1942-1950Weston U. Friend served as the acting mayor after Donald J. Ross entered the United States Navy and then continued to serve until 1950.Government and Public Service, City Government

Gloucester Daily Times. “Mayor Ross Now in Navy.” July 10, 1942. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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Ross was commissioned as a Junior Lieutenant in June 1942. Alderman Friend, as the president of the municipal council, became the acting mayor for the rest of Ross’ term.

Gloucester Daily Times. "Mayor Ross Now in Navy." July 10, 1942. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/
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