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The Mayor of New York City is the chief executive of the government of New York City, as stipulated by the Charter of the City of New York.

This list through 1897 includes the mayors of (roughly) what is now considered Manhattan and (after 1874) portions of The Bronx only. The five boroughs (Manhattan, the Bronx, Kings, Queens and Staten Island) were consolidated in 1898. See History of New York City.

The current Mayor of New York City, and 108th person to be mayor, is Michael Bloomberg, twice elected as a Republican and now an independent.

During the Dutch colonial period from 1625 to 1664, New Amsterdam was governed by a Director-General. For the year prior to the establishment of the office of Mayor of New York in 1665, New York was run by Richard Nicolls, who was the British Military Governor of the Province of New York. Prior to 1680, Mayors served one year terms. As of 1680, they served two year terms. Exceptions are noted thus (*). Thomas Willett was the First person to be specifically appointed Mayor

Office Term Number Name Starting year of Office Ending year of Office Political Party Status
1 Thomas Willett 1665 1666 Official Mayor
2 Thomas Delavall 1666 1667
3 Thomas Willett 1667 1668
4 Cornelius Van Steenwyk 1668 1671
5 Thomas Delavall 1671 1672
6 Matthias Nicoll 1672 1673
7 John Lawrence 1673 1675
8 William Dervall 1675 1676
9 Nicholas De Mayer 1676 1677
10 Stephanus Van Cortlandt 1677 1678
11 Thomas Delavall 1678 1679
12 Francis Rombouts 1679 1680
13 William Dyre 1680 1682
14 Cornelius Van Steenwyk 1682 1684
15 Gabriel Minvielle(*) 1684 1685
16 Nicholas Bayard(*) 1685 1686
17 Stephanus Van Cortlandt 1686 1688
18 Peter Delanoy 1688 1691
19 John Lawrence(*) 1691 1692
20 Abraham DePeyster 1692 1694
21 Charles Lodwik 1694 1696
22 William Merritt 1696 1698
23 Johanness De Peyster 1698 1699
24 David Provost 1699 1700
25 Isaac De Reimer 1700 1701
26 Thomas Noell 1701 1702
27 Thomas Hood 1702
28 Phillip French 1702 1703
29 William Peartree 1703 1707
30 Ebenezer Wilson 1707 1710
31 Jacobus Van Cortlandt 1710 1711
32 Caleb Heathcote 1711 1714
33 John Johnstone 1714 1719
34 Jacobus Van Cortlandt 1719 1720
35 Robert Walters 1720 1725
36 Johannes Jansen 1725 1726
37 Robert Lurting 1726 1735
38 Paul Richard 1735 1739
39 John Cruger 1739 1744
40 Stephen Bayard 1744 1747
41 Edward Holland 1747 1757
42 John Cruger, Jr. 1757 1766
43 Whitehead Hicks 1766 1776
44 David Matthews 1776 1783
45 James Duane 1784 1789
46 Richard Varick 1789 1801
47 Edward Livingston 1801 1803 Democratic-Republican
48 DeWitt Clinton 1803 1807
49 Marinus Willett 1807 1808
50 DeWitt Clinton 1808 1810 Democratic-Republican
51 Jacob Radcliff 1810 1811
52 DeWitt Clinton 1811 1815 Democratic-Republican
53 John Ferguson 1815
54 Jacob Radcliff 1815 1818
55 Cadwallader D. Colden 1818 1821 Federalist
56 Stephen Allen 1821 1824
57 William Paulding, Jr. 1825 1826 Democratic
58 Philip Hone 1826 1827 Whig
59 William Paulding Jr. 1827 1829 Democratic
60 Walter Bowne 1829 1833
61 Gideon Lee 1833 1834 Democratic
62 Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence 1834 1837
63 Aaron Clark 1837 1839 Whig
64 Isaac Varian 1839 1841 Democratic
65 Robert Morris 1841 1844
66 James Harper 1844 1845 American Republican
67 William Havemeyer 1845 1846 Democratic
68 Andrew H. Mickle 1846 1847
69 William Brady 1847 1848 Whig
70 William Havemeyer 1848 1849 Democratic
71 Caleb Smith Woodhull 1849 1851 Whig
72 Ambrose Kingsland 1851 1853
73 Jacob Aaron Westervelt 1853 1855 Democratic
74 Fernando Wood 1855 1858
75 Daniel F. Tiemann 1858 1860 Coalition of People’s Union Party,

American Party, and Democrats

76 Fernando Wood 1860 1862 Democratic
77 George Opdyke 1862 1864 Republican
78 Charles Godfrey Gunther 1864 1866 Democratic
79 John T. Hoffman 1866 1868
80 Thomas Coman 1868 Acting Mayor
81 Abraham Oakley Hall 1869 1872 Republican Official Mayor
82 William F. Havemeyer 1873 1874
83 Samuel B. H. Vance 1874 1874 Acting Mayor
84 William H. Wickham 1875 1876 Democratic Official Mayor
85 Smith Ely, Jr. 1877 1878
86 Edward Cooper 1879 1880
87 William Russell Grace 1881 1882 Democratic (anti-Tammany)
88 Franklin Edson 1883 1884 Democratic
89 William Russell Grace 1885 1886 Independent
90 Abram S. Hewitt 1887 1888 Democratic
91 Hugh L. Grant 1889 1892
92 Thomas F. Gilroy 1893 1894
93 William L. Strong 1895 1897 Fusion

Mayors since the 1898 Consolidation

# Name Start day
& month
Start
year
End day
& month
End
year
Time in office Status Political Party
94 Robert A. Van Wyck January 1 1898 December 31 1901 &0000000000000004.0000004 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Democratic
95 Seth Low January 1 1902 December 31 1903 &0000000000000002.0000002 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Republican / Citizens Union
96 George B. McClellan Jr. January 1 1904 December 31 1909 &0000000000000006.0000006 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Democratic
97 William Jay Gaynor January 1 1910 September 10 1913 &0000000000000003.0000003 years, &0000000000000253.000000253 days Elected
98 Ardolph Loges Kline September 10 1913 December 31 1913 &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 years, &0000000000000113.000000113 days Acting Republican
99 John Purroy Mitchel January 1 1914 December 31 1917 &0000000000000004.0000004 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Fusion
100 John F. Hylan January 1 1918 December 31 1925 &0000000000000008.0000008 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Democratic
101 James J. Walker January 1 1926 September 1 1932 &0000000000000006.0000006 years, &0000000000000245.000000245 days Elected
102 Joseph V. McKee September 1 1932 December 31 1932 &0000000000000001.0000001 year, &0000000000000031.00000031 days Acting
103 John P. O'Brien January 1 1933 December 31 1933 &0000000000000001.0000001 year, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected
104 Fiorello H. La Guardia January 1 1934 December 31 1945 &0000000000000012.00000012 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Republican / Fusion
105 William O'Dwyer January 1 1946 August 31 1950 &0000000000000004.0000004 years, &0000000000000243.000000243 days Elected Democratic
106 Vincent R. Impellitteri August 31 1950 December 31 1953 &0000000000000003.0000003 years, &0000000000000123.000000123 days Acting / Elected Democratic / Independent
107 Robert F. Wagner Jr. January 1 1954 December 31 1965 &0000000000000012.00000012 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Democratic
108 John V. Lindsay January 1 1966 December 31 1973 &0000000000000008.0000008 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Republican / Liberal 1966–69;
Liberal 1969–70;
Democratic / Liberal 1970–73
109 Abraham D. Beame January 1 1974 December 31 1977 &0000000000000004.0000004 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Democratic
110 Edward I. Koch January 1 1978 December 31 1989 &0000000000000012.00000012 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected
111 David N. Dinkins January 1 1990 December 31 1993 &0000000000000004.0000004 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected
112 Rudolph W. Giuliani January 1 1994 December 31 2001 &0000000000000008.0000008 years, &-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1.0000000 days Elected Republican
113 Michael R. Bloomberg January 1 2002 Elected Republican 2002–07;
Independent since 2007.

Notes:

Living former mayors

As of March 2008, three former mayors were alive, the oldest being Edward I. Koch (1978–1989, born 1924). The most recent mayor to die was Abraham D. Beame (1974–1977), on February 10, 2001.

Name Mayoral term start year Mayoral term end year Day of birth Month of birth Year of birth
Edward I. Koch 1978 1989 12 December 1924
David N. Dinkins 1990 1993 10 July 1927
Rudolph W. Giuliani 1994 2001 28 May 1944

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