Mayors of Pittsburgh: 1946-Present

David L. Lawrence

1946-1959

Democrat

June 18, 1889 to Nov. 21, 1966

David Lawrence | Mayors of Pittsburgh | Heinz History Center Digital Collection
Construction workers and other spectators watch as the first car, a vintage model reminiscent of the days when the South Hills suburb of Pittsburgh was being developed, enters the new Fort Pitt Tunnels. Seated directly behind the unidentified man in the front passenger’s seat is Mayor Joseph Barr and behind him, waving his hat, is Governor David L. Lawrence, one of the major forces behind the Renaissance of Pittsburgh.<br><br><em>Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, MSP 0285, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.</em>
David Lawrence | Mayors of Pittsburgh | Heinz History Center Digital Collection
n Sept. 28, 1953, at 12:15 p.m., ground was broken for the 1.37-acre Mellon Square. It was a brief ceremony that included Mr. Mellon and Mayor David L. Lawrence (holding shovel). On April 22, 1949, The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Sarah Mellon Scaife, and Richard King Mellon Foundation announced a gift to the city of Pittsburgh of $4 million (later boosted to $4.3 million) to build Mellon Square. The square was designed by architects Mitchell and Ritchey of Pittsburgh at a total cost of $7.8 million.<br><br><em>Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, MSP 0285, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.</em>
David Lawrence | Mayors of Pittsburgh | Heinz History Center Digital Collection
Mayor David L. Lawrence and friends promote the “Team-Up for Clean-Up” program, a partnership between the Pa. Pitt’s Partners and the Mayor’s Committee, dedicated to beautifying Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. In addition to encouraging locals to do their part to clean-up Allegheny County, the scrubbing of new buildings and stronger smoke abatement regulations were also implemented.<br><br><em>Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, MSP 0285, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.</em>

Thomas J. “Tom” Gallagher

1959

Democrat

Nov. 20, 1883 to Dec. 2, 1959

Joseph M. “Joe” Barr

1959-1970

Democrat

May 28, 1906 to Aug. 26, 1982

Pete Flaherty

1970-1977

Democrat

June 25, 1924 to April 18, 2005

Richard Caliguiri

1977-1988

Democrat

Oct. 20, 1931 to May 6, 1988

Sophie F. Masloff

1988-1994

Democrat

Dec. 23, 1917 to Aug. 17, 2014

Thomas J. “Tom” Murphy, Jr.

1994-2006

Democrat

Aug. 15, 1944 to Present

Robert E. “Bob” O’Connor, Jr.

2006

Democrat

Dec. 9, 1944 to Sept. 1, 2006

Luke R. Ravenstahl

2006-2014

Democrat

Feb. 6, 1980 to Present

William “Bill” Peduto

2014-Present

Democrat

Oct. 30, 1964 to Present