The full-time mayors of Biloxi

1838 – Biloxi receives charter, with government of elected president and selectmen.

On the eve of the Civil War, “titles of mayor and aldermen replaced the earlier designations for Biloxi’s part-time elected officials.”

1919 – Biloxi voters choose their first full-time city officials, a mayor and two commissioners, elected to four-year terms. This mayor-commission form of government served the city through 1981.

1919 – John J. Kennedy

1923 – John J. Kennedy

1927 – John J. Kennedy

1931 – John J. Kennedy

1933 – Hart Chinn

1935 – John A. O’Keefe

1936 – Louis Braun

1939 – Louis Braun

1943 – Chester Delacruz

1947 – G.B. Cousins

1951 – Hart Chinn

1953 – Laz Quave

1957 – Laz Quave

1961 – Daniel D. Guice

1965 – Daniel D. Guice

1969 – Daniel D. Guice

1973 – Jeremiah J. O’Keefe

1977 – Jeremiah J. O’Keefe

1978 – Voters choose the mayor-council form of government, which provided for a mayor elected at large, and councilmen elected from seven wards throughout the city.

1981 – Gerald Blessey

1985 — Gerald Blessey

1989 – Pete Halat

1993 – A.J. Holloway

1997 – A.J. Holloway

2001 – A.J. Holloway

2005 – A.J. Holloway

2009 – A.J. Holloway

2013 – A.J. Holloway

2015 – Andrew “FoFo” Gilich

2017 – Andrew “FoFo” Gilich

(Sources of information: “History of Biloxi governance,” from Inauguration Program, and captions from Gallery of Mayors photo exhibit on second floor of City Hall.)