List of mayors of Minneapolis

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This is a list of mayors of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Term became 4 years beginning in January 1982.

Minneapolis[edit]

List[edit]

Mayors of Minneapolis
# Name Took office Left office Party
1 Dorilus Morrison February 26, 1867 April 14, 1868 Republican
2 Hugh G. Harrison April 14, 1868 April 13, 1869 Republican
3 Dorilus Morrison April 13, 1869 April 12, 1870 Republican
4 Eli B. Ames April 12, 1870 April 9, 1872 Democratic
5 Eugene McLanahan Wilson April 9, 1872 April 8, 1873 Democratic
6 George A. Brackett April 8, 1873 April 14, 1874 Republican
7 Eugene McLanahan Wilson April 14, 1874 April 13, 1875 Democratic
8 Orlando C. Merriman April 13, 1875 April 11, 1876 Democratic
9 A.A. (Doc.) Ames April 11, 1876 April 10, 1877 Democratic
10 John De Laittre April 10, 1877 April 9, 1878 Republican
11 Alonzo Cooper Rand April 9, 1878 April 11, 1882 Republican
12 A.A. (Doc.) Ames April 11, 1882 April 8, 1884 Democratic
13 George A. Pillsbury April 8, 1884 April 13, 1886 Republican
14 A.A. (Doc.) Ames April 13, 1886 January 7, 1889 Democratic
15 Edward C. Babb January 7, 1889 January 5, 1891 Republican
16 Phillip B. Winston January 5, 1891 January 2, 1893 Democratic
17 William H. Eustis January 2, 1893 January 7, 1895 Republican
18 Robert Pratt January 7, 1895 January 2, 1899 Republican
19 James Gray January 2, 1899 January 7, 1901 Democratic
20 A.A. (Doc.) Ames January 7, 1901 August 27, 1902 Republican
21 David P. Jones August 27, 1902 January 5, 1903 Republican
22 J. C. Haynes January 5, 1903 January 2, 1905 Democratic
23 David P. Jones January 2, 1905 January 7, 1907 Republican
24 J. C. Haynes January 7, 1907 January 6, 1913 Democratic
25 Wallace G. Nye January 6, 1913 January 1, 1917 Republican
26 Thomas Van Lear January 1, 1917 January 6, 1919 Socialist
27 J. E. Meyers January 6, 1919 July 3, 1921 Loyalist
28 George E. Leach July 4, 1921 July 7, 1929 Republican
29 William F. Kunze July 8, 1929 July 5, 1931 Republican
30 William A. Anderson July 6, 1931 July 2, 1933 Farmer Labor
31 A. G. Bainbridge July 3, 1933 July 7, 1935 Republican
32 Thomas E. Latimer July 8, 1935 July 4, 1937 Farmer Labor
33 George E. Leach July 5, 1937 July 6, 1941 Republican
34 Marvin L. Kline July 7, 1941 July 1, 1945 Republican
35 Hubert Humphrey July 2, 1945 November 30, 1948 Democratic Farmer Labor
36 Eric G. Hoyer December 1, 1948 July 7, 1957 Democratic Farmer Labor
37 P. Kenneth Peterson July 8, 1957 July 2, 1961 Republican
38 Arthur Naftalin July 3, 1961 July 6, 1969 Democratic Farmer Labor
39 Charles Stenvig July 7, 1969 December 31, 1973 Independent
40 Richard Erdall December 31, 1973 Republican
41 Albert Hofstede January 1, 1974 December 31, 1975 Democratic Farmer Labor
42 Charles Stenvig January 1, 1976 December 31, 1977 Independent
43 Albert Hofstede January 1, 1978 December 31, 1979 Democratic Farmer Labor
44 Donald M. Fraser January 1, 1980 December 31, 1993 Democratic Farmer Labor
45 Sharon Sayles Belton January 1, 1994 December 31, 2001 Democratic Farmer Labor
46 R. T. Rybak January 1, 2002 January 2, 2014 Democratic Farmer Labor
47 Betsy Hodges January 2, 2014 Present Democratic Farmer Labor
Number of Mayors of Minneapolis by party affiliation
Party Mayors
Republican 22
Democratic 11
Democratic-Farmer-Labor 8
Farmer-Labor 2
Independent 2
Loyalist 1
Socialist 1

Timeline[edit]

Betsy Hodges R. T. Rybak Sharon Sayles Belton Donald M. Fraser Albert Hofstede Charles Stenvig Albert Hofstede Richard Erdall Charles Stenvig Arthur Naftalin P. Kenneth Peterson Eric G. Hoyer Hubert Humphrey Marvin L. Kline George E. Leach Thomas E. Latimer A. G. Bainbridge Wiliam A. Anderson William F. Kunze George E. Leach J. E. Meyers Thomas Van Lear Wallace G. Nye J. C. Haynes David P. Jones J. C. Haynes David P. Jones Doc Ames James Gray Robert Pratt (mayor) William H. Eustis Phillip B. Winston E. C. Babb Doc Ames George A. Pillsbury Doc Ames A. C. Rand John De Laittre Doc Ames Orlando C. Merriman Eugene McLanahan Wilson George A. Brackett Eugene McLanahan Wilson Eli B. Ames Dorilus Morrison Hugh G. Harrison Dorilus Morrison

St. Anthony[edit]

Minneapolis merged with St. Anthony in 1872.

# Name Took office Left office Party
1 Henry T. Welles April 13, 1855 April 9, 1856 Democratic
2 Alvaren Allen April 9, 1856 August 23, 1856 Democratic
David A. Secombe (Mayor Pro-Temp) August 23, 1856 April 7, 1857
3 William W. Wales April 7, 1857 April 6, 1858 Republican
4 Orrin Curtis April 6, 1858 April 5, 1860 Democratic
5 R.B. Graves April 5, 1860 April 8, 1861 Republican
6 Orlando C. Merriman April 8, 1861 April 1863 Democratic
7 Edwin S. Brown April 1863 April 11, 1864 Democratic
8 Orlando C. Merriman April 11, 1864 April 7, 1865 Democratic
9 William W. Wales April 7, 1865 April 10, 1866 Republican
10 Orlando C. Merriman April 10, 1866 April 7, 1868 Democratic
11 Winthrop Young April 7, 1868 April 10, 1869 Democratic
12 William W. McNair April 10, 1869 April 4, 1871 Democratic
13 Edwin S. Brown April 4, 1871 April 8, 1872 Democratic

References[edit]

  • Tony L. Hill, "Mayors of Minneapolis Since Incorporation," 1986.
  • Ray Marshall, "Who Governed - In Minneapolis and St. Paul," 1968.
  • Proceedings of the City Council of St. Anthony, 1855-1862.
  • Proceedings of the City Council of St. Anthony, Sept. 7, 1863-April 8, 1872.