Susan Hammer

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Susan Hammer
62nd Mayor of San Jose
In office
January 9, 1991 – January 1, 1999[1]
Preceded by Tom McEnery
Succeeded by Ron Gonzales
Personal details
Born (1938-12-21) December 21, 1938 (age 78)
Altadena, California, U.S.

Susan Hammer was the mayor of San Jose, California from 1991 - 1999. She is a Democrat.[2] She was voted best local politician six times.[3] Previous to serving as mayor, she represented San Jose's Council District Three ("downtown") from 1983 - 1991.[4]

Hammer was born in Altadena, California on December 21, 1938. She attended the University of California at Berkeley. She is married to San Jose attorney Philip Hammer, and has three children and six grandchildren.[5]


  1. ^ "Mayor Gets Clean Start in San Jose, Inauguration Opens Era of Possibility". San Jose Mercury News. 1999-01-12. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ Simon, Mark (March 4, 1999). The San Francisco Chronicle  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Harper, Will. "Hall of Fame: Susan Hammer". Metroactive. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  4. ^ Metro Silicon Valley, "Hello, Goodbye," (December 17th, 1998 - retrieved on August 20th, 2010).
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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom McEnery
Mayor of San Jose
Succeeded by
Ron Gonzales