Winston and Salem merged into Winston-Salem and was officially incorporated in 1913. Oscar Eaton was elected as the Mayor of Winston before the incorporation, and he served until 1917. Until then there were mayors for both Winston and Salem.
|Oscar B. Eaton|
During our official 100-year history, Winston-Salem has had 18 mayors. Of those 18, George Coan served two non-consecutive terms during 1929-1935 and 1943-1945. There were two who served one-year terms. R. J. Reynolds (I think you'll recognize that name) from 1941-1942, and J. Wilbur Crews from 1942-1943.
There were two mayors who served for 12 years each, Marshall Kerfees 1949-1961 and Wayne Corpening, 1977-1989.
The current mayor, Allen Joines has been in office since 2001. The majoral election is coming up later this year, and Joines is seeking a fourth term.
Image Source: Winston-Salem Mayors' Biographies.