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List of mayors of Washington, D.C.

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List of mayors for Washington, D.C.

The cities of Washington and Georgetown also had mayors from 1802-1871. Governors administered the District of Columbia from 1871-1874. A Board of Commissioners appointed by the President of the United States adminstered the District from 1874-1974.

As such, it is analogous to the city mayors of other cities in the United States, but in some manners it is also analogous to governors of other states in the United States.

Mayors of Washington City

Until 1820 the mayor was appointed

  • Robert Brent 1802-1812
  • Daniel Rapine 1812-1813
  • James H. Blake 1813-1817
  • Benjamin G. Orr 1817-1819
  • Samuel N. Smallwood 1819-1822 (Smallwood was elected mayor in 1820)
  • Thomas Carbery 1822-1824
  • Samuel N. Smallwood 1824
  • Roger C. Weightman 1824-1827
  • Joseph Gales, Jr. 1827-1830
  • John P. Van Ness 1830-1834
  • William A. Bradley 1834-1836
  • Peter Force 1836-1840
  • William Winston Seaton 1840-1850
  • Walter Lenox 1850-1852
  • John W. Maury 1852-1854
  • John Thomas Towers 1854-1856
  • William B. Magruder 1856-1858
  • James G. Berret 1858-1861
  • Richard Wallach 1861-1868
  • Sayles J. Bowen 1868-1870
  • Matthew Gault Emery 1870-1871

Mayors of Georgetown

  • Robert Peter 1790
  • Thomas Beale 1791
  • Uriah Forrest 1792
  • John Threlkeld 1793
  • Peter Casenave 1794
  • Thomas Turner 1795
  • Daniel Reintzel 1796
  • Lloyd Beall 1797-1799
  • Daniel Reintzel 1799-1804
  • Thomas Corcoran 1805
  • Daniel Reintzel 1806-1807
  • Thomas Corcoran 1808-1810
  • David Wiley 1811
  • Thomas Corcoran 1812
  • John Peter 1813-1818
  • Henry Foxall 1819-1820
  • John Peter 1821-1822
  • John Cox 1823-1845
  • Henry Addison 1845-1857
  • Richard R. Crawford 1857-1861
  • Henry Addison 1861-1867
  • Charles D. Welch 1867-1869
  • Henry M. Sweeney 1869-1871

Governors of the District of Columbia

  • Henry Cooke 1871-1873
  • Alexander Shepherd 1873-1874

Presidents of the Board of Commissioners

Home Rule Mayors

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