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Profession; Lord Mayors of London

The Lord Mayor office was established in 1189 and the elected Mayor is a member of the City of London Corporation. Their main duties are to represent, support and promote British financial sectors. Alongside attending overseas events, they also host foreign ministers and business representatives in the UK. Since 1435, the Lord Mayor of London has been chosen by the Aldermen of the City of London. Voting takes place by a show of hands at Common Hall on Michaelmas Day, 29th September. An individual can serve multiple terms but traditionally they don't serve more than one consecutive term. Dame (Dorothy) Mary Donladson, was the first woman to be elected into office in 1983. The day after being elected into office, a procession takes place from City of London to the Royal Courts of Justice in Westminster. Known as the Lord Mayor's Show, the event has become one of London's most popular events. On the day, the Mayor travels in the city's ornate state coach, one of the oldest ceremonial vehicles still in use.

Sir William Ashhurst

1647-1720
Lord Mayor of London, banker and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Barber

1676-1741
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 7 portraits

Sir John Barnard

1685-1764
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 8 portraits

William Beckford

1709-1770
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 15 portraits

Sir Robert Ian Bellinger

1910-2002
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 3 portraits

William Benn

died 1755
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 3 portraits

Robert Besley

1794-1876
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Frank Henry Bowater, 1st Bt

1866-1947
Major and Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 9 portraits

Sir (Thomas) Vansittart Bowater, 1st Bt

1862-1938
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir Alfred Louis Bower, 1st Bt

1858-1948
Lord Mayor of London and businessman
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir Richard Brown, Bt

circa 1602-1669
Parliamentarian army officer, Lord Mayor of London and politician; MP for City of London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Frederick Bull

circa 1714-1784
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Robert Walter Carden, 1st Bt

1801-1888
Lord Mayor of London, banker and politician; MP for Gloucester and Barnstaple
Sitter in 3 portraits

Sir Richard Chiverton

active 1657
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 4 portraits

Sir Robert Clayton

1629-1707
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir Charles Henry Collett, 1st Bt

1864-1938
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 7 portraits

Harvey Christian Combe

1752-1818
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir William Cotton

1822-1902
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 2 portraits

Sir William George Coxen, 1st Bt

1867-1946
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 5 portraits

Brass Crosby

1725-1793
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 3 portraits