List of mayors of New Orleans

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Mayor of New Orleans
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Incumbent
Mitch Landrieu

since May 3, 2010
Style The Honorable
Term length 4 years, 2 term limit
Inaugural holder Étienne de Boré
Formation 1803
Salary $140,000[1]
Website Mayor's office website

The post of Mayor of the City of New Orleans, has been held by the following individuals since New Orleans came under American administration following the Louisiana Purchase — the acquisition by the U.S. of 828,800 square miles (2,147,000 km2) of the French province La Louisiane in 1803:

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# Mayor Term start Term end Terms   Party
1 Étienne de Boré December 20, 1803 May 26, 1804 1 None
2 Cavalier Petit May 26, 1804 June 5, 1804 Acting None
3 James Pitot June 6, 1804 July 26, 1805 1 None
4 John Watkins July 27, 1805 March 8, 1807 1 None
5 James Mather March 9, 1807 May 23, 1812 1 None
6 Charles Trudeau May 24, 1812 October 8, 1812 Acting None
7 Nicholas Girod[2] October 8, 1812 November 5, 1812 Partial Democratic-Republican
8 LeBreton Dorgenois November 6, 1812 December 4, 1812 Acting Democratic-Republican
(7) Nicholas Girod December 5, 1812 September 4, 1815 1 12 Democratic-Republican
9 Augustin de Macarty September 4, 1815 May 13, 1820 2 Democratic-Republican
10 Louis Philippe de Roffignac May 14, 1820 May 10, 1828 4 Democratic-Republican
11 Denis Prieur May 12, 1828 April 9, 1838 6 Democratic
12 Paul Bertus April 10, 1838 May 12, 1838 Acting None
13 Charles Genois May 12, 1838 May 10, 1840 1 Whig[3]
14 William Freret May 11, 1840 April 4, 1842 1 Native American[4]
(11) Denis Prieur April 4, 1842 February 7, 1843 12 Democratic
(12) Paul Bertus February 7, 1843 February 26, 1843 Acting None
(14) William Freret February 27, 1843 May 12, 1844 Partial Whig
15 Joseph Montegut May 13, 1844 April 5, 1846 1 Democratic
16 Abdiel Crossman May 11, 1846 March 26, 1854 4 Whig
17 John L. Lewis April 10, 1854 June 17, 1856 1 Democratic
18 Charles W. Waterman June 17, 1856 June 8, 1858 1 American
19 Henry M. Summers[5] June 19, 1858 June 21, 1858 Partial American
20 Gerald Stith June 21, 1858 June 18, 1860 1 American
21 John T. Monroe June 18, 1860 May 16, 1862 1 Constitutional Union
Office suspended; city occupied by Union Army
(21) John T. Monroe May 12, 1866 March 27, 1867 12 Democratic
22 Edward Heath March 28, 1867 June 10, 1868 12 Republican
23 John R. Conway June 10, 1868 April 4, 1870 1 Democratic
24 Benjamin Flanders April 4, 1870 November 29, 1872 1 Republican
25 Louis A. Wiltz November 30, 1872 November 30, 1874 1 Democratic
26 Charles J. Leeds November 30, 1874 December 19, 1876 1 Democratic
27 Edward Pilsbury December 19, 1876 November 18, 1878 1 Democratic
28 Isaac W. Patton November 18, 1878 December 16, 1880 1 Democratic
29 Joseph A. Shakspeare December 16, 1880 November 20, 1882 1 Democratic
30 William J. Behan November 20, 1882 April 28, 1884 1 Democratic
31 Joseph V. Guillotte April 29, 1884 April 23, 1888 2 Democratic
(29) Joseph A. Shakspeare April 23, 1888 April 25, 1892 2 Democratic
32 John Fitzpatrick April 25, 1892 April 27, 1896 2 Democratic
33 Walter C. Flower April 27, 1896 May 7, 1900 2 Democratic
34 Paul Capdevielle May 7, 1900 December 5, 1904 2 Democratic
35 Martin Behrman December 5, 1904 December 6, 1920 3 Democratic
36 Andrew J. McShane December 6, 1920 May 4, 1925 2 Democratic
(35) Martin Behrman May 4, 1925 January 12, 1926 1 Democratic
37 Arthur J. O'Keefe January 12, 1926 July 15, 1929 1 Democratic
38 Thomas S. Walmsley July 15, 1929 June 30, 1936 3 12 Democratic
39 Albert M. Pratt June 30, 1936 July 15, 1936 Acting Democratic
40 Fred A. Earhart July 15, 1936 July 15, 1936 Acting Democratic
41 Jesse S. Cave July 15, 1936 August 17, 1936 Acting Democratic
42 Robert Maestri August 18, 1936 April 4, 1946 4 Democratic
43 Chep Morrison April 4, 1946 July 17, 1961 3 Democratic
44 Victor H. Schiro July 17, 1961 May 2, 1970 2 Democratic
45 Maurice Landrieu May 2, 1970 May 1, 1978 2 Democratic
46 Ernest N. Morial May 1, 1978 May 5, 1986 2 Democratic
47 Sidney Barthelemy May 5, 1986 May 2, 1994 2 Democratic
48 Marc Morial May 2, 1994 May 6, 2002 2 Democratic
49 Ray Nagin May 6, 2002 May 3, 2010 2 Democratic
50 Mitch Landrieu May 3, 2010 Incumbent 1 12 Democratic

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Girod administration at New Orleans Public Library site, accessed 09 Sept 2015.
  3. ^ Genois administration at New Orleans Public Library site, accessed 09 Sept 2015.
  4. ^ John Kendall's History of New Orleans, 1922, Chapter IX, accessed 22 Nov 2015.
  5. ^ Thomas Watkins Campbell, Manual of the city of New Orleans, comprising city charter of 1896, New Orleans, Louisiana City Council