List of first women mayors

The first woman to serve as mayor is believed to be Susanna M. Salter of the United States who served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, in 1887.[1] However, the first woman recorded winning a mayoral election was Nancy Smith in 1862, who declined to be sworn in as mayor of Oskaloosa, Iowa.

18th and 19th centuries

20th century

21st century

See also


  1. Koerth-Baker, Maggie. "Why We Don't Know How Much Sexism Is Hurting Clinton's Campaign". Retrieved November 5, 2016.