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List of mayors of San Antonio

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Mayor of the City of San Antonio
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Ron Nirenberg

since June 21, 2017
ResidencePrivate residence

The following is a list of mayors of San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio operates under a council–manager form of government.[1][2] While the mayor presides over meetings of the City Council and is paid $3,000 more than other members of the Council, the mayor does not wield executive authority or veto power. Rather, the mayor has one vote (of 11) on the city council, and the city manager, appointed by the City Council, has executive power (the city charter gives the manager the responsibility to "execute the laws and administer the government of the city").[1] However, the mayor does have additional ceremonial responsibilities, such as issuing proclamations. Additionally, the mayor is the only city-wide elected official, and "a high-profile mayor can wield considerable political influence" in the city.[2] For example, the San Antonio Express-News editorial board wrote that Mayor Julian Castro has "a mastery of political skill that made him a strong force in a weak mayor structure" during his term (2009-14).[3]

Under Texas law, the mayor, like the city council, is selected in a non-partisan election.[2] When a vacancy occurs, the city council appoints an interim mayor.[4] The mayor, like the other members of the city council, serves a two-year term, with a four-term limit. Since 1975, every mayor of San Antonio has previously served on the city council.[2]

Colonial (1731-1821) and Mexican (1821-1836) San Antonio

The mayors of colonial San Antonio served one-year terms, although there were exceptions: some mayors, such as José Curbelo, Ignacio Lopez de Armas and Jose Felix Menchaca, held office several times. Juan Leal Goraz became the first mayor of La Villa de San Fernando, the settlement which would later become known as the city of San Antonio, after its founding on March 9, 1731.[5][6]

Mayors of San Antonio, Texas
Years of Service Mayor

(civil founding of San Antonio)

Juan Leal Goraz
1733 Antonio de los Santos
1734 Manuel de Niz
1735 Juan Leal Goraz (2nd term)
1736 Antonio de los Santos (2nd term)
1737 Juan Curbelo
1738 Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas
1739 Juan Curbelo (2nd term)
1740 Juan Delgado
1741 Antonio Rodríguez Medero
1742 Patricio Rodríguez
1743 Antonio Sosa
1744 Antonio López Aguado y Villafuente
1745 Juan José Montes de Oca
1746 José Curbelo
1747 Mateo Pérez
1748 Juan José Padrón
1748 José Leal
1750 Juan José Padrón (2nd term)
1751 José Curbelo (2nd term)
1752-53 Luis Antonio Menchaca
1755 Manuel Delgado
1756 Antonio López Aguado y Villafuente (2nd term)
1757 José Curbelo (3rd term)
1758 Juan José Flores
1759-1760 Martín Lorenzo de Armas
1761 Antonio López Aguado y Villafuente (3rd term)
1762 Juan José Flores (2nd term)
1763 Luis Antonio Menchada (2nd term)
1764 Ignacio Lorenzo de Armas (2nd term)
Since April, 1764 Francisco Delgado
1765 Bernabé de Carbajal
1766 Domingo Delgado
1767 Miguel Gortari
1768 Jacinto Delgado
1769 Francisco Flores de Abrego
1770 Simón de Arocha
1771 José Félix Menchaca
1772-73 Domingo Delgado (2nd term)
1774 Joaquín Menchaca
1775 Amador Delgado
1776 Vicente Álvarez Travieso
1777 Manuel Delgado (2nd term)
1778 José Félix Menchaca (2nd term)
1779 Francisco Flores de Abrego (2nd term)
1780 Toribio de la Fuente Fernández
1781 Francisco Flores de Abrego (3rd term)
1782 Juan José de la Santa
1783 Manuel Delgado (3rd term)
1784 Francisco Javier Rodríguez
1785 Salvador Rodríguez
1786 Juan José de la Santa (2nd term)
1787 Simón de Arocha (2nd term)
1788 José Félix Menchaca (3rd term)
1789-90 Ignacio Calvillo
1791 Francisco de Arocha
1792 Vicente Ferrer Enriquez de Amador
1793 Manuel de Arocha
1794 Ramón de las Fuentes
1795 José Félix Menchaca (4th term)
1796 Salvador Rodríguez (2nd term)
1797 José Roberto Núñez
1798 Manuel de Arocha (2nd term)
1799 Juan José de la Garza
1800 Manuel Delgado (4th term)
1801 Manuel María Barrera
1802 José Antonio Saucedo
1803 José Félix Menchaca (5th term)
1804 Tomás de Arocha
1805 Ignacio Pérez
1806-07 José Antonio Saucedo (2nd term)
1807 Ángel Navarro
1808 Ignacio Pérez
1809 Manuel María Barrera (2nd term)
1810 Manuel Delgado (5th term)
January–February, 1811 Gaspar Flores de Abrego
Since March, 1811 Francisco Travieso
1812 Clemente Delgado
1813 (until October) José Antonio de la Garza
1813-14 José Antonio Saucedo (3rd term)
1815 José María Zambrano
1816 Domingo Bustillos
1817 Francisco Flores
1818 Juan María Zambrano (2nd term)
1819 Francisco Montes de Oca
1820 Francisco Flores (2nd term)
1820 Erasmo Seguín (from July 25)[7]
1821 José Ángel Navarro
1822 José María Salinas
1823 Manuel Yturri Castillo
1824 Gaspar Flores de Abrego (2nd term)
1825 Juan Martín de Veramendi
1826 Juan José Zambrano
1827 José María Salinas (2nd term)
1828 Juan Martín de Veramendi (2nd term)
1829 Gaspar Flores de Abrego (3rd term)
1830 Jose Miguel de Arciniega
1831 José María Salinas (3rd term)
1832 José Antonio de la Garza (2nd term)
1833 Jose Miguel de Arciniega (2nd term)
1834 Juan Seguín
1835 José Ángel Navarro (2nd term)
January–February, 1836 Francisco Antonio Ruíz
April, 1836 – 1837 José María Salinas (4th term)

San Antonio in the Republic of Texas (1836-1844) and U.S. State of Texas (1844-present)

Mayors of San Antonio, Texas
Years of Service Mayor
1837–38 John W. Smith
1838 William H. Daingerfield
1838–39 Antonio Menchaca (Pro Tem)
1839–40 Samuel Maverick
1840–41 John W. Smith (2nd)
1841–42 Juan Seguín (2nd)
1841 Francis Guilbeau (Pro Tem)
1842–44 John W. Smith (3rd)
1844–46 Edward Dwyer
1846–47 Bryan Callaghan, Sr.
1847 Charles F. King
1847–48 S. S. Smith
1848 Charles F. King (2nd)
1848–49 S. S. Smith (2nd)
1849–51 J. M. Devine
1849–51 J. S. McDonald
1852–53 Charles F. King (3rd)
1853–54 J. M. Devine (2nd)
1854–55 John M. Carolan
1855–56 James R. Sweet
1856–57 J. M. Devine (3rd)
1857 J. H. Beck (Pro Tem)
1857–59 A. A. Lockwood
1859–62 James R. Sweet (2nd)
1862–63 Samuel Maverick (2nd)
1863–65 P.L. Buquor
1865 J. H. Lyons
1865–66 O. Cleveland
1866–67 J. H. Lyons (2nd)
1867–72 Wilhelm Carl August Thielepape
1872 S. G. Newton
1872–75 Francois P. Giraud[8]
1875–85 James H. French
1885–92 Bryan Callaghan, Jr.
1892–93 A. I. Lockwood (Pro Tem)
1893–94 George Paschal
1894 Henry Elmendorf (Pro Tem)
1894–97 Henry Elmendorf
1897–99 Bryan Callaghan, Jr. (2nd)
1899–03 Marshall Hicks
1903 Frederick Terrell (Pro Tem)
1903–05 John P. Campbell
1905–12 Bryan Callaghan, Jr. (3rd)
1912 William L. Richter (Pro Tem)
1912–1913 A. H. Jones
1913 Albert Steves (Pro Tem)
1913–1917 Clinton G. Brown
1917–21 Sam C. Bell
1921–23 O. B. Black

(Orlando Bacon Black)

1923–27 John W. Tobin
1927 Phil Wright (Pro Tem)
1927–33 C. M. Chambers
1933 C. K. Quin (Pro Tem)
1933–39 C. K. Quin
1939–41 Maury Maverick
1941–43 C. K. Quin (2nd)
1943–47 Gus B. Mauerman
1947–49 Alfred Callaghan
1949–52 A. C. (Jack) White
1952–53 Sam Bell Steves
1953–54 A. C. (Jack) White (2nd)
1954 R. L. Lester
1954–55 R. N. White, Sr.
May 1, 1955 – May 1, 1961 J. Edwin Kuykendall
May 1, 1961 – May 1, 1971 Walter W. McAllister
May 1, 1971 – May 1, 1973 John Gatti
May 1, 1973 – May 1, 1975 Charles L. Becker
May 1, 1975 – May 1, 1981 Lila Cockrell
May 1, 1981 – June 1, 1989 Henry G. Cisneros
June 1, 1989 – June 1, 1991 Lila Cockrell
June 1, 1991 – June 1, 1995 Nelson Wolff
June 1, 1995 – June 1, 1997 William E. "Bill" Thornton
June 1, 1997 – June 1, 2001 Howard W. Peak
June 1, 2001 – June 7, 2005 Edward D. Garza
June 7, 2005 – June 1, 2009 Phil Hardberger
June 1, 2009 – July 22, 2014 Julian Castro
July 22, 2014 – June 21, 2017 Ivy Taylor
June 21, 2017 – present Ron Nirenberg

See also


  1. ^ a b Kriston Capps, Why Julián Castro's Record as Mayor of San Antonio Doesn't Necessarily Tell Us Much About His Future at HUD, CityLab (May 19, 2014).
  2. ^ a b c d Sharon Navarro, The Latino Mayors: San Antonio Politics and Policies, Research Report No. 52, April 2015, Julian Samora Research Institute, Michigan State University, p. 2.
  3. ^ Castro served our city well as mayor, San-Antonio Express-News (July 9, 2014).
  4. ^ Van Darden, Mayor Ivy Taylor announces she will run for mayor: Taylor appointed mayor by City Council in July, KSAT (February 16, 2015).
  5. ^ José Manuel Balbuena Castellano (2007). "IV: La organización de los isleños". La odisea de los canarios en Texas y Luisiana [The Odyssey of the Canarians in Texas and Louisiana] (in Spanish). Anroart Ediciones. p. 46-48. ISBN 978-84-96577-93-0.
  6. ^ Congressional Record, V. 147, Pt. 3, March 8, 2001 to March 26, 2001. Government Printing Office. p. 4100. GGKEY:3F50QNXHQD4.
  7. ^ City of San Antonio Alcaldes
  8. ^ Clark Jr., John W. "François P. Giraud". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved November 2, 2012.

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