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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. He is the 49th and current lieutenant governor of California, after being elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. In 2003, he was elected the ...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

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Isaac Smith Kalloch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1879. Isaac Smith Kalloch was the 18th Mayor of San Francisco serving from December 1, 1879 to December 4, 1881. He was born at Rockland, Maine and was a native of Maine. Kalloch was a Baptist ...more

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Andrew Jackson Bryant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1875. Andrew Jackson Bryant, known as A.J. Bryant, was the seventeenth mayor of San Francisco, California, serving from December 1875 to December 1879 during a lengthy economic depression that struck ...more

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George Hewston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1875. George Hewston was appointed the 16th Mayor of San Francisco upon the death of James Otis. He was sworn in on November 4, 1875 and served until December 5, 1875. Hewston was born in ...more

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James Otis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1873. James Otis was a politician from San Francisco. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to the Otis family, which is counted among the Boston Brahmin families. He moved to San Francisco, California ...more

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William Alvord is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
William Alvord Took office in: 1871. William Alvord was a San Francisco merchant, banker and political leader. He was the 14th Mayor of San Francisco from 1871 to 1873 and served as president of the Bank of California from 1878 ...more

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Thomas Henry Selby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Thomas Henry Selby Took office in: 1869. Thomas Henry Selby was the 13th Mayor of San Francisco serving from December 6, 1869 to December 3, 1871. Thomas Henry Selby was born on May 14, 1820 in New York, NY. When he was 29 years old, ...more

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Frank McCoppin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Frank McCoppin Took office in: 1867. Frank McCoppin was the first Irish-born, and foreign-born Mayor of San Francisco. He was married in 1862 to Elizabeth Bird Van Ness in San Francisco, thereby becoming the son-in-law of former ...more

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Henry Perrin Coon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1863. Henry Perrin Coon was the 11th Mayor of San Francisco who served from July 1, 1863 to December 1, 1867. He was one of the most versatile men ever to hold the office, having previously worked as ...more

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Henry F. Teschemacher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Henry F. Teschemacher Took office in: 1859. Henry Frederick Teschemacher served as the tenth mayor of San Francisco from October 3, 1859 to June 30, 1863. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and worked for a Boston shipping house around ...more

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Ephraim Willard Burr is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1856. Ephraim Willard Burr was a businessman who served as the ninth mayor of San Francisco, California from 1856 to 1859. Burr was born on March 7, 1809 in Warren, Rhode Island. As a young man, he ...more

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George J. Whelan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
George J. Whelan Took office in: 1856. George J. Whelan served as the eighth Mayor of San Francisco in from July 8 to November 15, 1856. He had been a lawyer and before serving as mayor. He actually was chosen mayor by justices of ...more

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James Van Ness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1855. James Van Ness was the seventh mayor of San Francisco, serving from 1855 to 1856.

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Stephen Palfrey Webb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1854. Stephen Palfrey Webb was third and twelfth Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, serving 1842-1845 and 1860-1863, and the sixth Mayor of San Francisco, California from 1854-1855.

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C. K. Garrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
C. K. Garrison Took office in: 1853. Cornelius Kingsland Garrison was a shipbuilder, capitalist, and the fifth Mayor of San Francisco. He was born in Fort Montgomery, near West Point, New York. During his childhood, he studied ...more

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Stephen Randall Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Stephen Randall Harris Took office in: 1852. Stephen Randall Harris was the third mayor of San Francisco from January 1 – October 2, 1852. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. After his father was killed in the War of 1812, he went to ...more

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Charles James Brenham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1851; 1852. Charles James Brenham was the second and fourth mayor of San Francisco in 1851 and from 1852–53. Brenham was born in Frankfort, Kentucky. At an early age, he left home to work on riverboats on ...more

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John W. Geary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Took office in: 1850. John White Geary was an American lawyer, politician, Freemason, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, a governor of the Kansas ...more