Past Mayors

Philip Van Every (1953-1957)

Public Service:
Prior to becoming Mayor of Charlotte, Philip VanEvery was the Mayor Pro Tem.

VanEvery, a grandson of the founder of Lance, Inc., was one it its executives.


During his Administration:

            Photo of Phillip Van Every
  • Ovens Auditorium and the Charlotte Coliseum on Independence Boulevard were dedicated.
  • Independence Boulevard was completed.
  • Park Road Shopping Center, the first suburban shopping center, opened. It's opening touched off an annexation fight.