Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
The office of the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina is currently held by Democrat Jennifer Roberts, who took office in December 2015 after defeating Republican Edwin Peacock 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.
List of mayors of Charlotte
|William F. Davidson||1853–1857||-|
|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||-|
|Benjamin Rush Smith||1878–1879||-|
|Frank I. Osborne||1879–1880||Democratic||Later became a North Carolina State Senator and North Carolina Attorney General (1893–1897).|
|Frederick S. DeWolfe||1880–1883||-|
|William C. Maxwell||1883–1884||-|
|F. Brevard McDowell||1887–1891||-|
|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.||1935–1941||Democratic||Charlotte Douglas International Airport was completed under Douglas and carries his name.|
|E. McA. Currie||1941–1943||Democratic|
|Herbert H. Baxter||1943–1949||Democratic||Charlotte College, now the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was established and fluoride was added to the water supply.|
|Philip Van Every||1953–1957||Democratic||During Van Every's administration the Charlotte Coliseum and Independence Blvd. were completed.|
|James Saxon Smith||1957–1961||Democratic|
|Stanford R. Brookshire||1961–1969||Democratic||Lake Norman was developed during his administration. Brookshire Freeway and Brookshire Boulevard are named in his honor.|
|John M. Belk||1969–1977||Democratic||The original Charlotte Convention Center was built and SouthPark Mall was developed. John Belk Freeway is named for him.|
|Kenneth R. Harris||1977–1979||Republican||First Republican Mayor. Liquor by the drink approved by voters. Later became a North Carolina State Senator.|
|H. Edward Knox||1979–1983||Democratic||Discovery Place was built.|
|Harvey Gantt||1983–1987||Democratic||First African-American Mayor. The Harvey B. Gantt Center is named in his honor.|
|Sue Myrick||1987–1991||Republican||First female Mayor. Second Charlotte Coliseum completed. Later became a U.S. Representative.|
|Richard Vinroot||1991–1995||Republican||Bank of America Corporate Center is dedicated.|
|Pat McCrory||1995–2009||Republican||Longest serving Mayor with seven terms. Later became Governor of North Carolina, the first Charlotte Mayor to do so.|
|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.|
|Daniel G. Clodfelter||2014–2015||Democratic||Appointed mayor by the City Council on April 7, 2014.|
|Jennifer Roberts||2015–||Democratic||Incumbent. Took office on 7 December 2015.|
- "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 2016-03-30.
- WBTV Web Staff (2016-03-23). "Dan Clodfelter selected as mayor of Charlotte - | WBTV Charlotte". Wbtv.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
- Harrison, Steve (7 December 2015). "Jennifer Roberts sworn in as Charlotte mayor". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina: McClatchy Publications.