Former Scranton Mayor, David Wenzel, is now a published author. His
debut work, Scranton's Mayors, is a collection of 29 mini biographies
devoted to the men who have guided the city from 1866 to the present
day. Wenzel first conceived the idea for the book three years ago when
he was asked to give a talk on the Mayors of Scranton for the Mall at
Steamtown's History Month. Wenzel was particularly interested in
providing a written record of recent events from the past 40 years.
The terms of Mayor James Walsh, Mayor Eugene Peters, Mayor
Eugene Hickey, Mayor James McNulty, Mayor Wenzel, Mayor Jim Connors and
current Mayor Chris Doherty are highlighted. Wenzel thoroughly
researched the career of each mayor. The Scranton Times opened up its
archives and the Albright Memorial Library and the Lackawanna Historical
Society provided assistance. Personal interviews with former mayors and
their families give the work a human touch, while memorabilia from past
campaigns bring long ago election battles to life.