List of mayors of Pasadena, California

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Mayors of Pasadena, California[edit]

The current mayor of Pasadena, Bill Bogaard
# Dates Name Life Dates Elected By Party Notes
1 1886–1887 Henry James Holmes 1825–1892 council Republican
2 1887–1889 Millard Mayhew Parker 1849–1928[1][2] council Republican
3 1889–1890 Amos G. Throop 1811–1894 council Temperance
4 1890–1892 Theodore Lukens (1) 1848–1918 council Republican
5 1892–1894 Oscar Fitzallen Weed 1824–1919 council Republican
6 1894–1895 Theodore Lukens (2) 1848–1918 council Republican
7 1895–1896 John Samuel Cox 1857–1941[3] council Republican
8 1896–1898 Calvin Hartwell 1849–1920 council Republican
9 1898–1900 George Downing Patten 1847–1922 council Republican
10 1900–1901 Horace Dobbins 1868–1962 council Republican
11 1901–1903 Martin H. Weight[4] 1854–1920 public Republican first publicly elected mayor
12 1903–1905 William Vedder 1862–1923 public Democratic
13 1905–1907 William Waterhouse 1852–1943 public Republican
14 1907–1911 Thomas Earley 1849–1912 public Democratic
15 1911–1913 William Thum 1862–1941 public Republican
16 1913–1915 Richard Lee Metcalf 1854–1916 public Democratic
17 1915–1921 Arthur Lincoln Hamilton 1859–1953 public
18 1921–1925 Hiram W. Wadsworth 1862–1939[5] public Republican
19 1925–1927 Franklin Brooks Cole 1872–1943 council
20 1927–1929 Clayton Taylor 1870–1941 council Republican
21 1929–1931 Robert L. Daugherty 1885–1978 council Republican
22 1931–1932 Dr. Patrick M. Walker 1876–1946 council
23 1932–1941 Edward O. Nay 1873–1941 council Republican only mayor to die in office
24 1941–1943 Albert I. Stewart 1870–1963 council Republican
25 1943–1945 Carl G. Wopschall 1879–1959 council
26 1945–1947 Robert E. Dawson 1884–1968 council Republican
27 1947–1948 Charles Hamill 1898–1978 council
28 1948–1951 A. Ray Benedict 1885–1974 council Republican
29 1951–1953 Alson E. Abernethy 1900–1969 council Republican
30 1953–1955 Clarence A. Winder[6] 1887–1959 council Republican
31 1955–1956 Warren Dorn 1918–2006 council Republican
32 1956–1959 Seth Miller 1890–1967 council Republican
33 1959–1961 Ray G. Woods 1910–1990 council Republican
34 1961–1963 C. Lewis Edwards 1905–1999 council Democratic
35 1963–1964 Clarence Allen Oakley 1915–1982[7][8] council Democratic
36 1964–1966 Floyd Gwinn 1897–1972 council Democratic
37 1966–1968 Boyd Welin 1904–1989 council Republican
38 1968–1970 C. Bernard Cooper 1900–1971 council Republican
39 1970–1972 Walter Benedict 1908–2000 council Republican
40 1972–1974 Donald F. Yokaitis 1932– council Republican
41 1974–1976 Mortimer J. Matthews 1933–2007 council Republican
42 1976–1977 Robert Glenn White 1929–2010 council Republican
43 1977–1980 Ellis Jones 1916–1986 council Republican
44 1980–1982 Josephine Heckman 1914–1998 council Republican first female mayor
45 1982–1984 Loretta Thompson-Glickman 1945–2001 council Democratic first African-American mayor
46 1984–1986 Bill Bogaard (1) 1938– council Democratic
47 1986–1988 John C. Crowley 1920–2007 council Democratic
48 1988–1991 William E. Thomson 1927– council Republican
49 1990–1992 Jess Hughston 1924–1998 council Democratic
50 1992–1994 Rick Cole 1953– council Democratic
51 1994–1995 Katie Nack 1925–2008 council Democratic
52 1995–1997 Bill Paparian 1950– council Independent
53 1997–1999 Chris Holden 1960– council Democratic second African-American mayor
54 1999- Bill Bogaard (2) 1938– public Democratic longest serving mayor

Living former mayors[edit]

As of December 2008, four former mayors were alive, the oldest being Bill Thomson (1988–1991). The most recent mayor to die was Katie Nack (1994–1995), on March 17, 2008.

Name Mayoral term
Bill Thomson 1988–1969
Rick Cole 1992–1994
Bill Paparian 1995–1997
Chris Holden 1997–1999

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Scheid, Ann (1986). "IV: The Roots of Greatness". Pasadena:Crown of the Valley. Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, Inc. p. 100. 
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  6. ^ "Civic leader Winder dies". Star-News (Pasadena, California). 1959-07-22. pp. 1, 4. 
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