The following is a list of 48 mayors of Indianapolis, Indiana. The mayor is the chief executive in the Government of Indianapolis, and is elected to a four-year term beginning January 1 following the general election. Six mayors have had non-consecutive terms. There are no term limits for mayor; the longest-serving mayor was William H. Hudnut III, who served four terms. The office of the mayor is on the top floor of the Indianapolis City-County Building.
|Mayor||Term Began||Term Ended||Political Party|
|Horatio C. Newcomb||1849||1851||Whig|
|Henry F. West||1856||1856||Democratic|
|Charles G. Coulon||1856||1856||Democratic|
|William J. Wallace||1856||1858||Republican|
|Samuel D. Maxwell||1858||1863||Republican|
|John Caven (first term)||1863||1867||Republican|
|James L. Mitchell||1873||1875||Democratic|
|John Caven (second term)||1875||1881||Republican|
|Daniel W. Grubbs||1881||1884||Republican|
|John L. McMaster||1884||1886||Republican|
|Caleb S. Denny (first term)||1886||1890||Republican|
|Thomas L. Sullivan||1890||1893||Democratic|
|Caleb S. Denny (second term)||1893||1895||Republican|
|Charles A. Bookwalter (first term)||1901||1903||Republican|
|John W. Holtzman||1903||1906||Democratic|
|Charles A. Bookwalter (second term)||1906||1910||Republican|
|Samuel L. Shank (first term)||1910||1913||Republican|
|Henry R. Wallace||1913||1914||Republican|
|Joseph E. Bell||1914||1918||Democratic|
|Charles W. Jewett||1918||1922||Republican|
|Samuel L. Shank (second term)||1922||1926||Republican|
|John L. Duvall||1926||1927||Republican|
|Claude E. Negley||1927||1927||Republican|
|Reginald H. Sullivan (first term)||1930||1935||Democratic|
|John W. Kern, Jr.||1935||1937||Democratic|
|Walter C. Boetcher||1937||1939||Democratic|
|Reginald H. Sullivan (second term)||1939||1943||Democratic|
|Robert Tyndall||1943||July 9, 1947||Republican|
|George L. Denny||July 9, 1947||January 1, 1948||Republican|
|Albert G. Feeney||January 1, 1948||November 12, 1950||Democratic|
|Philip L. Bayt, Jr. (first term)||November 12, 1950||November 24, 1951||Democratic|
|Christian J. Emhardt||November 24, 1951||January 1, 1952||Democratic|
|Alex M. Clark||January 1, 1952||January 1, 1956||Republican|
|Philip L. Bayt, Jr. (second term)||January 1, 1956||January 1, 1959||Democratic|
|Charles H. Boswell||January 1, 1959||August 6, 1962||Democratic|
|Albert H. Losche||August 6, 1962||January 1, 1964||Democratic|
|John J. Barton||January 1, 1964||January 1, 1968||Democratic|
|Richard G. Lugar||January 1, 1968||January 1, 1976||Republican|
|William H. Hudnut III||January 1, 1976||January 1, 1992||Republican|
|Stephen Goldsmith||January 1, 1992||January 1, 2000||Republican|
|Bart Peterson||January 1, 2000||January 1, 2008||Democratic|
|Greg Ballard||January 1, 2008||Present||Republican|
- ^ Price, Nelson (2004). Indianapolis Then & Now. San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press. p. 38. ISBN 1-59223-208-6.
- ^ Resigned November 7, 1851.
- ^ Died in office November 8, 1856.
- ^ Resigned May 5, 1858.
- ^ Resigned November 28, 1913.
- ^ Resigned October 27, 1927.
- ^ Appointed by Council November 9, 1927.
- ^ Resigned September 2, 1937.
- ^ Died in office July 9, 1947.
- ^ Died in office November 12, 1950.
- ^ Resigned November 24, 1951.
- ^ Resigned January 1, 1959.
- ^ Resigned August 6, 1962.