Until 1980, the longest consecutive occupant of the mayor's chair was C. H. Meier, with eight years. (Thomas E. Henry served as mayor for 10 years but in two terms, of seven and three years.) Five times sons have been elected to the office previously held by their fathers: J. C. W. Daly, followed by his son, T. M. Daly; W. F. McCulloch and J. A. McCulloch; John Brown and Tom Brown; Dr. J. D. Monteith and J. Waldo Monteith; W. H. Gregory and W. P. Gregory. The first woman mayor was Betty McMillan, 1975-1976.
Two mayors died in office: Andrew W. Robb in December, 1881, and E. K.Barnsdale in August, 1916. Two others resigned: Stratford's first mayor J. C. W Daly, who quit in August, 1859, and Second Lieutenant Colonel John L. Youngs, in 1919, when he was recalled for military service overseas.
Adelaide Leitch in Floodtides of Fortune provided a list of reeves for the village of Stratford and a partial list of mayors. Additional information provided by Patricia Shantz, Administrative Assisatant to the Mayor, City of Stratford. The authors of this document have also added to the original lists. The names in red are Mayors that have streets named after them. The names in blue have a bio.
Source: Thanks to Stratford City Hall for the list