Susan Hammer

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Susan Hammer
62nd Mayor of San Jose
In office
January 9, 1991 – January 1, 1999[1]
Preceded byTom McEnery
Succeeded byRon Gonzales
Personal details
Born (1938-12-21) December 21, 1938 (age 80)
Altadena, California, U.S.

Susan Hammer is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party, who served as the mayor of San Jose, California from 1991 to 1999. [2] She was voted best local politician six times.[3] Previous to serving as mayor, she represented San Jose's Council District Three, which encompasses the downtown area of the city, from 1983 to 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).
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2007-02-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
Political offices
Preceded by
Tom McEnery
Mayor of San Jose
Succeeded by
Ron Gonzales