1933-1958 City Councils

1933-1958 City Councils

The first St. John's Municipal Council was elected in 1888 but it was not until 1902 that the residents of St. John's elected their first Mayor.

Below is a list of general elections and by-elections for the period 1933 to 1958.

December 1933 General Election
April 8, 1935 By-Election
December 16, 1937 General Election
December 15, 1941 General Election
November 13, 1945 General Election
November 8, 1949 General Election
June 1, 1950 By-Election 
November 10, 1953 General Election
November 12, 1957 General Election
June 23, 1958 By-Election 

December 1933 General Election
Mayor: Andrew Carnell
Councillors: James R. Chalker
Charles W. Ryan
John P. Kelly
Philip E. Outerbridge
Michael F. Caul
James J. Spratt

Chalker elected as Deputy Mayor. Outerbridge resigns shortly afterwards.

April 8, 1935 By-Election
John Williams wins seat left vacant by Outerbridge.

December 16, 1937 General Election
Mayor: Andrew G. Carnell
Councillors:
James R. Chalker
James J. Spratt
John P. Kelly
John M. Tobin
Kenneth Ruby
John T. Meaney

Chalker elected as Deputy Mayor.

December 15, 1941 General Election
Mayor: Andrew G. Carnell
Councillors:
Eric Cook
Edward Lawrence
Oliver L. Vardy
James J. Spratt
John P. Kelly
John T. Meaney

1943 Edward Lawrence and John T. Meaney died while in office. Their seats were filled Allan M. Fraser and H.G.R. Mews in a by-election later that same year.

November 13, 1945 General Election
Mayor: Andrew G. Carnell
Councillors:
James J. Spratt
Harry G. R. Mews
Oliver L. Vardy
John P. Kelly
William P. Ryan
Eric Jerrett

Spratt was chosen as Deputy Mayor by Council. A tradition had evolved whereby the Deputy Mayor's position was given to the Councillor finishing first in the polls.

November 8, 1949 General Election
Mayor: Harry G. Mews
Councillors: George Nightingale, Deputy Mayor
James D. Higgins
Joseph Fitzgibbon
Eric Jerrett
James Tucker
Leo A. Earle

February, 1950 Eric Jerrett died.

June 1, 1950 By-Election Douglas Oliphant elected.

November 10, 1953 General Election
Mayor: Harry G. R. Mews
Councillors:
James D. Higgins, Deputy Mayor
George Nightingale
Joseph Fitzgibbon
James Tucker
Leo A. Earle
W. Gordon Warren

November 12, 1957 General Election
Mayor: Harry G. R. Mews
Councillors:
James D. Higgins, Deputy Mayor
Joseph Fitzgibbon
James Tucker
George Nightingale
Geoffrey C. Carnell
Alec Henley

April 30, 1958 Tucker resigned [in minutes of April 30, 1958]

June 23, 1958 By-Election Robert F. McLeod elected.