Charles Brietz

Charles BrietzTerms Served

  • January 1857 to April 1858
  • September 1859 to January 1860
  • January 1866 to January 1867

Accomplishments in Office

When Charles Breitz was elected Salem’s first Mayor, he contacted other towns for copies of their ordinances so he could write some for Salem. When the ordinances were adopted, his duties included supervising the town treasury and all employees of the town including the night watchman. He also was Salem’s third and eighth Mayor, serving a total of only 2 years and eight months.

Personal Life

Breitz was a tanner by trade and for a number of years operated the Salem Tan Yard. He also ran a hotel in Salem.