Grand Traverse County
Michigan

 

Mayors of Traverse City

Grand Traverse County, County Seat

Traverse City was incorporated as a Village in 1881 and as a city on 18 May 1896.

On 5 Nov 1940 the City Charter was Ammended making the election of the Mayor by the City Commission.  Diane C. Gilbow was elected as the first female mayor of Traverse City in 1975.  On 7 November 2000 the City Charter was ammended again, this time for the Mayor to be elected by the voters of Traverse City.

Information compiled from City of Traverse City website and other sources by Alanna Fitzgerald.

 

Village Presidents of Traverse City

Perry Hannah 1881-1885, 1887-1894

Benjamin D. Ashton 1886

 

Mayors of Traverse City

Perry Hannah 1895

Harry C. Davis 1897

William W. Smith 1897-1898

Frank Hamilton 1899

A.V. Friedrich 1900

John Patchin 1901

Oscar P. Carver 1902

John R. Santo 1903

Elisha J. Fulghum 1904

A.V. Friedrich 1905-1907

W. D. C. Germaine 1908-1909

E. Wilhelm 1910-1911

W.D.C. Germaine 1912

John G. Straub 1913

C. L. Greilick 1914-1915

Edward Lautner 1916-1917

Layfayette Swanton 1918-1922

James T. Miliken 1923-1928

George W. Lardie 1929-1930

Charles C. Wells 1931-1932

E. L. Thirlby 1933-1934

Moses O. Champney 1935-1936

Conrad H. Foster 1937-1938

Adolph LaFranier 1939-1940

Orr E. Mead 1941

Delmar R. Zimmerman 1942

J. E. Ehernberger 1943

Carl Anderson 1944

Ben H. Koenig 1945

F.G. Swartz 1946-1947

Hugh J. Johnston 1948

Peter Clancy 1949

Wilbur G. Watson 1950

Julius C. Sleder 1951

Jack D. Nelson 1952

J. Kent Wright 1953

Charles H. Round 1954

Frank G. Power 1955-1956

A. R. Jacobs 1957

J. H. Stevens 1958

Fritz Coppens 1959

H. R. Murchie 1960

Frank L. Stulen 1961

Larry Hardy 1962

Robert H. Chase 1963

Ralph Pulcipher 1964

Kenneth Lindsay 1965

Carter B. Strong 1966

Vincent Fochtman 1967

Royce Kephart 1968

Nick Rajkovich 1969

William K. Lynch 1970

John Roko 1971

Richard Purvis 1972

John W. Rennie 1973

Carl Huffman 1974

Diane C. Gilbo 1975 Obituary

Raymond L. Sutton 1976

Howard A. Bartling 1977

Peter C. Dendrinos 1978

Calvin G. Martin 1979

Norman A. Kline 1980

Lawrence A. Muzzarelli 1981-1982

Carol J. Hale 1983

Frederick D. Nelson 1984

Phillip E. Orth 1985

Gerald M. Williams 1986

Geraldine D. Greene 1987

Bryan J. Crough 1988

Phillip E. Rodgers, Jr 1989

Al Ritchie 1990

James F. Tompkins, Jr. 1991

Peter T. Taylor 1992

Linda M. Johnson 1993

Jack E. Boynton 1994

James F. Tompkins, Jr. 1995

Peter T. Taylor Jan 1996- July 1996

Shelley A. Kester July 1996- Dec 1996

Phillip E. Orth 1997

Larry Hardy 1998

James F. Tompkins, Jr. 1999

Linda Smyka 2000

Larry Hardy 2001

Margaret B. Dodd Nov 2001 - Nov 2003

Linda Smyka Nov 2003- Nov 2007

Michael Estes Nov 2007- Nov 2009

Christopher M. Bzbok Nov 2009- Nov 2011

Michael Estes Nov 2011- Nov 2015

Jim Carruthers Nov 2015 - Nov 2017

 

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