List of mayors of Roanoke, Virginia

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The following is a list of mayors of Roanoke, Virginia. This list includes the mayors of the former town Big Lick, Virginia, which was later incorporated as the city of Roanoke on February 3, 1882.

Mayors of the town of Big Lick:

No. Name Entered office Left office
1 John Trout February 28, 1874 June 30, 1876
2 Samuel Griggs July 1, 1876 June 30, 1878
3 William H. Startzman July 1, 1878 June 30, 1880
4 Marshall Waid July 1, 1880 February 3, 1882

Elected mayors following incorporation as the City of Roanoke:

No. Name Entered office Left office
5 Marshall Waid February 3, 1882 June 30, 1892
6 Lucian H. Cocke July 1, 1882 June 30, 1884
7 John H. Dunston July 1, 1884 June 30, 1885
8 Samuel G. Williams July 1, 1885 June 30, 1886
9 William Carr July 1, 1886 June 30, 1890
10 William G. Evans July 1, 1890 June 30, 1892
11 Henry S. Trout July 1, 1892 June 30, 1894
12 Sturgis E. Jones July 1, 1894 June 30, 1896
13 Robert McClelland July 1, 1896 November 2, 1896
14 William K. Andrews November 2, 1896 June 30, 1898
15 James P. Woods July 1, 1898 June 30, 1900
16 J. Randolph Bryan July 1, 1900 February 13, 1902
17 Robert D. Buckner February 13, 1902 June 30, 1902
18 Joel H. Cutchin July 1, 1902 April 9, 1912
19 Sylvester P. Seifert April 9, 1912 June 30, 1912
20 John W. Woods July 1, 1912 December 23, 1912
21 Charles B. Mooman February 1, 1913 October 18, 1915
22 Charles M. Brown October 18, 1915 August 31, 1918
23 W.W. Boxley September 1, 1915 August 31, 1922
24 Blair J. Fishburn September 1, 1922 August 31, 1926
25 Charles D. Fox September 1, 1926 August 31, 1930
26 Sylvester P. Seifert September 1, 1930 August 31, 1934
27 Sidney F. Small September 1, 1934 June 2, 1938
28 James A. Bear June 2, 1938 August 31, 1938
29 Walter W. Waid September 1, 1938 October 15, 1943
30 Leo F. Henebry October 15, 1943 August 31, 1946
31 Richard T. Edwards September 1, 1946 August 31, 1948
32 Williams P. Hunter September 1, 1948 August 31, 1949
33 Roy L. Webber September 1, 1949 August 31, 1954
34 Robert W. Woody September 1, 1954 August 31, 1956
35 Walter L. Young September 1, 1956 August 31, 1958
36 Vincent S. Wheeler September 1, 1958 August 31, 1960
37 Wills M. Anderson September 1, 1960 August 31, 1962
38 Murray A. Stoller September 1, 1962 August 31, 1964
39 Benton O. Dillard September 1, 1964 August 31, 1968
40 Roy L. Webber September 1, 1968 October 18, 1975
41 Noel C. Taylor October 27, 1975 June 30, 1992
42 David Bowers July 1, 1992 June 30, 2000
43 Ralph K. Smith July 1, 2000 June 30, 2004
44 Nelson Harris July 1, 2004 June 30, 2008
45 David Bowers July 1, 2008 Incumbent

References[edit]

  • The City of Roanoke. Chronology of Mayors on the 4th floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building.