Whitehead Hicks

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Whitehead Hicks
Whitehead Hicks.jpg
42nd Mayor of New York City
In office
Preceded byJohn Cruger Jr.
Succeeded byDavid Mathews
Personal details
Born(1728-08-24)August 24, 1728
Flushing, Queens, New York
DiedOctober 4, 1780(1780-10-04) (aged 52)
Flushing, Queens, New York

Whitehead Hicks was the 42nd Mayor of New York City from 1766 to 1776.[1] The son of Judge Thomas Hicks, he was a lawyer and served on the New York Supreme Court of Judicature.[2] He married Charlotte Brevoort, the daughter of John and Louisa (Kockerman) Brevoort.

Hicks was a Loyalist and was the first to appear in front of a committee of nine colonials formed by the New York Provincial Congress in 1776 to investigate "domestic enemies" "disaffected to the American cause". He met with this committee in June 15, 1776, indicating his loyalty to the king and was subsequently put on parole.[3]


  1. ^ Greenbook-Mayors of the City of New York, retrieved on September 8, 2008 [1]
  2. ^ Whitehead Hicks-Historical Society of the New York Courts, retrieved on January 24, 2017.
  3. ^ Studies in History, Economics and Public Law. New York: Columbia University Press, 1902, pages 78-79