The Town of St. Anthony was incorporated in 1945 as a small fishing town and has since grown to a population of 2,500 people.
The population of St. Anthony peaked in 1992 at which time we had seen the collapse of the cod fishery. It has since remained constant. The lack of decline can be attributed to the hard work of local citizens who stepped forward and became municipal politicians in the running of our Town.
A Term of Office is for four (4) years and bi-elections are held for the remainder of a term for any vacant seat. The Mayor is elected by the town’s people and the Deputy Mayor is elected by Council members at the first meeting of the new Council. The Mayor and Town Manager sit on all meetings of Council and committees.
The Town of St. Anthony welcomes your comments and views. You may contact our business office Monday thru Friday (8:30 – 4:30).
Elected Officials Since 1945
The first Municipal council was formed in 1945 and has since seen 192 people serve on various Councils. Here is a list of all elected officials (including by-elections) since the incorporation of St. Anthony in 1945.
1945 – 1947
Israel Pomeroy (Chairman) Malcolm Penney (Chairman) James Tucker (Secretary) William Carpenter Joseph Ollerhead Ron Smith Seaton Strangemore William Carpenter Malcolm Penney John Newell Chesley Patey Edgar McNeil
1948 – 1950
Malcolm Penney (Chairman) James Tucker (Secretary) Joseph Ollerhead (Vice Chairman) John Newell William Carpenter Chesley Patey Edgar McNeil Esau Fennimore George Sulley Edward Andrews Elihu Strangemore Ernest Sansford
1952 – 1954
Malcolm Penney (Chairman) Edgar McNeil (Vice Chairman) A.C. Bradbury Raymond Squires George Hollett Sam Keats Joseph Patey George Sulley Uriah Patey George Hollett John Burt William Richards Ernest Sansford Elsie Rowsell (Town Clerk)
1957 – 1959 (By-Election)
Edgar McNeil (Chairman) Gordon Smith Joseph Ollerhead (Vice Chairman) Garland Decker John Burt Seaton Strangemore Charles Budgell Malcolm Penney Uriah Patey Albert Styles Willie P. Simms Melvin McNeil (Town Clerk)
1961 – 1964 (By-Election)
George Nicoll (Mayor) Tom Dunphy Charles Budgell (Deputy Mayor) Wesley Biles
Joseph Lawrence Baxter Keats Seaton Strangemore Donald Pomeroy Garland Decker Benjamin Fennimore Raymond Squires John Newell Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)
Joseph Lawrence (Mayor) Charles Budgell (Deputy Mayor) Wesley Biles Baxter Keats Donald Pomeroy Benjamin Fennimore Tom Dunphy Seaton Strangemore Garland Decker Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)
1965 – 1966 Appointments
Tom Dunphy (Mayor) Joseph Lawrence Seaton Strangemore (Mayor 1966) Frederick Budgell Stanley Hodge (1969 Bi-Election) Roy Pilgrim Lee Fennimore Ross Carpenter Russell Sulley Charles Fennimore Clayton Simms Douglas Pilgrim Walter Biles Baxter Patey (Town Clerk)
1969 – 1971 (Bi-Election)
Raymond Squires (Mayor) Donald Loder Joseph Ollerhead (Deputy Mayor) David Budgell Uriah Patey Donald Pomeroy Gerald Penney Charles Budgell Douglas Pilgrim Ross Rumbolt Albert Shepard Lester Patey (Town Clerk)
1973 – 1974 (Bi-Election)
Maxwell Smith (Mayor 1973) Joseph Ollerhead Dr. Howell Jones (Deputy Mayor 1973-1974) Joseph Ollerhead (Mayor 1974) Albert Sheppard (Deputy Mayor 1974-1976) Uriah Patey Andrew Parrill Nina Walker Gerald Whalen Renard Patey Karl Tucker
Wayne Noel Carl Cull (Town Clerk) Alonzo Bessey
1977 – 1979 (By-Election)
Boyd Noel (Mayor) Winston Johnson Ross Rumbolt (Deputy Mayor) Renard Patey Dr. Howell Jones Charles Budgell Thomas Green Terry Simms Lester Patey Joseph Ollerhead Donald Pomeroy Betty Pilgrim (Town Clerk)
1981 – 1983 (By-Election)
Boyd Noel (Mayor) Thomas Green Winston Johnson (Deputy Mayor) Joseph Ollerhead Renard Patey Wallace Budgell Joseph Pilgrim Gladys Kean Watson Tucker Maxwell Short Betty Pilgrim (Town Clerk)
Raymond Squires (Mayor) John Budgell (Deputy Mayor) Alonzo Bessey Winston Johnson Gerard Ward Joseph Pilgrim Herbert Stone Agnes Patey Renard Patey Patrick Troy (Town Clerk)
1989 – 1993
Bernard Bromley (Mayor) Boyd Noel (Mayor) Don Loder (Deputy Mayor) Donald McDonald (Deputy Mayor) Alonzo Bessey Ross Pilgrim Herbert Stone Dale Richards Wesley Biles Ernest Simms Dwayne Cull Madonna Chaulk Agnes Patey Terry Sansford Edward Goudie Dudley Johnson Thomas Green Alonzo Bessey Brenda Rickets (Town Clerk) Bride McGrath (Town Clerk)
Robert Mesher (Mayor) Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor) Alonzo Bessey Ralph Hedderson Shanna Simmonds Dwayne Cull Renard Patey Wallace Green (Town Clerk)
2001 – 2003 (By-Election)
Ernest Simms (Mayor) Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor) Ralph Hedderson Glenda Noble Dwayne Cull Godfrey Mitchelmore Arthur Kinsella Wallace Green (Town Clerk)
Boyd Noel (Mayor) Douglas Mills (Deputy Mayor) Arthur Kinsella Dave Rowbottom Miles Hillier Marilyn Walker Darl Scott Wallace Green (Town Clerk)
Ernest Simms (Mayor) Marilyn Walker (Deputy Mayor) Darl Scott (Councillor) Douglas Mills (Councillor) Arthur Kinsella (Councillor) Eric Boyd (Councillor) Ralph Hedderson (Councillor)
Ernest Simms (Mayor) Darl Scott (Deputy Mayor) Ralph Hedderson (Councillor) Bruce Payne (Councillor) Dwayne Cull (Councillor) Eric Boyd (Councillor) Marilyn Walker (Councillor) Krista Howell (Councillor) Desmond McDonald (Councillor)
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