List of mayors of Vancouver

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Thirty-nine persons have held the office of mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1886.

List[edit]

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
1 Malcolm A. MacLean
(1842–1895)
1 January 1886 31 December 1887 Independent
2 David Oppenheimer
(1834–1897)
1 January 1888 31 December 1891 Independent
3 Frederick Cope
(1860–1897)
1 January 1892 31 December 1893 Independent
4 Robert Anderson
(1858–1916)
1 January 1894 31 December 1894 Independent
5 Henry Collins
(1844–1904)
1 January 1895 31 December 1896 Independent
6 William Templeton
(1853–1898)
1 January 1897 31 December 1897 Independent
7 James Garden
(1847–1914)
1 January 1898 31 December 1900 Conservative Party
8 Thomas Townley
(1862–1935)
1 January 1901 31 December 1901 Independent
9 Thomas Neelands
(1862–1944)
1 January 1902 31 December 1903 Independent
10 William McGuigan
(1853–1908)
1 January 1904 31 December 1904 Independent
11 Frederick Buscombe
(1862–1938)
1 January 1905 31 December 1906 Independent
12 Alexander Bethune
(1852–1947)
1 January 1907 31 December 1908 Independent
13 Charles Douglas
(1852–1917)
1 January 1909 31 December 1909 Progressive Conservative Party
14 Louis D. Taylor
(1857–1946)
1 January 1910 31 December 1911 Independent
15 James Findlay
(1854–1924)
1 January 1912 31 December 1912 Independent
16 Truman S. Baxter
(1867–1931)
1 January 1913 31 December 1914 Liberal Party
17 Louis D. Taylor
(1857–1946)
1 January 1915 1915 Independent
18 Malcom P. McBeath
(1880–1957)
1915 31 December 1917 Independent
19 Robert Gale
(1880–1957)
1 January 1918 31 December 1921 Independent
20 Charles E. Tisdall
(1866–1936)
1 January 1922 31 December 1923 Progressive Conservative Party
21 William R. Owen
(1864–1949)
1 January 1924 31 December 1924 Independent
22 Louis D. Taylor
(1857–1946)
1 January 1925 31 December 1928 Independent
23 William H. Malkin
(1868–1959)
1 January 1929 31 December 1930 Independent
24 Louis D. Taylor
(1857–1946)
1 January 1931 31 December 1934 Independent
25 Gerald McGeer
(1888–1947)
1 January 1935 31 December 1936 Liberal Party
26 George C. Miller
(1882–1968)
1 January 1937 31 December 1938 Progressive Conservative Party
27 James L. Telford
(1889–1960)
1 January 1939 31 December 1940 Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
28 Jonathan Cornett
(1883–1973)
1 January 1941 31 December 1946 Non-Partisan Association
29 Gerald McGeer
(1888–1947)
1 January 1947 11 August 1947 Non-Partisan Association
30 Charles E. Jones
(1881–1948)
12 August 1947 31 December 1947 Non-Partisan Association
31 George C. Miller
(1882–1968)
12 August 1948 31 December 1948 Non-Partisan Association
32 Charles E. Thompson
(1890–1966)
12 August 1949 31 December 1950 Non-Partisan Association
33 Frederick Hume
(1892–1967)
12 August 1951 31 December 1958 Non-Partisan Association
34 Albert T. Alsbury
(1904–1990)
1 January 1959 31 December 1962 Non-Partisan Association
35 William Rathie
(1914–1994)
12 August 1963 31 December 1966 Non-Partisan Association
36 Thomas Campbell
(1927–2012)
1 January 1967 November 1972 Independent
37 Arthur Phillips
(1930–2013)
November 1972 31 December 1976 TEAM
38 Jack Volrich
(1928–2010)
1 January 1977 31 December 1980 TEAM
39 Michael Harcourt
(1927–2012)
1 January 1981 8 December 1986 Independent
40 Gordon Campbell
(born in 1948)
8 December 1986 8 December 1993 Non-Partisan Association
41 Philip Owen
(born in 1933)
8 December 1993 8 December 2002 Non-Partisan Association
42 Larry Campbell
(born in 1948)
8 December 2002 8 December 2005 COPE
43 Sam Sullivan
(born in 1959)
8 December 2005 8 December 2008 Non-Partisan Association
44 Gregor Robertson
(born in 1964)
8 December 2008 Incumbent Vision Vancouver
Notes

died in office

List of mayors who held higher office[edit]

Two former mayors, Mike Harcourt and Gordon Campbell, went on to become Premier of British Columbia.

George Clark Miller, Sam Sullivan, Art Phillips and James Garden became a provincial MLA after being mayor.

Larry Campbell became a Senator after being mayor.

Gregor Robertson, Charles Douglas, James Lyle Telford, Jonathan Webster Cornett and Charles Edward Tisdall were a provincial MLA prior to becoming mayor.

Jonathan Webster Cornett was reeve of South Vancouver before being Vancouver mayor.

Gerry McGeer was a MLA and cabinet minister before being mayor and became a federal MP and Senator after.

Fictional Mayors[edit]

Dominic Da Vinci, was a fictional mayor of Vancouver played by Nicholas Campbell and was based on real life mayor Larry Campbell.