Louis “Sonny” Spossey

Sonny Spossey (pictured here in 2019), the grandson of Italian immigrants, was the first Italian American to serve as mayor of Washington, PA. In addition to four terms as mayor, he has served as city treasurer and as a leader of many community boards.

The son of a barber, Sonny followed him into the profession and retired in 2019 after 64 years of service.

Louis "Sonny" Spossey

Louis Spossey (original name "Esposito") opened a barber shop on West Chestnut street in the late 1930s.