List of mayors of South Bend, Indiana
|Mayor of South Bend|
|Term length||Four-year term|
|Formation||May 22, 1865|
|Deputy||President of South Bend Common Council|
This is a list of mayors of South Bend, Indiana, beginning with South Bend's incorporation as a city on May 22, 1865. William G. George served as the city’s first mayor from 1865 to 1868. Joe Kernan was mayor of South Bend from 1988 to 1997 and went on to serve as Governor of Indiana. Every mayor since 1972 has been a Democrat and the incumbent is James Mueller, having taken office on January 1, 2020.
|#||Portrait||Name||Term start||Term end||Terms|
|1||William G. George||1865||1868||1||Republican|
|2||Louis Humphreys (1816–1880)||1868||1872||2||Republican|
|4||Alexander N. Thomas||1877||1878||1||Republican|
|5||Lucius G. Tong (1842–1908)||1878||1880||1||Republican|
|6||Levi J. Ham (1805–1887; aged 81)||1880||1884||2||Democratic|
|7||George W. Loughman (1846–??)||1884||1888||2||Republican|
|8||William H. Longley||1888||1892||2||Democratic|
|9||David R. Leeper (1832–1900)||1892||1894||1||Democratic|
|10||D. B. J. Schafer||1894||1898||2||Republican|
|11||Schuyler Colfax III (1870–1925)||1898||1902||2||Republican|
|12||Edward J. Fogarty||1902||1910||4||Democratic|
|13||Charles L. Goetz||1910||1914||2||Democratic|
|14||Fred W. Keller (1893–1955)||1914||1918||2||Independent|
|15||Franklin R. Carson (1861–1929)||January 1918||1922||2||Republican|
|16||Eli F. Seebirt (1879–1955)||1922||1926||2||Republican|
|17||Chester R. Montgomery||1926||1930||Democratic|
|18||William Riley Hinkle (1874–1964)||1930||1935||Democratic|
|19||George W. Freyermuth (1868–1958)||1935||1938||Republican|
|20||Jesse I. Pavey||1938||1945||Democratic|
|21||F. Kenneth Dempsey (1906–1973)||1945||1947||Democratic|
|22||George A. Schock||1947||1952||Democratic|
|23||John Alden Scott (1916–1986)||1952||1956||1||Republican|
|24||Edward F. Voorde (1910–1960)||January 1, 1956||September 2, 1960||1¼||Democratic|
|25||Frank J. Bruggner (1891–1972)||September 1960||1964||¾||Democratic|
|26||Lloyd M. Allen (1919–1989)||1964||1972||2||Republican|
|28||Peter J. Nemeth (born in 1942)||1976||1979||1||Democratic|
|29||Roger O. Parent||1980||1988||2||Democratic|
|30||Joe E. Kernan (1946–2020)||January 3, 1988||January 3, 1997||2¼||Democratic|
|31||Steve Luecke (born in 1964)||January 3, 1997||January 1, 2012||3¾||Democratic|
|32||Pete Buttigieg (born in 1982)||January 1, 2012||January 1, 2020||2||Democratic|
|33||James Mueller (born in 1982)||January 1, 2020||Incumbent||Democratic|
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- Died in office.