The office of the MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA is currently held by Democrat Vi Lyles , who took office in December 2017 after defeating Republican Kenny Smith in the November election.
The office was established in 1853, when William F. Davidson was elected to serve as intendent. In 1861, the title was changed from intendent to mayor. Below is a list of people who have served as the mayor of Charlotte.
Charlotte mayors serve two-year terms and elections take place in
off-years . The longest serving mayor is
* 1 List of mayors of Charlotte * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
LIST OF MAYORS OF CHARLOTTE
MAYOR TERM POLITICAL PARTY NOTES
William F. Davidson 1853–1857 -
David Parks 1857–1859 -
Jennings B. Kerr 1859–1861 -
William A. Owens 1861–1862 - Resigned after one month in order to command a Confederate regiment. Was killed in battle in 1864.
Robert F. Davidson 1862–1863 - Originally Mayor Pro Tem , served the remainder of Owens' term.
Samuel A. Harris 1864–1865 - Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden .
H.M. Pritchard 1865–1866 - Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden.
Samuel A. Harris 1866–1868 - Second appointment.
Frederick W. Ahrens 1867–1868 - Appointed by Provisional Governor William Woods Holden.
H.M. Pritchard 1868–1869 - Second appointment.
Clement Dowd 1869–1871 Democratic Later became a U.S. Representative .
John A. Young 1871–1873 -
William F. Davidson 1873–1875 -
William Johnston 1875–1878 -
Benjamin Rush Smith 1878–1879 -
Frederick S. DeWolfe 1880–1883 -
William C. Maxwell 1883–1884 -
William Johnston 1884–1887 -
F. Brevard McDowell 1887–1891 -
R.J. Brevard 1891–1895 -
E.B. Spring 1897–1899 -
Johnson D. McCall 1899–1901 Democratic
Peter Marshall Brown 1901–1905 Democratic
Samuel S. McNinch 1905–1907 Democratic
Thomas S. Franklin 1907–1909 Democratic
Thomas W. Hawkins 1909–1911 Democratic
Charles A. Bland 1911–1915 Democratic
Thomas Leroy Kirkpatrick 1915–1917 Democratic
Frank R. McNinch
Later became chairman of the
Federal Power Commission and chairman
Federal Communications Commission
John M. Wilson
Became Mayor when Frank McNinch stepped down to take a job in
James O. Walker 1921–1924 Democratic
Harvey W. Moore 1924–1926 Democratic
David M. Abernathy 1926–1927 Democratic Selected after Moore resigned to work in the private sector.
F. Marion Redd 1927–1929 Democratic
George E. Wilson, Jr. 1929–1931 Democratic
Charles E. Lambeth 1931–1933 Democratic
Arthur E. Wearn 1933–1935 Democratic
E. McA. Currie 1941–1943 Democratic
Victor Shaw 1949–1953 Democratic
Philip Van Every
During Van Every's administration the
James Saxon Smith 1957–1961 Democratic
Bank of America Corporate Center
Patsy Kinsey 2013 Democratic Served the remainder of Foxx's term.
Dan Clodfelter 2014–2015 Democratic Appoin