The City Clerks and City Managers of Cambridge

The City Clerks of Cambridge: 1632 - present

William Spencer 1632-1635
Joseph Cooke 1636-1637
Joseph Isaac 1638
Joseph Cooke 1639-1641
Roger Shaw 1642
George Cooke 1643-1644
Thomas Danforth 1645-1668
John Cooper 1669-1681
Samuel Andrew 1682-1692
Jonathan Remington 1693
Samuel Green 1694-1697
Jonathan Remington 1698-1700
Andrew Bordman 1700-1730
Andrew Bordman II 1731-1769
Andrew Bordman III 1769-1779
Thomas Farrington 1780-1782
William Winthrop 1782-1788
Thomas L. Jennison 1789-1797
Aaron Hill 1798-1805
Thomas L. Jennison 1806
Timothy Fuller 1807
William Hilliard 1808-1816
Levi Farwell 1817-1826
Thomas Foster 1827
William J. Whipple 1828-1830
Luther S. Cushing 1831
John P. Tarbell 1832-1834
Henry M. Chamberlain     1835-1838
Lucius R. Paige 1839
Thomas B. Gannett 1840-1842
Lucius R. Paige 1843-1855
Henry Thayer 1855-1856
Justin A. Jacobs 1857-1886
Walter W. Pike 1887-1895
Edward J. Brandon 1896-1920
Frederick H. Burke 1921-1961
Thomas H. McNamara 1962-1968
Paul E. Healy 1969-1986
Joseph E. Connarton 1986-1992
D. Margaret Drury 1992-2012
Donna Lopez 2012-present
Note: Cambridge did not incorporate as a city until 1846, so the title would have been Town Clerk prior to that date.

The City Managers of Cambridge: 1942 - present

John B. Atkinson January 1942 - August 1952
John J. Curry August 4, 1952 - February 12, 1966
Joseph A. DeGuglielmo     February 13, 1966 - January 1968
Ralph J. Dunphy January 1968 - June 27, 1968
James Leo Sullivan June 28, 1968 - April 1, 1970
John H. Corcoran April 1, 1970 - March 31, 1974
James Leo Sullivan April 1, 1974 - July 1, 1981
Robert W. Healy July 1, 1981 - June 30, 2013
Richard C. Rossi July 1, 2013 - present
Note: Robert Healy initially served as Acting City Manager
from July 1, 1981 to December 14, 1981
Note: On Mon, Dec 3, 2012, the City Council voted 8-1 to appoint
Richard C. Rossi as City Manager to succeed Robert Healy
starting July 1, 2013 and extending through June 30, 2016.

Thanks to Terry Smith for suggesting
this listing of the City Managers

....and to City Clerk Margaret Drury for
digging up the information.


The Mayors of Cambridge
(1893 to present)

Index of all Cambridge City Council and
School Committee candidates: 1941 to present