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BETHLEHEM MAYORS ...

1876-1880:

First Mayor of Bethlehem:  Mikha'il Abu Sa'adeh

 

1880-1884:

Second Mayor of Bethlehem:  Khalil Ya'qub Jaqaman

 

1884-1888:

Third Mayor of Bethlehem:  Sulaiman Yusuf Jacir (Picture below)

 

1888-1892

Fourth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Isa Abdulla Morcos (Picture below)

 

1892-1895

Fifth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Ya'qub Khalil Elias

 

1895-1915

Sixth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Hanna Mansour (Picture below)

 

1916-1917

Seventh Mayor of Bethlehem:  Salim 'Issa Al-Batarsah (Picture below)

 

1917-1921

Eighth Mayor of Bethlehem: Salih Giries Jaqaman (Picture below)

 

1921-1925

Ninth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Musa Qattan (Picture below)

 

1926-1928

Tenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Hanna Ibrahim Miladah (Picture below)

 

1929-1933

Eleventh Mayor of Bethlehem:  Nicola Atallah Shahin (Picture below)

 

1936-1946

Twelfth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Hanna Issa al-Qawwas (Picture below)

 

1946-1951

Thirteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Issa Basil Bandak (Picture below)

 

1951-1952

Fourteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Elias Issa Bandak (Picture below).  This was the first round of his election as he became mayor for a second time in 1953 until 1957 and a third time in 1963 until 1972.

 

1952-1953

Fifteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Afif Salim Batarsah (Picture below)

 

1953-1957

Sixteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Elias 'Issa Bandak.  This was his second round of mayor-ship after serving as Mayor in 1951-1952.

 

1958-1962

Seventeenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Mr. Ayyub Musallam (Picture below)

 

1963-1972

Eighteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Elias 'Issa Bandak. This was his second round of mayor-ship after serving as Mayor for the first time in 1951 until 1952 and then again in 1953 until 1957.

 

1972-1997

Nineteenth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Elias Mitri Freij (Picture below)

 

1997-2005

Twentieth Mayor of Bethlehem:  Hanna Jamil Nasser (Picture below)

2005-Present

Twenty-first Mayor of Bethlehem:  Dr. Victor Hanna Batarseh (Picture below)