List of mayors of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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·List of mayors of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, arranged chronologically. The current mayor, since January 2014, is Democrat Eric R. Papenfuse.

Mayor Term Political party Notes
William H. Kepner 1860–1863
Augustus L. Roumfort 1863–1866
Oliver Edwards 1866–1869
W.W. Hays 1869–1870
George B. Cole 1870–1871
William K. Verbeke 1871–1873
Jacob D. Boas 1873–1875
John D. Patterson 1875–1881 Republican
John Crull Herman [1] 1881–1883
Simon Cameron Wilson 1883–1886
Samuel W. Fleming 1886–1887
John A. Fritchey 1887–1893
Maurice C. Eby 1893–1896 Republican
John D. Patterson 1896–1899 Republican
John A. Fritchey 1899–1902
Vance C. McCormick 1902–1905 Democratic
Edward Z. Gross 1905–1908
Ezra S. Meals 1908–1912
John K. Royal 1912–1916
Ezra S. Meals 1916–1917
William L. Gorgas April 18, 1917 - May 15, 1917
Charles A. Miller May 15, 1917 - July 12, 1917
William L. Gorgas July 12, 1917 - Sept 24, 1917
J. William Bowman Sept 24, 1917 - Nov 27, 1917
Daniel L. Keister Nov 27, 1917 - Jan 5, 1920
George A. Hoverter Jan 5, 1920 - Jan 6, 1936
John A. F. Hall Jan 6, 1936 - Jan 1, 1940
Howard E. Milliken Jan 1, 1940 - Jan 5, 1948
Claude R. Robins Jan 5, 1948 - Jan 2, 1956
Nolan F. Ziegler Jan 2, 1956 - March 7, 1963
Daniel J. Barry March 26, 1963 - Jan 6, 1964
William K. McBride Jan 6, 1964 - Jan 1, 1968 Republican
Albert H. Straub Jan 1, 1968 - Jan 5, 1970 Republican
Harold A. Swenson Jan 5, 1970 - Jan 1, 1978 Democratic
Paul E. Doutrich, Jr. Jan 3, 1978 - Jan 5, 1982 Republican
Stephen R. Reed Jan 5, 1982 - Jan 4, 2010 Democratic Defeated for renomination in 2009
Linda D. Thompson Jan 4, 2010 - Jan 6, 2014 Democratic Defeated for renomination in 2013
Eric R. Papenfuse Jan 6, 2014 - Present Democratic

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  1. ^ John C. Herman was given the middle name of "Crull" because that was his grandmother's surname. It was also a means to preserve a surname with an ancient heritage. Already his cousins--the Crull Blymer twins--had it as their middle names for preservation purposes. Because the "Crull Blymer" twins had gone to Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 1872) and then destined for Harvard College (Class of 1876), John Crull Herman was sent to Yale College. His son, John Crull Herman also attended Yale (Class of 1915) and was a member of Wolf's Head (secret society); and his grandson John Crull Herman III graduated from Yale in 1939 where he, too, was a member of Wolf's Head. He also later taught at the Yale School of Architecture

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