List of county executives of St. Louis County, Missouri

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Number of county executives of St. Louis County by party affiliation
Party County executives
Republican 4
Democratic 4

The county executive of St. Louis County, Missouri is the chief executive officer of St. Louis County's government.

County executives[edit]

Presiding Justices, Court of Quarter Sessions[edit]

# Justice Took office Left office
1 Charles Gratiot 1804 1813

Presiding Justices, County Court[edit]

# Justice Took office Left office
1 Samuel Hammond 1813 1814
2 George T. Tompkins 1814 1815
3 David Barton 1815 1817
4 Nathan B. Tucker 1817 1820
5 Alexander Gray 1820 1820
6 Nathan B. Tucker 1820 1821
7 Joseph V. Garnier 1821 1830
8 Marie Phillip Leduc 1830 1842
9 Henry Walton 1842 1847
10 Archibald Gamble 1847 1854
11 David Thomas 1854 1857
12 Aaron R. Hackney 1857 1859

President of the Board of Commissioners[edit]

# President Took office Left office
1 John H. Lightner 1859 1863

Presiding Justices, County Court[edit]

  Republican   Democratic

# Justice Took office Left office Party
13 John H. Lightner 1863 1866
14 Benjamin Charles 1866 1869
15 Thomas J. Dailey 1869 1870
16 Ferdinand Cronebold 1870 1872
17 Charles Spech 1872 1873
18 C.F. Schultz 1873 1876
19 Charles Spech 1876 1877
20 Henry L. Sutton 1877 1878 Democrat
21 George W. Brouster 1878 1882 Republican
22 W.A. Hequembourg 1883 1886 Republican
23 Julius Nolte 1887 1888 Republican
24 Theodore Heege 1889 1898 Republican
25 Henry L. Wilson 1899 1902 Republican
26 Theodore Heege 1903 1906 Republican
27 John Wiethaupt 1907 1923 Republican
28 Richard S. Smiley 1923 1927 Democrat
29 Albert Wehmeyer 1927 1937 Republican
30 Thomas H. Thatcher 1937 1941 Democrat
31 Clifford Corneli 1941 1942 Republican
32 Henry L. Mueller 1943 1943 Republican
33 Luman F. Matthews 1943 1950 Democrat

County Executives[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Party Terms[A]
1 Luman F. Matthews 1951 1959 Republican 2
2 James H. J. McNary 1959 1963 Democrat 1
3 Lawrence K. Roos 1963 1975 Republican 3
4 Gene McNary 1975 October 25, 1989 Republican [B]
5 H. C. Milford October 25, 1989 January 1, 1991 Republican ½
6 Buzz Westfall January 1, 1991 October 14, 2003 Democrat [C]
7 Charlie Dooley October 14, 2003 January 1, 2015 Democrat [D]
8 Steve Stenger January 1, 2015 Incumbent Democrat incumbent

Notes[edit]

  • A. ^ The fractional terms of some county executives are not to be understood absolutely literally; rather, they are meant to show single terms during which multiple county executives served, due to resignations, deaths and the like.
  • B. ^ McNary resigned from office to head the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service.[1]
  • C. ^ Westfall died while in office.[2]
  • D. ^ Dooley was made the acting county executive on October 14, 2003.[2]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Tipton, Virgil (1989-10-26). "Milford Faces Test As Executive". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Louis County Executive 'Buzz' Westfall dies at 59". St. Louis Business Journal. 2003-10-28. Retrieved 2008-08-29.