Mayor Robert Hutchinson (1802-1866), First Mayor of the City of Charlottetown

Mayor Robert Hutchinson (1802-1866), First Mayor of the City of Charlottetown

Mayor Robert Hutchinson (1802-1866), First Mayor of the City of Charlottetown

The City of Charlottetown was incorporated April 17, 1855 and elections were slated to take place in August of the same year. Robert Hutchinson, the local jailer and store owner, who had a great deal of experience in the town’s affairs, won by acclamation. The first City Council meeting was held in Hutchinson’s home on the southwest corner of Sydney and Pownal Streets. The following prominent individuals were elected as Councillors in each of the five wards: Ward 1, Benjamin Davies and Robert Longworth; Ward 2, John C. McDonald and Donald McIsaac; Ward 3, Silas Bernard and Artemas G. Sims; Ward 4, Daniel Stewart and Thomas W. Dodd; Ward 5, Thomas Pethick and Richard Heartz.

 

 

 

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