List of mayors of Terre Haute, Indiana

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The Mayor is the highest elected official in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Mayors of Terre Haute, Indiana[edit]

  • Elijah Tillotson (1791–1857) — 1838
  • Dr. Marcus Hitchcock — 1838–39
  • Britain M. Harrison — 1839–43

"On Feb. 9, 1843, the office of Mayor was abolished by a special act of the Legislature... Under the new constitution of the State of Indiana, a General Law was approved on June 18, 1852, providing for the incorporation of cities."[1]

  • William Kirkpatrick Edwards — 1853–55[2]
  • James Hook — 1855–1856 [3]
  • Chambers Y. Patterson — 1856–1860
  • William H. Stewart — 1860–1863
  • Albert Lange — 1863–67
  • Grafton Fleener Cookerly — 1867–71
  • Alexander Thomas — 1871–1875
  • James B. Edmunds — 1875–1877
  • Henry Fairbanks — 1877–1878
  • Joseph M. Wildy —1878–1879
  • Benjamin F. Havens — 1879–1881[4]
  • James B. Lyne —1881–1883
  • William H. Armstrong — 1883–1885
  • Jacob C. Kolsem — 1885–1889
  • Frank C. Donaldson — 1889–1891
  • James M. Allen — 1891–1892
  • Henry Griswold —1892
  • Frederick A. Ross — 1892–1898
  • Henry C. Steeg — 1898–1904
  • Edwin H. Bidaman — 1904–1906
  • Frank M. Buckingham — 1906 (completed Bidaman's term)
  • James Lyons — 1906–1910
  • Louis A. Gerhardt — 1910–1914
  • Donn M. Roberts (1867–1936) — 1914–15 [5]
  • James Murrell Gossom — 1915–1918 [6]
  • Charles R. Hunter — 1918–1930
  • Ora D. Davis — 1922–1930
  • Wood J. Posey — 1930–1935
  • Samuel Beecher Sr. — 1935–1939
  • Joseph P. Duffy — 1939–1943
  • Vernon R. McMillan — 1943–48
  • Ralph Tucker — 1948–1968
  • Leland Larrison — 1968–1972
  • William Brighton — 1972–1980
  • P. Pete Chalos (1927–2006) — 1980–1996
  • Jim Jenkins — 1996–2000
  • Judy Anderson — 2000–2004
  • Kevin Burke — 2004–2008
  • Duke Bennett — 2008–present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Terre Haute. "List of Mayors of Terre Haute, Indiana". Wabash Valley Visions & Voices. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "William Kirkpatrick Edwards". Wabash Valley Profiles. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "James Hook". Wabash Valley Profiles. April 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Benjamin F. Havens". Wabash Valley Profiles. September 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Donn M. Roberts". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-03-17. Born in Annapolis, Crawford County, Ill., September 28, 1867. Mayor of Terre Haute, Ind., 1913-15. Convicted of bribery in 1915 and spent three and a half years in prison; convicted of embezzlement in 1936 and sentenced to prison. Released from prison following a heart attack, and died a few days later, in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 3, 1936. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind. 
  6. ^ "Donn M. Roberts's Successor Is Charged with Being Corrupt". New York Times. September 24, 1915. Retrieved 2011-03-17. James G. Gossom declared today that he would fight the charges which were brought against him last night by the City Council which ..