemetery
Arthur Purcell 2.5.jpg
1936-38
Arthur Purcell
1884 – 1967
Obit  Cemetery
John Fluckiger 2.5.jpg
1938-65
John Fluckiger
1893 – 1972
Cemetery
William McKee 2.5.jpg
1965-75
William McKee
1914 – 1987
Cemetery
Doug Morressette 2.5.jpg
1975-81
Douglas Morrissette
1935 – 2019
Obit  Cemetery
Ed LaFrombois 2.5.jpg
1981-83
Ed LaFrombois

Fitchburg City Mayors

Ed LaFrombois 2.5.jpg
1983-85
Ed LaFrombois
G Jeanie Sieling 2.5.jpg
1985-88
G. Jeanie Sieling
Charles Uphoff 2.5.jpg
1988-88
*Charles Uphoff
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1988-91
Tom Capp
Huntly Cooper 2.5.jpg
1991-93
Frances Huntley-Cooper
Doug Morressette 2.5.jpg
1993-99
Douglas Morrissette
1935 – 2019
Obit  Cemetery
Mark Vivian 2.5.jpg
1999-2003
Mark Vivian
Thomas Clauder 2.5.jpg
2003-09
Thomas Clauder
Jay Allen 2.5.jpg
2009-11
Jay Allen
Shawn Pfaff 2.5.jpg
2011-15
Shawn Pfaff
Steve Arnold 2.5 new.jpg
2015-17
Steve Arnold
J Gonzalez.jpg
2017-19
Jason Gonzalez
2019-
Aaron Richardson

*Charles Uphoff was an Interim mayor in 1988 (photograph was taken recently and does not reflect his appearance when mayor).

Reference
Fitchburg Bicentennial Committee, Editor
 The Fitchburg Bicentennial Committee presents Fitchburg, a history 
Countryside Publications, 1976
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.FitchburgTownHall