Municipal Archives


Mayors

​​1856-Present​​

The following table shows the mayors of Dallas.  Mayors are numbered based on the actual election.  Mayors elected multiple times in non-consecutive years are counted more than once.  For example, Mayor John M Crockett, is counted as Mayor 2, 5, and 8.  Acting mayors are not counted as official mayors because they were appointed by City Hall, not elected by the public.

Mayor No. Date Name
1 1856-1857 Samuel Burwell Pryor
2 1857-1858
John McClannahan Crockett
(First term)
3 1858 Isaac Naylor
4 1858-1859 Anderson Doniphan Rice
5 1859-1861
John McClannahan Crockett
(Second term)
6 1861 J. L. Smith
7 1861-1862 Thomas Emory Sherwood
  1862-1865
No Mayor during Civil War
City under Military Governor of Texas
8 1865-1866
John McClannahan Crockett
(Third term)
9 1866 John William Lane
10 1866-1868 George William Guess
11 1868-1870
Benjamin Long
(First term)
12 1870-1872 Henry Ervay
13 1872-1874
Benjamin Long
(Second term)
14 1874-1876
William Lewis Cabell
(First term)
15 1876-1877 John David Kerfoot
16 1877-1879
William Lewis Cabell
(Second term)
17 1879-1880 James M. Thurmond
18 1880-1881 John Jay Good
19 1881-1883 John William Crowdus
20 1883-1885
William Lewis Cabell
(Third term)
21 1885-1887 John Henry Brown
22 1887-1894 Winship Capers Connor
23 1894-1895
Bryan Thomas Barry
(First term)
24 1895-1897 Franklin Pierce Holland
25 1897-1898
Bryan Thomas Barry
(Second term)
26 1898-1900 John Henry Traylor
27 1900-1904 Ben Elias Cabell
28 1904-1906
Bryan Thomas Barry
(Third term)
29 1906-1907 Curtis Pendleton Smith
30 1907-1911 Stephen John Hay
31 1911-1915 William Meredith Holland
32 1915-1917 Henry Dickinson Lindsley
33 1917-1919 Joe Earl Lawther
34 1919-1921 Frank Wilson Wozencraft
35 1921-1923 Sawnie Robertson Aldredge
36 1923-1927 Louis Blaylock
37 1927-1929 Robert Eugene Burt
38 1929-1931 John Waddy Tate
39 1931-1932 Thomas Leonard Bradford
40 1931-1935 Charles Edward Turner
41 1935-1937 George William Sergeant
42 1937-1939 George Able Sprague
43 1939-1947 Woodall Rodgers
44 1947-1949 James Roland Temple
45 1949-1951 Wallace Hamilton Savage
46 1951-1953 Jean Baptiste Adoue, Jr.
47 1953-1961 Robert Lee Thornton
48 1961-1964 Earle Cabell
49 1964-1971 J. Erik Jonsson
50 1971-1976 Wes Wise
  1976 Adlene Harrison (Acting)
51 1977-1981 Robert Folsom
52 1981-1983 Jack Evans
53 1983-1987 Starke Taylor
54 1987-1991 Annette Strauss
55 1991-1995 Steve Bartlett
56 1995-2001 Ron Kirk
  2001 Mary Poss (Acting)
57 2002-2007 Laura Miller
58 2007-2011 Tom Leppert
  2011 Dwaine Caraway (Acting)
59 2011-2019 Michael S. Rawlings
60 2019-Current Eric Johnson
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