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List of mayors of Seattle

list of mayors of seattle
This is a list of mayors of Seattle, Washington

On January 14, 1865, the Territorial Legislature approved the incorporation of the town of Seattle However, following submission of a petition by several of the Town's citizens, Seattle was unincorporated on January 28, 18671 Records of this two-year period of municipal government did not survive During this period, the city was governed by a board of trustees, with Charles C Terry as its president1 The town now a city of Seattle was incorporated a second time on December 2, 186912 A new city charter that was approved by the city's voters in 1946 lengthened the term of office for mayors from two years to four years, starting with the 1948 elections3

Listedit

Name Picture Elected Term began Term ended
Henry A Atkins appointed December 2, 1869

elected July 11, 18704

1869 1871
John T Jordan elected July 10, 18715 1871 1872
Corliss P Stone elected July 8, 18726

abandoned office: left for San Francisco February 23, 1873 after allegedly embezzling $15,0007

1872 1873
John T Jordan appointed7 1873 1873
Moses R Maddocks Elected7 1873 1873
John Collins elected July 14, 18738 1873 1874
Henry Yesler elected July 13, 18749 1874 1875
Bailey Gatzert elected August 2, 187510 1875 1876
Gideon A Weed elected July 10, 187611

and July 9, 187712

1876 1878
Beriah Brown elected July 8, 187813 1878 1879
Orange Jacobs elected July 14, 187914 1879 1880
Leonard Purley Smith elected July 12, 188015

and July 11, 188116

1880 1882
Henry G Struve elected July 10, 188217

and July 9, 188318

1882 1884
John Leary elected July 14, 188419 1884 1885
Henry Yesler elected July 13, 188520 1885 1886
William H Shoudy elected July 12, 188621 1886 1887
Dr Thomas T Minor elected July 11, 188722 1887 1888
Robert Moran elected July 9, 188823

and July 8, 188924

1888 1890
Harry White elected July 14, 189025

resigned under pressure November 30, 189125

1890 1891
George W Hall appointed December 9, 189126 1891 1892
James T Ronald elected March 8, 189227 1892 1894
Byron Phelps elected March 12, 189428 1894 1896
Frank D Black elected March 9, 189629

resigned after three weeks in office29

1896 1896
W D Wood appointed April 6, 189630

resigned July 189730

1896 1897
Thomas J Humes appointed November 19, 189731

and elected March 13, 190032

1897 1904
Richard A Ballinger elected March 8, 190433 1904 1906
William Hickman Moore elected March 6, 190634 1906 1908
John F Miller elected March 3, 190835 1908 1910
Hiram C Gill elected March 8, 191036

recalled February 9, 1911136

1910 1911
George W Dilling appointed February 10, 1911citation needed 1912
George F Cotterill elected March 5, 191237 1912 1914
Hiram C Gill elected March 3, 191438 1914 1918
Ole Hanson elected March 5, 191839

resigned August 28, 1919 after several months out of town39

1918 1919
C B Fitzgerald appointed August 28, 191940 1919 1920
Hugh M Caldwell elected March 2, 192041 1920 1922
Edwin J Brown elected May 2, 192242

and March 4, 192443

1922 1926
Bertha Knight Landes elected March 9, 192644 1926 1928
Frank E Edwards elected March 6, 192845

and March 4, 193046

recalled July 13, 193147

1928 1931
Robert H Harlin appointed July 14, 193147 1931 1932
John F Dore elected March 8, 193248 1932 1934
Charles L Smith elected March 6, 193449 1934 1936
John F Dore elected March 3, 193650

became gravely ill and was relieved of office April 13, 1938, already a lame duck after the 1938 election He died five days later1

1936 1938
Arthur B Langlie elected March 8, 193851

appointed to take office early, April 27, 1938, after Dore's death
elected March 5, 194052
resigned January 11, 1941, to become Governor of Washington52

1938 1941
John E Carroll appointed January 27, 194153 1941 1941
Earl Millikin elected March 4, 194154 1941 1942
William F Devin elected March 3, 1942,55 March 7, 1944,56 March 5, 1946,57 and March 2, 194858 1942 1952
Allan Pomeroy elected March 4, 195259 1952 1956
Gordon S Clinton elected March 6, 195660

and March 8, 196061

1956 1964
James d'Orma Braman elected March 10, 196462

resigned March 23, 1969, to accept an appointment as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Transportation in the Nixon administration

1964 March 23, 1969
Floyd C Miller appointed March 23, 196963 March 23, 1969 December 1, 1969
Wesley C Uhlman elected November 4, 196964

and November 6, 197365
survived recall attempt on July 1, 1975 66

December 1, 1969 January 1, 1978
Charles Royer elected November 8, 1977,67 November 3, 1981,68 and November 5, 198569 January 1, 1978 January 1, 1990
Norman B Rice elected November 7, 198970

and November 2, 199371

January 1, 1990 January 1, 1998
Paul Schell elected November 4, 199772 January 1, 1998 January 1, 2002
Gregory J Nickels elected November 6, 200173

and November 8, 200574

January 1, 2002 January 1, 2010
Michael McGinn elected November 3, 200975 January 1, 2010 January 1, 2014
Ed Murray elected November 5, 201376 January 1, 2014 present

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d e Seattle Mayors, City of Seattle Accessed online November 26, 2009
  2. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Legislature incorporates the Town of Seattle for the second time on December 2, 1869, HistoryLink, August 16, 2005 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  3. ^ "Seven Seattleites Seek Mayoralty" February 24, 1948 Associated Press via The Oregonian, p 9
  4. ^ Cassandra Tate, Henry A Atkins is elected first mayor of the City of Seattle, HistoryLink, July 11, 1870, September 8, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  5. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect John T Jordan as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1871, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  6. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Corliss P Stone as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1872, HistoryLink, November 30, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  7. ^ a b c Note: John T Jordan appointed as acting mayor due to Stone's alleged embezzlement and departure to San Francisco February 23, 1873 until a special election could be arranged Moses R Maddocks was elected to fill the final two months of Stone's term: Greg Lange and Cassandra Tate, Seattle Mayor Corliss P Stone embezzles $15,000 and runs on February 23, 1873, HistoryLink, November 4, 1998, expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online 2009-11-26
    Maddocks took office June 5, 1873: Seattle Mayors, City of Seattle Accessed online 2009-11-26
  8. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect John Collins as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1873, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  9. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry Yesler as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 13, 1874, HistoryLink, December 16, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  10. ^ Lee Micklin, Jewish mayor of Seattle Bailey Gatzert is elected on August 2, 1875, HistoryLink, October 30, 1998 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  11. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Gideon A Weed as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1876, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  12. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect Gideon A Weed as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1877, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  13. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect People's Ticket candidate Beriah Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1878, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  14. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Orange Jacobs as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1879, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  15. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Voters elect Republican Leonard P Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 12, 1880, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, corrected August 30, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  16. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Voters re-elect Republican Leonard P Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 11, 1881, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, corrected August 30, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  17. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry G Struve as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1882, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, substantially expanded September 2, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  18. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect Henry G Struve as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1883, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, greatly expanded on September 1, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  19. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect businessman John Leary as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1884, HistoryLink, September 2, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  20. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry Yesler to a second term as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 13, 1885, HistoryLink, September 16, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  21. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Peoples Party candidate William H Shoudy as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 12, 1886, HistoryLink, September 9, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  22. ^ Kit Oldham, Voters elect Dr Thomas T Minor as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 11, 1887, HistoryLink, August 13, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  23. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect businessman Robert Moran as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1888, HistoryLink Date unclear: site erroneously says "January 01, 1900" Accessed online November 26, 2009
  24. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect businessman Robert Moran as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1889, HistoryLink, September 23, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  25. ^ a b Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Harry White as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1890, HistoryLink, September 22, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  26. ^ Cassandra Tate, City Council appoints George W Hall as mayor of City of Seattle on December 9, 1891, HistoryLink, September 23, 2004 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  27. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect James T Ronald as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1892, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  28. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Byron Phelps as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 12, 1894, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  29. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Frank D Black as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 9, 1896, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  30. ^ a b David Wilma, City Council appoints William D Wood as Mayor of the City of Seattle on April 6, 1896, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  31. ^ David Wilma, City Council appoints Thomas J Humes as Mayor of the City of Seattle on November 19, 1897, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  32. ^ Patrick McRoberts and David Wilma, Seattle Mayor Thomas J Humes wins re-election on March 13, 1900, HistoryLink, November 7, 1998, corrected March 27, 2009 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  33. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Richard A Ballinger as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1904, HistoryLinks, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  34. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect William Hickman Moore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1906, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  35. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect John F Miller as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1908, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  36. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Hiram C Gill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1910, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  37. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect George F Cotterill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1912, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  38. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect Hiram C Gill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1914, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  39. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Ole Hanson as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1918, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  40. ^ David Wilma, Seattle City Council appoints C B Fitzgerald as mayor on August 28, 1919, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  41. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Hugh M Caldwell as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 2, 1920, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  42. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Edwin J Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on May 2, 1922, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  43. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Edwin J Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1924, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  44. ^ Alan J Stein, Bertha Landes is elected mayor of Seattle on March 9, 1926, HistoryLink, March 1, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  45. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Frank E Edwards as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1928, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  46. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Frank E Edwards as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1930, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  47. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters recall Mayor Frank Edwards from office for firing City Light Superintendent J D Ross on July 13, 1931, HistoryLink, September 9, 2001 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  48. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect John F Dore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1932, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  49. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Charles L Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1934, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  50. ^ David Wilma, Voters return John F Dore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1936, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  51. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Arthur B Langlie as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1938, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  52. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters re-elect Arthur B Langlie as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1940, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  53. ^ David Wilma, City Council appoints John E Carroll as mayor of the City of Seattle on January 27, 1941, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  54. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Earl Millikin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1941, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  55. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect William F Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1942, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  56. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect William F Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 7, 1944, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  57. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect William F Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1946, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  58. ^ David Wilma, re-elect William F Devin to four-year term as mayor of the city of Seattle on March 2, 1948, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  59. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Allan Pomeroy as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1952, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  60. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Gordon S Clinton as mayor of the city of Seattle on March 6, 1956, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  61. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Gordon S Clinton as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1960, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  62. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect James d'Orma Braman as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 10, 1964, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  63. ^ David Wilma, Seattle City Council appoints Floyd C Miller as mayor of Seattle on March 23, 1969, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  64. ^ Alan J Stein, Voters elect Wes Uhlman as Seattle Mayor on November 4, 1969, HistoryLink, June 9, 1999 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  65. ^ David Wilma, http://wwwhistorylinkorg/essays/outputcfmfile_id=2830, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  66. ^ David Wilma, Mayor Wes Uhlman survives recall attempt on July 1, 1975, HistoryLink, October 3, 2001 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  67. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Charles Royer as mayor of the city of Seattle on November 8, 1977, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  68. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Charles Royer as mayor of the City of Seattle on November 3, 1981, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  69. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Charles Royer as mayor of the city of Seattle on November 5, 1985, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  70. ^ Walt Crowley, Rice wins election as Seattle's first African American mayor on November 7, 1989, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  71. ^ Mary T Henry, Rice, Norman B b1943, HistoryLink, September 17, 2007
  72. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Paul Schell as mayor of the City of Seattle on November 4, 1997, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  73. ^ Walt Crowley, Seattle voters elect Greg Nickels mayor on November 6, 2001, HistoryLink, January 1, 2002 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  74. ^ Kit Oldham, Voters ban indoor smoking, require performance audits, reject dueling malpractice initiatives, and pull the plug on the monorail on November 8, 2005, HistoryLink, February 8, 2006 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  75. ^ Emily Heffter and Jonathan Martin, McGinn next Seattle mayor; Mallahan concedes as vote gap widens Archived August 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Seattle Times, November 9, 2009 Accessed online November 26, 2009
  76. ^ Matt Ingoglia, 1, Gay Politics, November 5, 2013 Accessed online January 1, 2014

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