List of mayors of Indianapolis

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PartyMayors
Republican24
Democratic21
Whig3

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.[1]

MayorTerm BeganTerm EndedPolitical Party
Samuel Henderson18471849Whig
Horatio C. Newcomb18491851[2]Whig
Caleb Scudder18511854Whig
James McCready18541856Democratic
Henry F. West18561856[3]Democratic
Charles G. Coulon18561856Democratic
William J. Wallace18561858[4]Republican
Samuel D. Maxwell18581863Republican
John Caven (first term)18631867Republican
Daniel McCauley18671873Republican
James L. Mitchell18731875Democratic
John Caven (second term)18751881Republican
Daniel W. Grubbs18811884Republican
John L. McMaster18841886Republican
Caleb S. Denny (first term)18861890Republican
Thomas L. Sullivan18901893Democratic
Caleb S. Denny (second term)18931895Republican
Thomas Taggart18951901Democratic
Charles A. Bookwalter (first term)19011903Republican
John W. Holtzman19031906Democratic
Charles A. Bookwalter (second term)19061910Republican
Samuel L. Shank (first term)19101913[5]Republican
Henry R. Wallace19131914Republican
Joseph E. Bell19141918Democratic
Charles W. Jewett19181922Republican
Samuel L. Shank (second term)19221926Republican
John L. Duvall19261927[6]Republican
Claude E. Negley19271927[7]Republican
Ert Slack19271930Democratic
Reginald H. Sullivan (first term)19301935Democratic
John W. Kern, Jr.19351937[8]Democratic
Walter C. Boetcher19371939Democratic
Reginald H. Sullivan (second term)19391943Democratic
Robert Tyndall1943July 9, 1947[9]Republican
George L. DennyJuly 9, 1947January 1, 1948Republican
Albert G. FeeneyJanuary 1, 1948November 12, 1950[10]Democratic
Philip L. Bayt, Jr. (first term)November 12, 1950November 24, 1951[11]Democratic
Christian J. EmhardtNovember 24, 1951January 1, 1952Democratic
Alex M. ClarkJanuary 1, 1952January 1, 1956Republican
Philip L. Bayt, Jr. (second term)January 1, 1956January 1, 1959[12]Democratic
Charles H. BoswellJanuary 1, 1959August 6, 1962[13]Democratic
Albert H. LoscheAugust 6, 1962January 1, 1964Democratic
John J. BartonJanuary 1, 1964January 1, 1968Democratic
Richard G. LugarJanuary 1, 1968January 1, 1976Republican
William H. Hudnut IIIJanuary 1, 1976January 1, 1992Republican
Stephen GoldsmithJanuary 1, 1992January 1, 2000Republican
Bart PetersonJanuary 1, 2000January 1, 2008Democratic
Greg BallardJanuary 1, 2008PresentRepublican

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Nelson (2004). Indianapolis Then & Now. San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press. p. 38. ISBN 1-59223-208-6. 
  2. ^ Resigned November 7, 1851.
  3. ^ Died in office November 8, 1856.
  4. ^ Resigned May 5, 1858.
  5. ^ Resigned November 28, 1913.
  6. ^ Resigned October 27, 1927.
  7. ^ Appointed by Council November 9, 1927.
  8. ^ Resigned September 2, 1937.
  9. ^ Died in office July 9, 1947.
  10. ^ Died in office November 12, 1950.
  11. ^ Resigned November 24, 1951.
  12. ^ Resigned January 1, 1959.
  13. ^ Resigned August 6, 1962.

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