Mayor of Pensacola

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The Mayor of Pensacola is the chief executive of the City of Pensacola's mayor–council government. The mayor exercises the executive powers of the City and supervises all departments and employees. The current Mayor of Pensacola is Ashton Hayward.

History[edit]

Under the City's numerous charters, the mayor has at different times held varying degrees of authority and responsibility.

1931-2011[edit]

Between 1931 and 2011, the City operated under a council–manager government in which the mayor had no executive authority and was simply an additional member of the City Council. Prior to 2001, the mayor was elected by and from the members of the City Council; thereafter, the mayor was elected by the City at-large.

Under the council-manager government, the mayor's responsibilities were limited to presiding over City Council meetings, developing meeting agendas, and serving as the ceremonial representative of the City. Executive authority was vested in a professional city manager, appointed by the City Council.

1913-1931[edit]

1895-1913[edit]

1885-1895[edit]

1820-1885[edit]

The first recorded mayor, under Spanish rule, was Jose Noriega (1820-1821). During the Civil War the city government went into exile in Greenville, Alabama, until it was restored in 1866.

List of mayors[edit]

19th Century[edit]

Jose Noriega
(Spanish alcade)
1820
George Bowie 1821
John de la Rua 1822
Peter Alba 1823 - 1824
John Jerrison 1825 - 1829
Peter Alba 1830 - 1833
Charles Evans 1834 - 1837
Hanson Kelly 1838 - 1839
Charles Le Baron 1840
Benjamin Drake Wright 1841
Charles Evans 1842 - 1846
Francis de la Rua 1847 - 1848
Charles Evans 1848 - 1852
Joseph Sierra 1852 - 1853
Samuel Leonard 1854 (resigned in July)
H. F. Ingraham 1854 (acting)
Joseph Sierra 1854
Francis B. Bobe 1855 - 1858
C. Gonzalez 1859 - 1860
C. H. Gingles 1861
Francis B. Bobe 1862 - 1863
Francis B. Bobe[1] 1863 - 1865
Samuel Leonard 1866
E. W. Anderson 1867
Sewall C. Cobb 1867 - 1869
F. C. Humphrey 1870 - 1872
Royal Putnam 1873
R. A. Stearns 1874
Joseph Pickett Jones 1875 - 1876
R. A. Stearns 1877
Salvador Pons[2] 1878
William McKenzie Oerting 1879 - 1880
George H. O'Neal 1881
J. M. Tarble 1882
George H. Welles 1883 - 1884
S. S. Harvey[3] 1885
Albert Lord Avery 1886
William Dudley Chipley 1887
Albert Lord Avery 1888 - 1889
James Madison Hilliard 1890 - 1892
W. E. Anderson 1893 - 1894
Pat McHugh[4] 1895 - 1896
W. E. Anderson 1896
Pat McHugh 1897
William Hazard Northup 1897 - 1898
James Madison Hilliard 1899 - 1900

20th century[edit]

Celestino Moreno Jones 1901 - 1902
Thomas Everett Welles 1903 - 1904
Charles Henry Bliss 1905 - 1907
Calvin C. Goodman 1907 - 1908
Frank Reilly 1909 - 1912
Adolph Greenhut 1913 - 1915
George H. Heinrich 1916
Thomas H. Johnson 1917
Francis Robinson Pou 1918
Frank Dent Sanders 1919 - 1921
J. Harvey Bayliss[5] 1921 - 1931
Henry Clay Armstrong 1931 - 1936
William L. Moyer 1936
Max Lee Bear 1936 - 1937
Lee Conner Hagler 1937 - 1943
Walter Wicke 1943 - 1947
Charles Perry Mason 1947 - 1957
Roy Philpot 1957 - 1961
Charles Overman, Jr. 1961 - 1963
Charles Perry Mason 1963 - 1965
B. Irvin Greenhut 1965 - 1967
Reinhardt Holm 1967
Charles Soule 1967 - 1969
Bryant Liggett 1969 - 1971
Eugene Elebash 1971 - 1973
Barney Burks 1973 - 1977
Warren Briggs 1977 - 1978
Vince Whibbs 1978 - 1991
Jerry Maygarden 1991 - 1994
John Fogg 1994 - 2001

21st century[edit]

John Fogg[6] 2001 - 2009
Mike Wiggins 2009 - 2011
Ashton Hayward[7] 2011 - present

Notes[edit]

  1. City government in exile in Greenville, Alabama
  2. First black mayor of Pensacola
  3. At this time Governor E. A. Perry revoked Pensacola's city charter and supported a bill to replace it with a state-appointed commission. The bill failed and the city charter was restored.
  4. In early 1895, a new legislature was promulgated by the state legislature and a new election held for mayor and aldermen.
  5. Changed to a council-manager form of government
  6. Changed to popular election of the mayor.
  7. Changed to a mayor-council form of government

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