List of mayors of Houston

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Mayor of Houston
Incumbent
Annise Parker

since January 2, 2010
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthTwo years, renewable twice
Inaugural holderJames S. Holman
1837
FormationHouston City Charter
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Mayor of Houston
Incumbent
Annise Parker

since January 2, 2010
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthTwo years, renewable twice
Inaugural holderJames S. Holman
1837
FormationHouston City Charter
WebsiteOfficial website

This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Houston in the U.S. state of Texas. Each mayoral term lasts two years, and (beginning with the tenure of Bob Lanier) the city charter term limits officeholders to no more than three terms (six years total).

List of mayors of Houston

TermMayor
2010–presentAnnise Parker (Democratic Party)
2004–2010Bill White (Democratic Party)
1998–2004Lee Brown (Democratic Party)
1992–1998Bob Lanier (Democratic Party)
1982–1991Kathy Whitmire (Democratic Party)
1978–1981Jim McConn (Republican Party)
1974–1977Fred Hofheinz (Democratic Party)
1964–1973Louie Welch (Republican Party)
1958–1963Lewis Cutrer (Democratic Party)
1956–1957Oscar F. Holcombe
1953–1955Roy Hofheinz
1947–1952Oscar F. Holcombe
1943–1946Otis Massey
1941–1942Neal Pickett
1939–1941Oscar F. Holcombe
1937–1938R. H. Fonville
1933–1936Oscar F. Holcombe
1929–1933Walter E. Monteith
1921–1929Oscar F. Holcombe
1918–1921A. Earl Amerman
1917–1918Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Jr.
1917J. J. Pastoriza (died in office)
1913–1917Ben Campbell
1905–1913H. Baldwin Rice
1904–1905Andrew L. Jackson
1902–1904O. T. Holt
1901–1902John D. Woolford
1898–1901Samuel H. Brashear
1896–1898H. Baldwin Rice
1892–1896John T. Browne
1890–1892Henry Scherffius
1886–1890Daniel C. Smith
1880–1886William R. Baker
1879–1880Andrew J. Burke
1877–1878James T. D. Wilson
1875–1876I. C. Lord
1874James T. D. Wilson
1870–1873Thomas H. Scanlan
1868–1870Joseph R. Morris
1867–1868Alexander McGowan
1866Horace D. Taylor
1863–1865William Anders
1862Thomas W. House
1861William J. Hutchins
1860Thomas W. Whitmarsh
1859William King
1858Alexander McGowan
1856–1857Cornelius Ennis
1855–1856James H. Stevens
1853–1854Nathan Fuller
1849–1852Francis W. Moore, Jr.
1847–1848B. P. Buckner
1846James Bailey
1845W. W. Swain
1844Horace Baldwin
1843Francis W. Moore, Jr.
1841–1842Colonel J.D. Andrews
1840Charles Bigelow
1839George W. Lively
1838–1839Francis W. Moore, Jr.
1837James S. Holman

Living former mayors

As of January 2010, five former mayors were alive, the oldest being Bob Lanier (1992–1998, born 1925). The most recent mayor to die was Louie Welch (1964–1973), on January 27, 2008. The most recently serving mayor to die was Jim McConn (1978–1981), on March 14, 1997.

NameMayoral termDate of birth
Fred Hofheinz1974–19771938
Kathy Whitmire1982–1991August 15, 1946
Bob Lanier1992–1998March 10, 1925
Lee Brown1998–2004October 4, 1937
Bill White2004–2010June 16, 1954

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