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List of mayors of Washington, D.C.

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List of mayors for Washington, D.C.

The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. Governors administered the District of Columbia from 1871-1874.A Board of Commissioners appointed by the President of the United States adminstered the District from 1874-1974.

Mayors of Washington City Until 1820 the mayor was appointed

  • Robert Brent 1802-1812
  • Daniel Rapine 1812-1813
  • James H. Blake 1813-1817
  • Benjamin G. Orr 1817-1819
  • Samuel N. Smallwood 1819-1822 (Smallwood was elected mayor in 1820)
  • Thomas Carbery 1822-1824
  • Samuel N. Smallwood 1824
  • Roger C. Weightman 1824-1827
  • Joseph Gales, Jr. 1827-1830
  • John P. Van Ness 1830-1834
  • William A. Bradley 1834-1836
  • Peter Force 1836-1840
  • William Winston Seaton 1840-1850
  • Walter Lenox 1850-1852
  • John W. Maury 1852-1854
  • John Thomas Towers 1854-1856
  • William B. Magruder 1856-1858
  • James G. Berret 1858-1861
  • Richard Wallach 1861-1868
  • Sayles J. Bowen 1868-1870
  • Matthew Gault Emery 1870-1871

Mayors of Georgetown

  • Robert Peter 1790
  • Thomas Beale 1791
  • Uriah Forrest 1792
  • John Threlkeld 1793
  • Peter Casenave 1794
  • Thomas Turner 1795
  • Daniel Reintzel 1796
  • Lloyd Beall 1797-1799
  • Daniel Reintzel 1799-1804
  • Thomas Corcoran 1805
  • Daniel Reintzel 1806-1807
  • Thomas Corcoran 1808-1810
  • David Wiley 1811
  • Thomas Corcoran 1812
  • John Peter 1813-1818
  • Henry Foxall 1819-1820
  • John Peter 1821-1822
  • John Cox 1823-1845
  • Henry Addison 1845-1857
  • Richard R. Crawford 1857-1861
  • Henry Addison 1861-1867
  • Charles D. Welch 1867-1869
  • Henry M. Sweeney 1869-1871

Governors of the District of Columbia

  • Henry Cooke 1871-1873
  • Alexander Shepherd 1873-1874

Presidents of the Board of Commissioners

  • William Dennison, 1874-1878
  • Seth Ledyard Phelps, 1878-1879
  • Josiah Dent, 1879-1882
  • Joseph Rodman West, 1882-1883
  • James Barker Edmonds, 1883-1886
  • William Benning Webb, 1886-1889
  • John Watkinson Douglass, 1889-1893
  • John Wesley Ross, 1893-1898
  • John Brewer Wright, 1898-1900
  • Henry Brown Floyd Macfarland, 1898-1900
  • Cuno Hugo Rudolph, 1910-1913
  • Oliver Peck Newman, 1913-1917
  • Louis Brownlow, 1917-1920
  • Charles Willauer Kutz, 1920
  • Cuno Hugo Rudolph, 1920-1926
  • Proctor L. Dougherty, 1926-1930
  • Luther Halsey Reichelderfer, 1930-1933
  • Melvin Colvin Hazen, 1933-1941
  • John Russell Young, 1941-1952
  • F. Joseph Donohue, 1952-1953
  • Samuel Spencer, 1953-1956
  • Robert E. McLaughlin, 1956-1961
  • Walter Nathan Tobriner, 1961-1967
  • Walter Washington[?], 1967-1975

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