This Day in History Fog City Gets a Jewish Lady Mayor

Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein became the first (and so far only) female mayor of San Francisco.

On December 4, 1978, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors named Dianne Feinstein as mayor of the city, following the November 27 murder of Mayor George Moscone. Feinstein, who at the time was president of the Board of Supervisors (the San Francisco equivalent of city council), became the first – and to date only – female mayor of the city.