Levi Richard Ellert

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Levi Richard Ellert
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Levi Richard Ellert
23rd Mayor of San Francisco
In office
January 4, 1893 – January 6, 1895
Preceded byGeorge Henry Sanderson
Succeeded byAdolph Sutro
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from Ward 6
In office
1889 – January 4, 1893
Preceded byA.M. Burns
Personal details
Born(1857-10-20)October 20, 1857
San Francisco
DiedJuly 21, 1901(1901-07-21) (aged 43)
San Francisco
Political partyRepublican

Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 – July 21, 1901) served as 23rd mayor of San Francisco from 1893 to 1895. He was the first San Francisco native to serve in that office. No previous San Francisco mayors had even been born in California.

Before entering politics, he had established his own pharmacy in 1883. After unsuccessfully running for School Director, he was elected Supervisor as a Republican in 1888 and was reelected in 1890. He was elected mayor in 1892, and during his term, he passed the bar exam and was admitted to the California bar. He also "appeared before the Supreme Court."

After his term, he would serve as director of various private companies and as general manager and the president of the Sanitary Reduction Works.

He died in 1901 in San Francisco.

Ellert Street in the Bernal Heights neighborhood is named for him.


Hanson, Gladys. San Francisco Almanac. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1995. (ISBN 0-8118-0841-6)