List of mayors of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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The mayor of Fort Lauderdale serves a three-year term, no greater than six consecutive terms, for a maximum of eighteen years.[1]

Mayor-Council Government (1912–1925)[edit]

Mayor was appointed from the Council.

  • 1912–1913 W.H. Marshall
  • 1913–1914 George G. Mathews
  • 1914–1915 Dr. C.G. Holland
  • 1916–1918 Will J. Reed
  • 1918 James S. Richard
  • 1918–1919 Will J. Reed
  • 1919–1923 C.E. Farrington
  • 1922–1924 R. G. Snow
  • 1924–1925 Will J. Reed

Mayor-Commission Government (1925–1982)[edit]

Mayor was appointed from the Commission for a two year term

  • 1925–1927 J.W. Tidball
  • 1927–1929 C.D. Kittridge
  • 1929–1931 T.E. Haskins
  • 1931–1933 J.W. Needham
  • 1933–1934 E.A. Pychon (resigned 1934)
  • 1934–1935 M.A. Hortt
  • 1935–1937 Lewis E. Moore
  • 1937–1939 Thomas B. Manuel[2]
  • 1939–1941 Lewis E. Moore
  • 1941–1942 H. L. McCann (resigned 1942)
  • 1942–1943 N.B. Cheaney
  • 1943–1945 Joe N. Morris
  • 1945–1947 H.C.Holden
  • 1947–1949 Reed A. Bryan
  • 1949–1951 F.R. Humphries
  • 1951–1953 Lewis E. Moore (resigned 1953)
  • 1953–1955 C. Malcolm Carlisle
  • 1955–1957 Porter G. Reynolds
  • 1957–1960 John V. Russell (resigned 1960)
  • 1960–1961 Edward H. Johns
  • 1961–1963 Edmund R. Burry
  • 1963–1965 Melvin R. "Cy" Young
  • 1965–1969 Edmund R. Burry
  • 1969–1971 F. Peter Clements
  • 1971–1973 James L. Leavitt
  • 1973–1975 Virginia S. Young[3]
  • 1975–1981 E. Clay Shaw, Jr.[4]
  • 1981–1982 Virginia S. Young

Mayor-Commission Government (1982 - present)[edit]

Mayor is elected in city-wide race, serving a maximum of 6 terms, each consisting of 3 years.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/government/city-commission
  2. ^ Was elected concurrently with city's first female commissioner--Genevieve Pynchon, who served from 1937-1941.
  3. ^ First female Mayor; Andrew DeGraffenreidt was concurrently first black city commissioner.
  4. ^ Resigned 1981 to run for congress
  5. ^ resigned 1986 to run for state senate, term ended in 1988