Past Mayors

Thomas W. Hawkins (1909-1911)

Public Service:
Hawkins served one term as Charlotte's Mayor from 1909 to 1911.

Thomas Hawkins was an attorney.


During his Administration:

            Photo of Thomas Hawkins
  • 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.