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All Mayors of San Francisco

Updated June 14, 2019 63.8k views42 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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    Took office in 2012.

    Edwin Mah Lee (May 5, 1952 – December 12, 2017) was an American politician and attorney who...  more
  • 41

    Gavin Newsom

    Democratic Party
    Took office in: 2004.
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  • 40
    Took office in: 1996.
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  • 39

    Frank Jordan

    Took office in: 1992.
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  • 38

    Art Agnos

    Took office in: 1988.
  • 37
    Took office in: 1978.
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  • 36
    Took office in: 1976.
    George Richard Moscone (; November 24, 1929 – November 27, 1978) was an American attorney and...  more
  • 35
    Took office in: 1968.
    Joseph Lawrence Alioto (February 12, 1916 – January 29, 1998) was the 36th mayor of San...  more
  • 34
    Took office in: 1964.
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  • 33

    George Christopher

    Took office in: 1956.
    George Christopher (born George Christopheles; December 8, 1907 – September 14, 2000) was a...  more
  • 32

    Elmer Robinson

    Took office in: 1948.
    Elmer Edwin "Rob-Rob" Robinson (October 3, 1894 – June 9, 1982) was the 33rd mayor of San...  more
  • 31

    Roger Lapham

    Took office in: 1944.
    Roger Dearborn Lapham (December 6, 1883 – April 16, 1966) was a shipowner and businessman who...  more
  • 30
    Took office in: 1931.
    Angelo Joseph Rossi (January 22, 1878 – April 5, 1948) was a U.S. political figure who served...  more
  • 29
    Took office in: 1912.
    James "Sunny Jim" Rolph Jr. (August 23, 1869 – June 2, 1934) was an American politician and a...  more
  • 28

    P. H. McCarthy

    Took office in: 1910.
    Patrick Henry McCarthy (March 17, 1863 – July 1, 1933), generally known as P. H. McCarthy and...  more
  • 27

    Edward Robeson Taylor

    Took office in: 1907.
    Edward Robeson Taylor (September 24, 1838 – July 5, 1923) was the 28th Mayor of San Francisco...  more
  • 26

    Charles Boxton

    Took office in: 1907.
    Charles Boxton (April 24, 1860 in Shasta County, California – August 29, 1927 in San Mateo,...  more
  • 25
    Took office in: 1902.
    Eugene Edward "Handsome Gene" Schmitz (August 22, 1864 – November 20, 1928) was an American...  more
  • 24
    Took office in: 1897.
    James Duval Phelan (April 20, 1861 – August 7, 1930) was an American politician, civic leader...  more
  • 23
    Took office in: 1895.
    Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro (April 29, 1830 – August 8, 1898) was a German-American engineer,...  more
  • 22

    Levi Richard Ellert

    Took office in: 1893.
    Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 – July 21, 1901) served as 23rd mayor of San Francisco...  more
  • 21

    George Henry Sanderson

    Took office in: 1891.
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  • 20

    Edward B. Pond

    Took office in: 1887.
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  • 19
    Took office in: 1883.
    Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of...  more
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    Maurice Carey Blake

    Took office in: 1881.
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