List of mayors of Baltimore

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Mayor of the
City of Baltimore
Seal of Baltimore, Maryland.png
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

since February 4, 2010
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder James Calhoun
Formation 1797
Website Office of the Mayor

This is a list of mayors of Baltimore, Maryland.

As of January 1, 2013, the Office of Mayor of the City of Baltimore has changed hands 59, times with 49 different individuals assuming office. James Calhoun was first elected in 1794 under the old Town government, and continued as the new first mayor under the new City charter in 1796-97, when the City was incorporated as the "City of Baltimore" ("Mayor and City Council of Baltimore") under the authority of the General Assembly of Maryland. Calhoun continued to serve until 1804.

Serving as the "county seat" of surrounding Baltimore County since 1767, the City was separated from the county by the provisions of the adoption of the new second Maryland Constitution of 1851 and became an independent city with the same status as the other 22 (later 23) counties of Maryland. Then the county seat for Baltimore County was moved after an election/referendum to Towsontown (later Towson, Maryland) with the building there of its first courthouse in 1854.

Six individuals are credited with multiple, non-consecutive returns to the office after completing an initial term, and are counted as separate mayoralties. These are: Edward Johnson (twice), John Montgomery, Ferdinand C. Latrobe (elected four times), Howard W. Jackson, William F. Broening, and Theodore R. McKeldin.

Originally elected for a term of only two years under the original first City Charter, now traditionally, the Baltimore City Charter limits a mayoral term to four years since the revisions of 1920 (who can be reelected without term limits). However, the 2015 election will be postponed to 2016 in order to better align with national elections.

Mayor Term Began Term Ended Political Party
100px James Calhoun 1794/1797 1797/1804
No image.svg Thorowgood Smith 1804 1808
100px Edward Johnson 1808 1816
No image.svg George Stiles 1816 1819
100px Edward Johnson 1819 1820
No image.svg John Montgomery 1820 1822
100px Edward Johnson 1822 1824
No image.svg John Montgomery 1824 1826
No image.svg Jacob Small 1826 1831
100px William Steuart 1831 1832
No image.svg Jesse Hunt 1832 1835
General Samuel Smith Rembrandt Peale.jpeg Samuel Smith 1835 1838 Democrat
No image.svg Sheppard C. Leakin 1838 1840
No image.svg Samuel Brady 1840 1842
No image.svg Solomon Hillen, Jr. 1842 1843 Democrat
No image.svg James O. Law 1843 1844
No image.svg Jacob G. Davies 1844 1848
No image.svg Elijah Stansbury, Jr. 1848 1850
No image.svg John Hanson Thomas Jerome 1850 1852
100px John Smith Hollins 1852 1854
SamuelHinks.jpeg Samuel Hinks 1854 1856 American
Thomas Swann of Maryland - photo portrait seated.jpg Thomas Swann 1856 1860 American
100px George William Brown 1860 1861
No image.svg John C. Blackburn 1861 1862
No image.svg John Lee Chapman 1862 1867
No image.svg Robert Tunstall Banks 1867 1871
No image.svg Joshua Van Sant 1871 1875 Democrat
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe.jpg Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1875 1877 Democrat
100px George Proctor Kane 1877 1878
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe.jpg Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1878 1881 Democrat
William Pinkney Whyte 1865-1880 Maryland politician.jpg William P. Whyte 1881 1883 Democrat
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe.jpg Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1883 1885 Democrat
No image.svg James Hodges 1885 1887
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe.jpg Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1887 1889 Democrat
No image.svg Robert C. Davidson 1889 1891
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe.jpg Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1891 1895 Democrat
No image.svg Alcaeus Hooper 1895 1897 Republican
No image.svg William T. Malster 1897 1899 Democrat
No image.svg Thomas Gordon Hayes 1899 1903
No image.svg Robert McLane 1903 1904 Democrat
No image.svg E. Clay Timanus 1904 1907 Republican
No image.svg J. Barry Mahool 1907 1911 Democrat
100px James H. Preston 1911 1919 Democrat
No image.svg William Frederick Broening 1919 1923 Republican
No image.svg Howard W. Jackson 1923 1927 Democrat
No image.svg William Frederick Broening 1927 1931 Republican
No image.svg Howard W. Jackson 1931 1943 Democrat
100px Theodore R. McKeldin 1943 1947 Republican
100px Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro, Jr. 1947 1959 Democrat
No image.svg J. Harold Grady 1959 1962 Democrat
No image.svg Philip H. Goodman 1962 1963 Democrat
100px Theodore R. McKeldin 1963 1967 Republican
100px Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro III 1967 1971 Democrat
William Donald Schaefer.jpg William Donald Schaefer 1971 1987 Democrat
No image.svg Clarence H. ("Du") Burns January 26, 1987 December, 1987 Democrat
Schmoke.JPG Kurt L. Schmoke December, 1987 December 7, 1999 Democrat
Martin O'Malley 2010.jpg Martin J. O'Malley December 7, 1999 January 17, 2007 Democrat
Sheliadixon07.jpg Sheila Dixon January 17, 2007 February 4, 2010 Democrat
Stephanie-rawlings-blake.jpg Stephanie Rawlings-Blake February 4, 2010 Present Democrat