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North Hempstead supervisors through the years

Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor

Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1846 to 1853. Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

The Town of North Hempstead, previously part of Hempstead, was formed in 1784 after a rift between the Patriots in northern section who were sympathetic to Revolutionary War cause and the Tories of southern Hempstead. The town has since been led by 35 supervisors.

Singleton Mitchell of Manhasset was supervisor of the
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Singleton Mitchell of Manhasset was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1821 to 1829.

Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1846 to 1853.

John M. Clark of Westbury served 21 years
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

John M. Clark of Westbury served 21 years as supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead in five separate stints that spanned five decades — 1854-1855, 1856-1868, 1873-1874, 1877-1882 and 1890-1892.

Samuel Willets of Westbury was supervisor of the
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Samuel Willets of Westbury was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1875 to 1877.

Jacob S. Powell of Manhasset served three separate
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Jacob S. Powell of Manhasset served three separate times as North Hempstead Town supervisor — 1882-1885, 1886-1889 and 1893-1895.

Edwin C. Willets of Roslyn was supervisor of
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Edwin C. Willets of Roslyn was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1900 to 1903 and again from 1904 to 1907.

Eugene V. Willis of Mineola was supervisor of
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Eugene V. Willis of Mineola was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1903 to 1904.

Philip J. Christ of New Hyde Park was
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Philip J. Christ of New Hyde Park was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1907 to 1917.

Cornelius E. Remsen of Roslyn served as North
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Cornelius E. Remsen of Roslyn served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1917 to 1929.

Charles Snedeker of Manhasset served as North Hempstead
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Charles Snedeker of Manhasset served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1929 to 1938.

Dwight Rogers was supervisor of the Town of
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Dwight Rogers was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead in 1938.

Hartford N. Gunn of Port Washington served as
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Hartford N. Gunn of Port Washington served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1938 to 1950.

Henry Sahm Great Neck served as North Hempstead
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Henry Sahm Great Neck served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1950 to 1960.

Clinton G. Martin of New Hyde Park served
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Clinton G. Martin of New Hyde Park served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1960 to 1965.

Sol Wachtler of Great Neck was supervisor of
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Sol Wachtler of Great Neck was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1965 to 1967.

Robert C. Meade of Great Neck was supervisor
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Robert C. Meade of Great Neck was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1968 to 1970.

Michael J. Tully of New Hyde Park was
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

Michael J. Tully of New Hyde Park was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1971 to 1982.

John B. Kiernan of Williston Park served as
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

John B. Kiernan of Williston Park served as supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1982 to 1989.

Ben Zwirn served as supervisor for the Town
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Ben Zwirn served as supervisor for the Town of North Hempstead from 1990 to 1993. (June 19, 2012)

May Newburger of Great Neck served as North
Photo Credit: Town of North Hempstead

May Newburger of Great Neck served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1994 to 2003. Newberger also served on the town board and as a state assemblywoman.

Jon Kaiman became the Town of North Hempstead
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Jon Kaiman became the Town of North Hempstead supervisor in 2004.

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