Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas

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This is a list of mayors who served the city of Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Term Image Mayor Political affiliation Duration of term Information
1st William Paxton Burts N/A 17 February 1873 - 29 October 1874 The first mayor of Fort Worth after its incorporation as a mayor-council government and the second practicing physician in the area. Resigned in 1874 amid controversy about debt handling and a city deficit.
2nd G.H. Day N/A 10 November 1874 - 8 August 1878
3rd R.E. Beckman N/A 8 August 1878 - 12 April 1880
4th John T. Brown N/A 12 April 1880 - 11 April 1882
5th John Peter Smith N/A 11 April 1882 - 20 April 1886 First stint. Largest landowner in Fort Worth at the time. Successfully petitioned to have the Tarrant County seat moved from Birdville to Fort Worth. As mayor, established Fort Worth's first water department and first public school system, on which he served as a board member. Died in 1901 in St. Louis while promoting the city due to blood poisoning sustained in an assault and robbery outside his hotel.[1]
6th H.S. Broiles N/A 20 April 1886 - 8 April 1890
7th W.S. Pendleton N/A 8 April 1890 - 5 August 1890
8th John Peter Smith N/A 5 August 1890 - 12 April 1892 Second stint.
9th B.B. Paddock N/A 12 April 1892 - 10 April 1900
10th T.J. Powell N/A 10 April 1900 - 10 April 1906
11th W.D. Harris N/A 10 April 1906 - 13 April 1909
12th W.D. Williams N/A 13 April 1909 - 27 April 1909
13th W.D. Davis N/A 1 June 1909 - 15 April 1913
14th R.F. Milam N/A 15 April 1913 - 15 April 1915
15th E.T. Tyra N/A 16 April 1915 - 16 April 1917
16th W.D. Davis N/A 16 April 1917 - 16 April 1921
17th E.R. Cockrell N/A 16 April 1921 - 8 October 1924
18th W.P. Burton N/A 8 October 1924 - 15 April 1925


19th Henry Clay Meacham N/A 15 April 1925 - 12 April 1927


20th William Bryce N/A 12 April 1927 - 20 December 1933


21st Van Zandt Jarvis N/A 20 December 1933 - 7 April 1937


22nd W.J. Hammond N/A 8 April 1937 - 11 May 1938


23rd R.H.W. Drechsel N/A 11 May 1938 - 27 July 1938


24th T.J. Harrell N/A 27 July 1938 - 19 June 1940


25th I.N. McCrary N/A 17 July 1940 - 4 April 1945


26th Roscoe L. Carnrike N/A 4 April 1945 - 8 April 1947


27th F. Edgar Deen N/A 9 April 1947 - 6 April 1951 First stint. One of two Fort Worth mayors to serve more than once, nonconsecutively.


28th J.R. Edwards N/A 6 April 1951 - 22 April 1953


29th F. Edgar Deen N/A 22 April 1953 - 6 April 1955 Second stint. One of two Fort Worth mayors to serve more than once, nonconsecutively.


30th F.E. "Jack" Garrison N/A 20 April 1955 - 2 April 1957


31st Thomas A. McCann N/A 2 April 1957 - 21 April 1961
32nd John S. Justin, Jr. N/A 21 April 1961 - 22 April 1963
33rd Bayard H. Friedman N/A 22 April 1963 - 6 April 1965
34th Willard Barr N/A 6 April 1965 - 6 April 1967
35th DeWitt McKinley N/A 6 April 1967 - 9 April 1969*
36th R.M. "Sharkey" Stovall N/A 6 April 1969* - 14 April 1975 Oversaw the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and oversaw the vote to reform the City Council system to an all-single-member-district system, which occurred in 1977.
37th Clif Overcash N/A 14 April 1975 - 5 April 1977 City Councilman from 1973 - 1975. Had major support from the influential Tandy Corporation.


38th Hugh Quay Parmer Democratic 5 April 1977 - 1 May 1979 Previous Tarrant County Texas representative. After mayoralty, served as a Texas state senator from the 12th district.
39th Woodie Woods Republican 1 May 1979 - 10 November 1981
- Richard Newkirk N/A 11 November 1981 - 1 February 1982 Interim mayor.
40th Bob Bolen Republican 2 February 1982 - 21 May 1991 Fort Worth City Councilman from 1979 to 1982. Retired to serve as an advisor to the chancellor of Texas Christian University. Served longest term in Fort Worth mayoral history.
41st Kay Granger.jpg Norvell Kay Granger Republican 21 May 1991 - 19 December 1995 First female mayor of Fort Worth. Left office to campaign for Texas's 12th congressional district, where she still serves in the House as of 2017.
- Jewel Woods N/A 20 December 1995 - 20 May 1996 Interim mayor replacing Kay Granger, who left office to campaign for Texas's 12th district U.S. House seat.
42nd Kenneth Barr Democratic 21 May 1996 - 20 May 2003 Former Fort Worth city councilman.
43rd Mike Moncrief.jpg Michael J. Moncrief Democratic 20 May 2003 - 12 July 2011 Former Texas senator from the 12th district. Elected in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. Chose not to seek a fifth term.
44th Betsy Price.jpg Betsy Price Republican 12 July 2011 - present Incumbent. Former Tarrant County tax assessor. Elected 2011, 2013, and 2015 unopposed. [2]


*Dates given as per Fort Worth Mayor's office.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smith, John Peter". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "City of Fort Worth Mayors and Council Members 1967 - Present" (PDF). Tarrant County, Texas E-archives. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-11.