List of mayors of Gary, Indiana

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This is a list of mayors of Gary, Indiana. The first mayor, Thomas Knotts, served as Town Board president from 1906 to 1909, when Gary officially became a city.

Mayor Term start Term end   Party
1 Knotts, ThomasThomas Knotts 1906 1914 Democratic[1]
2 Johnson, R.O.R.O. Johnson 1914 1918 Republican
3 Hodges, William F.William F. Hodges 1918 1922 Republican
4 Johnson, R.O.R.O. Johnson 1922 March 1925[2] Republican
5 Fulton, William J.William J. Fulton March 1925 1926 Republican
6 Williams, Floyd E.Floyd E. Williams 1926 1930 Republican
7 Johnson, R.O.R.O. Johnson 1930 1935 Republican
8 Clayton, Lee B.Lee B. Clayton 1935 1939 Democratic
9 Schaible, ErnstErnst Schaible 1939 1943 Republican
10 Finerty, Joseph E.Joseph E. Finerty 1943 1948 Democratic
11 Swartz, EugeneEugene Swartz 1948 1952 Democratic
12 Mandich, PeterPeter Mandich 1952 1958 Democratic
13 Chacharis, GeorgeGeorge Chacharis 1958 1962 Democratic
14 Visclosky, JohnJohn Visclosky 1962 1963
15 Katz, A. MartinA. Martin Katz 1964 1968 Democratic
16 Hatcher, RichardRichard Hatcher 1968 1987 Democratic
17 Barnes, Thomas V.Thomas V. Barnes 1988 1995 Democratic
18 King, Scott L.Scott L. King 1995 2006 Democratic
19 Rudolph M. Clay 2006 2012 Democratic
20 Freeman-Wilson, KarenKaren Freeman-Wilson 2012 Present Democratic

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