Mayors of Louisville

Note Louisville’s penchant for electing a mayor, followed by some other guy, then the first guy again. Seven of Louisville’s mayors have been elected to multiple, nonconsecutive terms. They are highlighted in bold text.

1828 – 1833
1834 – 1835
1836
1837 – 1840
1841 – 1843
1844 – 1846
1847 – 1849
1850 – 1852
1853 – 1854
1855 – 1856
1857 – Aug. 1858
Aug. 1858 – 1859
1859 – 1860
1861 – 1862
1863 – 1864
1865 – Dec. 1865
Dec. 1865 – Feb. 1867
Feb. 1867 – 1868
1869
1870 – 1872
1873 – 1878
1879 – 1881
1882 – 1884
1885 – 1887
1888 – 1890
May 12, 1890
1891 – Jan. 14, 1896
Jan.14 – 31, 1896
Jan. 31, 1896 – Nov. 1897
Nov. 1897 – Nov. 1901
Nov. 1901 – Nov. 1905
Nov. 1905 – July 1907
July 1907 – Nov. 1907
Nov. 1907 – Nov. 1909
Nov. 1909 – Nov. 1913
Nov. 1913 – Nov. 1917
Nov. 1917 – Nov. 1921
Nov. 1921 – Nov. 1925
Nov. 1925 – June 1927
June 1927 – Nov. 1927
Nov. 1927 – Nov. 1933
Nov. 1933 – Nov. 1937
Nov. 1937 – Nov. 1941
Nov. 1941 – Nov. 1945
Nov. 1945 – Feb. 1948
Feb. 1948 – Nov. 1953
Nov. 1953 – Nov. 1957
Nov. 1957 – Nov. 1961
Nov. 1961 – Nov. 1965
Nov. 1965 – Nov. 1969
Nov. 1969 – 1973
Nov. 1973 – Nov. 1977
Nov. 1977 – 1981
1981 – 1985
1986 – 1999
1999 – 2002
2003 – 2011
2011 – present

John C. Bucklin
John Joyes
W.A. Cocke
Frederick A. Kaye
David L. Beatty
Frederick A. Kaye
William R. Vance
John M. Delph
James S. Speed
John Barbee
William S. Pilcher
Thomas W. Riley
T.H. Crawford
John M. Delph
Willliam Kaye
Phil Tomppert
James S. Lithgow
Phil Tomppert
Joseph H. Bunce
John G. Baxter
Charles D. Jacob
John G. Baxter
Charles D. Jacob
P. Booker Reed
Charles D. Jacob
William L. Lyons (pro tem)
Henry S. Tyler
Robert Emmet King (pro tem)
George D. Todd
Charles P. Weaver
Charles F. Grainger
Paul C. Barth
Robert W. Bingham
James E. Grinstead
William O. Head
John H. Buschemeyer
George Weissinger Smith
Huston Quin
Arthur A. Will
Joseph T. O’Neal
Willliam B. Harrison
Neville Miller
Joseph D. Scholtz
Wilson W. Wyatt
E. Leland Taylor
Charles P. Farnsley
Andrew Broaddus
Bruce Hoblitzell
William O. Cowger
Kenneth Albert Schmied
Frank L. Burke
Harvey I. Sloane
William B. Stansbury
Harvey I. Sloane
Jerry E. Abramson
David L. Armstrong
Jerry E. Abramson
Gregory E. Fischer