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All Mayors of San Francisco 

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Updated June 14, 2019 60.4k views 42 items

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

Age: 67

Birthplace: Washington, Area code 206, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America, + more

Took office in 2012.

Edwin Mah Lee (May 5, 1952 – December 12, 2017) was an American politician and attorney who served as the 43rd Mayor of San Francisco, and was the first Asian American to hold the office.Born in ...more
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Gavin Newsom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Gavin Newsom Democratic Party

Age: 52

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 2004. Gavin Christopher Newsom (born October 10, 1967) is an American politician and businessman who is the 40th governor of California, serving since January 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: 85

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Mineola

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1996. Willie Lewis Brown Jr. (born March 20, 1934) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Brown served over 30 years in the California State Assembly, spending 15 years as its speaker. He ...more
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Frank Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Frank Jordan

Age: 84

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Took office in: 1992. Francis Michael Jordan (born February 20, 1935) is an American politician, former police chief, former mayor of San Francisco and a foundation executive.
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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

Age: 86

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1978. Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California. She took office on November 4, ...more
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George Moscone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 49 (1929-1978)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1976. George Richard Moscone (; November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an American attorney and Democratic politician. He was the 37th mayor of San Francisco, California from January 1976 until ...more
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Joseph Alioto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 82 (1916-1998)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1968. Joseph Lawrence Alioto (February 12, 1916 – January 29, 1998) 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

Age: Dec. at 69 (1905-1974)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1964. John Shelley may refer to: John Shelley (illustrator) (born 1959), British illustrator John Shelley (MP) for Rye John F. Shelley (1905–1974), US politician John L. Shelley, Ace Books author Sir ...more
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George Christopher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
George Christopher

Age: Dec. at 93 (1907-2000)

Birthplace: Arcadia, Greece

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1956. George Christopher (born George Christopheles; December 8, 1907 – September 14, 2000) was a Greek-American politician, and the 34th Mayor of San Francisco, serving in that office from January ...more
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Elmer Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Elmer Robinson

Age: Dec. at 88 (1894-1982)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1948. Elmer Edwin "Rob-Rob" Robinson (October 3, 1894 – June 9, 1982) was the 33rd mayor of San Francisco, California. A Republican, he served as San Francisco's mayor from January 1948 ...more
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Roger Lapham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Roger Lapham

Age: Dec. at 83 (1883-1966)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1944. Roger Dearborn Lapham (December 6, 1883 – April 16, 1966) 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

Age: Dec. at 70 (1878-1948)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1931. Angelo Joseph Rossi (January 22, 1878 – April 5, 1948) 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. ...more
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James Rolph is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 65 (1869-1934)

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Took office in: 1912. James "Sunny Jim" Rolph Jr. (August 23, 1869 – June 2, 1934) was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was elected to a single term as the 27th governor of ...more
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P. H. McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
P. H. McCarthy

Age: Dec. at 70 (1863-1933)

Birthplace: County Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1910. Patrick Henry McCarthy (March 17, 1863 – July 1, 1933), generally known as P. H. McCarthy and sometimes, more jocularly, as "Pinhead", was an influential labor leader in San Francisco ...more
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Edward Robeson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Edward Robeson Taylor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1838-1923)

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, USA

Took office in: 1907. Edward Robeson Taylor (September 24, 1838 – July 5, 1923) 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 ...more
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Charles Boxton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Charles Boxton

Age: Dec. at 67 (1860-1927)

Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Took office in: 1907. Charles Boxton (April 24, 1860 in Shasta County, California – August 29, 1927 in San Mateo, California) served as the 27th mayor of San Francisco for seven days, from July 9 to July 16, 1907. He ...more
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Eugene Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 64 (1864-1928)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

Took office in: 1902. Eugene Edward "Handsome Gene" Schmitz (August 22, 1864 – November 20, 1928) was an American musician and politician, the 26th mayor of San Francisco (1902-7), who was in office during ...more
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James D. Phelan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 69 (1861-1930)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1897. James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 – August 7, 1930) was an American politician, civic leader and banker. He served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902 and represented California in the ...more
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Adolph Sutro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 68 (1830-1898)

Birthplace: Aachen, Germany

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1895. Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (April 29, 1830 – August 8, 1898) was a German-American engineer, politician and philanthropist who served as the 24th mayor of San Francisco from 1895 until 1897. ...more
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Levi Richard Ellert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Levi Richard Ellert

Age: Dec. at 44 (1857-1901)

Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Took office in: 1893. Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 – July 21, 1901) 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 ...more
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George Henry Sanderson ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
George Henry Sanderson

Age: Dec. at 69 (1824-1893)

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America, + more

Took office in: 1891. George Henry Sanderson (1824 – February 1, 1893) was a politician of the United States Republican Party. Sanderson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and traveled to San Francisco during the ...more
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Edward B. Pond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Edward B. Pond

Age: Dec. at 77 (1833-1910)

Birthplace: Belleville, New York, New York, USA

Took office in: 1887. Edward B. Pond (September 7, 1833 – April 22, 1910) 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 ...more
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Washington Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco

Age: Dec. at 63 (1824-1887)

Birthplace: Savannah, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Chatham County, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Took office in: 1883. Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and – to date – the ...more
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Maurice Carey Blake is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Mayors of San Francisco
Maurice Carey Blake

Age: Dec. at 82 (1815-1897)

Took office in: 1881. Maurice Carey Blake (October 20, 1815 – September 26, 1897) was the 19th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from December 5, 1881 to January 7, 1883.Blake was born on October 20, 1815 in Otisville, ...more