Past Mayors

George E. Wilson, Jr. (1929-1931)

Public Service:
George Wilson was selected as Mayor of Charlotte from among the elected council members following the 1928 change to a council-manager form of government.

Personal:
Wilson was a graduate of Davidson College.  He was a polo player and owned a Ford dealership.

During his Administration:

            Photo of George Wilson
  • In 1929, Charlotte's Greek community establish an Orthodox Church on South Boulevard. (In 1954 the Church moved to East Boulevard in its current location.)
  • The stock market crashed on October 31, 1929.
  • WSOC radio went on the air.
  • The first air mail plane arrived in Charlotte. More than 30,000 people turn out to see the plane land.
  • The flag of the City (blue field with the seal in white) was adopted by City Council on May 6, 1929.