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Jewish mayors outside of Israel

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  • Samuel J. Glosserman (1903 - 1990)
  • Isaac (Sakkie) Katzenellenbogen (1921 - 2012)
    Isaac (Sakkie) Katzenellenbogen born in Wolseley on September 12, 1921, and died July 19, 2012, succeeded his father at Wolseley where he ran a general goods store and the Wolesely Hotel, married on Ja...
  • Dr. Eva Cohn Galambos (1928 - 2015)
    Eva Cohn Galambos (July 1, 1928 – April 19, 2015), was a German-born American economist and politician who served as the first mayor of Sandy Springs, Georgia. She served as the city's inaugural Mayo...
  • Aaron Wolfe (1833 - 1882)
    Contrary to many published accounts, Shriener was NOT the first mayor of Kimberley, the diamond-mining town in South Africa; this honour instead fell to his son, Aaron Wolf (1833-82).
  • Lewis Cohen, Lord Cohen of Brighton (1897 - 1966)
    Lord Cohen of Brighton - The Man they Called Mr. Brighton Lord Cohen of Brighton was one of the leading lights of Brighton Jewry and a man who still enjoys a very high popular regard. As a young man ...

The purpose of this project is to be able to have a list of all of the Jewish Mayors outside of Israel. This project will be listed by continent, then by country and finally town or city. All names under each town or city should be listed in order by the start year of their first term and if that isn't known then in alphabetic order.

Africa

South Africa

Cape Town

  • Hyman Liberman, Mayor from September 22, 1904 to September 19, 1907
  • Louis Gradner, Mayor from September 7, 1933 to November 5, 1935
  • Abe Bloomberg, Mayor from September 7, 1945 to September 5, 1947
  • Walter Gradner, Mayor from September 3, 1965 to September 7, 1967
  • Alf Honikman, Mayor from September 7, 1961 to September 9, 1963
  • Richard Friedlander, Mayor from September 3, 1971 to September 6, 1973
  • David Bloomberg, Mayor from September 6, 1973 to September 8, 1975
  • Ted Mauerberger, Mayor from September 6, 1977 to September 6, 1979
  • Louis Kreiner, Mayor from September 6, 1979 to September 18, 1981
  • Solly Kreiner, Mayor from September 6, 1983 to September 3, 1985
  • Leon Markovitz, Mayor from September 3, 1985 to September 10, 1987
  • Patricia Sulcas Kreiner, Mayor from September 1993 to February 1995

Johannesburg

Pietersburg

Zimbabwe (Formally known as Southern Rhodesia)

Harare (Formally known as Salisbury)

Australasia

Australia

Adelaide, SA

Jewish Mayors of Adelaide

Jewish Lord Mayors of Adelaide

Source: Adelaide Jewish Museum

Bendigo, VIC

  • Daniel Barnet Lazarus - At 26 he was the youngest mayor in Victoria when elected in 1893 and the first locally born mayor of Bendigo.

Dubbo, NSW

Melbourne, VIC

Tamworth, NSW

New Zealand

Christchurch

  • Charles Melville Louisson, first became a Christchurch City Councillor for six years (1881-1887) before being elected mayor in 1887-1889 and 1897-1899.

Europe

France

Reux

Greece

Ioannina

  • Moisis Elisaf (2019-)

Ireland

Cork

Dublin

  • Bob Briscoe, First Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, serving two terms - 1956-1957 and 1961-1962
  • Ben Briscoe, Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin for one term, 1988-1989

Netherlands

Groningen

United Kingdom

Belfast

Liverpool

  • Charles Mozley (1863-1864)
  • Louis Samuel Cohen (1899-1900)
  • Cyril Eric Carr, C.B.E. (1981) Died in office on 1 November 1981
  • Edwin M. Clein (2000-2001)
  • Ron Gould (2003-2004)
  • Alan Dean (2005-2006)

London

  • Sir David Salomons, first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, serving in 1855. Also was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London
  • Sir Benjamin Samuel Phillips, first Jewish Alderman and was Lord Mayor of London, serving in 1865. Also served as Sheriff of the City of London before becoming Lord Mayor.
  • Sir Samuel Joseph, Lord Mayor of London in 1943

Salford, Manchester

  • Sir Sidney Hamburger

Stockport

North America

Canada

Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec

  • Robert Libman, Mayor from 1998 to 2001. He then became Borough Mayor of Côte-Saint-Luc–Hampstead–Montreal West and held this position until 2005.
  • Anthony Housefather, Mayor from November 7, 2005 to November 4, 2015

Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

  • Gerald "Gerry" Weiner, Mayor from 1982 until he was elected to as an MP in 1988.

Edmonton, Alberta

  • Stephen Mandel, Mayor from October 26, 2004 to October 29, 2013.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Leonard Arthur Kitz, first Jewish Mayor serving from 1955 to 1957.

Hampstead, Quebec

  • William "Bill" Steinberg, Mayor since 2006

Kingston, Ontario

  • Harvey Rosen, Mayor from December 1, 2003 to November 30, 2010

Kitchener, Ontario

  • Morley Rosenberg, first and only Jewish Mayor serving from 1977 to 1982.

Melfort, Saskatchewan

  • Norman Vickar, was Mayor for 7 years.

Mississauga, Ontario

  • Martin Dobkin, First and only Jewish Mayor of the City of Mississauga serving from 1974 to 1976.

Montreal, Quebec

  • Michael Applebaum, First Jewish Mayor of Montreal, selected by City Councillors to become the 42nd Mayor of Montreal. Held office from November 16, 2012 until he resigned on June 18, 2013 after being arrested and indicted on 14 charges including fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust and corruption in municipal affairs. He was also Borough Mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace from January 1, 2002 to November 21, 2012.
  • Russell Copeman, Borough Mayor for Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace from November 14, 2013.

North York, Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

  • Robert Mitford Pinder. Mayor from 1935 to 1938.
  • Sidney Buckwold, Mayor from 1958 to 1963 and again from 1967 to 1971.

Sudbury, Ontario

  • Max Silverman, Mayor from January until he died on October 5, 1966.

Thunder Bay, Ontario

  • Saul Laskin, First and only Jewish Mayor from 1970 to 1972. Also served as the last mayor of Port Arthur from 1962 to 1969.

Toronto, Ontario

  • Nathan Phillips, 1955 to 1962
  • Philip Givens, 1963 to 1966
  • Mel Lastman, first Jewish mayor of the current City of Toronto, and the only Jewish mayor of the former City of North York. He held the position of North York Mayor from January 1, 1973 until he became Mayor of Toronto on January 1, 1998. He retired as Mayor on November 30, 2003.

Vancouver, British Columbia

  • David Oppenheimer, first Jewish Mayor and the second Mayor of Vancouver. Before becoming Mayor, he was one of the founding Alderman. Held office from 1888 to 1891.

Windsor, Ontario

  • David A. Croll, Mayor from 1931 to 1934 and again from 1939 to 1940.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Sam Katz, Mayor from June 22, 2004 to November 3, 2014

York, Ontario

  • Philip White, Mayor serving from 1970 to 1978.

Mexico

Mexico City, D.F.

  • Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, 2018

USA

Abbeville, South Carolina

  • Joseph Savitz, Sr., 1950s to 1970s

Albion, Michigan

  • Norman Henry Weiner, 1931-1944, 1949-1954

Alexandria, Louisiana

  • Edward Weil, 1875-1876

Alexandria, Virginia

  • Henry Strauss, 1891-1897
  • Lewis Stein, 1915
  • Leroy Bendheim, 1955-1961
  • Allison Silberberg, 2016--2019

Alligator, Mississippi

  • Robert Kaplan

Alma, Georgia

  • Nathan Cohen, 1960

Alto, Texas

  • Fred Florence, 1919

Amarillo, Texas

  • Kel Seliger, 1993-2001

Anchorage, Alaska

  • Leopold David, 1920-1923, first mayor of the city
  • Zachariah Joshua "Zack" Loussac (1882–1965), mayor from 1948 to 1951.
  • Ethan Berkowitz, 2015-

Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Robert J. Harris, 1969-1973
  • Elizabeth Brater, 1991-1993, first female mayor

Annapolis, Maryland

  • Joshua J. Cohen, 2009-2013

Asbury Park, New Jersey

  • Ray Kramer

Asheville, North Carolina

  • Kenneth Michalove, 1989-1993
  • Esther E. Manheimer, 2013-

Ashland, Kentucky

  • Clyde Levi, 1944-1947
  • David Aronberg, 1952-1955 and 1960-1964

Athens, Georgia

  • Heidi Davidson, 2002-2010

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Sam Massell, Jr., 1969-1973

Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Harry Bacharach, 5-time Mayor (1912 for 6 months, 1916-1920, 1930-1935)
  • Joseph Aaron Lazarow, 1976 to 1982.

Augusta, Maine

  • Roger J. Katz, 2006-2010

Austin, Texas

  • Jeffrey Friedman, 1975-1977
  • Steve Adler, 2015-

Bainbridge, Georgia

  • Max Nussbaum, 1920-1921

Baltimore, Maryland

  • Philip H. Goodman, 1962-1963

Barnwell, South Carolina

  • Herman Mazursky, 1938-1970

Beaumont, Texas

  • Maury Meyers, 1978-1982, 1986-1988

Beverly Hills, California

Boca Raton, Florida

  • Steven L. Abrams, 2001-2008

Boise, Idaho

  • Moses Alexander, 1897-1899 and 1901-1903.

Brookhaven, Mississippi

  • Abraham Lewinthal, 1889
  • Sam Abrams, Harold Samuels, 1977-1985

Brownsville, Texas

  • G.M. Raphael, acting mayor, 1876
  • Benjamin Kowalski, 1912-1914
  • Ruben Edelstein, 1975-1979

Burlington, Vermont

Calvert, Texas

  • Gerson Bedach, 1931

Central City, Kentucky

  • W.J. Hirschberg, 1933-1935

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Ken Broun, 1991-1995

Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Michael Signer, 2016-2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Julius Fleischmann, heir to the yeast company and one of the city's youngest mayors. He served from 1900 until 1905
  • Murray Seasongood was chosen by the city council to be Mayor from 1926 to 1930.
  • Walton (Walt) Bachrach, 1960-1967
  • Willis D. (Bill) Gradison, Jr., 1971
  • Jerry Springer was chosen by the city council to be Mayor for one year, 1977-1978

Circleville, Ohio

Clover, South Carolina

  • Herbert Kirsh, 1975-1978

Colorado City, Texas

  • H.I. Berman, late 1950s, early 1960s

Columbia, South Carolina

  • Mordecai De Leon, 1833-1836
  • Henry Lyons, 1850-1855
  • Abraham Alexander, 1897-1899
  • Oscar Alexander, 1931-1937

Columbus, Georgia

  • Jacob I. Moses, 1844. One of the Confederate soldiers buried in historic Linwood Cemetery in Columbus.

Cordell, Oklahoma

  • J.J. Aberson, served as mayor 3 times

Corpus Christi, Texas

  • Albert Lichtenstein, 1953-1954

Corsicana, Texas

  • Gus Gappelberg, 1991-1993

Dallas, Texas

  • Adlene Harrison On February 11, 1976, Adlene Harrison became the acting mayor of Dallas after the presiding mayor's resignation. She was the first Jewish woman to become mayor of a major American city, as well as the first woman mayor of Dallas. (Claimed profile)
  • Annette Strauss In office from 1987-1991.
  • Laura Miller, 2002-2007

Dalworthington Gardens, Texas

  • Albert Taub, 1986-2006

Danville, Virginia

  • Samuel Kushner

Deadwood, South Dakota

  • Solomon Star, 1884-1898

Demopolis, Alabama

  • Moris Ely, 1905
  • Isidore Bley, dates unknown

Denver, Colorado

  • Wolfe Londoner, 1889-1891

Derby, Connecticut

  • Alan Schlesinger, 1994-1998

Dermott, Arkansas

Dickinson, Texas

  • Veta Winick, 1990s

Donaldsonville, Louisiana

  • Marx Schoenberg was appointed mayor in 1870 and murdered on election day, Nov 8, 1870.
  • Solomon Weinschenck, 1872 and 1874
  • Myer Lemann, 1881
  • Walter Lemann, 1912

Dublin, Georgia

  • Jefferson Davis Hermann, 1909-1910
  • Solomon Hermann

Dublin, Texas

  • Morris Hoffman, 1949-1959

Dumas, Arkansas

  • Gus Waterman, 1904 (Town's very first mayor)
  • Charles Dante, 1920s

Durham, North Carolina

  • Emanuel J. "Mutt" Evans, served as the mayor of Durham, North Carolina for six consecutive terms from 1951 to 1963. Mayor Evans was married to Sarah Nachamson, sister of Doris and Naomi.
  • Steve Schewel, 2018-

Eagle Pass, Texas

  • Samuel Schwartz

Eastman, Georgia

  • Elias Hermann

El Dorado, Arkansas

  • Irving Leon Pesses, 1967-1975

El Paso, Texas

  • Solomon Schutz, 1880-1881
  • Adolph Krakauer, 1889 (had to resign after two months when it was discovered that he was not yet a citizen.)
  • Adolph Solomon, 1893-1894

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

  • Wallace Leinwand, 1990s

Englewood, New Jersey

  • Steve Rothman, 1983-1989

Enid, Oklahoma

  • Joseph Meibergen, 1897-1901

Eutawville, South Carolina

Falls Church, Virginia

  • Herman Funk
  • Nader Baroukh, 2010-2012

Fargo, North Dakota

  • Herschel Lashkowitz, 1954-1974

Farmington Hills, Michigan

  • Vicki Barnett, 2003-2007

Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • Monroe Evans (Mutt's brother - see Durham, NC) elected in 1965.

Florence, South Carolina

  • John Kuker, 1870s

Fort Worth, Texas

  • Bayard Friedman, 1963-1965

Gaithersburg, Maryland

  • Sidney A. Katz

Galveston, Texas

  • Michael Seeligson, 1853
  • Isaac Herbert Kempner, mayor (1917-1919), founder of Imperial Sugar
  • Adrian Levy, 1935-1939
  • Barbara Crews, mayor, 1990-1996
  • Eddie Schreiber

Gastonia, North Carolina

  • Leon Schneider, mayor of Gastonia from 1954-1957. Mayor Schneider was married to Naomi Nachamson, sister of Sarah and Doris.

Glendora, Mississippi

  • Nutty Moyer
  • Harold Moyer

Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Julius Houseman, two terms as mayor, 1872-1873 and 1874–1875

Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Ben Cone, 1949-1951

Greenville, Mississippi

  • Leopold Wilcinski, 1875
  • Jacob Alexander, 1881

Greenville, South Carolina

  • Max Heller, 1971-1979

Gulf Breeze, Florida

  • Beverly H. Zimmern

Harrisonburg, Virginia

  • Lawrence Loewner, 1948-1955

Haughton, Louisiana

  • Henry Bodenheimer, town's 1st mayor, 1885-1887

Hazlehurst, Mississippi

  • Paul Kemp

Helena, Arkansas

  • Aaron Meyers, 1878-1880
  • Jacob Fink, 1906

Henderson, Texas

  • Moses H. Marwil, elected in 1936; served two terms

Hendersonville, North Carolina

  • Don Michalove

Hoboken, New Jersey

  • Dawn Zimmer, 2009-2017, first female mayor.

Holly Grove, Arkansas

  • Ralph Abramson, 1947-1958

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

  • Alfred Popkin

Huntington, West Virginia

  • Harold L. Frankel, Mayor of Huntington for four terms - in 1957 to 1958, 1958 to 1959, 1974 to 1975, and 1977 to 1978. An interesting note is that Mayor Frankel was married to Doris "Dodi" Nachamson of North Carolina. Two other Nachamson sisters were married to the Jewish mayors of the Southern towns of Durham and Gastonia, North Carolina.

Imperial Beach, California

  • Serge Dedina, 2014-

Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Stephen Goldsmith, 1992-2000

Indianola, Mississippi

  • Steve Rosenthal

Iowa City, Iowa

  • Moses Bloom, 1873-1875

Irvine, California

  • Beth Krom, 2004-2008

Jackson, Michigan

  • Maurice Heuman, 1932-1934

Jacksonville, Florida

Jefferson, Texas

Jersey City, New Jersey

  • Isaac William Taussig, 1880-1884
  • Charles K. Krieger, August 5, 1971 to November 8, 1971
  • Steven M. Fulop, 2014-

Jesup, Georgia

Jonestown, Mississippi

  • Sam Friedman, 1938-1942

Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Samuel Folz, 1903

Kansas City, Missouri

  • Richard L. Berkley (born Richard L. Berkowitz), 1979 to 1991.

Kaufman, Texas

  • Dr. Milton Davis, 1989-1991

Kinderhook, New York

Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • Adolph Meyer, 1874-1888

Lake City, South Carolina

  • Henry Nachman

Lake Providence, Louisiana

  • Eliaz Stockner

Lakewood Township

  • Meir Lichtenstein, 2006

Lansing, Michigan

  • Andy Schor, 2018-

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Oscar Goodman, 1999-2011
  • Carolyn Goldmark Goodman, 2011-

Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Jonas Levy, 1860-1864
  • Frederick Kramer, 1873-1875 and 1881-1887

Lockhart, Texas

  • Sam Glosserman

Longview, Texas

  • G.A. Bodenheim, 1904-1916; 1918-1920

Los Angeles, California

  • Bernard Cohn, November 21, 1878 to December 5, 1878
  • Eric Garcetti, 2013-

Louise, Mississippi

  • William Sklar, "Mayor for Life" served for 25 years, often ran unopposed; retired in the early 1970s. He died in 1974.

Louisville, Kentucky

  • Jerry Edwin Abramson, longest serving Mayor of Louisville, the only three-term mayor of the old city of Louisville (1986-1999) and two terms as the first mayor of the consolidated city-county of Louisville Metro (2003-2011).

Luling, Texas

  • Ben Jacobs

Lumberton, North Carolina

  • David Weinstein, 1980s

Lynchburg, Virginia

  • Michael Gillette, 2012

Madison, Alabama

  • Ann van Leeuwen, 1990-1992

Madison, Wisconsin

  • Paul Soglin, 1973-1983, 1989-1997, 2011-

Mamaroneck, New York

  • Suzi Oppenheimer, 1977–1985

Mandeville, Louisiana

  • Naphthalie Levy, 1872-1873

Marianna, Florida

  • Henry Brash, first Jewish mayor of a Florida city, 1879

Marshall, Texas

Maui County, Hawaii

  • Linda Lingle, the youngest person elected to the office of Maui County Mayor, at the age of 37, as well as the first woman. She served as mayor from 1991 to 1999

Memphis, Tennessee

Meridian, Mississippi

  • Alfred Rosenbaum, 1977-1985

Miami, Florida

  • Abe Aronovitz, 1953-1955

Miami Beach, Florida

  • Harold Rosen, 1974-1977

Middlesboro, Kentucky

  • Isaac Ginsberg, 1933-1935

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Missouri City, Texas

  • Jerry Motley

Mobile, Alabama

  • Lazarus Schwarz, 1911-1915
  • Leon Schwarz, 1926, 1932, 1933

Monroe, Louisiana

  • Arnold Bernstein, 1918-1937

Montgomery, Alabama

  • Henry Faber, 1870-1875
  • Mordecai Moses, 1875-1881

Morgan City, Louisiana

  • M.E. Norman, (late 1920s or early 1930s)

Morganton, North Carolina

  • Mel Cohen, 1985-2015

Moscow, Tennessee

  • Phil Bacharach, Late 1920s, early 1930s

Napoleonville, Louisiana

  • Solomon Klotz, 1922-1931
  • Samuel Klotz, 1939-1945

Natchez, Mississippi

  • Isaac Lowenberg, 1882-1886
  • Saul Laub, 1929-1936

New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Martin Behrman, longest-serving mayor in New Orleans history - 1904-1920, 1925-26

New Square, New York

  • Mates Friesel, 1961-August 1, 2015 (his death)
  • Israel Spitzer , 2015-

New York City

Newark, New Jersey

  • Meyer C. Ellenstein, 1933-1941.

Newburgh, New York

  • Joan Muriel Shapiro

Newport News, Virginia

  • Harry Reyner, 1930-1932
  • Joe Frank, 1996-2010

Newton, Massachusetts

  • Theodore D. Mann, the longest-serving mayor and the first Jewish mayor (1972-1994).

Norfolk, Virginia

North Knoxville, Tennessee

  • L.A. Gratz, elected in 1870

Oak Park, Michigan

  • Joseph Forbes, 1967
  • David H. Shepherd, 1971-1981

Oakland, California

  • Libby Schaaf, 2015-

Omaha, Nebraska

Pace, Mississippi

  • Mose Hyman

Paducah, Kentucky

  • Meyer Weil, 1871-1875, 1877-1881

Padre Island, Texas

  • Minnie Solomonson, 1982-1986

Passaic, New Jersey

  • Gary Schaer, Acting Mayor May, 2008-November, 2008

Pensacola, Florida

  • Adolph Greenhut, 1913-1916
  • Max Bear, 1937-1939
  • B.I. Greenhut, 1965-1967 (Adolph's son)

Perry, Oklahoma

  • Frederick Kretsch, served 4 terms. Elected in 1915, 1917, 1931, 1937

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenix, Arizona

  • Phil Gordon, 2004-2012

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • Simon Bloom, 1900-1912

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Samuel Pettigrew, who held office from 1832 to 1836. He was appointed by City Council and then won the first mayoral election.
  • Sophie Masloff who was 70 years old when she took office. Her image as a "little Jewish grandmother" made her a well liked figure. She was the first woman to hold that office. Held office from 1988 to 1994

Plano, Texas

  • Florence Shapiro, 1990-1992

Pollard, Alabama

  • Nathan Strauss, late 19th century

Port Gibson, Mississippi

  • Simon Unger, 1891-1898

Portland, Oregon

  • Bernard Goldsmith, 1869-1871
  • Joseph Simon, 1909-1911
  • Neil Goldschmidt, 1973-1979
  • Vera Katz, 1993-2005

Prescott, Arizona

Providence, Rhode Island

Red Bank, New Jersey

  • Katherine Elkus White, 1951-1956.

Richmond, Virginia

Rolling Fork, Mississippi

  • Sam Rosenthal, 1929-1969; raised in Natchez

Rosedale, Mississippi

  • M.J. Dattel

Rosenberg, Texas

  • Henry Wertheimer

Sacramento, California

  • Darrell Steinberg, 2016-

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Louis Marcus - city's only Jewish mayor, 1932-1935

San Antonio, Texas

  • Ron Nirenberg, 2017-

San Diego, California

  • Susan Golding, first Jewish mayor, 1992-2000
  • Bob Filner, December 2012 to August 2013.

San Francisco, California

  • Washington Montgomery Bartlett, 1883 to 1887.
  • Adolph Sutro, 24th mayor, held office for one term (January 7, 1895 – January 3, 1897)
  • Dianne Feinstein, 1978-1987

San Saba, Texas

  • Harry Shapiro

Sandersville, Georgia

  • Louis Cohen, 1887

Sandy Spring, Georgia

  • Eva Galambos, 1st Mayor serving from December 1, 2005 - January 7, 2014

Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Arthur Seligman, 1910-1912
  • Samuel Pick, 1976-1978 and 1986-1994

Savannah, Georgia

  • Herman Myers, 43rd and first Jewish Mayor, held office for 5 two-year terms (1895-1897, 1899-1907)
  • Susan Weiner, first female mayor (1992-1996)

Sayre, Oklahoma

  • Leo Meyer

Schenectady, New York

Schulenberg, Texas

  • Michael C. Levey, Mayor from 1883 to 1889
  • Hirsch Schwartz, Mayor from 1964 until his death in 1981

Seattle, Washington

  • Bailey Gatzert, first Jewish mayor, 1875-1879

Selma, Alabama

  • Simon Maas, 1887-1889
  • Marcus Meyer, 1895-1899
  • Louis Benish, 1915-1920

Seminole, Oklahoma

  • Melvin Moran, elected in 1975

Shaw, Mississippi

  • Jacob Cohen, 1892-1897

Sheffield, Alabama

  • Albery Moses, 1885

Shelbyville, Kentucky

  • Leon Rothchild, 1912-1922

Sherman, Texas

  • William Levy
  • Jake Levy

Shreveport, Louisiana

  • Samuel Levy, 1873
  • Ben Holzman, 1900-1902
  • Ernest Bernstein, 1906-1908

Shuqualak, Mississippi

  • Julius Yaretzky

Sioux City, Iowa

Somerset, Kentucky

  • Abraham Wolf, 1921-1923

South Highlands Village, Louisiana

South Palm Beach, Florida

Spartanburg, South Carolina

  • William Barnet, III

St. Petersburg, Florida

  • Rick Kriseman, 2014-

Stroud, Oklahoma

  • Jacob Smulian, 1912-1914

Summit, Mississippi

  • Solomon Hyman, town's first mayor

Tampa, Florida

  • Herman Glogowski, 4-term mayor from 1886-1893
  • Sandra Warshaw Freedman, first female mayor, 1986-1995

Tarboro, North Carolina

  • Henry Morris, 1880s

Temple, Texas

  • Augustus Lewy, 1880s and later served as District Attorney of San Antonio

Tucson, Arizona

  • George Miller, 1991-1999
  • Jonathan Rothschild, 2011-

Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • Lawrence Leyens

Vidalia, Louisiana

  • Lewis Amheim, 1869-1871

Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Meyera E. Oberndorf, 1988-2009, first woman mayor and longest-serving mayor

Waco, Texas

  • A.M. Goldstein

Waterproof, Louisiana

  • A.G. Yamer, 1878

Weimar, Texas

  • Davis Gindler, 1978-1982

West Hollywood, California

  • Lauren Meister, 2016-2017

West Memphis, Arkansas

  • Kent Rubens

West Palm Beach, Florida

White Plains, New York

  • Seymour Jerome "Sy" Schulman - 1993-1997

Wichita Falls, Texas

  • Max Kruger

Wilmington, North Carolina

  • Solomon Fishblate, 1878-1882
  • B.D. Schwartz, 1972
  • Bill Schwartz, 1980s

Winchester, Virginia

  • Charles Zuckerman, 1980s

Woodbridge, New Jersey

Worcester, Massachusetts

  • Joseph C. Casdin, 1959, 1962-1963, & 1967-1968
  • Jordan Levy, 1980-1981 & 1988-1993

Yazoo City, Mississippi

  • Harry Applebaum, 1954-1960

Yoakum, Texas

  • Sam Lewis, elected in 1900

York, Pennsylvania

  • Betty Marshall, 1978-1982

Ypsilanti, Michigan

  • Michael Homel, 1993-1995

Ysleta, Texas

  • I. Berg

South America

Argentina

Mar del Plata

  • Daniel Katz

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