The Town of North Hempstead, previously part of Hempstead, was formed in 1784 after a rift between the Patriots in northern section who were sympathetic to Revolutionary War cause and the Tories of southern Hempstead. The town has since been led by 35 supervisors.
Singleton Mitchell of Manhasset was supervisor of the
Singleton Mitchell of Manhasset was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1821 to 1829. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor
Silvanus S. Smith of East Herricks was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1846 to 1853. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
John M. Clark of Westbury served 21 years
John M. Clark of Westbury served 21 years as supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead in five separate stints that spanned five decades — 1854-1855, 1856-1868, 1873-1874, 1877-1882 and 1890-1892. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)

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Samuel Willets of Westbury was supervisor of the
Samuel Willets of Westbury was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1875 to 1877. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Jacob S. Powell of Manhasset served three separate
Jacob S. Powell of Manhasset served three separate times as North Hempstead Town supervisor — 1882-1885, 1886-1889 and 1893-1895. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Edwin C. Willets of Roslyn was supervisor of
Edwin C. Willets of Roslyn was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1900 to 1903 and again from 1904 to 1907. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Eugene V. Willis of Mineola was supervisor of
Eugene V. Willis of Mineola was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1903 to 1904. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Philip J. Christ of New Hyde Park was
Philip J. Christ of New Hyde Park was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1907 to 1917. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)

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Cornelius E. Remsen of Roslyn served as North
Cornelius E. Remsen of Roslyn served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1917 to 1929. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Charles Snedeker of Manhasset served as North Hempstead
Charles Snedeker of Manhasset served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1929 to 1938. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Dwight Rogers was supervisor of the Town of
Dwight Rogers was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead in 1938. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Hartford N. Gunn of Port Washington served as
Hartford N. Gunn of Port Washington served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1938 to 1950. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Henry Sahm Great Neck served as North Hempstead
Henry Sahm Great Neck served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1950 to 1960. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)

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Clinton G. Martin of New Hyde Park served
Clinton G. Martin of New Hyde Park served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1960 to 1965. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Sol Wachtler of Great Neck was supervisor of
Sol Wachtler of Great Neck was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1965 to 1967. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Robert C. Meade of Great Neck was supervisor
Robert C. Meade of Great Neck was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1968 to 1970. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Michael J. Tully of New Hyde Park was
Michael J. Tully of New Hyde Park was supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1971 to 1982. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
John B. Kiernan of Williston Park served as
John B. Kiernan of Williston Park served as supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead from 1982 to 1989. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Ben Zwirn served as supervisor for the Town
Ben Zwirn served as supervisor for the Town of North Hempstead from 1990 to 1993. (June 19, 2012) (Credit: Randee Daddona)
May Newburger of Great Neck served as North
May Newburger of Great Neck served as North Hempstead Town supervisor from 1994 to 2003. Newberger also served on the town board and as a state assemblywoman. (Credit: Town of North Hempstead)
Jon Kaiman became the Town of North Hempstead
Jon Kaiman became the Town of North Hempstead supervisor in 2004. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara )