List of mayors of Salem, Massachusetts
The Mayor of Salem is the head of the municipal government in Salem, Massachusetts. There was no Mayor of Salem until the city charter was accepted on March 23, 1836, because up to that point Salem was still incorporated as a town.
|1st||Leverett Saltonstall||1836–1838||Whig||First mayor under the original city charter,
(which included a bicameral legislative body).
From 1836 to 1856 the Municipal year ended on the second Monday in March.
|2nd||Stephen C. Phillips||1838–1842||Whig|
|3rd||Stephen Palfrey Webb||1842–1845||Whig||Also served as the twelfth Mayor of Salem. From 1842–1845 Webb served as the sixth Mayor of San Francisco|
|4th||Joseph S. Cabot||1845–1849||Whig|
|5th||Nathaniel Silsbee, Jr.||1849–1851||Whig|
|7th||Charles Wentworth Upham||1852–1853||Whig|
|8th||Asahel Huntington||1853–1854||Know Nothing|
|9th||Joseph Andrews||1854–1856||Know Nothing||From 1856 to 1874 inclusive the Municipal year ended on the Fourth Monday in January.|
|10th||William S. Messervy||1856–1858||Democratic|
|11th||Nathaniel Silsbee, Jr.||1858–1859||Republican|
|12th||Stephen Palfrey Webb||1860–1862||Republican||Second time as Mayor of Salem. From 1842–1845 Webb served as the sixth Mayor of San Francisco|
|13th||Stephen G. Wheatland||1863–1864||Democratic|
|14th||Joseph B. F. Osgood||1865–1865||Democratic|
|15th||David Roberts||January 1866 – September 26, 1867||Republican||Roberts resigned as a result of disagreement with the Board of Aldermen.|
|16th||William Cogswell||September 26, 1867–1869||Republican|
|19th||William Cogswell||1873–1875||Republican||From 1875 on the Municipal year ends on the First Monday in January.|
|20th||Henry Laurens Williams||1875–1876||None|
|21st||Henry K. Oliver||1877–1880||Republican|
|23rd||William M. Hill||1883–1884||None|
|24th||Arthur L. Huntington||1885–1885||None|
|25th||John M. Raymond||1886–1887||None|
|26th||Robert S. Rantoul||1890–1893||Democratic|
|27th||James H. Turner||1894–1897||None|
|28th||David P. Waters||1898–1898||None|
|29th||James H. Turner||1899–1899||None|
|30th||David M. Little||1900–1900||None|
|31st||John F. Hurley||1901–1902||None|
|32nd||Joseph N. Peterson||1903–1905||Republican|
|33rd||Thomas G. Pinnock||1906–1907||Republican|
|34th||John F. Hurley||1908–1909||None|
|36th||Rufus D. Adams||1911–1912||Republican||Last mayor under the Original (1836) city charter.|
|37th||John F. Hurley||1913–1915||First Mayor under the second city charter adopted in November 1912.
Was Recalled by the voters December 29, 1914.
|38th||Mathias J. O'Keefe||1915–1915||Elected to finish out John F. Hurley's three-year term
in the December 29, 1914 election that recalled Mayor Hurley.
|39th||Henry P. Benson||1916–1917||Last Mayor under the second (1912) city charter
(Commission form of Government).
|40th||Denis J. Sullivan||1918–1923||First Mayor under the January 3, 1916 (Plan B) city charter.|
|41st||George J. Bates||1924–1937||Republican||Served in U.S. House from January 3, 1937 – November 1, 1949.|
|42nd||Edward A. Coffey||1938–1947||Republican|
|43rd||Joseph B. Harrington||1948–1949||Democratic|
|44th||Francis X. Collins||1950–1969||Democratic|
|45th||Samuel Edward Zoll||1970–1973||Democratic|
|46th||Jean A. Levesque||1973–1983||Republican|
|47th||Anthony V. Salvo||1984–1989||Democratic|
|48th||Neil J. Harrington||1990–1997||Democratic|
|49th||Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr.||1998–2005||Democratic|
|50th||Kim Driscoll||January 2006 –||Democratic|