List of mayors of Bern

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Eduard Müller
mayor of Bern 1888–1895
member of the Federal Council 1895–1919
Coat of arms of Bern

This is a list of mayors of the city of Bern, Switzerland. The executive of Bern is the municipal council (Gemeinderat). It is chaired by the mayor (Stadtpräsident von Bern). From 1832 to 1871, the term Gemeindepräsident was used. Before 1832, the title of the mayor of Bern was Schultheiss.

Mayor of Bern
Term Mayor Lifespan Party Notes
1832–1848 Karl Zeerleder (1780–1851) Conservative
1849–1863 Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger (1795–1867) Conservative
1864 Christoph Albert Kurz (1806–1864) Conservative
1864–1888 Otto von Büren (1822–1888) Conservative Gemeindepräsident until 1871, Stadtpräsident since
1888–1895 Eduard Müller (1848–1919) FDP/PRL
1895–1899 Franz Lindt (1844–1901) FDP/PRL
1900–1918 Adolf von Steiger (1859–1925) FDP/PRL
1918–1920 Gustav Müller (1860–1921) SPS/PSS
1920–1937 Hermann Lindt (1872–1937) BGB/PAI
1937–1951 Ernst Bärtschi (1882–1976) FDP/PRL
1952–1958 Otto Steiger (1890–1958) BGB/PAI
1958–1966 Eduard Freimüller (1898–1966) SPS/PSS
1966–1979 Reynold Tschäppät (1917–1979) SPS/PSS father of Alexander Tschäppät
1979–1992 Werner Bircher (born 1928) FDP/PRL
1993–2004 Klaus Baumgartner (1937-2015) SPS/PSS
2005–2016 Alexander Tschäppät (born 1952) SPS/PSS son of Reynold Tschäppät
2017–present Alec von Graffenried (born 1952) Greens

For earlier mayors, see List of Schultheiss of Bern

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