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Lord Mayors of London


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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 Thomas White

Sir Thomas White

1495-1567
Lord Mayor of London and founder of St John's College, Oxford
Sitter in 8 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Cuthbert Lowell Ackroyd, 1st Bt

1892-1973
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 4 portraits
Henry Fitz Alan (Alwine)

Henry Fitz Alan (Alwine)

circa 1135-1212
First Lord Mayor of London, 1189-1212
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir William Ashhurst

Sir William Ashhurst

1647-1720
Lord Mayor of London, banker and politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir George Aylwen, 1st Bt

Sir George Aylwen, 1st Bt

1880-1967
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John James Baddeley, 1st Bt

Sir John James Baddeley, 1st Bt

1842-1926
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Barber

John Barber

1676-1741
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir John Barnard

Sir John Barnard

1685-1764
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Charles Albert Batho, 1st Bt

Sir Charles Albert Batho, 1st Bt

1872-1938
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
William Beckford

William Beckford

1709-1770
Slave owner and politician
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Robert Ian Bellinger

Sir Robert Ian Bellinger

1910-2002
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 3 portraits
William Benn

William Benn

died 1755
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 3 portraits
Robert Besley

Robert Besley

1794-1876
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Frank Henry Bowater, 1st Bt

Sir Frank Henry Bowater, 1st Bt

1866-1947
Major and Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Ian Frank Bowater

Sir Ian Frank Bowater

1904-1982
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir (Thomas) Vansittart Bowater, 1st Bt

Sir (Thomas) Vansittart Bowater, 1st Bt

1862-1938
Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Alfred Louis Bower, 1st Bt

Sir Alfred Louis Bower, 1st Bt

1858-1948
Lord Mayor of London and businessman
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir (Harold) Leslie Boyce, 1st Bt

Sir (Harold) Leslie Boyce, 1st Bt

1895-1955
Lord Mayor of London and politician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Richard Brown, Bt

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
Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

Sir Richard Browne, 1st Bt

circa 1610-1669
Parliamentary general and Lord Mayor of London
Sitter in 7 portraits