John Arthur Gellatly

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John Arthur Gellatly
Lieutenant Governor Gellatly.jpg
Gellatly in 1931
10th Lieutenant Governor of Washington
In office
January 14, 1929 – January 9, 1933
Governor Roland H. Hartley
Preceded by W. Lon Johnson
Succeeded by Victor A. Meyers
Personal details
Born July 6, 1869
Grass Valley, California
Died July 18, 1963(1963-07-18) (aged 94)
Wenatchee, Washington
Political party Republican

John Arthur Gellatly (July 6, 1869 – July 6, 1963) was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Washington. He served as the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Washington and four-term mayor of Wenatchee, Washington.

Gellatly and his family arrived in Wenatchee on October 1, 1900, to start over from a bankruptcy in Benton County, Oregon. Gellatly, who served two terms (four years) as Benton County Recorder (Auditor), was offered the job of Deputy Auditor of Chelan County, Washington. Among the public offices he held in Wenatchee were County Auditor, City Councilman, president of the Chamber of Commerce, manager of the Wenatchee Reclamation District, and four terms as Mayor.

In 1918, Gellatly was elected to the Washington State Senate where he served a single term. He ran for Governor of Washington in 1920 and placed fifth in the race. In 1928, he ran for and won the office of Lieutenant Governor of Washington. In 1932, he ran for Governor and lost to Clarence D. Martin. In 1958, he published a book entitled A History of Wenatchee: The Apple Capital of the World.


  • "Ungovernor, 1932 - John Arthur Gellatly". Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  • Greene, Bernice Gellatly (1973). The story of John A. Gellatly. Wenatchee World. 
  • Marshall, Maureen E. Wenatchee's Dark Past. Wenatchee, Wash: The Wenatchee World, 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
W. Lon Johnson
Lieutenant Governor of Washington
Succeeded by
Victor A. Meyers