Past Mayors

John M. Wilson (1920-1921)

Public Service:
Wilson filled the vacant seat when Mayor Frank McNinch resigned to take a job in Washington.  Prior to becoming Mayor, Wilson was the City Clerk, Treasurer and Tax Collector. He was also one of the three elected commissioners.

During his Administration:

  • WBT Radio went on the air as the Carolinas' first radio station.
            Photo of John M. Wilson