CAMDEN, NJ— Former Camden Mayor Aaron Thomson has died, the city announced yesterday.
Thomson, who worked for years as a telephone serviceman, served as mayor at the age of 59 from 1990 to 1993. He was the city's second African-American mayor. He previously served on the Camden City Council from 1989 to 1990. Details of the mayor's death were not immediately available.
“On behalf of the City of Camden, our elected officials, City employees both past and present and our Camden residents we mourn the loss of our former Mayor,” said Mayor Frank Moran in a statement. “I had the pleasure of knowing Mayor Aaron Thompson. Mayor Thompson was an honorable public servant who served the City of Camden with great dignity. He was often known to be unassuming but he carried himself with a quiet confidence.”
Moran said in memoriam of Thomson, the city will fly flags at half-staff at all municipal buildings until the day of his service. The mayor said he appreciated Thompson’s "unwavering dedication to the City of Camden," and that his prayers are with Mayor Thompson’s family at this time of loss.