List of mayors of Buffalo, New York

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Number of Mayors of Buffalo by party affiliation
Party Mayors
Democratic 29
Democratic-Republican 2
Republican 15
Whig 12
No Party 4

List of mayors[edit]

# Name Picture Party Took office Left office Notes
1 Ebenezer Johnson Johnson Democratic-Republican May 1832 March 1833
2 Major Andre Andrews Andrews 1833 1834
3 Ebenezer Johnson Johnson Democratic-Republican 1834 1835
4 Hiram Pratt Pratt Whig 1835 1836
5 Samuel Wilkeson 1836 1837
6 Josiah Trowbridge Whig March 14, 1837 December 21, 1837
7 Pierre A. Barker 1837 1838
8 Ebenezer Walden Walden Whig March 13, 1838 1839
9 Hiram Pratt Pratt Whig 1839 1840
10 Sheldon Thompson Thompson Whig 1840 March 2, 1841
11 Isaac R. Harrington Harrington Whig March 2, 1841 March 8, 1842
12 George William Clinton Clinton 1842 1843
13 Joseph G. Masten Masten Democratic 1843 1844
14 William Ketchum Whig 1844 1845
15 Joseph G. Masten Masten Democratic 1845 1846
16 Solomon G. Haven Haven Whig 1846 1847
17 Elbridge G. Spaulding Spaulding Whig 1847 1848
18 Orlando Allen Whig 1848 1849
19 Hiram Barton Barton Whig 1849 1850
20 Henry K. Smith Smith Democratic 1850 1851
21 James Wadsworth Democratic 1851 1852
22 Hiram Barton Barton Whig 1852 1853
23 Eli Cook Democratic 1853 1855
24 Frederick P. Stevens Democratic 1856 1857
25 Timothy T. Lockwood Lockwood Democratic 1858 1859
26 Franklin A. Alberger Alberger Republican 1860 1861
27 William G. Fargo Fargo Democratic 1862 1865
28 Chandler J. Wells Wells Republican 1866 1867
29 William F. Rogers Rogers Democratic 1868 1869
30 Alexander Brush Brush Republican 1870 1873
31 Lewis P. Dayton Dayton Democratic 1874 1875
32 Philip Becker Becker Republican 1876 1877
33 Solomon Scheu Scheu Democratic 1878 1879
34 Alexander Brush Brush Republican 1880 1881
35 Grover Cleveland Cleveland Democratic January 2, 1882 November 20, 1882
36 Marcus M. Drake Drake Republican November 20, 1882 December 29, 1882
37 Harmon S. Cutting Democratic December 29, 1882 January 16, 1883
38 John B. Manning Manning Democratic January 16, 1883 1884
39 Jonathan Scoville Scoville Democratic 1884 1885
40 Philip Becker Becker Republican 1886 1889
41 Charles F. Bishop Bishop Democratic 1890 1894
42 Edgar B. Jewett Jewett Republican 1895 1897
43 Conrad Diehl Diehl Democratic 1898 1901
44 Erastus C. Knight Knight Republican 1902 1905
45 James N. Adam Adam Democratic 1906 1909
46 Louis P. Fuhrmann Fuhrmann Democratic 1910 1917
47 George S. Buck Buck Republican 1918 1921
48 Frank X. Schwab Schwab Republican 1922 1929
49 Charles E. Roesch Roesch Republican 1930 1933
50 George J. Zimmermann Democratic 1934 1937
51 Thomas L. Holling Democratic 1938 1941
52 Joseph J. Kelly Kelly Democratic 1942 1945
53 Bernard J. Dowd Republican 1946 1949
54 Joseph Mruk Mruk Republican 1950 1953
55 Steven Pankow Democratic 1954 1957
56 Frank A. Sedita Sedita Democratic 1958 1961
57 Chester A. Kowal Kowal Republican 1962 1965
58 Frank A. Sedita Sedita Democratic 1966 1973
59 Stanley M. Makowski Makowski Democratic 1973 1977
60 James D. Griffin Griffin Democratic January 1, 1978 January 1, 1994
61 Anthony Masiello Democratic January 1, 1994 January 1, 2006
62 Byron Brown Brown Democratic January 1, 2006 Present

Mayoral Elections[edit]

(winners are in bold)

Date Candidates  
November 8, 1881 John B. Manning Robert R. Hefford
  11,036 7,321
January 9, 1883 Grover Cleveland Milton Beebe
  15,120 11,528
November 6, 1973 Stanley M. Makowski Stewart M. Levy John A. Westra Patrick W. Giagnacova Ira Liebowitz
  77,569 24,423 2,640 1,147 597
November 2, 1993 Anthony Masiello Richard A. Grimm Eugene Fahey
  36,092 9,277 7,566
November 8, 2005 Byron Brown Kevin Helfer
  64% 27%