W.T. Wilson

Term Served

1935 to 1939

Accomplishments in Office

A former alderman and former judge of municipal court, William T. Wilson was mayor in 1936 when buses replaced streetcars in Winston-Salem. While his grandfather Thomas J. Wilson was mayor of Winston in 1887, the town drew plans to install the first streetcars.

During William Wilson's administration, a slum-clearance program through the Work Progress Administration was thwarted when the board of aldermen declared that the city had no slums.

Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital opened for black citizens, Bowman Gray Stadium was built, and the city adopted the city seal.

W.T. Wilson