List of mayors of Edmonton

This is a list of mayors of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to 1905, Edmonton was in the Northwest Territories, and from 1892 to 1904, Edmonton was a town.

Mayors of Edmonton
Mayor Date of birth Term began Age at term start Term Ended Previous office Date of death and age
1Matthew McCauleyJuly 11, 1850February 10, 189241 years, 214 daysJanuary 14, 1895Co-founder of the Edmonton Board of TradeOctober 30, 1930
80 years, 111 days
2Herbert Charles WilsonDecember 7, 1859January 14, 189535 years, 38 daysOctober 6, 1896Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the North-West Territories (1888–1891)December 17, 1909
50 years, 10 days
3Cornelius GallagherDecember 31, 1854October 27, 1896[1]41 years, 301 daysDecember 14, 1896Alderman (1893–1895)October 27, 1932
77 years, 301 days
4John Alexander McDougallMay 20, 1854December 14, 189642 years, 208 daysDecember 13, 1897Alderman (1893–1895)December 17, 1928
74 years, 211 days
5William S. EdmistonNovember 10, 1857December 13, 189740 years, 33 daysDecember 11, 1899Alderman (1895–1896)July 24, 1903
45 years, 256 days
6Kenneth W. MacKenzieFebruary 3, 1862December 11, 189937 years, 311 daysDecember 9, 1901Alderman (1898–1899)October 9, 1929
67 years, 248 days
7William ShortJanuary 11, 1866December 9, 190135 years, 332 daysDecember 12, 1904Public school trustee (1899–1901)January 27, 1926
60 years, 16 days
Kenneth W. MacKenzieFebruary 3, 1862December 12, 190442 years, 313 daysDecember 11, 1905Mayor of Edmonton (1899–1901)October 9, 1929
67 years, 248 days
8Charles MayJune 30, 1858December 11, 190547 years, 164 daysDecember 10, 1906Alderman (1903–1905)March 1, 1932
73 years, 245 days
9William Antrobus GriesbachJanuary 3, 1878December 10, 190628 years, 341 daysDecember 9, 1907Alderman (1904–1906)January 21, 1945
67 years, 18 days
John Alexander McDougallMay 20, 1854December 9, 190753 years, 203 daysDecember 14, 1908Mayor of Edmonton (1896–1897)December 17, 1928
74 years, 211 days
10Robert LeeMarch 10, 1862December 14, 190846 years, 279 daysDecember 12, 1910Alderman (1899–1901 & 1907–1908)August 5, 1925
63 years, 148 days
11George S. ArmstrongMay 16, 1867December 12, 191043 years, 210 daysDecember 9, 1912Alderman (1907–1910)June 9, 1947
80 years, 24 days
William ShortJanuary 11, 1866December 9, 191246 years, 333 daysDecember 8, 1913Mayor of Edmonton (1901–1904)January 27, 1926
60 years, 16 days
12William J. McNamaraDecember 27, 1879December 8, 191333 years, 346 daysOctober 27, 1914Mayor of Wetaskiwin (1909–1910)January 1, 1947
67 years, 5 days
13William Thomas HenryJanuary 2, 1872December 14, 191442 years, 346 daysDecember 10, 1917Alderman (1900–1902)September 11, 1952
80 years, 253 days
14Harry Marshall Erskine EvansAugust 17, 1876December 10, 191741 years, 115 daysDecember 9, 1918President of Edmonton Board of Trade (1916–1917)September 20, 1973
97 years, 34 days
15Joseph ClarkeSeptember 20, 1869December 9, 191849 years, 80 daysDecember 13, 1920Alderman (1912 & 1913–1915)July 27, 1941
71 years, 310 days
16David Milwyn DugganMay 5, 1879December 13, 192041 years, 222 daysDecember 10, 1923NoneMay 4, 1942
62 years, 364 days
17Kenny BlatchfordMarch 5, 1882December 10, 192341 years, 280 daysDecember 13, 1926Alderman (1921–1923)April 20, 1933
51 years, 46 days
18Ambrose BuryAugust 1, 1869December 13, 192657 years, 134 daysDecember 9, 1929Member of Parliament for Edmonton East (1925–1926)March 29, 1951
81 years, 240 days
19James McCrie DouglasFebruary 5, 1867December 9, 192962 years, 307 daysNovember 11, 1931Alderman (1923–1926)March 16, 1950
83 years, 39 days
20Dan KnottJuly 1, 1879November 11, 193152 years, 133 daysNovember 14, 1934Alderman (1922–1926 & 1929–1931)November 26, 1959
80 years, 148 days
Joseph ClarkeSeptember 20, 1869November 14, 193465 years, 55 daysNovember 10, 1937Alderman (1924–1925)July 27, 1941
71 years, 310 days
21John Wesley FryDecember 5, 1876November 10, 193760 years, 340 daysNovember 7, 1945Alderman (1932–1937)December 23, 1946
70 years, 18 days
22Harry AinlayJanuary 3, 1887November 7, 194558 years, 308 daysNovember 2, 1949Alderman (1931–1935 & 1941–1945)March 12, 1970
83 years, 68 days
23Sidney ParsonsApril 11, 1893November 2, 194956 years, 205 daysNovember 7, 1951Alderman (1938–1949)April 22, 1955
62 years, 11 days
24William HawrelakOctober 3, 1915November 7, 195136 years, 35 daysSeptember 9, 1959Alderman (1949–1951)November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
25Frederick John MitchellDecember 4, 1893September 9, 195965 years, 279 daysOctober 14, 1959Alderman (1940–1959)December 25, 1979
86 years, 21 days
26Elmer Ernest RoperJune 4, 1893October 14, 195966 years, 132 daysOctober 16, 1963Leader of Alberta Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1942–1955)November 12, 1994
101 years, 161 days
William HawrelakOctober 3, 1915October 16, 196348 years, 13 daysMarch 11, 1965Mayor of Edmonton (1951–1959)November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
27Vincent DantzerOctober 2, 1923March 11, 196541 years, 160 daysOctober 16, 1968Alderman (1962–1965)March 13, 2001
77 years, 162 days
28Ivor DentFebruary 7, 1924October 16, 196844 years, 252 daysOctober 16, 1974Alderman (1963–1968)March 29, 2009
84 years, 164 days
William HawrelakOctober 3, 1915October 16, 197459 years, 13 daysNovember 7, 1975Mayor of Edmonton (1951–1959 & 1963–1965)November 7, 1975
60 years, 35 days
29Terry CavanaghJuly 19, 1926November 14, 197549 years, 118 daysOctober 19, 1977Alderman (1971–1975)December 17, 2017
91 years, 151 days
30Cec PurvesOctober 18, 1933October 19, 197744 years, 1 dayOctober 17, 1983Alderman (1966–1974)Living
(86 years, 49 days)
31Laurence DecoreJune 28, 1940October 17, 198343 years, 111 daysOctober 17, 1988Alderman (1974–1977)November 6, 1999
59 years, 131 days
Terry CavanaghJuly 19, 1926October 17, 198862 years, 90 daysOctober 16, 1989Alderman (1983–1988)December 17, 2017
91 years, 151 days
32Jan ReimerMay 23, 1952October 16, 198937 years, 146 daysOctober 16, 1995Alderman (1980–1989)Living
(67 years, 197 days)
33Bill SmithDecember 11, 1935October 16, 199559 years, 309 daysOctober 26, 2004NoneLiving
(83 years, 360 days)
34Stephen MandelJuly 18, 1945October 26, 200459 years, 100 daysOctober 29, 2013City Councilor (2001–2004)Living
(74 years, 141 days)
35Don IvesonMay 30, 1979October 29, 2013[2]34 years, 152 daysPresentCity Councilor (2007–2013)Living
(40 years, 190 days)
Mayor of Edmonton
Incumbent
Don Iveson

since October 29, 2013
StyleMayor, His/Her Worship
Member ofCity Council
Reports toCity Council
SeatEdmonton City Hall
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
AppointerDirect election by residents of Edmonton
Term length4 years
FormationFebruary 10, 1892 (1892-02-10)
First holderMatthew McCauley
Websitehttp://www.edmonton.ca/mayor

Living former mayors

As of December 2017, four former mayors are alive, the oldest being Cec Purves (19771983, born 1933). The most recent to die was Terry Cavanagh (19751977/19881989), on December 17, 2017.

NameTermDate of birth
Cec Purves 19771983 (1933-10-18) October 18, 1933
Jan Reimer 19891995 (1952-05-23) May 23, 1952
Bill Smith 19952004 (1935-12-11) December 11, 1935
Stephen Mandel 20042013 (1945-07-18) July 18, 1945

References

  1. "Local". The Edmonton Bulletin. Edmonton, Alberta. October 26, 1896. p. 1. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  2. "Don Iveson is sworn-in as Edmonton's new mayor". CBC News. October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2013.

See also

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