A History of Bethlehem City Council

When Bethlehem, South Bethlehem and West Bethlehem consolidated into a single city in 1918, a new City Council was formed. The initial council was five members: Alexander C. Graham, James E. Mathews, A. W. Schmich, Thomas F. Rowan, and W. P. Walker. See below for a full list of all the members of Council up to the present day.

Member of CouncilYears Served
Alexander C. Graham 1918 - 1918
James E. Mathews 1918 - 1919
A. W. Schmich 1918 - 1919
Thomas F. Rowan 1918 - 1919
W. P. Walker 1918 - 1919
Robert Pfeifle 1920 - 1928
James M. Yeakle 1920 - 1922
Charles H. Groman 1920 - 1924
1930 - 1933
Philip J. Byrne 1920 - 1922
George H. Reussner 1922 - 1926
Nevin J. Loos 1922 - 1926
Fred C. Kline 1924 - 1940
Henry J. Rueter 1926 - 1930
S. E. Rauch 1926 - 1930
W. W. Ueberroth 1928 - 1932
Ario Wear 1930 - 1950
Thomas W. Scott 1932 - 1935
Robert A. Hinkle 1936 - 1949
George J. Ruyak 1940 - 1944
Joseph F. Yonik 1945 - 1952
John G. Soltis 1950 - 1962
Stanley R. Frantz 1949 - 1951
Stanley K. Weaver 1951 - 1952
Theodore R. Barkey 1952 - 1956
H. Gordon Payrow, Jr. 1952 - 1956
Robert R. Gross 1954 - 1958
Joseph K. Mangan 1956 - 1962
Paul P. Ruyak 1956 - 1960
Anthony Sacarakis 1958 - 1962
Paul J. Jani 1960 - 1964
Thomas Hudak 1962 - 1964
Raymond C. Dietz 1962 - 1972
Elaine H. Meilicke 1962 - 1965
Robert E. Miller 1962 - 1966
Clifton E. Mowrer 1964 - 1968
Peter Rybak 1964 - 1968
Robert P. Snyder 1962 - 1966 1970 – 1974
Franklin L. Gaugler 1962 - 1974
Ann F. Ardoline 1965 - 1966
Charles J. Donches 1966 – 1983
Paul M. Marcincin 1966 – 1978
Frank Muhr 1966 - 1970
1974 - 1982
William J.P. Collins 1968 - 1976
Walter J. Dealtrey1968 – 1972
Paul J. Calvo 1972 – 1998
Gordon B. Mowrer 1972 – 1974
2004 – 2012
Dolores W. Caskey1974 – 1985
Lawrence E. Kisslinger 1974 – 1982
John J. Lawrence1976 – 1996
Otto Ehrsam, Jr.1978 – 1998
George R. Karabin1982 – 1990
James A. Delgrosso1982 – 2003
Richard J. Szulborski1984 – 1996
Michael Loupos1986 – 1998
Thomas E. Mohr 1990 – 1996
Donald T. Cunningham Jr.1996 – 1998
Robert J. Donchez 1996 – 2014
James S. Gregory 1996 – 2003
Jean Belinski 1998 – 2014
John B. Callahan 1998 – 2004
J. Michael Schweder1998 – 2010
Magdalena F. Szabo1998 – 2007
Ismael Arcelay 2003 – 2006
Gordon B. Mowrer 2004 – 2012
Joseph F. Leeson Jr. 2004 – 2010
Karen D. Dolan2006 – 2014
J. William Reynolds2008 -
David T. DiGiacinto2010 – 2014
Eric R. Evans 2010 - 2018
Michael R. Recchiuti 2012 - 2016
Bryan G. Callahan 2014 -
Adam R. Waldron 2014 -
Cathy Reuscher 2014 – 2016
Louis N. Stellato 2014 – 2016
Olga Negrón2016 –
Shawn M. Martell 2016 – 2019
Michael G. Colón 2016 –
Paige Van Wirt 2018 –
Grace Crampsie Smith 2019 -
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