Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
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The office was established in 1853, when William F. Davidson was elected to serve as intendent. In 1861, the title was changed from intendent to mayor. Below is a list of people who have served as the mayor of Charlotte.
List of mayors of Charlotte
|William F. Davidson||1853–1857||-|
|Jennings B. Kerr||1859–1861||-|
|William A. Owens||1861–1862||-||Resigned after one month in order to command a Confederate regiment. Was killed in battle in 1864.|
|Robert F. Davidson||1862–1863||-||Originally Mayor Pro Tem, served the remainder of Owens' term.|
|Samuel A. Harris||1864–1865||-||Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden.|
|H.M. Pritchard||1865–1866||-||Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden.|
|Samuel A. Harris||1866–1868||-||Second appointment.|
|Frederick W. Ahrens||1867–1868||-||Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden.|
|H.M. Pritchard||1868–1869||-||Second appointment.|
|Clement Dowd||1869–1871||Democratic||Later became a U.S. Representative.|
|John A. Young||1871–1873||-|
|William F. Davidson||1873–1875||-|
|Benjamin Rush Smith||1878–1879||-|
|Frank I. Osborne||1879–1880||Democratic||Later became a North Carolina State Senator and North Carolina Attorney General (1893–1897).|
|Frederick S. DeWolfe||1880–1883||-|
|William C. Maxwell||1883–1884||-|
|F. Brevard McDowell||1887–1891||-|
|Johnson D. McCall||1899–1901||Democratic|
|Peter Marshall Brown||1901–1905||Democratic|
|Samuel S. McNinch||1905–1907||Democratic|
|Thomas S. Franklin||1907–1909||Democratic|
|Thomas W. Hawkins||1909–1911||Democratic|
|Charles A. Bland||1911–1915||Democratic|
|Thomas Leroy Kirkpatrick||1915–1917||Democratic|
|Frank R. McNinch||1917–1920||Democratic||Later became chairman of the Federal Power Commission and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.|
|John M. Wilson||1920–1921||Democratic||Became Mayor when Frank McNinch stepped down to take a job in Washington, D.C.. WBT went on the air.|
|James O. Walker||1921–1924||Democratic|
|Harvey W. Moore||1924–1926||Democratic|
|David M. Abernathy||1926–1927||Democratic||Selected after Moore resigned to work in the private sector.|
|F. Marion Redd||1927–1929||Democratic|
|George E. Wilson, Jr.||1929–1931||Democratic|
|Charles E. Lambeth||1931–1933||Democratic|
|Arthur E. Wearn||1933–1935||Democratic|
|Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr.||1935–1941||Democratic||Charlotte Douglas International Airport was completed under Douglas and carries his name.|
|E. McA. Currie||1941–1943||Democratic|
|Herbert Hill Baxter||1943–1949||Democratic||Charlotte College, now the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was established  and fluoride was added to the water supply.|
|Philip Van Every||1953–1957||Democratic||During Van Every's administration the Charlotte Coliseum and Independence Blvd. were completed.|
|James Saxon Smith||1957–1961||Democratic|
|Stanford R. Brookshire||1961–1969||Democratic||Lake Norman was developed during his administration. Brookshire Freeway and Brookshire Boulevard are named in his honor.|
|John M. Belk||1969–1977||Democratic||The original Charlotte Convention Center was built and SouthPark Mall was developed. John Belk Freeway is named for him.|
|Kenneth R. Harris||1977–1979||Republican||First Republican Mayor. Liquor by the drink approved by voters. Later became a North Carolina State Senator.|
|H. Edward Knox||1979–1983||Democratic||Discovery Place was built.|
|Harvey Gantt||1983–1987||Democratic||First African-American Mayor. The Harvey B. Gantt Center is named in his honor.|
|Sue Myrick||1987–1991||Republican||First female Mayor. Second Charlotte Coliseum completed. Later became a U.S. Representative.|
|Richard Vinroot||1991–1995||Republican||Bank of America Corporate Center is dedicated.|
|Pat McCrory||1995–2009||Republican||Longest serving Mayor with seven terms. First Charlotte Mayor to be elected Governor of North Carolina.|
|Anthony Foxx||2009–2013||Democratic||Stepped down to become United States Secretary of Transportation.|
|Patsy Kinsey||2013||Democratic||Served the remainder of Foxx's term.|
|Patrick Cannon||2013–2014||Democratic||Resigned after being arrested on corruption charges.|
|Dan Clodfelter||2014–2015||Democratic||Appointed mayor by the City Council on April 7, 2014.|
|Vi Lyles||2017-||Democratic||First African-American female mayor.|
- "William Owens". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Pat McCrory". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Robert Davidson". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Samuel A. Harris". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "H.M. Pritchard". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "F.W. Ahrens". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "John M. Wilson". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "David M. Abernathy". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Herbert H. Baxter". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Philip Van Every". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Stanford R. Brookshire". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "John Montgomery Belk". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "Kenneth R. Harris". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- "About the Mayor". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Washburn, Mark (2014-03-26). "Charlotte mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- WBTV Web Staff (2016-03-23). "Dan Clodfelter selected as mayor of Charlotte - | WBTV Charlotte". Wbtv.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.