Judson L. Transue

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Judson L. Transue
60th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
Preceded byDavid R. Cuthbertson
Succeeded byWilliam H. McKeighan[1]
Personal details
Born(1897-02-15)February 15, 1897[2]
Williamson, New York
DiedDecember 17, 1980(1980-12-17) (aged 83)
Genesee County, Michigan

Judson Lincoln Transue (February 15, 1897 – December 17, 1980) was a Michigan politician.[1]

Political life[edit]

He was elected as the Mayor of City of Flint in 1924 for three 1 year terms.[3] Transue was supported by the Ku Klux Klan, who mounted A recall effort of his predecessor, Cuthbertson, for his appointment of a Catholic Police Chief, James P. Cole. Despite the KKK's support, he kept Cole on as police chief.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
David R. Cuthbertson
Mayor of Flint
Succeeded by
William H. McKeighan


  1. ^ a b "List of Flint City Mayors". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. Retrieved 2009-02-09.
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  3. ^ "Index to Politicians: Traczuk to Travieso -- Transue, Judson L. Entry". Political Graveyards.com. Lawrence (Larry) Kestenbaum. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
  4. ^ Miller, James M. "Crackdowns on 'reds,' booze didn't silence decade's roar". Flint Journal: Journal of the 20th Century. Booth Newspapers. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2009.