List of mayors of Key West, Florida

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Mayors of Key West, Florida in the United States have reflected the city's cultural and ethnic heritage including Cuban and openly gay mayors.

  1. 1822-1828 - John H. Fleming, Mayor (head of chamber of commerce as well)
  2. 1828–1828 — Edgar Macon, Mayor
    • A. 1828–1830 — Edgar Macon, President of the Town Council
    • B. 1831–1832 — D. C. Pinkham, President of the Town Council
  3. 1832–1833 — Oliver O'Hara, Mayor
  4. 1833–1834 — Fielding A. Browne
  5. 1834–1835 — Adam Gordon
  6. 1835–1837 — Fielding A. Browne (2nd Term)
  7. 1837–1838 — William A. Whitehead
  8. 1838–1839 — Tomaso Saccheti (Socarty)
  9. 1839–1840 — Pardon C. Greene[1]
  10. 1840–1841 — Philip J. Fontaine[1]
  11. 1841–1842 — Alexander Patterson
  12. 1842–1844 — Philip J. Fontaine (2nd Term)[1]
  13. 1844–1846 — Benjamin Sawyer
  14. 1846–1848 — Walter C. Maloney[1]
  15. 1848–1852 — Alexander Patterson (2nd Term)
  16. 1852–1853 — Fernando J. Moreno
  17. 1853–1854 — John W. Porter
  18. 1854–1854 — John W. Porter (2nd Term)
  19. 1854–1855 — William Curry
  20. 1855–1856 — Philip J. Fontaine (3rd Term)
  21. 1856–1857 — Alexander Patterson (3rd Term)
  22. 1857–1861 — John P. Baldwin
  23. 1861–1861 — William Marvin
  24. 1861–1864 — Alexander Patterson (4th Term)
  25. 1864–1865 — E. O. Gwynn
  26. 1865–1866 — Alexander Patterson (5th Term)
  27. 1866–1866 — William Marvin (2nd Term)
  28. 1866–1867 — E. O. Gwynn (2nd Term)
  29. 1867–1868 — Alexander Patterson (6th Term)
  30. 1868–1868 — Henry Mulrennan
  31. 1868–1868 — W. S. Allen
  32. 1868–1869 — Dr. D. W. Whitehurst
  33. 1869–1870 — uncertain
  34. 1870–1870 — Henry Mulrennan (2nd Term)
  35. 1870–1871 — Joseph B. Browne[1]
  36. 1871–1872 — William D. Cash
  37. 1872–1873 — Winer Bethel[1]
  38. 1873–1874 — W. S. Allen (2nd Term)
  39. 1874–1875 — E. O. Gwynn (3rd Term)
  40. 1875–1876 — Carlos M. de Cespedes[2]
  41. 1876–1880 — Livingston W. Bethel
  42. 1880–1881 — Robert Jasper Perry
  43. 1881–1882 — E. O. Gwynn (4th Term)
  44. 1882–1883 — William McClintock
  45. 1883–1885 — R. Alfred Monsalvatage
  46. 1885–1886 — James G. Jones
  47. 1886–1888 — J. W. V. R. Plummer
  48. 1888–1889 — James A. Waddell
  49. 1889–1891 — Walter C. Maloney, Jr.
  50. 1891–1895 — Robert Jasper Perry (2nd Term)
  51. 1895–1897 — James A. Waddell (2nd Term)
  52. 1897–1898 — John B. Maloney
  53. 1898–1903 — George L. Bartlum
  54. 1903–1905 — Benjamin D. Trevor
  55. 1905–1907 — George L. Babcock
  56. 1907–1915 — Dr. Joseph N. Fogarty
  57. 1915–1917 — Norberg Thompson
  58. 1917–1919 — Allen B. Cleare
  59. 1919–1921 — Louis E. Otto
  60. 1921–1925 — Frank H. Ladd
  61. 1925–1933 — Leslie A. Curry
  62. 1933–1935 — William H. Malone
  63. 1935–1937 — Henry C. Galey
  64. 1937–1945 — Willard Albury
  65. 1945–1945 — William W. Demeritt
  66. 1945–1945 — John Carbonell
  67. 1945–1947 — William W. Demeritt (2nd Term)
  68. 1947–1949 — A. Maitland Adams
  69. 1949–1950 — Louis M. J. Eisner
  70. 1950–1951 — John Carbonell (2nd Term)
  71. 1951–1951 — Louis M. J. Eisner (2nd Term)
  72. 1951–1957 — C. B. Harvey
  73. 1957–1961 — Delio Cobo
  74. 1961–1963 — C. B. Harvey (2nd Term)
  75. 1963–1969 — Kermit Lewin
  76. 1969–1971 — Delio Cobo (2nd Term)
  77. 1971–1981 — Charles "Sonny" McCoy
  78. 1981–1983 — Dennis Wardlow[3]
  79. 1983–1985 — Richard A. Heyman
  80. 1985–1987 — Tom Sawyer
  81. 1987–1989 — Richard A. Heyman (2nd Term)
  82. 1989-1989 - John Ingahm
  83. 1989–1991 — Tony Tarracino
  84. 1991–1995 — Dennis Wardlow (2nd Term)
  85. 1995–1995 — Tom Sawyer
  86. 1995–1997 — Dennis Wardlow (3rd Term)
  87. 1997–1999 — Sheila Mullins
  88. 1999–2005 — Jimmy Weekley
  89. 2005–2009 — Morgan McPherson
  90. 2009-2018 — Craig Cates
  91. 2018-present — Teri Johnston

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Dates are not proven
  2. ^ Carlos Manuel de Céspedes y Céspedes was the son of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuba's "Father of the Motherland" (Paula Harper. "Cuba Connections: Key West—Tampa—Miami, 1870 to 1945." The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts. Vol. 22. [1996], p.279-80.)
  3. ^ Self-styled "Prime Minister" of the Conch Republic, 1982

ReferencesEdit

  • Elected mayors of Key West, as listed in Jefferson B. Browne's Key West: The Old and The New (1912) with additions provided by Monroe County Public Library Historian Tom Hambright, The State Library of Florida, and WorldStatesmen.org.