The chronological list of mayors of Columbus, their terms and party.

  1. 1816-1817 Jarvis W. Pike
  2. 1818-1819 John Kerr
  3. 1820-1822 Eli C. King
  4. 1823 Tom Laughery
  5. 1824-1826 William T. Martin
  6. 1827 James Robinson
  7. 1827-1833 William Long
  8. 1833 Philo H. Olmsted
  9. 1834 John Brooks
  10. 1835 John Bailhache - Whig
  11. 1836-1837 Warren Jenkins - Whig
  12. 1838-1839 Philo H. Olmstead (2nd) - Whig
  13. 1840 John G. Miller - Whig
  14. 1841 Thomas Wood
  15. 1842 Abram Irvin McDowell
  16. 1843 Smithson E. Wright - Whig
  17. 1845 Alexander Patton
  18. 1846 Augustus Stoner Decker - Whig
  19. 1847-1849 Alexander Patton (2nd)
  20. 1850-1861 Lorenzo English - Whig
  21. 1861-1864 Wray Thomas - Peace Democrat
  22. 1865-1868 James G. Bull - Democratic
  23. 1869-1870 George W. Meeker - Democratic
  24. 1871-1874 James G. Bull (2nd)
  25. 1875-1878 John H. Heitmann
  26. 1879-1880 Gilbert G. Collins
  27. 1881-1882 George Silas Peters - Democratic
  28. 1883-1886 Charles C. Walcutt - Republican
  29. 1887-1890 Philip H. Bruck - Democratic
  30. 1893-1894 George J. Karb
  31. 1895-1896 Cotton Hayden Allen - Democratic
  32. 1897-1898 Samuel L. Black - Democratic
  33. 1899-1900 Samuel Jackson Swartz - Republican
  34. 1901-1902 John Nelson Hinkle - Democratic
  35. 1903-1905 Robert H. Jeffrey - Republican
  36. 1906-1907 DeWitt Clinton Badger - Democratic
  37. 1908-1909 Charles Anson Bond - Republican
  38. 1910-1911 George Sidney Marshall - Republican
  39. 1912-1919 George J. Karb (2nd)
  40. 1920-1931 James John Thomas - Republican
  41. 1932-1935 Henry William Worley - Democratic
  42. 1936-1939 Myron B. Gessaman - Republican
  43. 1940-1943 Floyd F. Green - Republican
  44. 1944-1952 James A. Rhodes - Republican
  45. 1953 Robert Theodore Oestreicher - Republican
  46. 1954-1959 Maynard Edward "Jack" Sensenbrenner - Democratic
  47. 1960-1963 Wallace Ralston Westlake - Republican
  48. 1964-1971 Maynard Edward "Jack" Sensenbrenner (2nd) - Democratic
  49. 1972-1982 Thomas Moody - Republican
  50. 1983-1991 Dana G. "Buck" Rinehart - Republican
  51. 1992-1999 Gregory S. Lashutka - Republican
  52. 2000-present Michael B. Coleman - Democratic