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Leo P. Carlin

Leo P. Carlin
Born (1908-08-12)August 12, 1908
Newark, New Jersey
Died December 17, 1999(1999-12-17) (aged 91)
Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Margaret Gallagher (c1910-1999) m. 1948

Leo P. Carlin (August 12, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was the Democratic Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1953 to 1962.


He was born on August 12, 1908 in Newark, New Jersey to Hugh Carlin and Annie Duffy. He was one of 22 children that his father had with his two wives. He attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, but left before graduating, to go to work to help support his family. He first served on the New Jersey General Assembly. He was president of Newark's Board of Education and was the longtime president of Local 478 of the Brotherhood of Teamsters and Chauffeurs.[1]

Although accused of being part of a corrupt political machine, one major contribution Carlin made was to call together the CEOs of Newark's 18 largest corporations in an effort to stem the outward movement of companies to the suburbs. The Star-Ledger wrote:

The term New Newark came into existence in 1954, largely as a result of the recently elected Mayor Leo Carlin, who called together the CEOs of Newark's 18 largest corporations in an effort to stem the outward movement of companies to the suburbs. At first, the organization was composed exclusively of business leaders who met quarterly. One of its best-known chairs was David Yunich, president of [2]

He died on December 17, 1999 in Avon-by-Sea, New Jersey, aged 91.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Pace, Eric (December 22, 1999). "Leo Carlin, a Mayor of Newark, Dies at 91".  
  2. ^ "Gateway? Renaissance? A reviving city earns its nicknames".  
Political offices
Preceded by
Ralph A. Villani
Mayor of Newark
Succeeded by
Hugh Joseph Addonizio
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