Mayors of Fort Wayne

Wikipedia list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Fort_Wayne,_Indiana

July 5, 2018 post by City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Thursday Trivia: Can you name the first mayor of Fort Wayne?

Answer: Fort Wayne Mayors #tbt

Also on July 5, 2018 on Fort Wayne, Indiana on Twitter.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Mayors, Postmasters, U.S. Land Office officials on PoliticalGraveyard.com.

Allen County Community Album photo
Mayor of Fort Wayne 1885-1917
Allen County Community Album photo

See photo Mayors of Fort Wayne 1885 to 1917: composite of portrait photographs of Charles F. Muhler, Daniel L. Harding, Henry P. Scherer, Chauncey B. Oakley, Henry C. Berghoff, Jesse Grice, William J. Hosey. Reproduced from a printed source. Original rather dark. at the Allen County Community Album.

  1. George W. Wood 1840 photo March 22, 2014 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.
  2. Joseph Morgan 1841 & 1942
  3. Henry Lotz 1843
  4. John M. Wallace 1844
  5. Dr. Merchant W. Huxford 1845 - 1849
  6. William Stewart 1849 - 1852, 1855 - 1857
  7. Dr. Philip G. Jones 1852
  8. Charles Whitmore 1853 & 1854
  9. Samuel S. Morss 1857 - 1859
  10. Franklin P. Randall 1859 - 1864, 1869 - 1873
  11. Judge James L. Worden 1865
  12. Benjamin Saunders 1866
  13. Henry Sharp 1867 & 1868
  14. Col. Charles Zollinger 1873 - 1885, 1893, a democrat was elected to six successive two-year terms. In 1891, after being out of office for six years, he was elected mayor for a seventh time. Zollinger’s seventh term was for three years, but he died in office in late December of 1893. At the time of his death, Zollinger had served as Fort Wayne’s mayor for more than 14 years. Copied from Media, Henry wrong on mayoral facts by G. Stanley Hood in Letters published Janaury 16, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See also Colonel Charles A. Zollinger: seven-time mayor of Fort Wayne (1956)on Archive.org
  15. Charles F. Muhler 1885 - 1889
  16. Daniel L. Harding 1889 - 1893
  17. Henry F. Scherer 1894, 1897 - 1901
  18. Chauncey B. Oakley 1894 - 1897
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    Annual message of ... , mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind. with annual reports of heads of departments of the city government for the fiscal year ending ...(1896) - Fort Wayne (Ind.) on Archive.org
  19. Henry F. Scherer 1894, 1897 - 1901
    Annual message of ... , mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind. with annual reports of heads of departments of the city government for the fiscal year ending .. (Volume yr.1898) - Fort Wayne (Ind.) and a second copy on Archive.org
  20. Henry C. Berghoff 1901 - 1905
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    Annual message of ... [the] Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana: with annual ...(1902) - Fort Wayne (Ind.) on Archive.org
    Annual message of ... , mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind. with annual reports of heads of departments of the city government for the fiscal year ending (1905) on Archive.org
  21. William J. Hosey 1906 - 1910
    Annual message of ... , mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind. with annual reports of heads of departments of the city government for the fiscal year ending .. by Fort Wayne (Ind.) Publication date 1906
  22. Jesse Grice 1910-1914 Jesse A. Grice; sheriff and mayor, 1852-1915 - Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County, sheriff 1904-1908, mayor 1910-1914 on Archive.org
  23. William J. Hosey 1914 - 1918
  24. Sherman Cutshall 1918-1922
  25. William J. Hosey 1922-1926
  26. William C. Geake 1926 - 1930
  27. William J. Hosey 1930-1934
  28. Harry W. Baals 1934 - 1947, frequently and erroneously accredited as Fort Wayne’s longest-serving mayor, he served 15 years when he died in office in May of 1954.
  29. Henry Branning 1948 - 1951
  30. Harry W. Baals 1952-5/9/1954
  31. Robert Meyers 1954 - 1959
  32. Paul Mike Burns 1960 - 1963
  33. Harold S. Zeis 1964 - 1971
  34. Ivan Lebamoff 1972 - 1975
  35. Robert Armstrong 1976 - 1979
  36. Winfield Moses 1980 - 1985
  37. Cosette Simon 7/8/1985-7/19/1985
  38. Winfield Moses 7/20/1985 1987
  39. Paul Helmke 1988 - 1999
  40. Graham Richard 2000 -2007
  41. Tom Henry 2008 - 2011, 2016, 2020, 2024- present.
    1. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayortomhenry
    2. Mayor Henry Podcast has over 100 podcasts on various local topics on Spotify.
    3. The last mayor to win three straight terms was Paul Helmke, a Republican who served from 1988 through 1999. Henry is the first Democrat to win a third straight term as mayor and first Democrat to serve a third term as mayor since Charles Zollinger 1873 to 1885. Read more Henry wins 3rd straight term by Dave Gong published November 4, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper now on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
    4. Henry wins fourth term as Fort Wayne mayor, Darrin Wright, November 6, 20190 on WOWO.
    5. November 7, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

      Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, a Democrat, has defeated Republican Tom Didier to win a fifth term as Fort Wayne mayor.

      Henry wins 5th term as Fort Wayne mayor

  42. Meet the Mayor web page

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