List of mayors of Missoula, Montana

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Mayor of Missoula
Incumbent
John Engen

since January 3, 2006
Style The Honorable
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Frank H. Woody
Formation April 19, 1883
Website http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=318

The List of mayors of Missoula, Montana begins with the establishment of the town of Missoula in 1883 (incorporated as a city two years later) with Judge Frank H. Woody serving as mayor. In 1883 Missoula used an aldermanic form of government that was approved with the town charter. The city adopted a commission-council form of government in 1911 with the opening of new City Hall and a council–manager government in 1954 before returning to an aldermanic form of government in 1959. Since January 1, 1997, Missoula has been governed in accordance with the Missoula City Charter, which calls for a mayor-council system of government.

The current system comprises a mayor and city treasurer elected in a city-wide vote and twelve city council members who must reside in and are elected from one of six wards with each ward having two council members. All positions are nominally nonpartisan. Council members and the mayor are elected to four-year terms with council-member elections being staggered to allow only one member from each ward to up for re-election. There are no term limits for either position.[1][2][3]


List of Mayors[edit]

# Name Took Office Length of Term[4]
1 Frank H. Woody Elected April 19, 1883 13 months
2 H.C. Meyers Elected May 23, 1884 11 months
3 Thomas C. Marshall Elected April 13, 1885 4 months
Resigned August 6, 1885
4 J.P. Smith Appointed August 6, 1885 21 months
5 Dwight Harding Elected May 3, 1887 12 months
6 David D. Bogart Elected May 7, 1888 12 months
7 John L. Sloane Elected May 16, 1889 12 months
8 William Kennedy Elected May 5, 1890 12 months
9 John M. Keith Elected May 4, 1891 12 months
10 Frank G. Higgins Elected May 27, 1892 12 months
11 H.W. McLaughlin Elected May 1, 1893 24 months
12 John M. Keith Elected May 6, 1895 24 months
13 Frederick C. Webster Elected May 3, 1897 48 months
14 Andrew Logan Elected late 1900 half-year
15 Albert Miles Stevens Elected May 6, 1901 24 months
16 M. R. C. Smith Elected May 4, 1903 2 months
Resigned March 11, 1907
17 Fred C. Morgan Appointed March 11, 1907 2 months
18 John M. Keith Elected May 6, 1907 24 months
19 Andrew Logan Elected May 3, 1909 24 months
20 W.H. Reid Elected May 1, 1911 2 months
Resigned July 7, 1911
21 John M. Evans Appointed July 16, 1911 10 months
22 James Rhodes Elected May 6, 1912 24 months
23 Andrew M. Getchel Elected May 4, 1914 24 months
24 Herbert T. Wilkinson Elected May 1, 1916 72 months
25 William H. Beacom Elected May 1, 1922 48 months
26 Robert W. Kemp Elected May 3, 1926 24 months
27 W. H. Beacom Elected May 7, 1928 72 months
28 Ralph L. Arnold Elected May 10, 1934 32 months
Resigned January 4, 1937
29 Roy F. Hamilton Acting January 4, 1937 3 months
30 Dwight M. Mason Elected April 13, 1937 121 months
31 Juliet Gregory Elected May 5, 1947 24 months
32 Ralph L. Starr Elected April 29, 1949 62 months
33 James A. Hart Elected June 28, 1954 42 months
*34 Walton R. L. Taylor City Manager
*35 Alan Cuthburtson City Manager
36 Alan Bradley Elected January 6, 1958 16 months
37 Walter A. Cash Elected May 11, 1959 24 months
38 Wes Waldbillig Elected May 4, 1961 24 months
39 Leonard M. Roche Elected May 6, 1963 3 months
40 Edward L. Shults Acting August 26, 1963 2 months
41 H.R. Dix Elected November 1, 1963 42 months
42 Richard G. Shoup Elected May 1, 1967 38 months
Resigned July 1, 1970
* John F. Patterson, Jr. Acting Mayor July 1, 1970 1-week
43 George Turman Appointed July 7, 1970 30 months
Resigned December 31, 1972
44 Robert E. Brown Appointed January 1, 1973 52 months
Elected May 1, 1973
45 William E. Cregg Elected May 1977 78 months
Re-elected May 1981
46 John H. Toole Appointed December 12, 1983– 25 months
47 Robert E. Lovegrove Elected January 1, 1986 48 months
48 Daniel Kemmis Elected January 1, 1990 80 months
Resigned September 3, 1996
49 Mike Kadas Appointed September 3, 1996 112 months
Elected January 1, 1998
50 John Engen Appointed January 2, 2006

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References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Missoula Charter (1997)
  2. ^ "Missoula Historical Notes – Spotlights". Missoula City Government. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "City of Missoula Charter". ci.missoula.met.us. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Past Mayors". ci.missoula.mt.us. Retrieved November 27, 2010.