- City Hall on Main and Harding avenues is completed.
- April 24: Residents vote to incorporate as the City of Clifton (formerly
- April 26: City of Clifton is created. Clarence Finkle, Sr. becomes interim
- January 1: George F. Schmidt becomes Clifton’s first elected mayor.
- July 16: City Council organizes paid fire department.
- Census shows 26,470 residents.
- George R. Connors becomes mayor
- January 12: Clifton Public Library opens in rented store on Main
- Clifton Mustang football team wins first state championship.
- Morris Canal ends operations.
- Racetrack property on Main Avenue purchased by city as site for high school
- S. Grant Thorburn becomes mayor.
- Clifton High School (now Christopher Columbus Middle School) opens.
- Textile strike begins in Passaic-Clifton-Garfield area. 16,000 workers
eventually join picket line.
- William P. Jordan becomes mayor.
- February: Textile strike ends.
- Clifton Chamber of Commerce incorporated.
- Clifton Post Office established as a first class (independent) office. Frank
Gersie appointed Postmaster.
- Population reaches 46,875.
- Crine Kievit becomes mayor.
- Spring: Hilda’s Nightclub in Richfield is destroyed by fire.
- Wilson S. Brower becomes mayor.
- Residents vote to switch from a council to a council-manager form of
- July 3: William A. Miller appointed first city manager.
- Hird’s Woolen Mill opens Clifton branch at intersection of Clifton and
- Clifton Post Office moves main branch to corner of Washington and Main
- March 19: “White Line” Trolley ends its Paterson to East Rutherford
- Clifton Mustang Band organized.
- Godfrey M. Meyer becomes mayor.
- Population rises slightly to 48,827.
- July 15: Weasel Brook Park on Paulison Avenue is dedicated.
- William Dewey Sr. becomes mayor.
- Clifton Hotel at Main and Madison avenues is razed.
- Michael J. Shershin becomes mayor.
- Walter F. Nutt becomes mayor.
- Shulton, Inc. on Route 46 opens.
- Route 3 linked with Route 46 in Clifton.
- Clifton Boys’ Club established.
- Population increases to 64,511.
- Fred G. Devito becomes mayor.
- September 15: Nash Park dedicated.
- John J. Fitzgerald appointed city manager.
- Clifton becomes New Jersey’s fastest growing city.
- Styertowne Shopping Center opens.
- January 31: Memorial Library, Piaget Avenue dedicated.
- John W. Surgent becomes mayor.
- Annual Youth Week program begins.
- William Holster becomes city manager.
- Stanley Zwier becomes mayor.
- Population reaches 82,084
- John F. Kennedy campaigns in front of City Hall.
- New high school on Colfax Avenue dedicated.
- Ira Schoem becomes mayor.
- Joseph J. Vanecek becomes mayor.
- Clifton celebrates 50th anniversary.
- September 17: First city-wide picnic held.
- Clifton firemen become public safety officers with police patrol