This is a list of mayors of Montreal, Quebec, since the city was incorporated in 1832. Party colours do not indicate affiliation or resemblance to a provincial or a federal party.

Mayors of Montreal

No. Portrait Name
(birth – death)
Term of office Party Election
(percent received)
Council
seats
Executive Committee chair
1
Jacques Viger.jpg
Jacques Viger

(1787–1858)[1]

1833 – 1836[2] Independent 1833, 1834, 1835 N/A N/A
2
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Peter McGill

(1789–1860)[3]

1840 – 1842 1840
3
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Joseph Bourret

(1802–1859)[4]

1842 – 1844 1842, 1843
4
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James Ferrier

(1800–1888)

1844 – 1846 1844, 1845, 1846
5
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John Easton Mills

(1796–1847)

1846—1847[5] 1846, 1847
(3)
Joseph Bourret.jpg
Joseph Bourret

(1802–1859)[6]

1847 – 1849[7] 1847, 1848
6
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Édouard-Raymond Fabre

(1799–1854)[8]

1849 – 1851 1849, 1850
7
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Charles Wilson

(1808–1877)

1851 – 1854 1851
1852 (99%)[9]
1853 (91%)
8
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Wolfred Nelson

(1791–1863)[10][11]

1854 – 1856 1854 (51%)
1855 (unopposed)
9
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Henry Starnes

(1816–1896)[citation needed]

1856 – 1858 1856 (unopposed)
1857 (unopposed)
10
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Charles-Séraphin Rodier

(1797–1876)

1858 – 1862 1858 (57%)
1859 (89%)
1860 (50%)
1861 (59%)
11
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Jean-Louis Beaudry

(1809–1886)

1862 – 1866 1862 (58%)
1863 (97%)
1864 (unopposed)
1865 (57%)
(9)
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Henry Starnes

(1816–1896)

1866 – 1868 1866 (99%)
1867 (unopposed)
12
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William Workman

(1807–1878)

1868 – 1871 1868 (63%)
1869 (unopposed)
1870 (unopposed)
13
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Charles-Joseph Coursol

(1819–1888)

1871 – 1873 1871 (unopposed)
1872 (unopposed)
14
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Francis Cassidy

(1827–1873)

1873 1873 (unopposed)
15
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Aldis Bernard

(1810–1876)

1873 – 1875 1874 (84%)
16
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William Hales Hingston

(1829–1907)[12]

1875 – 1877 1875 (88%)
1876 (unopposed)
(11)
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Jean-Louis Beaudry

(1809–1886)

1877 – 1879 1877 (77%)
1878 (unopposed)
17
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Sévère Rivard

(1834–1888)

1879 – 1881 1879 (53%)
1880 (unopposed)
(11)
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Jean-Louis Beaudry

(1809–1886)

1881 – 1885 1881 (52%)
1882 (58%)
1883 (52%)
1884 (53%)
18
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Honoré Beaugrand

(1848–1906)

1885 – 1887 1885 (53%)
1886 (62%)
19
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John Abbott

(1821–1893)[13][14]

1887 – 1888[15] 1887 (55%)
1888 (unopposed)
20
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Jacques Grenier

(1823–1909)

1889 – 1891 1889 (unopposed)
1890 (unopposed)
21
James McShane.jpg
James McShane

(1833–1918)

1891 – 1893 1891 (67%)
1892 (unopposed)
22
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Alphonse Desjardins

(1841–1912)

1893 – 1894 1893 (50%)
23
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Joseph-Octave Villeneuve

(1836–1901)

1894 – 1896 1894 (50%)
24
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Richard Wilson-Smith

(1852–1912)

1896 – 1898 1896 (unopposed)
25
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Raymond Préfontaine

(1850–1905)

1898 – 1902 1898 (unopposed)
1900 (67%)
26
James Cochrane.jpg
James Cochrane

(1852–1905)

1902 – 1904 1902 (52%)
27
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Hormidas Laporte

(1850–1934)

1904 – 1906 1904 (71%)
28
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Henry Archer Ekers

(1855–1937)

1906 – 1908 1906 (56%)
29
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Louis Payette

(1854–1932)

1908 – 1910 1908 (55%)
30
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James John Edmund Guerin

(1856–1932)

1910 – 1912 1910 (64%)
31
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Louis-Arsène Lavallée

(1861–1936)

1912 – 1914 1912 (63%)
32
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Médéric Martin

(1869–1946)[16]

1914 – 1924 1914 (54%)
1916 (45%)
1918 (55%)
1921 (71%) Joseph-Adélard Brodeur (-1927)[17]
33
Charles Duquette.jpg
Charles Duquette

(1869–1937)

1924 – 1928 1924 (51%)
(32)
Médéric Martin.jpg
Médéric Martin

(1869–1946)[18]

1926 – 1928 1926 (56%)
Alphonse-Avila Desroches (1927-)
34
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Camillien Houde

(1889–1958)[19]

1928 – 1932 1928 (61%)
1930 (67%) Tancrède Fortin
35
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Fernand Rinfret

(1883–1939)

1932 – 1934 1932 (51%) Joseph-Maurice Gabias
(34)
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Camillien Houde

(1889–1958)[20]

1934 – 1936 1934 (63%) Joseph-Marie Savignac
36
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Adhémar Raynault

(1881–1984)[21]

1936 – 1938 1936 (44%) Ovide Taillefer
(34)
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Camillien Houde

(1889–1958)[22]

1938 – 1940 1938 (56%) Joseph-Marie Savignac
(36)
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Adhémar Raynault

(1881–1984)[23]

1940 – 1944 1940 (25%)
1942 (60%)
J.-Omer Asselin
(34)
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Camillien Houde

(1889–1958)[24]

1944 – 1954 1944 (57%)
1947 (unopposed)
1950 (67%)
37
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Jean Drapeau

(1916–1999)[25]

1954 – 1957 Ligue d'action civique 1954 (50%) 28/99 Pierre DesMarais
38
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Sarto Fournier

(1908–1980)

1957 – 1960 Independent 1957 (51%) N/A Joseph-Marie Savignac
(37)
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Jean Drapeau

(1916–1999)[26]

1960 – 1986 Civic Party 1960 (53%)
1962 (88%)
1966 (94%)
44/66
39/45
45/48
Lucien Saulnier
1970 (92%)
1974 (55%)
52/52
37/55
Gérard Niding
1978 (61%)
1982 (48%)
52/54
40/58
Yvon Lamarre
39
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Jean Doré

(1944–2015)

1986 – 1994 Montreal Citizens' Movement 1986 (68%) 56/59 Michael Fainstat
1990 (59%) 42/51 Léa Cousineau
40
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Pierre Bourque

(1942– )

1994 – 2001 Vision Montréal[27] 1994 (47%) 39/52 Noushig Eloyan
1998 (44%) 40/52 Jean Fortier
41
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Gérald Tremblay

(1942– )

2001 – 5 November 2012 Union Montréal[28] 2001 (49%)
2005 (54%)
42/74
48/65
Frank Zampino (2001-2008)
Claude Dauphin (2008-2009)
2009 (37%) 39/65 Gérald Tremblay (2009-2011)
Michael Applebaum (2011-2012)
42
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Michael Applebaum

(1963– )[29]

19 November 2012 –
18 June 2013
Independent Laurent Blanchard
43
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Laurent Blanchard

(1952– )

25 June 2013 –
14 November 2013
Independent Josée Duplessis
44
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Denis Coderre

(1963– )[30]

14 November 2013 –
16 November 2017
Équipe Denis Coderre 2013 (32%) 27/65 Pierre Desrochers
45
2016-09-20 Valerie Plante (cropped).jpg
Valérie Plante

(1974– )

16 November 2017 —
current
Projet Montréal 2017 (51%)
2021 (52%)
34/65
37/65
Benoit Dorais (2017-2021)
Dominique Ollivier (2021- )

Applebaum is the most recent non-francophone mayor, the last being James John Edmund Guerin in 1912. Applebaum is the first Jewish mayor for the city with previous holders either French Canadian, Scottish, Irish or English descent.

Living former mayors

With the death of Jean Doré as of June 16, 2015 the list of former mayors still living:

Footnotes

  1. ^ Marsolais, Claude-V. (1993). Histoire des maires de Montréal. Robert Comeau, Luc Desrochers. Montréal: VLB. ISBN 2-89005-547-7. OCLC 29796076.
  2. ^ Beaudoin, Léo (2009). Jacques Viger : une biographie. Renée Blanchet. Montréal: VLB éditeur. ISBN 978-2-89649-083-7. OCLC 373349551.
  3. ^ "Second incorporation of Montréal - Democracy in Montreal - Archives de Montréal". www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  4. ^ "Joseph Bourret (1842-1844, 1847-1849) - La démocratie à Montréal - Archives de Montréal". www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  5. ^ A May 11, 1846 court judgement removed James Ferrier from office and appointed John Easton Mills to succeed him.
  6. ^ "Joseph Bourret (1842-1844, 1847-1849) - La démocratie à Montréal - Archives de Montréal". www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  7. ^ John Easton Mills died in office on November 12, 1847. Joseph Bourret was appointed Mayor Pro Tempore by the Members of the City Council.
  8. ^ Marsolais, Claude-V. (1993). Histoire des maires de Montréal. Robert Comeau, Luc Desrochers. Montréal: VLB. ISBN 2-89005-547-7. OCLC 29796076.
  9. ^ In 1852, Charles Wilson became the first mayor of Montreal who was elected directly by popular vote. Prior to his election, mayors were appointed by the members of the City Council.
  10. ^ "Wolfred Nelson (1854-1856) - Democracy in Montreal - Archives de Montréal". www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  11. ^ Bélanger, Claude. "Quebec History". faculty.marianopolis.edu. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  12. ^ Hustak, Alan (2004). Sir William Hingston : Montreal mayor, surgeon, and banker. Montreal: Price-Patterson Ltd. ISBN 1-896881-37-8. OCLC 56490445.
  13. ^ Marsolais, Claude-V. (1993). Histoire des maires de Montréal. Robert Comeau, Luc Desrochers. Montréal: VLB. ISBN 2-89005-547-7. OCLC 29796076.
  14. ^ "John Joseph Caldwell Abbott - Assemblée nationale du Québec". www.assnat.qc.ca (in French). Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  15. ^ Répertoire des parlementaires québécois, 1867-1978. Québec. Bibliothèque de la Législature. Service de documentation politique. Québec: Bibliothèque de la Législature, Service de documentation politique. 1980. ISBN 2-551-03631-3. OCLC 7813777.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  16. ^ "Médéric Martin (1869-1946) Homme politique". bilan.usherbrooke.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  17. ^ The Executive Committee of Montreal was established in 1921.
  18. ^ "Médéric Martin (1869-1946) Homme politique". bilan.usherbrooke.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  19. ^ "Camillien Houde | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  20. ^ "Camillien Houde | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  21. ^ "Adhémar Raynault - Assemblée nationale du Québec". www.assnat.qc.ca (in French). Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  22. ^ "Camillien Houde | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  23. ^ "Adhémar Raynault - Assemblée nationale du Québec". www.assnat.qc.ca (in French). Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  24. ^ "Camillien Houde | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  25. ^ "Jean Drapeau | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  26. ^ "Jean Drapeau | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  27. ^ "L'équipe : Articles : Vision Montreal". 2011-12-09. Archived from the original on 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  28. ^ "Gérald Tremblay — Équipe Tremblay – Union Montréal". 2009-11-05. Archived from the original on 2009-11-05. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  29. ^ Gould, Kevin (2012-11-16). "Michael Applebaum elected mayor of Montreal". Montreal. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  30. ^ "VILLE DE MONTRÉAL: Rapport officiel du recensement des votes" (PDF). Élection Montréal. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2021-06-15.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

See also