Frederick S. DeWolfe (1880-1883)
DeWolfe served as Charlotte's Mayor from 1880 until 1883.
DeWolfe was an assistant cashier at Merchants and Farmers National Bank.
During his Administration:
- The first cotton mill in the city opened at Sixth and Graham streets in 1881. It employed 70 workers, mostly women, who cleaned, spun and wove cotton thread into cloth.
- The first city tax-supported grade school opened in 1882. This event began the modern school system.
- Charlotte's first school for black students opened in the basement of an Episcopal Church.