John Watkins (mayor)
- For other people with this name, see John Watkins (disambiguation).
According to Kendall's History of Louisiana, Watkins was appointed by Territorial Governor William C. C. Claiborne to the position of the city's recorder or assessor on March 11, 1805, and sworn in that day by Mayor Pitot. Watkins acted as city council president from that date until July 27, 1805, when alderman Col. Bellechasse was elected to the presidency.
Claiborne promoted John Watkins to mayor, following the resignation of Pitot. Kendall's history, now in the public domain, has a great deal of information about events and developments in New Orleans during Watkins' administration.
| Mayor of New Orleans
July 27, 1805 – March 8, 1807