List of mayors of Atlanta

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Mayor of Atlanta
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Seal of City of Atlanta
Keisha Lance Bottoms (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Keisha Lance Bottoms

since January 2, 2018
Term length4 years, limit of 2 terms
Inaugural holderMoses Formwalt
Formation1848
Salary$147,500[1][2]
Websitewww.atlantaga.gov

This is a list of mayors of Atlanta, Georgia. The mayor is the highest elected official in Atlanta. Since its incorporation in 1847, the town has had 60 mayors. The current mayor is Keisha Lance Bottoms.

The term of office was one year until Cicero C. Hammock's second term (1875–77), when a new city charter changed it to two years. The term was changed to four years in 1929, giving Isaac N. Ragsdale the modern stay in office. Though a political party is listed where known, the mayoral election is officially non-partisan, so candidates do not represent their party when elected. In recent history, the viable candidates in the race have primarily been Democrats.

List[edit]

See the mayors of Atlanta category for an alphabetical list.

Mayor Asa Griggs Candler (1917–1919). Candler incorporated The Coca-Cola Company in 1892.
Mayor William B. Hartsfield (1937–1941; 1942–62). He was the longest serving Atlanta Mayor, running the city politics for ca. 30 years.
Mayor Kasim Reed (2010–2018)
# Mayor Term start Term end Terms   Party
1 Moses Formwalt 1848 1849 1 Rowdy
2 Benjamin Bomar 1849 1850 1 Rowdy
3 Willis Buell 1850 1851 1 Rowdy
4 Jonathan Norcross 1851 1852 1 Moral
5 Thomas Gibbs 1852 1853 1 Moral
6 John Mims 1853 1853 12 None
7 William Markham 1853 1854 1 None
8 William M. Butt 1854 1855 1 None
9 Allison Nelson 1855 1855 12 Democratic
10 William Ezzard (1st term) 1856 1858 2 Democratic
11 Luther Glenn 1858 1860 2 Democratic
12 William Ezzard (2nd term) 1860 1861 1 Democratic
13 Jared Whitaker 1861 1861 12 Democratic (Southern)
14 James Calhoun 1862 1866 4 Democratic (Southern)
15 James E. Williams 1866 1869 2 Democratic
16 William Hulsey 1869 1870 1 Democratic
17 William Ezzard (3rd term) 1870 1871 1 Democratic
18 Dennis Hammond 1871 1872 1 Republican
19 John H. James 1872 1873 1 Democratic
20 Cicero C. Hammock (1st term) 1873 1874 1 Democratic
21 Samuel B. Spencer 1874 1875 1 Democratic
22 Cicero C. Hammock (2nd term) 1875 1877 1 Democratic
23 Nedom L. Angier 1877 1879 1 Republican
24 William L. Calhoun 1879 1881 1 Democratic
25 James W. English 1881 1883 1 Democratic
26 John B. Goodwin (1st term) 1883 1885 1 Democratic
27 George Hillyer 1885 1887 1 Democratic
28 John T. Cooper 1887 1889 1 Democratic
29 John T. Glenn 1889 1891 1 Democratic
30 William Hemphill 1891 1893 1 Democratic
31 John B. Goodwin (2nd term) 1893 1895 1 Democratic
32 Porter King 1895 1897 1 Democratic
33 Charles Collier 1897 1899 1 Democratic
34 James G. Woodward (1st term) 1899 1901 1 Democratic
35 Livingston Mims 1901 1903 1 Democratic
36 Evan Howell 1903 1905 1 Democratic
37 James G. Woodward (2nd term) 1905 1907 1 Democratic
38 Walthall R. Joyner 1907 1909 1 Democratic
39 Robert Maddox 1909 1911 1 Democratic
40 Courtland Winn 1911 1913 1 Democratic
41 James G. Woodward (3rd term) 1913 1917 2 Democratic
42 Asa Griggs Candler 1917 1919 1 Democratic
43 James L. Key (1st term) 1919 1923 2 Democratic
44 Walter Sims 1923 1927 2 Democratic
45 Isaac N. Ragsdale 1927 1931 2 Democratic
46 James L. Key (2nd term) 1931 1937 3 Democratic
47 William B. Hartsfield (1st term) 1937 1941 2 Democratic
48 Roy LeCraw 1941 1942 12 Democratic
49 William B. Hartsfield (2nd term) 1942 1962 6 Democratic
50 Ivan Allen Jr. 1962 1970 2 Democratic
51 Sam Massell 1970 1974 1 Democratic
52 Maynard Jackson (1st term) 1974 1982 2 Democratic
53 Andrew Young 1982 1990 2 Democratic
54 Maynard Jackson (2nd term) 1990 1994 1 Democratic
55 Bill Campbell 1994 2002 2 Democratic
56 Shirley Franklin 2002 2010 2 Democratic
57 Kasim Reed 2010 2018 2 Democratic
58 Keisha Lance Bottoms 2018 Incumbent 1 Democratic

Acting mayors[edit]

Name Mayoral term Party
John Glen 1855–1856 Democratic
Thomas Lowe 1861–1862 Democratic
George B. Lyle 1942 Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EndPlay (2012-12-03). "Atlanta City Council approves 50% raise". WSBTV. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  2. ^ "Atlanta's mayoral race takes shape amid mounting debt and school board challenges - SaportaReport". SaportaReport. 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2018-10-29.