List of mayors of South Bend, Indiana

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Mayor of South Bend
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Incumbent
James Mueller

since January 1, 2020
Term lengthFour-year term
FormationMay 22, 1865
DeputyPresident of South Bend Common Council
Salary$117,780.24 (2020)[1][2]

This is a list of mayors of South Bend, Indiana, beginning with South Bend's incorporation as a city on May 22, 1865.[3][4] 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[5] Term start Term end Terms   Party
1 William G. George 1865 1868 1 Republican
2 Louis Humphreys (1816–1880) 1868 1872 2 Republican
3 William Miller 1873 1876 2 Republican
4 Alexander N. Thomas 1877 1878 1 Republican
5
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Lucius G. Tong (1842–1908) 1878 1880 1 Republican
6 Levi J. Ham (1805–1887; aged 81) 1880 1884 2 Democratic
7
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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
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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[6] Democratic
25 Frank J. Bruggner (1891–1972) September 1960 1964 ¾ Democratic
26 Lloyd M. Allen (1919–1989) 1964 1972 2 Republican
27 Jerry Miller 1972 1975 1 Democratic
28 Peter J. Nemeth (born in 1942) 1976 1979 1 Democratic
29 Roger O. Parent 1980 1988 2 Democratic
30
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Joe E. Kernan (1946–2020) January 3, 1988 January 3, 1997 Democratic
31
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Steve Luecke (born in 1964) January 3, 1997 January 1, 2012 Democratic
32
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Pete Buttigieg (born in 1982) January 1, 2012 January 1, 2020 2 Democratic
33
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James Mueller (born in 1982) January 1, 2020 Incumbent Democratic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says the monthly mortgage payment on his 'one house in Indiana' is $450". 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Reports: Gateway".
  3. ^ "THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA". City of South Bend, Indiana. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  4. ^ "List of South Bend Mayors". The History Museum of South Bend. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  5. ^ "List of South Bend Mayors". Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  6. ^ Died in office.