List of mayors of Atlanta

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Mayor of Atlanta
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Seal of City of Atlanta
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Incumbent
Kasim Reed

since January 4, 2010
Style The Honorable
Term length 4 years, no term limits
Inaugural holder Moses Formwalt
Formation 1848
Salary $68,529[1]
Website www.atlantaga.gov

The Mayor is the highest elected official in Savannah, Georgia. Since its incorporation in 1789, the town has had 64 mayors.[2]

This is a list of mayors of Atlanta in the state of Georgia in the United States. 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 Ragsdale the modern stay in office. Though a political party is listed where known, the mayoral election is officially non-partisan, so the candidate did 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 G. Candler (1917–1919). He was the businessman who founded the Coca-Cola.
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–). He is the current and third black Atlanta Mayor.
# 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 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
24 James W. English 1881 1883 1 Democratic
25 John B. Goodwin (1st term) 1883 1885 1 Democratic
26 George Hillyer 1885 1887 1 Democratic
27 John T. Cooper 1887 1889 1 Democratic
28 John T. Glenn 1889 1891 1 Democratic
29 William Hemphill 1891 1893 1 Democratic
30 John B. Goodwin (2nd term) 1893 1895 1 Democratic
31 Porter King 1895 1897 1 Democratic
32 Charles Collier 1897 1899 1 Democratic
33 James G. Woodward (1st term) 1899 1901 1 Democratic
34 Livingston Mims 1901 1903 1 Democratic
35 Evan Howell 1903 1905 1 Democratic
36 James G. Woodward (2nd term) 1905 1907 1 Democratic
37 Walthall R. Joyner 1907 1909 1 Democratic
38 Robert Maddox 1909 1911 1 Democratic
39 Courtland Winn 1911 1913 1 Democratic
40 James G. Woodward (3rd term) 1913 1917 2 Democratic
41 Asa Griggs Candler 1917 1919 1 Democratic
42 James L. Key (1st term) 1919 1923 2 Democratic
43 Walter Sims 1923 1927 2 Democratic
44 Isaac N. Ragsdale 1927 1931 2 Democratic
45 James L. Key (2nd term) 1931 1937 3 Democratic
46 William B. Hartsfield (1st term) 1937 1941 2 Democratic
47 Roy LeCraw 1941 1942 12 Democratic
48 William B. Hartsfield (2nd term) 1942 1962 6 Democratic
49 Ivan Allen Jr. 1962 1970 2 Democratic
50 Sam Massell 1970 1974 1 Democratic
51 Maynard Jackson (1st term) 1974 1982 2 Democratic
52 Andrew Young 1982 1990 2 Democratic
53 Maynard Jackson (2nd term) 1990 1994 1 Democratic
54 Bill Campbell 1994 2002 2 Democratic
55 Shirley Franklin 2002 2010 2 Democratic
56 Kasim Reed 2010 Incumbent 2 Democratic

Acting mayors[edit]

Name Mayoral term Party
John Glen 1855–1856 Democratic
Thomas Lowe 1861–1862 Democratic
George B. Lyle 1942 Democratic
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  2. ^ Savannah Morning News