List of mayors of Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Party Mayors
Democratic 17
Republican 11
Whig 5
Know Nothing 2

This is a list of mayors of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Elected as chief executive of the city, he or she is charged with overseeing the operation of all local government departments. Mayoral terms are four years, with no limit on the number of terms an individual may be elected to.

List of mayors[edit]

# Name Party Term Notes
1 George W. Wood Whig 1840–1841 Elected mayor March 1, 1840 for newly incorporated city of 2,080. Resigned July 5, 1841.
2 Joseph Morgan Whig 1841–1843 Elected in special election
3 Henry Lotz Whig 1843–1844 Resigned June 22, 1844
4 John M. Wallace Whig 1844–1846 Elected in special election; resigned May 8, 1845
5 Dr. Merchant W. Huxford Whig 1846–1849 Elected in special election
6 William Stewart Democratic 1849–1852
7 Dr. Philip G. Jones Know Nothing 1852–1853
8 Charles Whitmore Democratic 1853–1855
9 William Stewart (2nd) Democratic 1855–1857
10 Samuel S. Morss Know Nothing 1857–1859
11 Franklin P. Randall Democratic 1859–1865
12 James L. Worden Democratic 1865–1866 Resigned
13 Benjamin Saunders Democratic 1866–1867 Appointed acting mayor
14 Henry Sharp Republican 1867–1869
15 Franklin P. Randall (2nd) Democratic 1869–1873
16 Charles Zollinger Democratic 1873–1885
17 Charles F. Muhler Democratic 1885–1889 Completed Zolliger's term; subsequently elected to first full term
18 Daniel L. Harding Republican 1889–1893
19 Charles Zollinger (2nd) Democratic 1893 Died in office (December 28, 1893)
20 Henry P. Scherer Democratic 1894 Appointed acting mayor
21 Chauncey B. Oakley Republican 1894–1896
21 Henry P. Scherer (2nd) Democratic 1896–1901
22 Henry C. Berghoff Democratic 1901–1906
23 William J. Hosey Democratic 1906–1910
24 Jesse Grice Republican 1910–1914
25 William J. Hosey (2nd) Democratic 1914–1918
26 Sherman Cutshall Republican 1918–1922
27 William J. Hosey (3rd) Democratic 1922–1926
28 William C. Geake Republican 1926–1930
29 William J. Hosey (4th) Democratic 1930–1934
30 Harry W. Baals Republican 1934–1948
31 Henry E. Branning, Jr. Democratic 1948–1952
32 Harry W. Baals (2nd) Republican 1952–1954 Died in office (May 9, 1954); Longest serving mayor
33 Robert E. Meyers Republican 1954–1960 Completed Baals' term; elected for first full term in 1955
34 Paul Mike Burns Democratic 1960–1964
35 Harold S. Zeis Republican 1964–1972
36 Ivan A. Lebamoff Democratic 1972–1976
37 Robert E. Armstrong Republican 1976–1980
38 Winfield "Win" Moses, Jr. Democratic 1980–1985 Resigned after pleading guilty to violating campaign finance laws
39 Cosette R. Simon Democratic 1985 First female mayor; appointed acting mayor (11 days)
40 Winfield "Win" Moses, Jr. (2nd) Democratic 1985–1988 Reelected by Democratic caucus to complete term
41 Walter Paul Helmke, Jr. Republican 1988–2000 President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors during third term (1997–1998)
42 Graham Richard Democratic 2000–2008
43 Thomas C. Henry Democratic 2008—present First Democrat elected to succeed another since 1906[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quilligan, Kathleen (2007-11-07). "Henry makes history with election win". The News-Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 

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