Thomas W. Hawkins (1909-1911)
Hawkins served one term as Charlotte's Mayor from 1909 to 1911.
Thomas Hawkins was an attorney.
During his Administration:
- President William Howard Taft came to Charlotte to celebrate Mecklenburg Declaration Day on May 20th.
- John S. Myers and George Stephens began building Myers Park on 1,220 acres of land southeast of downtown.
- In 1910, Charlotte's population became larger than the state capital, Raleigh. The economy of Charlotte began to shift from agriculture (tobacco and cotton) to textile production.