The office of the Mayor of
Charlotte, North Carolina
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 -
Frank I. Osborne
Later became a
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 1917–1920 Democratic Later became chairman of the Federal Power Commission and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
John M. Wilson 1920–1921 Democratic Became Mayor when Frank McNinch stepped down to take a job in Washington, D.C.. WBT went on the air.
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
Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
E. McA. Currie 1941–1943 Democratic
Herbert Hill Baxter
Charlotte College, now the University of
Victor Shaw 1949–1953 Democratic
Philip Van Every
During Van Every's administration the
James Saxon Smith 1957–1961 Democratic
Stanford R. Brookshire
John M. Belk
Charlotte Convention Center
Kenneth R. Harris
First Republican Mayor. Liquor by the drink approved by voters.
Later became a
H. Edward Knox
First African-American Mayor. The
Harvey B. Gantt Center
First female Mayor. Second
Bank of America Corporate Center
Pat McCrory 1995–2009 Republican Longest serving Mayor with seven terms. First Charlotte Mayor to be elected Governor of North Carolina.
Anthony Foxx 2009–2013 Democratic Stepped down to become United States Secretary of Transportation.
Patsy Kinsey 2013 Democratic Served the remainder of Foxx's term.
Patrick Cannon 2013–2014 Democratic Resigned after being arrested on corruption charges.
Dan Clodfelter 2014–2015 Democratic Appointed mayor by the City Council on April 7, 2014.
Jennifer Roberts 2015–2017 Democratic
Vi Lyles 2017- Democratic First African-American female mayor.
Timeline of Charlotte, North Carolina
^ a b "William Owens". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Pat McCrory". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Robert Davidson". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Samuel A. Harris". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "H.M. Pritchard". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "F.W. Ahrens". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "John M. Wilson". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "David M. Abernathy". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Herbert H. Baxter". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Philip Van Every". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Stanford R. Brookshire". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "John Montgomery Belk". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "Kenneth R. Harris". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ "About the Mayor". Charmeck.org. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
^ Washburn, Mark (2014-03-26). "Charlotte mayor resigns after arrest
on corruption charges". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved
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