List of mayors of Portland, Maine

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Mayor of Portland
Ethan Strimling 2011 (2) (cropped).png
Incumbent
Ethan Strimling

since December 7, 2015
Term length4 years
Inaugural holderJonathan Dow
Formation1832
Salary$65,400 (2011)[1]
Website[1]

The Mayor of Portland is the official head of the city of Portland, Maine, United States, as stipulated in the Charter of the City of Portland.[2] This article is a listing of past (and present) Mayors of Portland.

Before 1923, the city's leader was known as the mayor. From 1923 to 1969, the position was named "Chairman of the City Council."[3] In 1969, the "Mayor" title was reinstated, but the office continued to be held by the leader of the city council, chosen by a vote of its members. In 2011, the city returned to the practice of popularly electing a mayor for the first time since 1923.

This is a list of mayors of Portland, Maine. This information is obtained from the website of the city council.

# Mayor Party Term Notes
1 Andrew L. Emerson 1832
2 Jonathan Dow 1832
3 John Anderson Democrat 1833
4 Levi Cutter 1834–1840
5 James C. Churchill 1841
6 John Anderson Democrat 1842
7 Eliphalet Greeley Whig 1843–1848
8 James B. Cahoon Whig 1849–1850
9 Neal Dow Whig 1851–1852
10 Albion K. Parris Democrat 1852–1853
11 James B. Calhoon Democrat 1853–1854
12 Neal Dow Republican 1855–1856
13 James T. McCobb 1856
14 William Willis Republican 1857 Previously served in the Maine Senate.
15 Jedediah Jewett 1858–1859
16 Joseph Howard 1860
17 William W. Thomas 1861–1862
18 Jacob McLellan 1863–65
19 Augustus E. Stevens 1866–1867
20 Jacob McLellan 1868
21 William Lebaron Putnam Democrat 1869–1870 Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1892-1917.
22 Benjamin Kingsbury, Jr. 1870–1872
23 George P. Wescott 1873–1874
24 Roswell M. Richardson 1875
25 Francis Fessenden Republican 1876 Major general in the 25th and 30th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiments during the Civil War.
26 Moses M. Butler 1877–1878
27 George Walker 1879
28 William Senter 1880–1881
29 Charles F. Libby 1882
31 John W. Deering Democrat 1883 Formerly a Republican. Commissioner of the Port of Portland under President Grover Cleveland.
32 Marquis F. King 1884
33 John W. Deering Democrat 1885 Formerly a Republican. Commissioner of the Port of Portland under President Grover Cleveland.
34 Charles J. Chapman 1886–1888
35 Holman S. Melcher Republican 1889–1890 Captain in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
36 George W. True 1891
37 Darius H. Ingraham 1892
38 James Phinney Baxter Republican 1893–1896
39 Charles H. Randall 1897–1898
40 Frank W. Robinson 1899–1900 Previously Cumberland County District Attorney and judge of the Portland Municipal Court from 1893-1899.
41 Frederic E. Boothby Republican 1901–1903
42 James Phinney Baxter Republican 1904–1905
43 Nathan Clifford Democrat 1906–1907
44 Adam P. Leighton, Sr. Republican 1908–1909
45 Charles A. Strout Republican 1910
46 Oakley C. Curtis Democrat 1911–1914 Governor of Maine from 1915-1917.
47 William Moulton Ingraham Democrat 1915[4]
48 Wilford G. Chapman Republican 1916–1917
49 Charles B. Clarke Republican 1918–1921
50 Carroll S. Chaplin Republican 1922–1923
51 Philip J. Deering Democrat 1924
52 Neal W. Allen 1925–1926
53 Philip J. Deering Democrat 1927
54 Lester F. Wallace 1928–1929
55 Ralph D. Brooks 1930
56 Arthur W. Jordan 1931
57 Ralph D. Brooks 1932
58 Arthur E. Craig 1933
59 Philip J. Deering Democrat 1934–1935
60 Edward C. Berry 1936
61 Adam P. Leighton, Jr. 1937
62 Edward C. Berry 1938
63 Arthur E. Craig 1939
64 Harry E. Martin 1940
65 Edward C. Berry 1941
66 Adam P. Leighton, Jr. 1942
67 Herman B. Libby 1943
68 George A. Harrison 1944
69 Harry C. Libby 1945
70 Helen C. Frost 1946
71 Herman B. Libby 1947
72 Robert L. Getchell 1948–1949
73 Edward T. Colley 1950
74 Helen C. Frost 1952
75 H. Merrill Luthe 1953
76 Edward T. Colley 1954
77 Ben B. Wilson 1955
78 H. Merrill Luthe 1956
79 Carleton G. Lane 1957
80 Perley J. Lessard 1958
81 Sumner S. Clark 1959
82 Mitchell Cope 1960[5]
83 Harold E. Frank 1961
84 Daniel B. Felix 1962
85 Ralph Amerigan 1963
86 J. Weston Walch 1964–1965
87 Charles W. Allen 1966
88 Harold E. Loring 1967
89 Donald Slipp 1969-1970
90 Dr. William L. MacVane Democrat 1970–1971
91 Gerard P. Conley, Sr. Democrat 1971–1972
92 Edward I. Bernstein Republican 1973[6]
93 William B. Troubh Democrat 1974–1975
94 Harold Loring 1975–1976
95 Matthew I. Barron 1976–1978
96 Bruce Taliento 1978[7][8]
97 Edward I. Bernstein Republican 1978–1979[9]
98 Llewellyn Smith 1979–1980
99 John O'Leary Democrat 1980–1981
100 Pamela P. Plumb 1981–1982
101 Linda Abromson Democrat 1982–1983
102 William B. Troubh Democrat 1983–1984
103 David H. Brenerman Democrat 1984–1985
104 Joseph D. Casale Democrat 1985–1986
105 Philip J. Dawson 1986–1987
106 Ronald J. Dorler 1987–1988
107 Cheryl A. Leeman Republican 1988–1989
108 Esther Clenott Democrat 1989–1990
109 Peter O'Donnell Democrat 1990–1991
110 Thomas H. Allen Democrat 1991–1992
111 Charles Harlow Democrat 1992–1993
112 Anne B. Pringle Democrat 1993–1994
113 Richard W. "Dick" Paulson, Jr. Democrat 1994–1995
114 Philip "Jack" Dawson Democrat 1995–1996
115 John F. McDonough Democrat 1996–1997
116 George N. Campbell 1997–1998
117 Thomas V. Kane Democrat 1998–1999
118 Nicholas "Nick" Mavodones, Jr. Democrat 1999–2000
119 Cheryl A. Leeman Republican 2000–2001
120 Karen Geraghty Democrat 2001–2002
121 James F. "Jim" Cloutier Democrat 2002–2003
122 Nathan Smith Democrat 2003–2004
123 Jill Duson Democrat 2004–2005
124 James I. Cohen Democrat 2005–2006
125 Nicholas "Nick" Mavodones, Jr. Democrat 2006–2007
126 Edward Suslovic Democrat 2007–2008
127 Jill Duson Democrat 2008–2010
128 Nicholas "Nick" Mavodones, Jr. Democrat 2010–2011
129 Michael F. Brennan Democrat 2011–2015 Previously served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000 and in the Maine Senate from 2002 to 2006.
130 Ethan Strimling Democrat 2015–incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portland's mayor will earn $65,400". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "City Charter of Portland, Maine". City of Portland. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Donald R. Slipp Obituary: View Donald Slipp's Obituary by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram". Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  4. ^ https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1914/12/08/100120827.pdf
  5. ^ "MITCHELL COPE". Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  6. ^ Kennebec Journal, 7 December 1972, p. 7
  7. ^ "Ex-Portland mayor draws jail sentence". The Nashua Telegraph. September 11, 1980. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Bangor Daily News, 20 December 1999 http://archive.bangordailynews.com/1999/12/20/former-mayor-of-portland-dies-bruce-taliento-48-found-dead-at-old-orchard-beach-home/
  9. ^ Portland Press Herald, August 30, 2000, page 3B