John L. Sloane

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John L. Sloane
Mayor John L. Sloane.PNG
7th Mayor of Missoula
In office
May 16, 1889 – May 4, 1890
Preceded by David D. Bogart
Succeeded by William Kennedy
Personal details
Born (1847-03-28)March 28, 1847
New York City
Died September 5, 1914(1914-09-05) (aged 67)
Seattle, Washington
Spouse(s) Lizzie Mansfield
Profession Express Agent, Clerk of District Court, Chief Clerk of the U.S. Land Office, Deputy Clerk Assessor, Mayor, Lawyer

John L. Sloane (March 28, 1847 – January 12, 1897) was an Express Agent, Clerk of District Court, Chief Clerk of the U.S. Land Office, Deputy Clerk Assessor, Lawyer, and the 7th mayor of Missoula, Montana. He was born in New York City, New York and in 1864 he enlisted in the Fifth New York Veteran Volunteers, Duryea Zouaves, and served in the Civil War until its completion. He would later serve as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Second California Volunteer Cavalry before moving to Fort Missoula soon after the fort was opened in 1877. He left the army in 1881 and in 1883 was elected the first Police Magistrate of Missoula, Montana. He served in this capacity until May 6, 1889 when he was elected both Clerk of the District Court and the seventh mayor of Missoula. After holding multiple elected positions he retired from active work in 1901. He died at his daughters home in Seattle, Washington in 1914 and was buried in Missoula Cemetery. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missoula Mayors Interred at the Missoula Cemetery". City of Missoula. Retrieved 2012-02-06.