Mayor Walter Reynolds, 1901-1987, known as “Barney”, served seven consecutive terms as Mayor of Providence, totaling fourteen years of service.He was the City’s Chief Executive during times of great accomplishment and growth. A public servant for more than thirty-five years, beginning in 1935, he received numerous national, regional, and local awards for excellence in various aspects of municipal administration. He created the Providence Human Relations Commission, and was a symbol of public integrity, with many of the City’s projects as hallmarks of his tenure.
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