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List of mayors of Los Angeles, California

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This is a list of mayors of Los Angeles, California.

Mayor Term Party
Alpheus P. Hodges July 1, 1850May 7, 1851 (One term)
Benjamin D. Wilson May 7, 1851May 4, 1852 (One term)
John G. Nichols May 4, 1852May 3, 1853 (One term)
Antonio F. Coronel May 3, 1853May 4, 1854 (One term)
Stephen C. Foster May 4, 1854January 13, 1855 (One term)
(none) January 13, 1855January 25, 1855
Stephen C. Foster January 25, 1855May 9, 1855 (Partial term)
Dr. Thomas Foster May 9, 1855May 7, 1856 (One term)
Stephen C. Foster May 7, 1856September 22, 1856 (Partial term)
Manuel Requena September 22, 1856October 4, 1856 [Council President, Acting Mayor]
John G. Nichols October 4, 1856May 9, 1859 (Three terms)
Damien Marchessault May 9, 1859May 9, 1860 (One term)
Henry Mellus May 9, 1860December 26, 1860
William Woodworth December 27, 1860January 7, 1861 [Council President, Acting Mayor]
Damien Marchessault January 7, 1861May 6, 1865 (Four terms)
Jose Marcarel May 5, 1865May 10, 1866 (One term)
Christobal Aguilar May 10, 1866December 7, 1868 (Two terms)
Joel Turner December 9, 1868December 9, 1870 (Two terms)
Cristobal Aguilar December 9, 1870December 5, 1872 (Two terms)
J. R. Toberman December 5, 1872December 18, 1874 (Two terms)
Prudent Beaudry December 18, 1874December 8, 1876 (Two terms)
Frederick A. MacDougal December 8, 1876November 16, 1878 (Two terms)
Bernard Cohn November 21, 1878December 5, 1878 (Partial term)
J. R. Toberman December 5, 1878December 9, 1882 (Four terms)
Cameron E. Thom December 9, 1882December 9, 1884 (Two terms)
Edward F. Spence December 9, 1884December 14, 1886 (Two terms)
W. H. Workman December 14, 1886December 10, 1888 (Two terms)
John Bryson December 10, 1888February 25, 1889 (One term)
Henry T. Hazard February 25, 1889December 5, 1892 (Two terms)
William H . Bonsall December 5, 1892December 12, 1892 [Council President, Acting Mayor]
Thomas E. Rowan December 12, 1892December 12, 1894 (One term)
Frank Rader December 12, 1894December 16, 1896 (One term)
Meredith P. Snyder December 16, 1896December 15, 1898 (One term)
Fred Eaton December 15, 1898December 12, 1900 (One term)
Meredith P. Snyder December 12, 1900December 8, 1904 (Two terms)
Owen McAleer December 8, 1904December 13, 1906 (One term)
Arthur C. Harper December 13, 1906March 11, 1909 (One term)
William D. Stephens March 15, 1909March 26, 1909 Republican
George Alexander March 26, 1909 - July 1913 (Two terms)
Henry Rose July 1913 - July 1915 (One term)
Charles E. Sebastian July 1915September 2, 1916 (One term)
Frederick T. Woodman September 5, 1916 - July 1919 (Two terms)
Meredith P. Snyder July 1919 - July 1921 (One term)
George E. Cryer July 1921 - July 1929 (Three terms)
John C. Porter July 1929 - July 1933 (One term)
Frank L. Shaw July 1933September 26, 1938 (Two terms) Reform
Fletcher Bowron September 26, 1938June 30, 1953 (Four terms) Democratic
C. Norris Poulson July 1, 1953June 30, 1961 (Two terms) Republican
Samuel W. Yorty July 1, 1961June 30, 1973 (Three terms) Democratic
Thomas Bradley July 1, 1973June 30, 1993 (Five terms) Democratic
Richard J. Riordan July 1, 1993June 30, 2001 (Two terms) Republican
James K. Hahn July 1, 2001 - present Democratic
Antonio Villaraigosa Mayor-elect: scheduled to take office on July 1, 2005 Democratic

See also: Mayor, Los Angeles, California

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