List of mayors of New Orleans

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The post of Mayor of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, 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:

List of Mayors[edit]

No. Mayor Took Office Left Office Notes/Party
1 Étienne de Boré Etienne de Boré.gif December 20, 1803 May 26, 1804[1] Served the municipality under French governor Laussat; appointed by Territorial Governor William C. C. Claiborne after Congress established the Territory of Orleans.
2 Cavalier Petit[2] May 27, 1804 June 5, 1804 Deputy-mayor during Boré's administration[3]
3 James Pitot PitotPortrait.jpg June 6, 1804 July 26, 1805[1] Appointed by Territorial Gov. Claiborne
4 John Watkins July 27, 1805 March 8, 1807 Appointed by Claiborne
5 James Mather March 9, 1807 May 23, 1812[1] Appointed by Claiborne, Mather presided in the city during the first few weeks of statehood; New Orleans served as the first state capital.
6 Charles Trudeau[2] May 23, 1812 October 8, 1812 Surveyor-general during the Spanish and territorial periods, Trudeau was the city council's recorder when Mather resigned.[4]
7 Nicolas Girod October 8, 1812 November 5, 1812[5] First publicly elected mayor; the election was held in September of 1812.[6]
8 LeBreton Dorgenois[2] November 6, 1812 December 4, 1812
-- Nicolas Girod December 5, 1812[5] September 4, 1815[1] Re-elected in September of 1814, Girod presided over the city during the British invasion of 1814–15. However, Gen. Andrew Jackson declared himself to be in charge under martial law, from his arrival in December of 1814 until his departure in March of 1815.[7]
9 Augustin de Macarty AugustinDeMacarty.jpg September 4, 1815 May 13, 1820
10 Louis Philippe de Roffignac Count de Roffignac.jpg May 14, 1820 May 10, 1828[1]
11 Denis Prieur May 12, 1828 April 9, 1838 Democratic
12 Paul Bertus[2] April 10, 1838 May 12, 1838
13 Charles Genois May 12, 1838 May 10, 1840 Whig[8]
14 William Freret May 11, 1840 April 4, 1842 Native American[9]
-- Denis Prieur (2nd term) April 4, 1842 February 7, 1843 Democratic
-- Paul Bertus (2nd term)[2] February 7, 1843 February 26, 1843
-- William Freret (2nd term) February 27, 1843 May 12, 1844 Whig
15 Joseph Edgard Montegut May 13, 1844 April 5, 1846 Democratic
16 Abdiel Crossman Abdil Daily Crossman.jpg May 11, 1846 March 26, 1854 Whig
17 John L. Lewis April 10, 1854 June 17, 1856 Democratic
18 Charles W. Waterman June 17, 1856 June 8, 1858 American
19 Gerald Stith June 21, 1858 June 18, 1860 American
20 John T. Monroe Gallier Hall Interior Mayor Monroe 2.JPG June 18, 1860 May 16, 1862 American
Acting Military Mayors
21 George F. Shepley George F Shepley.jpg May 20, 1862 July 11, 1862
22 Godfrey Weitzel Godfrey Weitzel - Brady-Handy.jpg July 14, 1862 August 5, 1862
23 Jonas H. French August 6, 1862 August 20, 1862
-- Godfrey Weitzel (2nd term) August 21, 1862 September 30, 1862
24 Henry C. Deming MayorHenryCDeming.jpg October 2, 1862 January 30, 1863
25 James F. Miller January 30, 1863 September 12, 1863
26 Edward Henry Durell September 12, 1863 October 30, 1863
-- James F. Miller (2nd term) November 6, 1863 February 2, 1864
27 Stephen Hoyt February 9, 1864 March 21, 1865
28 Hugh Kennedy March 21, 1865 May 5, 1865
29 Samuel Miller Quincy May 5, 1865 June 8, 1865
30 Glendy Burke June 8, 1865 June 28, 1865
-- Hugh Kennedy (2nd term) June 28, 1865 March 18, 1866
31 J. A. D. Rozier March 19, 1866 March 20, 1866
32 George Clark March 20, 1866 May 11, 1866
End of Acting Military Mayors
33 John T. Monroe Gallier Hall Interior Mayor Monroe 2.JPG May 12, 1866 March 28, 1867 Democratic
34 Edward Heath March 28, 1867 June 10, 1868 Republican
35 John R. Conway June 10, 1868 April 4, 1870 Democratic
36 Benjamin Flanders Benjamin Franklin Flanders.jpg April 4, 1870 November 29, 1872 Republican
37 Louis A. Wiltz Louis Alfred Wiltz.jpg November 30, 1872 November 30, 1874 Democratic
38 Charles J. Leeds November 30, 1874 December 19, 1876 Democratic
39 Edward Pilsbury December 19, 1876 November 18, 1878
40 Isaac W. Patton November 18, 1878 December 16, 1880
41 Joseph A. Shakspeare December 16, 1880 November 20, 1882
42 William J. Behan Mayor Behan Painting Cropped.JPG November 20, 1882 April 28, 1884 Democratic
43 J. Valsin Guillotte April 29, 1884 April 23, 1888 Democratic
-- Joseph A. Shakspeare (2nd term) April 23, 1888 April 25, 1892
44 John Fitzpatrick MayorFitzpatrick1895.jpg April 25, 1892 April 27, 1896 Democratic
45 Walter C. Flower   April 27, 1896 May 7, 1900
46 Paul Capdevielle Paul Capdevielle.jpg May 7, 1900 December 5, 1904
47 Martin Behrman Martin Behrman portrait 1919.jpeg December 5, 1904 December 6, 1920 Democratic
48 Andrew J. McShane Andrew J McShane.jpg December 6, 1920 May 4, 1925
-- Martin Behrman (2nd term) MayorBehermanLeavesHomePelicanStreet.jpg May 4, 1925 January 12, 1926 Democratic
49 Arthur J. O'Keefe January 12, 1926 July 15, 1929 Democratic
50 T. Semmes Walmsley July 15, 1929 June 30, 1936 Democratic
51 A. Miles Pratt[2] June 30, 1936 July 15, 1936
52 Fred A. Earhart[2] July 15, 1936 July 15, 1936
53 Jesse S. Cave[2] July 15, 1936 August 17, 1936
54 Robert S. Maestri Robert S Maestri signed photo.jpg August 18, 1936 April 4, 1946 Democratic
55 DeLesseps Story "Chep" Morrison Chep Morrison 1961.jpg April 4, 1946 July 17, 1961 Democratic
56 Victor H. Schiro New Orleans 1962 Mayor Schiro-ST-158-66-62.jpg July 17, 1961 May 2, 1970 Democratic
57 Maurice "Moon" Landrieu Moon Landrieu profile Amstrong Park.jpg May 2, 1970 May 1, 1978 Democratic
58 Ernest Nathan "Dutch" Morial May 1, 1978 May 5, 1986 Democratic
59 Sidney Barthelemy May 5, 1986 May 2, 1994 Democratic
60 Marc Morial MarcMorialNatUrbanLeage.jpg May 2, 1994 May 6, 2002 Democratic
61 C. Ray Nagin Nagin meeting with Bush, Jan 12, 2006, cropped.jpg May 6, 2002 May 3, 2010 Democratic
62 Mitch Landrieu Mitch Landrieu.jpg May 3, 2010 Present Democratic
  1. ^ a b c d e Resigned.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Acting Mayor
  3. ^ John Kendall's History of New Orleans, 1922, Chapter IV, accessed 08 Sept 2015.
  4. ^ John Kendall's History of New Orleans, 1922, Chapter VI, accessed 10 Sept 2015.
  5. ^ a b Nicholas Girod took a leave of absence from the mayor's office starting November 5, 1812. He resumed his position on December 5, 1812.
  6. ^ Girod administration at New Orleans Public Library site, accessed 09 Sept 2015.
  7. ^ Remini, Robert V. (1999), The Battle of New Orleans.
  8. ^ Genois administration at New Orleans Public Library site, accessed 09 Sept 2015.
  9. ^ John Kendall's History of New Orleans, 1922, Chapter IX, accessed 22 Nov 2015.

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