Past Mayors & Governors

Williamsburg Mayors

Note: Records are incomplete for gaps in the 1700s and 1800s. Two ending dates are in doubt.

  1. Council-Manager Period
  2. Post-Civil War Period
  3. Post-Colonial Period
  4. Colonial Period
  • George P. Coleman, 1929 to 1934
  • Channing M. Hall, 1934 to 1947
  • Vincent D. McManus, 1947 to 1948
  • Dr. Henry M. Stryker, 1948 to 1968
  • Vincent D. McManus, 1968 to 1970
  • Vernon M. Geddy, Jr., 1970 to 1984
  • Robert Walker, 1984 to 1988
  • John Hodges, 1988 to 1992
  • Trist B. McConnell 1992 to 1996
  • Gilbert Granger, 1996 to 1998
  • Jeanne Zeidler, 1998 to 192010
  • Clyde Haulman, 2010 to 2016
  • Paul Freiling, 2016 to 2020
  • Doug Pons, 2020 to Present

Governors Under the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • Chosen by the State Legislature, 1776 to 1852
  • Elected by Popular Vote, 1852 to Current
  1. 1700s
  2. 1800s
  3. 1900s
  4. 2000s
  • Patrick Henry, 1776 to 1779
  • Thomas Jefferson, 1779 to 1781
  • William Fleming, Member of the Council of State Acting as Governor, June 4 to 12, 1781
  • Thomas Nelson, Jr., June to November 1781
  • David Jameson, Member of the Council of State Acting as Governor, November 22 to 30, 1781
  • Benjamin Harrison, 1781 to 1784
  • Patrick Henry, 1784 to 1786
  • Edmund Randolph, 1786 to 1788
  • Beverley Randolph, 1788 to 1791
  • Henry Lee, 1791 to 1794
  • Robert Brooke, 1794 to 1796
  • James Wood, 1796 to 1799
  • Hardin Burnley, Member of the Council of State Acting as Governor, December 7 to 11, 1799
  • John Pendleton, Member of the Council of State Acting as Governor, December 11 to 19, 1799
  • James Monroe, 1799 to 1802