A. B. Gorrell

Terms Served

  • 1876 to 1877
  • 1878 to 1882
  • 1898

Accomplishments in Office

A native of Greensboro, Gorrell grew up in Winston and was one of the town’s most influential citizens. He owned the largest tobacco warehouse in town in the city. He also served as Aldermen on 4 different occasions.

During his second term, Winston began operating under a revised town charter that allowed the town to lay out streets, create bond indebtedness, provide for the support of graded schools, and expand the town boundaries through annexation. The first steps toward the creation of a sanitary sewer system were taken.

Gorrell died in 1898 near the beginning of his third term.

A. B. Gorrell