(Courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle)

#TBT: The Eccentric History of the San Francisco Mayor's Office


A city as weird and wonderful as San Francisco is bound to have its share of unusual characters at the helm.

With the recent and stunning loss of SF Mayor Ed Lee, we got to wondering about the mayors of our past. What we found were great achievements, as well as plenty of scandals and eccentricities—no surprise there. Take a look at some of the city's most distinguished and notorious mayors in SF history.

The Eight-Day Mayor

(via San Francisco Public Library)

After Eugene Schmitz was ousted from office, Supervisor Charles Boxton, a dentist and veteran of the Philippine-American War, was selected by the Board of Supervisors to finish out Schmitz's term. But Boxton held the post for just eight days: During Schmitz's trial, it was publicly revealed that Boxton had also taken bribes.

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