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Mayors of Evansville, Indiana

Term
Mayor
(Click for Biography)
Party
Comments
1847 - 1853
James G. Jones

Appointed Mayor by the City Council
1853 - 1856
John S. Hopkins

Appointed Mayor by the City Council
1856 - 1859
John Hewson

Appointed Mayor by the City Council
1859 - 1868
William Baker

[View a Portrait] Appointed Mayor by the City Council
1868 - 1870
William Hall Walker
Democrat
Appointed Mayor by the City Council. Died in Office, September 9, 1870
1870 - 1870
Eccles G. Van Riper
Democrat
Appointed Mayor by the City Council.
1870 - 1872
William Baker
Republican
[View a Portrait] Elected Mayor by Special Election. Died in Office, May 23, 1872
1872 - 1874
Charles H. Butterfield
Republican
[View a Portrait]
1874 - 1880
John Jay Kleiner
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry] Elected to the 48th and 49th Congresses (March 4, 1883 - March 3,1887)
1880 - 1886
Thomas C. Bridwell
Democrat

1886 - 1889
John H. Dannettell
Republican
First German-Speaking Republican Mayor
1889 - 1892
Nicholas Miner Goodlett
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1892 - 1897
Anthony C. Hawkins
Republican

1897 - 1901
William M. Akin Jr.

[View a Portrait]
1901 - 1906
Charles G. Covert
Republican
[Browning Obit Entry]

1906 - 1909
John William Boehne, Sr.
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry] Resigned March 1, 1909 - Elected to the 61st and 62nd Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913)
1909 - 1910
John J. Nolan
Democrat
[Photo cir. 1917] [Browning Obit Entry] First Roman Catholic Mayor
1910 - 1914
Charles F. Heilman
Republican
[Browning Obit Entry]
1914 - 1922
Benjamin Bosse
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry] Died in Office, April 1922
1922 - 1926
William H. Elmendorf
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1926 - 1930
Herbert Males
Republican
[Browning Obit Entry]
1930 - 1935
Frank W. Griese
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1935 - 1943
William H. Dress
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1943 - 1948
Manson Reichert
Republican

[Browning Obit Entry]
1948 - 1949
William H. Dress
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry] Died in Office, November 10, 1949
1949 - 1952
Edwin F. Diekmann
Democrat
[Photo] [Browning Obit Entry]
1952 - 1956
Henry O. Roberts
Republican
[Browning Obit Entry]
1956 - 1958
Rupert Vance Hartke
Democrat
[Photo] Resigned 1958. Elected to the U.S. Senate 1959 - 1977
[Browning Obit Entry]
1958 - 1960
J. William Davidson
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1960 - 1972
Frank Freeman McDonald
Democrat
[Browning Obit Entry]
1972 - 1980
Russell G. Lloyd, Sr.
Republican
[Browning Obit Entry] Only Republican Mayor Elected Twice. Died from gunshot wound, March 21, 1980
1980 - 1987
Michael Vandeveer
Democrat
Resigned May 1987
1987 - 1999
Frank F. McDonald, II
Democrat

2000 - 2003
Russell G. Lloyd, Jr.
Republican

2004 - 2011
Jonathan Weinzapfel
Democrat

2012 -
Lloyd Winnecke
Republican

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