List of mayors of Atlanta

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This is a list of mayors of Atlanta in the state of Georgia in the United States. The term of office was one year until Cicero C. Hammock's second term (1875-1877), when a new city charter changed it to two years. The term was changed to four years in 1929, giving Ragsdale the modern stay in office. Though a political party is listed where known, the mayoral election is officially non-partisan, so the candidate did not represent their party when elected. In recent history, the viable candidates in the race have been primarily Democrats.

See the mayors of Atlanta category for an alphabetical list.

Name Years Party
Moses Formwalt 1848–1849 Rowdy
Benjamin Bomar 1849–1850 Rowdy
Willis Buell 1850–1851 Rowdy
Jonathan Norcross 1851–1852 Moral
Thomas Gibbs 1852–1853
John Mims 1853 - 1853 (resigned due to illness)
William Markham 1853 - 1854 (special election)
William Butt 1854–1855
Allison Nelson 1855 - 1855 (resigned) Democratic
John Glen 1855 - 1856 (acting)
William Ezzard 1856 - 1858 (first & second terms) Democratic
Luther Glenn 1858 - 1860 (first & second terms)
William Ezzard 1860 - 1861 (third term) Democratic
Jared Whitaker 1861 - 1861 (joined CSA government)
Thomas Lowe 1861 - 1862 (acting)
James Calhoun 1862 - 1866 (four terms)
James E. Williams 1866 - 1869 (first & second terms) Democratic
William Hulsey 1869–1870 Democratic
William Ezzard 1870 - 1871 (fourth term) Democratic
Dennis Hammond 1871–1872 Radical Republican
John H. James 1872–1873 Democratic
Cicero C. Hammock 1873 - 1874 (first term)
S.B. Spencer 1874–1875 Democratic
Cicero C. Hammock 1875 - 1877 (second term)
Nedom L. Angier 1877–1879 Republican
William Lowndes Calhoun 1879–1881
James W. English 1881–1883
John B. Goodwin 1883 - 1885 (first term)
George Hillyer 1885–1887
John Tyler Cooper 1887–1889
John Thomas Glenn 1889–1891
William Hemphill 1891–1893
John B. Goodwin 1893 - 1895 (second term)
Porter King 1895–1897
Charles Collier 1897–1899
James G. Woodward 1899 - 1901 (first term)
Livingston Mims 1901–1903 Democratic
Evan Howell 1903–1905
James G. Woodward 1905 - 1907 (second term)
W.R. Joyner 1907–1909
Robert Maddox 1909–1911
Courtland Winn 1911–1913
James G. Woodward 1913 - 1917 (third & fourth terms)
Asa Candler 1917–1919
James L. Key 1919 - 1923 (first & second terms)
Walter Sims 1923 - 1927 (first & second terms) Democratic
Isaac Newton Ragsdale 1927–1931
James L. Key 1931 - 1937 (third & fourth term)
William B. Hartsfield 1937 - 1941 (first term) Democratic
Roy LeCraw 1941 - 1942 (enlisted in army)
George B. Lyle 1942 - 1942 (acting)
William B. Hartsfield 1942 - 1962 (second through sixth terms) Democratic
Ivan Allen, Jr. 1962 - 1970 (first & second terms) Democratic
Sam Massell 1970–1974 Democratic
Maynard Jackson 1974 - 1982 (first & second terms) Democratic
Andrew Young 1982 - 1990 (first & second terms) Democratic
Maynard Jackson 1990 - 1994 (third term) Democratic
Bill Campbell 1994 - January 7, 2002 (first & second terms) Democratic
Shirley Franklin January 7, 2002 - January 4, 2010 (first & second terms) Democratic
Kasim Reed January 4, 2010–present Democratic

In the 2009 runoff election on December 1, Kasim Reed received 50.37% of the vote, while Mary Norwood received 49.63%. After certification, Norwood asked for a recount, in which Kasim Reed was declared the winner. Reed will serve a term from January 2010 to January 2014.