List of mayors of Detroit, Michigan

This is a list of mayors of Detroit, Michigan. See History of Detroit, Michigan, for more information about the incorporation of the city.

The official residence of the Mayor of Detroit is Manoogian Mansion located on Dwight Street in the Berry Subdivision Historic District, on the city's east side.

Mayors under first incorporation: Mayors after reincorporation:

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A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "larger", "greater") is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer.

In many systems, the mayor is an elected politician who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of
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City of Detroit

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Nickname: Motor City, Motown, Rock City, The D
Motto: "Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus"
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1701 - July 24, Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac, with his lieutenant Alphonse de Tonty and a company of 100 men, establishes a trading post on the Detroit River under orders from the French King Louis XIV.
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The Manoogian Mansion is the official residence of the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. It is located on Dwight Street in the Berry Subdivision Historic District, on the city's east side, near the Detroit River.
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Solomon Sibley (October 7, 1769 – April 4, 1846) was a United States politician and jurist in the Michigan Territory.

Early life: 1769-1815

Sibley was born in Sutton, Massachusetts, and after completing preparatory studies, he graduated from Rhode Island College (now
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John R Williams (May 4, 1782 – October 20, 1854) is most well known for serving as the City of Detroit's first mayor, though he also served as Detroit's mayor for five other terms.
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Jonathan Kearsley (1789, Virginia–1859, Detroit) was an American military officer and politician. He fought in the War of 1812 and was a two-time mayor of Detroit.

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Jonathan Kearsley was born in Virginia in 1789 and graduated from Washington College in 1811.
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John Biddle (March 2, 1792–August 25, 1859) was a delegate to the United States Congress from the Michigan Territory.

Biddle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he attended the common schools before attending Princeton College.
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Jonathan Kearsley (1789, Virginia–1859, Detroit) was an American military officer and politician. He fought in the War of 1812 and was a two-time mayor of Detroit.

Biography

Jonathan Kearsley was born in Virginia in 1789 and graduated from Washington College in 1811.
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John R Williams (May 4, 1782 – October 20, 1854) is most well known for serving as the City of Detroit's first mayor, though he also served as Detroit's mayor for five other terms.
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Augustus Seymour Porter (January 18, 1798 – September 18, 1872) was a U.S. statesman from the state of Michigan.

He was born in Canandaigua, New York, the nephew of Peter Buell Porter and attended Canandaigua Academy.
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Asher B. Bates (1810-1873) was a lawyer and politician in the U.S. state of Michigan and in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Bates was born in Genesee County, New York[1]
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Zina Pitcher (April 12, 1797, Sandy Hill, New York–April 5, 1872, Detroit) was an American physician, politician, educator, and academic administrator. He was a president of the American Medical Association, a two-time mayor of Detroit and a member of the Board of Regents of
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Douglass Houghton (September 21, 1809–October 13, 1845), was an American geologist and physician, primarily known for his exploration of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.
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Zina Pitcher (April 12, 1797, Sandy Hill, New York–April 5, 1872, Detroit) was an American physician, politician, educator, and academic administrator. He was a president of the American Medical Association, a two-time mayor of Detroit and a member of the Board of Regents of
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John R Williams (May 4, 1782 – October 20, 1854) is most well known for serving as the City of Detroit's first mayor, though he also served as Detroit's mayor for five other terms.
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James A. VanDyke (1813–1855) was the 21st mayor of Detroit, Michigan. He was elected in 1847.
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Zachariah Chandler (December 10, 1813 – November 1, 1879) was Mayor of Detroit (1851–52), a four-term U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan (1857–75, 1879), and Secretary of the Interior under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant (1875–77).
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John Patton (born 1822, death unknown) was the 30th mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1858-1859. Little is known about his life. There is also a John Patton identified as being the Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan 1869-1870 or as late as 1871.
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Alexander Lewis is a writer, primarily of science fiction novels and short stories. His first published work was a little-read short story entitled "Through the Eye". It appeared in the Wild Worlds
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William G. Thompson (July 23 1840 – July 20 1904) served two terms as mayor of Detroit, Michigan, from 1880 to 1883. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Michigan in 1880.
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Hazen Stuart Pingree (August 30, 1840–June 18, 1901) was a four-term Republican mayor of Detroit (1889-1897) and Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan (1897-1901).

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William Cotter Maybury (November 20, 1848-May 6, 1909) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Maybury was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended public schools and graduated from the academic department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1870 and from
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George Pierce Codd (December 7, 1869 - February 16, 1927) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Codd was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1891 where he studied law.
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Oscar B Marx (1866 - 1923) was an American political figure, who was mayor of Detroit from 1913 to 1918. Born in Wayne County, Michigan, Marx served as the state's delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908 before becoming mayor of Detroit in 1913.
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James J. Couzens (August 26, 1872 – October 22, 1936) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan, the Mayor of Detroit, an industrialist, and philanthropist.

Couzens was born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada and attended the public schools of Chatham.
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John Christian Lodge, (August 12, 1862 – February 6, 1950) was an influential mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1924 and 1927-1929.

The John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit was named after him.
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Frank Ellsworth Doremus (August 31, 1865-September 4, 1947) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Doremus was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools of Portland, Michigan and graduated from Detroit College of Law.
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John Christian Lodge, (August 12, 1862 – February 6, 1950) was an influential mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1924 and 1927-1929.

The John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit was named after him.
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John Christian Lodge, (August 12, 1862 – February 6, 1950) was an influential mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1922-1924 and 1927-1929.

The John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit was named after him.
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