List of mayors of Edmonton

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Mayor of Edmonton
Don Iveson 2013 crop.jpg
Incumbent
Don Iveson

since October 29, 2013
Style Mayor, His/Her Worship
Member of City Council
Reports to City Council
Seat Edmonton City Hall
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Appointer Direct election by residents of Edmonton
Term length 4 years
Formation February 10, 1892; 125 years ago (1892-02-10)
First holder Matthew McCauley
Website http://www.edmonton.ca/mayor

This is a list of mayors of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to 1905, Edmonton was in the Northwest Territories, and prior to 1904, Edmonton was a town.

Mayors of Edmonton
Mayor Date of birth Term began Age at term start Term Ended Previous office Date of death and age
1 Portrait of Matthew McCauley McCauley, MatthewMatthew McCauley July 11, 1850 February 10, 1892 41 years, 214 days January 14, 1895 Co-founder of the Edmonton Board of Trade October 30, 1930
80 years, 111 days
2 Portrait of Herbert Charles Wilson Wilson, Herbert CharlesHerbert Charles Wilson December 7, 1859 January 14, 1895 35 years, 38 days October 6, 1896 Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the North-West Territories (1888–1891) December 17, 1909
50 years, 10 days
3 Portrait of Cornelius Gallagher Gallagher, CorneliusCornelius Gallagher December 31, 1854 October 27, 1896[1] 41 years, 301 days December 14, 1896 Alderman (1893–1895) October 27, 1932
77 years, 301 days
4 Portrait of John Alexander McDougall McDougall, John AlexanderJohn Alexander McDougall May 20, 1854 December 14, 1896 42 years, 208 days December 13, 1897 Alderman (1893–1895) December 17, 1928
74 years, 211 days
5 Portrait of William S. Edmiston Edmiston, William S.William S. Edmiston November 10, 1857 December 13, 1897 40 years, 33 days December 11, 1899 Alderman (1895–1896) July 24, 1903
45 years, 256 days
6 Portrait of Kenneth W. Mackenzie MacKenzie, Kenneth W.Kenneth W. MacKenzie February 3, 1862 December 11, 1899 37 years, 311 days December 9, 1901 Alderman (1898–1899) October 9, 1929
67 years, 248 days
7 Portrait of William Short in 1904 Short, WilliamWilliam Short January 11, 1866 December 9, 1901 35 years, 332 days December 12, 1904 Public school trustee (1899–1901) January 27, 1926
60 years, 16 days
Portrait of Kenneth W. Mackenzie MacKenzie, Kenneth W.Kenneth W. MacKenzie February 3, 1862 December 12, 1904 42 years, 313 days December 11, 1905 Mayor of Edmonton (1899–1901) October 9, 1929
67 years, 248 days
8 Portrait of Charles May May, CharlesCharles May June 30, 1858 December 11, 1905 47 years, 164 days December 10, 1906 Alderman (1903–1905) March 1, 1932
73 years, 245 days
9 Portrait of William Griesbach Griesbach, William AntrobusWilliam Antrobus Griesbach January 3, 1878 December 10, 1906 28 years, 341 days December 9, 1907 Alderman (1904–1906) January 21, 1945
67 years, 18 days
Portrait of John Alexander McDougall McDougall, John AlexanderJohn Alexander McDougall May 20, 1854 December 9, 1907 53 years, 203 days December 14, 1908 Mayor of Edmonton (1896–1897) December 17, 1928
74 years, 211 days
10 Portrait of Robert Lee Lee, RobertRobert Lee March 10, 1862 December 14, 1908 46 years, 279 days December 12, 1910 Alderman (1899–1901 & 1907–1908) August 5, 1925
63 years, 148 days
11 Portrait of George S. Armstrong Armstrong, George S.George S. Armstrong May 16, 1867 December 12, 1910 43 years, 210 days December 9, 1912 Alderman (1907–1910) June 9, 1947
80 years, 24 days
Portrait of William Short in 1904 Short, WilliamWilliam Short January 11, 1866 December 9, 1912 46 years, 333 days December 8, 1913 Mayor of Edmonton (1901–1904) January 27, 1926
60 years, 16 days
12 Portrait of William J. McNamara McNamara, William J.William J. McNamara December 27, 1879 December 8, 1913 33 years, 346 days October 27, 1914 Mayor of Wetaskiwin (1909–1910) January 1, 1947
67 years, 5 days
13 Portrait of William Thomas Henry Henry, William ThomasWilliam Thomas Henry January 2, 1872 December 14, 1914 42 years, 346 days December 10, 1917 Alderman (1900–1902) September 11, 1952
80 years, 253 days
14 No image.svg Evans, Harry Marshall ErskineHarry Marshall Erskine Evans August 17, 1876 December 10, 1917 41 years, 115 days December 9, 1918 President of Edmonton Board of Trade (1916–1917) September 20, 1973
97 years, 34 days
15 Portrait of Joseph Clarke Clarke, JosephJoseph Clarke September 20, 1869 December 9, 1918 49 years, 80 days December 13, 1920 Alderman (1912 & 1913–1915) July 27, 1941
71 years, 310 days
16 Portrait of David Milwyn Duggan Duggan, David MilwynDavid Milwyn Duggan May 5, 1879 December 13, 1920 41 years, 222 days December 10, 1923 None May 4, 1942
62 years, 364 days
17 Portrait of Kenny Blatchford Blatchford, KennyKenny Blatchford March 5, 1882 December 10, 1923 41 years, 280 days December 13, 1926 Alderman (1921–1923) April 20, 1933
51 years, 46 days
18 Portrait of Ambrose Bury Bury, AmbroseAmbrose Bury August 1, 1869 December 13, 1926 57 years, 134 days December 9, 1929 Member of Parliament for Edmonton East (1925–1926) March 29, 1951
81 years, 240 days
19 Portrait of James McCrie Douglas Douglas, James McCrieJames McCrie Douglas February 5, 1867 December 9, 1929 62 years, 307 days November 11, 1931 Alderman (1923–1926) March 16, 1950
83 years, 39 days
20 Portrait of Dan Knott Knott, DanDan Knott July 1, 1879 November 11, 1931 52 years, 133 days November 14, 1934 Alderman (1922–1926 & 1929–1931) November 26, 1959
80 years, 148 days
Portrait of Joseph Clarke Clarke, JosephJoseph Clarke September 20, 1869 November 14, 1934 65 years, 55 days November 10, 1937 Alderman (1924–1925) July 27, 1941
71 years, 310 days
21 Portrait of John Wesley Fry Fry, John WesleyJohn Wesley Fry December 5, 1876 November 10, 1937 60 years, 340 days November 7, 1945 Alderman (1932–1937) December 23, 1946
70 years, 18 days
22 No image.svg Ainlay, HarryHarry Ainlay January 3, 1887 November 7, 1945 58 years, 308 days November 2, 1949 Alderman (1931–1935 & 1941–1945) March 12, 1970
83 years, 68 days
23 No image.svg Parsons, SidneySidney Parsons April 11, 1893 November 2, 1949 56 years, 205 days November 7, 1951 Alderman (1938–1949) April 22, 1955
62 years, 11 days
24 No image.svg Hawrelak, WilliamWilliam Hawrelak October 3, 1915 November 7, 1951 36 years, 35 days September 9, 1959 Alderman (1949–1951) November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
25 No image.svg Mitchell, Frederick JohnFrederick John Mitchell December 4, 1893 September 9, 1959 65 years, 279 days October 14, 1959 Alderman (1940–1959) December 25, 1979
86 years, 21 days
26 Elmer Ernest Roper Roper, Elmer ErnestElmer Ernest Roper June 4, 1893 October 14, 1959 66 years, 132 days October 16, 1963 Leader of Alberta Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1942–1955) November 12, 1994
101 years, 161 days
No image.svg Hawrelak, WilliamWilliam Hawrelak October 3, 1915 October 16, 1963 48 years, 13 days March 11, 1965 Mayor of Edmonton (1951–1959) November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
27 No image.svg Dantzer, VincentVincent Dantzer October 2, 1923 March 11, 1965 41 years, 160 days October 16, 1968 Alderman (1962–1965) March 13, 2001
77 years, 162 days
28 No image.svg Dent, IvorIvor Dent February 7, 1924 October 16, 1968 44 years, 252 days October 16, 1974 Alderman (1963–1968) March 29, 2009
84 years, 164 days
No image.svg Hawrelak, WilliamWilliam Hawrelak October 3, 1915 October 16, 1974 59 years, 13 days November 7, 1975 Mayor of Edmonton (1951–1959 & 1963–1965) November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
29 No image.svg Cavanagh, TerryTerry Cavanagh July 19, 1926 November 14, 1975 49 years, 118 days October 19, 1977 Alderman (1971–1975) Living
(90 years, 281 days)
30 No image.svg Purves, CecCec Purves October 18, 1933 October 19, 1977 44 years, 1 day October 17, 1983 Alderman (1966–1974) Living
(83 years, 190 days)
31 No image.svg Decore, LaurenceLaurence Decore June 28, 1940 October 17, 1983 43 years, 111 days October 17, 1988 Alderman (1974–1977) November 6, 1999
59 years, 131 days
No image.svg Cavanagh, TerryTerry Cavanagh July 19, 1926 October 17, 1988 62 years, 90 days October 16, 1989 Alderman (1983–1988) Living
(90 years, 281 days)
32 No image.svg Reimer, JanJan Reimer May 23, 1952 October 16, 1989 37 years, 146 days October 16, 1995 Alderman (1980–1989) Living
(64 years, 338 days)
33 No image.svg Smith, BillBill Smith December 11, 1935 October 16, 1995 59 years, 309 days October 26, 2004 None Living
(81 years, 136 days)
34 Stephen Mandel Mandel, StephenStephen Mandel July 18, 1945 October 26, 2004 59 years, 100 days October 29, 2013 City Councilor (2001–2004) Living
(71 years, 282 days)
35 Don Iveson Iveson, DonDon Iveson May 30, 1979 October 29, 2013[2] 34 years, 152 days Present City Councilor (2007–2013) Living
(37 years, 331 days)

Living former mayors[edit]

As of December 2014, five former mayors are alive, the oldest being Terry Cavanagh (1975–1977/1988–1989, born 1926). The most recent to die was Ivor Dent (1968–1974), on July 29, 2009.

Name Term Date of birth
Terry Cavanagh 1975–1977
1988–1989
(1926-07-19) July 19, 1926 (age 90)
Cec Purves 1977–1983 (1933-10-18) October 18, 1933 (age 83)
Jan Reimer 1989–1995 (1952-05-23) May 23, 1952 (age 64)
Bill Smith 1995–2004 (1935-12-11) December 11, 1935 (age 81)
Stephen Mandel 2004–2013 (1945-07-18) July 18, 1945 (age 71)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local". The Edmonton Bulletin. Edmonton, Alberta. October 26, 1896. p. 1. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Don Iveson is sworn-in as Edmonton's new mayor". CBC News. October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013. 

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