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Mayor of Seattle
Seattle City Council Logo.png
Ed Murray cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Ed Murray

since 1 January 2014
Style The Honorable
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Henry A. Atkins
Formation 14 January 1865
2 December 1869
Website http://www.seattle.gov/mayor

This is a list of Mayors of Seattle, Washington, USA.

On January 14, 1865, the Territorial Legislature approved the incorporation of the town of Seattle. However, following submission of a petition by several of the Town's citizens, Seattle was unincorporated on January 28, 1867.[1] Records of this two-year period of municipal government did not survive. During this period, the city was governed by a board of trustees, with Charles C. Terry as its president.[1] The town (now a city) of Seattle was incorporated a second time on December 2, 1869.[1][2]

Name Picture Elected Term began Term ended
Henry A. Atkins
Henry A. Atkins.jpg
appointed December 2, 1869

elected July 11, 1870[3]

1869 1871
John T. Jordan
John T. Jordan.jpg
elected July 10, 1871[4] 1871 1872
Corliss P. Stone elected July 8, 1872[5]

abandoned office: left for San Francisco February 23, 1873 after allegedly embezzling $15,000[6]

1872 1873
John T. Jordan appointed[6] 1873 1873
Moses R. Maddocks
MOSES R MADDOCKS2.jpg
Elected[6] 1873 1873
John Collins Seattle mayor John Collins.jpg elected July 14, 1873[7] 1873 1874
Henry Yesler Henry Yesler 1890.jpg elected July 13, 1874[8] 1874 1875
Bailey Gatzert Bailey-Gatzert-Portrait.jpg elected August 2, 1875[9] 1875 1876
Gideon A. Weed G. A. Weed 1890.jpg elected July 10, 1876[10]

and July 9, 1877[11]

1876 1878
Beriah Brown elected July 8, 1878[12] 1878 1879
Orange Jacobs Orange Jacobs 1890.jpg elected July 14, 1879[13] 1879 1880
Leonard Purley Smith elected July 12, 1880[14]

and July 11, 1881[15]

1880 1882
Henry G. Struve Henry G. Struve 1890.jpg elected July 10, 1882[16]

and July 9, 1883[17]

1882 1884
John Leary
John Leary 01.jpg
elected July 14, 1884[18] 1884 1885
Henry Yesler Henry Yesler 1890.jpg elected July 13, 1885[19] 1885 1886
William H. Shoudy elected July 12, 1886[20] 1886 1887
Dr. Thomas T. Minor Thomas T. Minor.jpg elected July 11, 1887[21] 1887 1888
Robert Moran Robert Moran portrait 1903.jpg elected July 9, 1888[22]

and July 8, 1889[23]

1888 1890
Harry White Harry White 1890.jpg elected July 14, 1890[24]

resigned under pressure November 30, 1891.[24]

1890 1891
George W. Hall appointed December 9, 1891[25] 1891 1892
James T. Ronald
James T. Ronald.jpg
elected March 8, 1892[26] 1892 1894
Byron Phelps elected March 12, 1894[27] 1894 1896
Frank D. Black elected March 9, 1896[28]

resigned after three weeks in office[28]

1896 1896
W. D. Wood appointed April 6, 1896[29]

resigned July 1897[29]

1896 1897
Thomas J. Humes Seattle Mayor Thomas J. Humes, circa 1900.gif appointed November 19, 1897[30]

and elected March 13, 1900[31]

1897 1904
Richard A. Ballinger RABallinger.jpg elected March 8, 1904[32] 1904 1906
William Hickman Moore elected March 6, 1906[33] 1906 1908
John F. Miller John Franklin Miller (congressman).jpg elected March 3, 1908[34] 1908 1910
Hiram C. Gill
Hiram Gill.jpg
elected March 8, 1910[35]

recalled February 9, 1911[1][35]

1910 1911
George W. Dilling
George W. Dilling.jpg
appointed February 10, 1911[citation needed] 1912
George F. Cotterill elected March 5, 1912[36] 1912 1914
Hiram C. Gill
Hiram Gill.jpg
elected March 3, 1914[37] 1914 1918
Ole Hanson Hanson-Ole-1919.jpg elected March 5, 1918[38]

resigned August 28, 1919 after several months out of town[38]

1918 1919
C. B. Fitzgerald appointed August 28, 1919[39] 1919 1920
Hugh M. Caldwell Hugh M. Caldwell 1920.jpg elected March 2, 1920[40] 1920 1922
Edwin J. Brown Edwin J. Brown c1923.jpg elected May 2, 1922[41]

and March 4, 1924[42]

1922 1926
Bertha Knight Landes
Seattle Mayor Bertha Knight Landes, circa 1926.gif
elected March 9, 1926[43] 1926 1928
Frank E. Edwards elected March 6, 1928[44]

and March 4, 1930[45]

recalled July 13, 1931[46]

1928 1931
Robert H. Harlin appointed July 14, 1931[46] 1931 1932
John F. Dore Seattle Mayor John F. Dore, 1936.gif elected March 8, 1932[47] 1932 1934
Charles L. Smith Seattle Mayor Charles L. Smith, circa 1935.jpg elected March 6, 1934[48] 1934 1936
John F. Dore Seattle Mayor John F. Dore, 1936.gif elected March 3, 1936[49]

became gravely ill and was relieved of office April 13, 1938, already a lame duck after the 1938 election. He died five days later.[1]

1936 1938
Arthur B. Langlie Arthur Bernard Langlie.jpg elected March 8, 1938[50]

appointed to take office early, April 27, 1938, after Dore's death.
elected March 5, 1940[51]
resigned January 11, 1941, to become Governor of Washington[51]

1938 1941
John E. Carroll appointed January 27, 1941[52] 1941 1941
Earl Millikin elected March 4, 1941[53] 1941 1942
William F. Devin Seattle Mayor William F. Devin, 1949.jpg elected March 3, 1942,[54] March 7, 1944,[55] March 5, 1946,[56] and March 2, 1948[57] 1942 1952
Allan Pomeroy Seattle Mayor Allan Pomeroy, 1953.gif elected March 4, 1952[58] 1952 1956
Gordon S. Clinton Seattle mayor Gordon Clinton 1961.gif elected March 6, 1956[59]

and March 8, 1960[60]

1956 1964
James d'Orma Braman Seattle Mayor Braman greeting President Johnson at Sea-Tac Airport, 1966 - cropped.jpg elected March 10, 1964[61]

resigned March 23, 1969, to accept an appointment as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Transportation in the Nixon administration.

1964 1969
Floyd C. Miller appointed March 23, 1969[62] 1969 1969
Wesley C. Uhlman Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman in Pike Place Market, 1976.gif elected November 4, 1969[63]

and November 6, 1973[64]
survived recall attempt on July 1, 1975 [65]

December 1, 1969 January 1, 1978
Charles Royer
Seattle Mayor Charles Royer, 1978.gif
elected November 8, 1977,[66] November 3, 1981,[67] and November 5, 1985[68] January 1, 1978 January 1, 1990
Norman B. Rice Norm Rice.jpg elected November 7, 1989[69] January 1, 1990 January 1, 1998
Paul Schell
Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, 1999.jpg
elected November 4, 1997[70] January 1, 1998 January 1, 2002
Gregory J. Nickels Greg Nickels 01.jpg elected November 6, 2001[71]

and November 8, 2005[72]

January 1, 2002 January 1, 2010
Michael McGinn
Michael McGinn.jpg
elected November 3, 2009[73] January 1, 2010 January 1, 2014
Ed Murray
Ed Murray cropped.jpg
elected November 5, 2013[74] January 1, 2014 present

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Seattle Mayors, City of Seattle. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Legislature incorporates the Town of Seattle for the second time on December 2, 1869., HistoryLink, August 16, 2005. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  3. ^ Cassandra Tate, Henry A. Atkins is elected first mayor of the City of Seattle, HistoryLink, July 11, 1870], September 8, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  4. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect John T. Jordan as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1871, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  5. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Corliss P. Stone as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1872, HistoryLink, November 30, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  6. ^ a b c Note: John T. Jordan appointed as acting mayor (due to Stone's alleged embezzlement and departure to San Francisco February 23, 1873) until a special election could be arranged. Moses R. Maddocks was elected to fill the final two months of Stone's term: Greg Lange and Cassandra Tate, Seattle Mayor Corliss P. Stone embezzles $15,000 and runs on February 23, 1873, HistoryLink, November 4, 1998, expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
    Maddocks took office June 5, 1873: Seattle Mayors, City of Seattle. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  7. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect John Collins as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1873, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  8. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry Yesler as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 13, 1874, HistoryLink, December 16, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  9. ^ Lee Micklin, Jewish mayor of Seattle Bailey Gatzert is elected on August 2, 1875, HistoryLink, October 30, 1998. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  10. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Gideon A. Weed as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1876, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  11. ^ David Wilma and Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect Gideon A. Weed as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1877, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  12. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect People's Ticket candidate Beriah Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1878, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  13. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Orange Jacobs as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1879, HistoryLink, November 8, 2000, greatly expanded August 31, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  14. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Voters elect Republican Leonard P. Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 12, 1880, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, corrected August 30, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  15. ^ HistoryLink Staff, Voters re-elect Republican Leonard P. Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 11, 1881, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, corrected August 30, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  16. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry G. Struve as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 10, 1882, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, substantially expanded September 2, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  17. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect Henry G. Struve as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1883, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000, greatly expanded on September 1, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  18. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect businessman John Leary as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1884, HistoryLink, September 2, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  19. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Henry Yesler to a second term as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 13, 1885, HistoryLink, September 16, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  20. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Peoples Party candidate William H. Shoudy as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 12, 1886, HistoryLink, September 9, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  21. ^ Kit Oldham, Voters elect Dr. Thomas T. Minor as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 11, 1887, HistoryLink, August 13, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  22. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect businessman Robert Moran as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 9, 1888, HistoryLink. Date unclear: site erroneously says "January 01, 1900". Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  23. ^ Cassandra Tate, Voters re-elect businessman Robert Moran as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 8, 1889, HistoryLink, September 23, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  24. ^ a b Cassandra Tate, Voters elect Harry White as mayor of the City of Seattle on July 14, 1890, HistoryLink, September 22, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  25. ^ Cassandra Tate, City Council appoints George W. Hall as mayor of City of Seattle on December 9, 1891, HistoryLink, September 23, 2004. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  26. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect James T. Ronald as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1892, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  27. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Byron Phelps as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 12, 1894, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  28. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Frank D. Black as Mayor of the City of Seattle on March 9, 1896, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  29. ^ a b David Wilma, City Council appoints William D. Wood as Mayor of the City of Seattle on April 6, 1896, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  30. ^ David Wilma, City Council appoints Thomas J. Humes as Mayor of the City of Seattle on November 19, 1897, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  31. ^ Patrick McRoberts and David Wilma, Seattle Mayor Thomas J. Humes wins re-election on March 13, 1900, HistoryLink, November 7, 1998, corrected March 27, 2009. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  32. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Richard A. Ballinger as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1904, HistoryLinks, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  33. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect William Hickman Moore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1906, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  34. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect John F. Miller as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1908, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  35. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Hiram C. Gill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1910, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  36. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect George F. Cotterill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1912, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  37. ^ Dave Wilma, Voters elect Hiram C. Gill as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1914, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  38. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters elect Ole Hanson as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1918, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  39. ^ David Wilma, Seattle City Council appoints C. B. Fitzgerald as mayor on August 28, 1919, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  40. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Hugh M. Caldwell as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 2, 1920, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  41. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on May 2, 1922, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  42. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Edwin J. Brown as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1924, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  43. ^ Alan J. Stein, Bertha Landes is elected mayor of Seattle on March 9, 1926, HistoryLink, March 1, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  44. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Frank E. Edwards as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1928, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  45. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Frank E. Edwards as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1930, HistoryLink, November 29, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  46. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters recall Mayor Frank Edwards from office for firing City Light Superintendent J. D. Ross on July 13, 1931, HistoryLink, September 9, 2001. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  47. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect John F. Dore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1932, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  48. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Charles L. Smith as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 6, 1934, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  49. ^ David Wilma, Voters return John F. Dore as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1936, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  50. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Arthur B. Langlie as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1938, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  51. ^ a b David Wilma, Voters re-elect Arthur B. Langlie as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1940, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  52. ^ David Wilma, City Council appoints John E. Carroll as mayor of the City of Seattle on January 27, 1941, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  53. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Earl Millikin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1941, HistoryLink, November 27, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  54. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect William F. Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 3, 1942, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  55. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect William F. Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 7, 1944, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  56. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect William F. Devin as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 5, 1946, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  57. ^ David Wilma, re-elect William F. Devin to four-year term as mayor of the city of Seattle on March 2, 1948, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  58. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Allan Pomeroy as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 4, 1952, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  59. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Gordon S. Clinton as mayor of the city of Seattle on March 6, 1956, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  60. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Gordon S. Clinton as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 8, 1960, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  61. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect James d'Orma Braman as mayor of the City of Seattle on March 10, 1964, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  62. ^ David Wilma, Seattle City Council appoints Floyd C. Miller as mayor of Seattle on March 23, 1969, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  63. ^ Alan J. Stein, Voters elect Wes Uhlman as Seattle Mayor on November 4, 1969, HistoryLink, June 9, 1999. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  64. ^ David Wilma, http://www.historylink.org/essays/output.cfm?file_id=2830, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  65. ^ David Wilma, Mayor Wes Uhlman survives recall attempt on July 1, 1975, HistoryLink, October 3, 2001. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  66. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Charles Royer as mayor of the city of Seattle on November 8, 1977, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  67. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Charles Royer as mayor of the City of Seattle on November 3, 1981, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  68. ^ David Wilma, Voters re-elect Charles Royer as mayor of the city of Seattle on November 5, 1985, HistoryLink, November 19, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  69. ^ Walt Crowley, Rice wins election as Seattle's first African American mayor on November 7, 1989, HistoryLink, January 1, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  70. ^ David Wilma, Voters elect Paul Schell as mayor of the City of Seattle on November 4, 1997, HistoryLink, November 16, 2000. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  71. ^ Walt Crowley, Seattle voters elect Greg Nickels mayor on November 6, 2001, HistoryLink, January 1, 2002. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  72. ^ Kit Oldham, Voters ban indoor smoking, require performance audits, reject dueling malpractice initiatives, and pull the plug on the monorail on November 8, 2005, HistoryLink, February 8, 2006. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  73. ^ Emily Heffter and Jonathan Martin, McGinn next Seattle mayor; Mallahan concedes as vote gap widens, Seattle Times, November 9, 2009. Accessed online 2009-11-26.
  74. ^ Matt Ingoglia, [1], Gay Politics, November 5, 2013. Accessed online 2014-01-01.

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