More details: From the close of Mayor Brimmer's term until the election of Thomas A. Davis, the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, William Parker, acted as Mayor. (January 6, 1845 to February 27, 1845).
More details: In the period between the death of Mayor Davis and the election of his successor, Josiah Quincy, Jr., Bensin Leavitt, the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor (November 22 to December 11, 1845).
More details: There were three ballots for the election of mayor for 1854, from December 12, 1853 to January 9, 1854. In the meantime, Benjamin L. Allen,the Chairman of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Mayor.
More details: Mayor Tobin resigned on January 4, 1945, when he was elected governor. By Chapter 4 of the Acts of 1945, John F. Kerrigan, the president of the Boston City Council served as Mayor from January 25, 1945, through the end of the year.
More details: Mayor Flynn was appointed US Ambassador to the Holy See. He resigned as Mayor on July 12, 1993. Thomas M. Menino, president of the Boston City Council, served as Acting Mayor for the rest of the year.
More details: Michelle Wu was sworn in as Mayor of Boston on November 16, 2021.
History of the City Council
From 1822-1909, the Boston City Council was comprised of two bodies: the Board of Aldermen and the Common Council. Under the Charter of 1909, a new City Council was created with nine elected members. As of 1983, the City Council has thirteen members, including one each from nine districts and three at large.