John Bohn

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John L. Bohn
Born John Louis Bohn
(1872-08-02)August 2, 1872
Two Rivers, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died April 20, 1955(1955-04-20) (aged 82)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Occupation Politician

John L. Bohn (August 2, 1872 – April 20, 1955) was an American politician who served as mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1942 to 1948.

Early life[edit]

John Louis Bohn was born August 2, 1872 in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. [1]


Bohn was in the hotel and restaurant business in Michigan and Wisconsin. He served on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors from 1898 to 1902. In 1916, Bohn was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council. He was president of the council when Mayor Carl Zeidler resigned in 1942 to serve in the U.S. Navy. Bohn became acting mayor after Zeidler's resignation. In 1944 Bohn was elected to a full mayoral term. In 1948, he was succeeded by Frank Zeidler, Carl Zeidler's brother.[1]


On April 20, 1955, Bohn died from heart failure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Milwaukee Public Library Digital Collections. "Milwaukee Mayors: John Louis Bohn". Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "John L. Bohn, Ex Mayor Dies at 87". Milwaukee Sentinel, April 7, 1955, part 1, p. 1.
  3. ^ "Wedded 62 Years, Bohn Lost Zest for Life After Wife Died". Milwaukee Sentinel, April 21, 1955, part 1, p. 14.
Preceded by
Carl Zeidler
Mayor of Milwaukee
Succeeded by
Frank Zeidler