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List of San Francisco mayors, with photos and pictures. This complete mayors of San Francisco list is ordered historically from the city's foundation to present day. A mayor is the head of a municipal government and, while in office, is usually referred to as "His Honor" or "Her Honor". Depending upon the size of the local government, a mayor's legislative power can vary greatly and even be only ceremonial.

That said, in the USA, some cities have larger populations than entire states. With San Francisco being one of the largest cities in the United States, the individuals on this list of mayors certainly have their share of responsibility.

Who are the Mayors of San Francisco? This list will give you an answer to who are the Mayors of San Francisco.

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Edwin M. Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Took office in 2012.

Edwin Mah Lee is the 43rd and current Mayor of San Francisco, California. He was appointed by the Board of Supervisors on January 11, 2011 to serve out the remainder of former mayor Gavin ...more

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Gavin Newsom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Democratic Party
Took office in: 2004. Gavin Christopher Newsom is an American politician and businessman who is the Governor-elect of California. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been the 49th Lieutenant Governor of ...more

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1996. Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker, and later served as the ...more

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Frank Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Frank Jordan
Took office in: 1992. Francis M. “Frank” Jordan is a U.S. politician, foundation executive, and former police chief. Jordan was born in San Francisco in 1935 and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1953. He ...more

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Art Agnos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Art Agnos
Took office in: 1988.

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Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1978. Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She ...more

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George Moscone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1976. George Richard Moscone was an Italian-American attorney and Democratic politician. He was the 37th mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until his assassination in November 1978. ...more

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Joseph Alioto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1968. Joseph Lawrence Alioto was the 36th mayor of San Francisco, California, from 1968 to 1976.

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John Shelley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1964. John Francis "Jack" Shelley was a U.S. politician. He served as the 35th mayor of San Francisco, from 1964 to 1968, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first ...more

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George Christopher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
George Christopher
Took office in: 1956. George Christopher was a Greek-American politician, and the 34th Mayor of San Francisco, serving in that office from January 1956 until January 1964. He was, as of 2014, the last Republican to ...more

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Elmer Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Elmer Robinson
Took office in: 1948. Elmer Edwin Robinson was the 33rd mayor of San Francisco, California. A Republican, he served as San Francisco's mayor from January 1948 until January 1956. Robinson was born in the Richmond ...more

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Roger Lapham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Roger Lapham
Took office in: 1944. Roger Dearborn Lapham was a shipowner and businessman who served as the 32nd mayor of San Francisco from 1944 to 1948.

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Angelo Joseph Rossi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1931. Angelo Joseph Rossi was a U.S. political figure who served as the 31st mayor of San Francisco. He was the first mayor of 100% Italian descent of a major U.S. city. Rossi was born in Volcano, ...more

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James Rolph is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1912. James “Sunny Jim” Rolph, Jr. was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to a single term as the 27th governor of California from January 6, 1931 until his ...more

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P. H. McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
P. H. McCarthy
Took office in: 1910. Patrick Henry McCarthy, generally known as P.H. McCarthy and sometimes, more jocularly, as "Pinhead", was an influential labor leader in San Francisco and the 29th Mayor of the City ...more

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Edward Robeson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Edward Robeson Taylor
Took office in: 1907. Edward Robeson Taylor was the 28th Mayor of San Francisco serving from July 16, 1907 to January 7, 1910. Edward Robeson Taylor was born on September 24, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois, the only ...more

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Charles Boxton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Charles Boxton
Took office in: 1907. Charles Boxton served as the 27th mayor of San Francisco from July 9 to July 16, 1907. He attended the San Francisco public schools and then entered a dental apprenticeship. Afterwards he ...more

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Eugene Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1902. Eugene Edward Schmitz was an American politician and the 26th mayor of San Francisco, who became notorious for his conviction by a jury on charges of corruption.

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James D. Phelan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1897. James Duval Phelan was an American politician, civic leader and banker. He served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902 and represented California in the United States Senate from 1915 to ...more

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Adolph Sutro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1895. Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro was the 24th mayor of San Francisco, and first German-American Jewish mayor, serving in that office from 1894 until 1896. He is today perhaps best remembered for the ...more

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Levi Richard Ellert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Levi Richard Ellert
Took office in: 1893. Levi Richard Ellert served as 23rd mayor of San Francisco from 1893 to 1895. He was the first San Francisco native to serve in that office. No previous San Francisco mayors had even been born in ...more

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George Henry Sanderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
George Henry Sanderson
Took office in: 1891. George Henry Sanderson was a notable politician of the United States Republican Party. Sanderson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and traveled to San Francisco during the 1849 Gold Rush in ...more

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Edward B. Pond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Edward B. Pond
Took office in: 1887. Edward B. Pond was a Democratic politician from California. He was the 21st Mayor of San Francisco from 1887 to 1891. In 1890, he ran for Governor of California. At the California Democratic ...more

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Washington Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1883. Washington Montgomery Bartlett was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and–to date–the only California governor that was Jewish.

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Maurice Carey Blake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Maurice Carey Blake
Took office in: 1881. Maurice Carey Blake was the 19th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from December 5, 1881 to January 7, 1883. Maurice C. Blake was born on October 20, 1815 in Otisville, Maine. He became a lawyer ...more