This list shows the mayors in Austin's history in reverse chronological order. It ends with Mayor Edwin Waller, who surveyed the original town site in 1839.

Names of Austin's previous mayors and term dates

Years of Service

Name of Mayor

2015 - Present

Steve Adler

2009 - 2015

Lee Leffingwell

2003 - 2009

Will Wynn

2001 - 2003

Gus Garcia

1997 - 2001

Kirk Watson

1991 - 1997

Bruce Todd

1988 - 1991

C. Lee Cooke

1985 - 1988

Frank C. Cooksey

5/1983 - 1985

Ron Mullen

2/1983 - 5/1983

John Trevino, Jr. (Acting)

1977 - 2/1983

Carole Keeton McClellan

1975 - 1977

Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Friedman

1971 - 1975

Roy Butler

1969 - 1971

Travis L. LaRue

1967 - 1969

Harry Akin

1961 - 1967

Lester E. Palmer

1955 - 1961

Robert “Tom” Miller

1953 - 1955

Charles A. McAden

1951 - 1953

William S. Drake, Jr.

1949 - 1951

Taylor Glass

1933 - 1949

Robert “Tom” Miller

1926 - 1933

Paul W. McFadden

1919 - 1926

William D. Yett

1909 - 1919

Alexander P. Wooldridge

1907 - 1909

Frank M. Maddox

1905 - 1907

William D. Shelley

1901 - 1905

Robert E. White

1897 - 1901

John D. McCall

1896 - 1897

Louis Hancock

1890 - 1895

John McDonald

1887 - 1890

Joseph Nalle

1884 - 1887

John W. Robertson (elected June 13, 1884)

1883 - 1884

William A. Saylor

1881 - 1883

L.M. Crooker

1879 - 1881

William A. Saylor (resigned effective June 1, 1884)

1877 - 1879

Jacob C. DeGress (June 19, 1877)

1872 - 1877

Thomas B. Wheeler (Resigned May 7, 1877)

1871 - 1872

John W. Glenn

1867 - 1871

Leander Brown

1866 - 1867

William H. Carr

1865 - 1866

Thomas “Peg Leg” W. Ward

1863 - 1865

Samuel G. Haynie

1860 - 1863

James W. Smith

1858 - 1860

Ben F. Carter

1857 - 1858

Thomas F. Sneed

1856 - 1857

Edward R. Peck

1855 - 1856

John T. Cleveland

1854 - 1855

John “Rip” S. Ford

1853 - 1854

William P. deNormandie

1853

Thomas “Peg Leg” W. Ward

1852 - 1853

George J. Durham

1850 - 1852

Samuel G. Haynie

1847 - 1849

Jacob M. Harrell

1845 - 1847

James M. Long

1843 - 1845

Joseph W. Robertson

1842 - 1843

Asa Brigham

1841 - 1842

Moses Johnson

8/1840 - 1841

Thomas “Peg Leg” W. Ward

1/1840 - 8/1840

Edwin Waller