List of mayors of Houston
|Mayor of Houston
|Term length||Two years, renewable twice|
|Inaugural holder||James S. Holman
|Formation||Houston City Charter|
|Elections in Texas|
This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas. Each mayoral term lasts two years, and (beginning with the tenure of Bob Lanier) the city charter term limits officeholders to no more than three terms (six years total).
List of mayors of Houston 
Living former mayors 
As of January 2010[update], five former mayors were alive, the oldest being Bob Lanier (1992–1998, born 1925). The most recent mayor to die was Louie Welch (1964–1973), on January 27, 2008. The most recently serving mayor to die was Jim McConn (1978–1981), on March 14, 1997.
|Name||Mayoral term||Date of birth|
|Kathy Whitmire||1982–1991||August 15, 1946|
|Bob Lanier||1992–1998||March 10, 1925|
|Lee Brown||1998–2004||October 4, 1937|
|Bill White||2004–2010||June 16, 1954|