List of mayors of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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This is a list of mayors of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Between 1888-1898 council consisted of five councillors elected by wards and two members appointed by the Newfoundland government. Then from 1898-1902 government by commission. In 1902, legislation passed that dictated a municipal council would be formed by six councillors-at-large and one mayor, elected by those citizens of St. John's who pay property taxes.

Dennis O'Keefe, the current mayor of St. John's
Mayors of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Mayor Term Began Term Ended
George Shea June 19, 1902 June 26, 1906
Michael Gibbs June 26, 1906 June 27, 1910
William Ellis June 27, 1910 July 1, 1914
Commission of Government July 1, 1914 June 29, 1916
William Gosling June 29, 1916 December 15, 1921
Tasker Cook December 15, 1921 December 9, 1929
Charles Howlett December 9, 1929 March 31, 1932
Andrew Carnell March 31, 1932 November 8, 1949
Henry G. R. Mews November 8, 1949 December, 1965
William G. Adams December, 1965 November 13, 1973
Dorothy Wyatt November 13, 1973 November 3, 1981
John Joseph Murphy November 3, 1981 November 13, 1990
Suzanne "Shannie" Duff November 13, 1990 November 9, 1993
John Joseph Murphy November 9, 1993 September 30, 1997
Andy Wells September 30, 1997 March 3, 2008
Dennis "Doc" O'Keefe (Acting) March 3, 2008 April 22, 2008
Suzanne "Shannie" Duff (Acting) April 22, 2008 June 9, 2008
Dennis "Doc" O'Keefe June 9, 2008 present
Notes
  • On July 1, 1914 elected municipal government was suspended in favour of commission of government

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