List of mayors of Houston

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Mayor of Houston
Annise Parker.JPG
Incumbent
Annise Parker

since January 2, 2010
Style The Honorable
Term length Two years, renewable twice
Inaugural holder James S. Holman
1837
Formation Houston City Charter
Website Official website


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[edit]

Term Mayor
2010— Annise Parker
2004–2010 Bill White
1998–2004 Lee Brown
1992–1998 Bob Lanier
1982–1991 Kathy Whitmire
1978–1981 Jim McConn
1974–1977 Fred Hofheinz
1964–1973 Louie Welch
1958–1963 Lewis Cutrer
1956–1957 Oscar F. Holcombe (5th)
1953–1955 Roy Hofheinz
1947–1952 Oscar F. Holcombe (4th)
1943–1946 Otis Massey
1941–1942 Neal Pickett
1939–1941 Oscar F. Holcombe (3rd)
1937–1938 Richard H. Fonville
1933–1936 Oscar F. Holcombe (2nd)
1929–1933 Walter E. Monteith
1921–1929 Oscar F. Holcombe
1918–1921 A. Earl Amerman
1917–1918 Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr.
1917 J. J. Pastoriza (died in office)
1913–1917 Ben Campbell
1905–1913 H. Baldwin Rice (2nd)
1904–1905 Andrew L. Jackson
1902–1904 O. T. Holt
1901–1902 John D. Woolford
1898–1901 Samuel H. Brashear
1896–1898 H. Baldwin Rice
1892–1896 John T. Browne
1890–1892 Henry Scherffius
1886–1890 Daniel C. Smith
1880–1886 William R. Baker
1879–1880 Andrew J. Burke
1877–1878 James T. D. Wilson (2nd)
1875–1876 I. C. Lord
1874 James T. D. Wilson
1870–1873 Thomas H. Scanlan
1868–1870 Joseph R. Morris
1867–1868 Alexander McGowan (2nd)
1866 Horace D. Taylor
1863–1865 William Anders
1862 Thomas W. House
1861 William J. Hutchins
1860 Thomas W. Whitmarsh
1859 William King
1858 Alexander McGowan
1856–1857 Cornelius Ennis
1855–1856 James H. Stevens
1853–1854 Nathan Fuller
1849–1852 Francis W. Moore, Jr. (3rd)
1847–1848 B. P. Buckner
1846 James Bailey
1845 W. W. Swain
1844 Horace Baldwin
1843 Francis W. Moore, Jr. (2nd)
1841–1842 Colonel J.D. Andrews
1840 Charles Bigelow
1839 George W. Lively
1838–1839 Francis W. Moore, Jr.
1837 James S. Holman

Living former mayors[edit]

As of January 2010, 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
Fred Hofheinz 1974–1977 1938
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

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