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Previous Tampa Mayors

Term of Office

Name of Mayor

Number

February 14, 1856 - November 25, 1856 Joseph B. Lancaster 1
November 25, 1856 - December 6, 1856 Darwin Austen Branch (Acting Mayor) 2, 4
December 6, 1856 - February 9, 1857 J. Alfonso DeLaunay 3
February 9, 1857 - February 10, 1858 Darwin Austen Branch 2, 4
February 10, 1858 - February 12, 1859 Madison Post 5
February 12, 1859 - February 1, 1860 James McKay, Sr. 6
February 1, 1860 - February 2, 1861 John P. Crichton 7
February 2, 1861 - May 1861 Hamlin Valentine Snell 8
May 1861 - February 3, 1862 John Jackson  (Acting Mayor) 9
February 3, 1862 - February 22, 1862 John Jackson 9
February 23, 1862 - October 24, 1866 No Municipal Form of Government  
October 25, 1866 - December 1866 Edward A. Clarke 10
December 1866 - March 1, 1869 Josiah A. Ferris 11
March 1, 1869 - October 4, 1869 John Thomas Lesley 12
July 6, 1870 - mid 1872 (non-chartered years) John Henderson  
August 11, 1873 - August 13, 1876 James E. Lipscomb 13
August 14, 1876 - August 14, 1877 Harlan P. Lovering 14
August 14, 1877 - August 14, 1878 Thomas Edward Jackson 15, 24
August 14, 1878 - August 14, 1880 John P. Wall 16
August 14, 1880 - February 19, 1881 Henry Clarke Ferris 17
February 19, 1881 - March 22, 1881 Matthew E. Haynsworth (Acting) 18
March 22, 1881 - August 14, 1883 George Bascom Sparkman 19, 22
August 14, 1883 - August 13, 1886 Duff Post 20, 26
August 13, 1886 - July 15, 1887 Herman Glogowski 21, 23, 25, 27
July 15, 1887 - March 8, 1888 George Bascom Sparkman 19, 22
March 8, 1888 - March 6, 1889 Herman Glogowski 21, 23, 25, 27
March 6, 1889 - March 5, 1890 Thomas Edward Jackson 15, 24
March 5, 1890 - March 4, 1891 Herman Glogowski 21, 23, 25, 27
March 4, 1891 - March 4, 1892 Duff Post 20, 26
March 4, 1892 - March 10, 1893 Herman Glogowski 21, 23, 25, 27
March 10, 1893 - March 9, 1894 Frederick A. Salomonson 28, 30, 35
March 9, 1894 - March 8, 1895 Robert W. Easley 29
March 8, 1895 - June 5, 1896 Frederick A. Salomonson 28, 30, 35
June 5, 1896- June 5, 1898 Myron E. Gillett 31
June 8, 1898 - June 8, 1900 Frank C. Bowyer 32
June 8, 1900 - June 4, 1902 Francis Lyman Wing 33, 37
June 5, 1902 - June 5, 1904 James McKay, Jr. 34
June 5, 1904 - June 6, 1906 Frederick A. Salomonson 28, 30, 35
June 6, 1906 - June 3, 1908 William H. Frecker 36
June 3, 1908 - June 4, 1910 Francis Lyman Wing 33, 37
 June 4, 1910 - June 5, 1920 Donald Brenham McKay 38, 42
June 5, 1920 - January 4, 1921 Horace Cadwell Gordon 39
January 4, 1921 - January 8, 1924 Charles H. Brown 40
January 8, 1924 - January 3, 1928 Perry G. Wall 41
January 3, 1928 - October 27, 1931 Donald Brenham McKay 38, 42
October 27, 1931 - November 3, 1931 Thomas N. Henderson 43
November 3, 1931 - November 3, 1943 Robert E. Lee Chancey 44
November 3, 1943 - May 21, 1956 Curtis Hixon 45
May 21, 1956 - October 3, 1956 Junie Lee Young, Jr. (Acting) 46
October 1, 1956 - October 1, 1959 Nick Chillura Nuccio 47, 49
October 1, 1959 - October 1, 1963 Julian Barnes Lane 48
October 1, 1963 - October 1, 1967 Nick Chillura Nuccio 47, 49
October 1, 1967 - April 1, 1974 Dick Greco (1974) 50, 56
April 1, 1974 - June 19, 1974 Richard L. Cheney (Acting) 51
June 19, 1974 - October 3, 1974 Lloyd Copeland (Acting) 52
October 3, 1974 - October 3, 1979 William F. Poe 53
October 1, 1979 - July 16, 1986 Robert (Bob) Martinez 54
July 17, 1986 - April 1, 1987 Sandra Warshaw Freedman (Acting) 55
April 1, 1987 - April 1, 1995 Sandra Warshaw Freedman 55
April 1, 1995 - April 1, 2003 Dick Greco 50, 56
April 1, 2003 - April 1, 2011 Pam Iorio 57
April 1, 2011 - Present Bob Buckhorn 58

The information on this website is intended to provide a basic historical background on the mayors of Tampa.  Based on available research materials, every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in these biographical sketches.