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List of New York City Mayors

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Date: 1665
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Here is a list of all past mayors of New York City.

Note that in the colonial period, New Amsterdam had Director-Generals. In 1665 Thomas Willett became the first person to have the title of mayor.

All mayors before 1822 were appointed. Until 1822 it was done by the Council of Appointments. From 1823 to 1833, the mayor was elected by the Common Council. In 1834, Cornelius Lawrence became the first popularly-elected mayor of New York City.


  • Mayor #1: Thomas Willett (served 1665 to 1666)
  • Mayor #2: Thomas Delavall (served 1666 to 1667)
  • Mayor #3: Thomas Willett (served 1667 to 1668)
  • Mayor #4: Cornelius Van Steenwyk (served 1668 to 1671)
  • Mayor #5: Thomas Delavall (served 1671 to 1672)
  • Mayor #6: Matthias Nicoll (served 1672 to 1673)
  • Mayor #7: John Lawrence (served 1673 to 1675)
  • Mayor #8: William Dervall (served 1675 to 1676)
  • Mayor #9: Nicholas De Mayer (served 1676 to 1677)
  • Mayor #10: Stephanus Van Cortlandt (served 1677 to 1678)
  • Mayor #11: Thomas Delavall (served 1678 to 1679)
  • Mayor #12: Francis Rombouts (served 1679 to 1680)
  • Mayor #13: William Dyre (served 1680 to 1682)
  • Mayor #14: Cornelius Van Steenwyk (served 1682 to 1684)
  • Mayor #15: Gabriel Minvielle (served 1684 to 1685)
  • Mayor #16: Nicholas Bayard (served 1685 to 1686)
  • Mayor #17: Stephanus Van Cortlandt (served 1686 to 1688)
  • Mayor #18: Peter Delanoy (served 1688 to 1691)
  • Mayor #19: John Lawrence (served 1691 to 1692)
  • Mayor #20: Abraham DePeyster (served 1692 to 1694)
  • Mayor #21: Charles Lodwik (served 1694 to 1696)
  • Mayor #22: William Merritt (served 1696 to 1698)
  • Mayor #23: Johanness De Peyster (served 1698 to 1699)
  • Mayor #24: David Provost (served 1699 to 1700)
  • Mayor #25: Isaac De Reimer (served 1700 to 1701)
  • Mayor #26: Thomas Noell (served 1701 to 1702)
  • Mayor #27: Thomas Hood (served 1702)
  • Mayor #28: Phillip French (served 1702 to 1703)
  • Mayor #29: William Peartree (served 1703 to 1707)
  • Mayor #30: Ebenezer Wilson (served 1707 to 1710)
  • Mayor #31: Jacobus Van Cortlandt (served 1710 to 1711)
  • Mayor #32: Caleb Heathcote (served 1711 to 1714)
  • Mayor #33: John Johnstone (served 1714 to 1719)
  • Mayor #34: Jacobus Van Cortlandt (served 1719 to 1720)
  • Mayor #35: Robert Walters (served 1720 to 1725)
  • Mayor #36: Johannes Jansen (served 1725 to 1726)
  • Mayor #37: Robert Lurting (served 1726 to 1735)
  • Mayor #38: Paul Richard (served 1735 to 1739)
  • Mayor #39: John Cruger (served 1739 to 1744)
  • Mayor #40: Stephen Bayard (served 1744 to 1747)
  • Mayor #41: Edward Holland (served 1747 to 1757)
  • Mayor #42: John Cruger, Jr. (served 1757 to 1766)
  • Mayor #43: Whitehead Hicks (served 1766 to 1776)
  • Mayor #44: David Matthews (served 1776 to 1783)
  • Mayor #45: James Duane (served 1784 to 1789)
  • Mayor #46: Richard Varick (served 1789 to 1801)
  • Mayor #47: Edward Livingston (served 1801 to 1803 - Democratic-Republican)
  • Mayor #48: DeWitt Clinton (served 1803 to 1807 - Democratic-Republican)
  • Mayor #49: Marinus Willett (served 1807 to 1808)
  • Mayor #50: De Witt Clinton (served 1808 to 1810 - Democratic-Republican)
  • Mayor #51: Jacob Radcliff (served 1810 to 1811)
  • Mayor #52: DeWitt Clinton (served 1811 to 1815 - Democratic-Republican)
  • Mayor #53: John Ferguson (served 1815)
  • Mayor #54: Jacob Radcliff (served 1815 to 1818)
  • Mayor #55: Cadwallader D. Colden (served 1818 to 1821 - Federalist)
  • Mayor #56: Stephen Allen (served 1821 to 1824)
  • Mayor #57: William Paulding, Jr. (served 1825 to 1826 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #58: Philip Hone (served 1826 to 1827 Whig)
  • Mayor #59: William Paulding Jr. (served 1827 to 1829 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #60: Walter Bowne (served 1829 to 1833)
  • Mayor #61: Gideon Lee (served 1833 to 1834 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #62: Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence (served 1834 to 1837 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #63: Aaron Clark (served 1837 to 1839 - Whig)
  • Mayor #64: Isaac Varian (served 1839 to 1841 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #65: Robert Morris (served 1841 to 1844 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #66: James Harper (served 1844 to 1845 - American Republican)
  • Mayor #67: William Havemeyer (served 1845 to 1846 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #68: Andrew H. Mickle (served 1846 to 1847)
  • Mayor #69: William Brady (served 1847 to 1848)
  • Mayor #70: William Havemeyer (served 1848 to 1849 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #71: Caleb Smith Woodhull (served 1849 to 1851)
  • Mayor #72: Ambrose Kingsland (served 1851 to 1853)
  • Mayor #73: Jacob Aaron Westervelt (served 1853 to 1855 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #74: Fernando Wood (served 1855 to 1858 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #75: Daniel F. Tiemann (served 1858 to 1860)
  • Mayor #76: Fernando Wood (served 1860 to 1862 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #77: George Opdyke (served 1862 to 1864 - Republican)
  • Mayor #78: Charles Godfrey Gunther (served 1864 to 1866 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #79: John T. Hoffman (served 1866 to 1868 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #80: Thomas Coman (served 1868)
  • Mayor #81: Abraham Oakley Hall (served 1869 to 1872)
  • Mayor #82: William F. Havemeyer (served 1873 to 1874 - Republican)
  • Mayor #83: Samuel B. H. Vance (served 1874)
  • Mayor #84: William H. Wickham (served 1875 to 1876 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #85: Smith Ely, Jr. (served 1877 to 1878 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #86: Edward Cooper (served 1879 to 1880 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #87: William Russell Grace (served 1881 to 1882)
  • Mayor #88: Franklin Edson (served 1883 to 1884 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #89: William Russell Grace (served 1885 to 1886)
  • Mayor #90: Abram S. Hewitt (served 1887 to 1888 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #91: Hugh L. Grant (served 1889 to 1892)
  • Mayor #92: Thomas F. Gilroy (served 1893 to 1894 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #93: William L. Strong (served 1895 to 1897 - Fusion)
  • Mayor #94: Robert A. Van Wyck (served January 1, 1898 to December 31, 1901 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #95: Seth Low (served January 1, 1902 to December 31, 1903 - Republican/Citizens Union)
  • Mayor #96: George B. McClellan Jr. (served January 1, 1904 to December 31, 1909 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #97: William Jay Gaynor (served January 1, 1910 to September 10, 1913 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #98: Ardolph Loges Kline (served September 10, 1913 to December 31, 1913 - Republican)
  • Mayor #99: John Purroy Mitchel (served January 1, 1914 to December 31, 1917 - Fusion)
  • Mayor #100: John F. Hylan (served January 1, 1918 to December 31, 1925 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #101: James J. Walker (served January 1, 1926 to September 1, 1932 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #102: Joseph V. McKee (served September 1, 1932 - December 31, 1932 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #103: John P. O'Brien (served January 1, 1933 - December 31, 1933 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #104: Fiorello H. La Guardia (served January 1, 1934 to December 31, 1945 Republican/Fusion)
  • Mayor #105: William O'Dwyer (served January 1, 1946 to August 31, 1950 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #106: Vincent R. Impellitteri (served August 31, 1950 to December 31, 1953 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #107: Robert F. Wagner Jr. (served January 1, 1954 to December 31, 1965 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #108: John V. Lindsay (served January 1, 1966 to December 31, 1973 - Republican/Liberal 1966-69; Liberal 1969-70; Democratic/Liberal 1970-73)
  • Mayor #109: Abraham D. Beame (served January 1, 1974 to December 31, 1977 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #110: Edward I. Koch (served January 1, 1978 to December 31, 1989 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #111: David N. Dinkins (served January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1993 - Democratic)
  • Mayor #112: Rudolph W. Giuliani (served January 1, 1994 to December 31, 2001 - Republican)
  • Mayor #113: Michael R. Bloomberg (entered office January 1, 2002. Republican 2002-07; Independent since 2007.)

New York City has never had a female mayor. The first woman to run for the office was Cynthia Leonard.







Collaboration

On May 28, 2011 at 15:49GMT Chris Whitten wrote:

Mayor #96: George B. McClellan Jr. (served January 1, 1904 to December 31, 1909 - Democratic)