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Milwaukee Government Officials


Milwaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy

Milwaukee Mayors


1846	Laurent Solomon Juneau
	b. Aug. 9, 1793 Village of L'Assomption near Montreal Canada
	d. November 14, 1856
	Buried: Calvary Cemetery Milwaukee 
	Democrat
	Indian trader
	First Postmaster
	Racial Origin: Canadian-French

1847	Horatio N. Wells
	b. Nov. 4, 1807, Connecticut (also seen as Hinesburg, VT)
	d. 1858 
	Democrat
	Attorney
	Town Clerk
	District Attorney
	Territorial Legislature
	President of Territorial Councils
	assisted in formulating state constitution
	first county judge
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1848, 1854 Byron Kilbourn
	b. Sept. 8, 1801, Granby, Connecticut
	d. December 16, 1870
	Buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Surveyor
	Ohio State Engineer businessman
	President of town on west side of river
	Territorial Legislature
	first board of alderman
	delegate to convention to form state constitution
	United States district attorney
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1849, 1850 Don A.J. Upham
	b. May 1, 1809 Weathersfield, Vt.
	d. 1877
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Attorney
	Prosecuting attorney
	United States district attorney
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1851, 1853  George H. Walker
	b. Oct. 22, 1811 Lynchburg, Va.
	d. September 20, 1866
	Buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	PP
	Trader
	register Milwaukee Land Office
	Territorial Legislature
	speaker of House
	railroad president
	built first streetcar here
	vice-president and manager National Asylum for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1852	Hans Crocker
	b. 11 June 1915 Dublin, Ireland
	d. March 16, 1889
	Buried: Forest Home Milwaukee
	Democrat then Republican
	Attorney
	editor
	railroad
	Racial Origin: Irish

1853	George H. Walker see above
1854	Byron Kilbourn see above

1855-57	James B. Cross
	b. June 1818, Geneva, N.Y.
	d. 1876
	Democrat
	Probate judge
	head clerk of post office
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1858-59	William A. Prentiss
	b. March 24, 1799, Northfield, Mass
	d. 1892
	PP
	Merchant
	justice of peace
	chairman of Board of County Commissioners
	Territorial Legislature
	member of the first Board of Trustees of Village of Milwaukee
	state Assembly
	City Council
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1859	Herman L. Page
	b. May 27, 1818 Oneida County, N.Y.
	d. 1873 (died will visiting Germany)
	believed Dresden, Germany
	Democrat
	Merchant
	Sheriff
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1860	William Pitt Lynde
	b. Dec. 16, 1817 Sherburne, N.Y.
	d. December 18 1885
	Democrat
	Attorney
	attorney general
	U.S. District Attorney
	congressman
	state senator
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1861	James Sproat Brown
	b. Feb. 1, 1824 Hampton, Maine
	d. April 15, 1878 Chicago
	Buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee 
	Democrat
	Attorney
	prosecuting attorney
	state attorney general
	congressman
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1862	Horace Chase
	b. Dec. 25, 1810 Derby, Vt.
	d. September 1886
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Clerk
	merchant
	member of first constitutional convention
	first State legislature
	alderman
	supervisor
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1863, 1867-70
	Edward O'Neill
	b. March 11, 1820, County Kilkenny, Ireland
	d. 1870
	Democrat
	Tailor
	businessman
	banker
	school commissioner
	President Water Commission
	Racial Origin: Irish

1864	Abner Kirby
	b. April 11, 1818 Somerset County, Maine
	d. 1873
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Jeweler
	lumber dealer
	manufacturer
	shipowner
	hotel owner
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1865-66 John J. Tallmadge
	b. Jan. 10, 1818, Claverack, N.Y.
	d. 1873
	Democrat
	Transporation business
	president Chamber of Commerce
	Racial Origin: Scotch-American

1867-70 Edward O'Neill see above

1870-71 Joseph Phillips
	b. Nov. 6, 1825, France
	d. Sept 13, 1906
	Buried: Calvary Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Insurance agent
	Alderman
	city treasurer
	tanner
	Racial Origin: French

1871-72 and 1873-76
	Harrison Ludington
	b. July 30, 1812, Putnam County, NY
	d. June 17, 1891
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Republican
	Lumberman
	Wisconsin Governor
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1872-73 David G. Hecker (also seen transcribed as David G. Hooker)
	b. Sept. 14, 1830 Poultney, Vt.
	d. 1888
	Democrat
	Attorney
	city attorney
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1873-76 Harrison Luddington see above

1876-78	Ammi A. R. Butler
	b. Sept. 4, 1821 Vermont
	d. 1901
	Democrat
	Attorney
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1878-80 John Black
	b. Aug. 16, 1830 Bitche, Lorraine, France
	d. Oct. 1899
	Buried: Oct. 28, 1899 Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Wholesaler
	Liquor Dealer
	banker
	alderman
	assemblyman
	state senator
	Racial Origin: French

1880-82	and 1888-90
	Thomas H. Brown
	b. April 3, 1839 Milwaukee
	d. 1908
	Republican
	Manufacturer
	alderman
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1882-84	John M. Stowell
	b. March 9, 1824, Alexander, N.Y.
	d. 1907
	Democrat
	Manufacturer
	editor
	assemblyman
	alderman
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American

1884-88	Emil Wallber
	b. April 1, 1841 Berlin, Germany
	d. 1923
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Republican
	Attorney
	Racial Origin: German
	Served during the Great Labor Strike of 1886.
	Adopted 8 hour work day.

1888-1890 Thomas H. Brown see above

1890	George W. Peck
	b. Sept. 28, 1840 Henderson, N.Y.
	d. 16 April 1915
	buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Democrat
	Newspaper publisher
	Racial Origin: Anglo-American
	resigned to become Governor of Wisconsin

1890-93	Peter J. Somers
	b. April 12, 1850 Waukesha County
	d. Feb. 15, 1924
	Democrat
	Attorney
	Racial Origin: Irish-American
	resigned to go to Congress
	served Dec 6, 1890-Jun 5, 1893

June 5, 1893-July 1, 1893
	Henry Hase acting mayor

1893-96	John C. Koch
	b. Oct. 18, 1841 near Hamburg Germany
	d. Sept. 9, 1907
	Republican
	Tinner
	Wholesale Hardware
	Racial Origin: German

1896-98	William G. Rauschenberger
	b. Dec. 6, 1855 Soldin, Prussia
	d. 1918
	Republican
	Manufacturer
	Racial Origin: German

1898-1906, 1908-1910
	David Stuart Rose
	b. June 30, 1856 Darlington, Wis
	d. 1932
	Democrat
	Attorney
	mining interests
	mayor of Darlington
	county judge
	laFayette County
	Racial Origin: Scotch-German

1906-08	Sherburn M. Becker
	b. Nov. 13, 1876 Milwaukee
	d. 1949
	buried: Forest Home Milwaukee
	Republican
	President of Tobacco Co.
	alderman
	supervisor
	Racial Origin: Dutch-English

1908-10 David S. Rose see above

1910-12	Emil Seidel
	b. Dec. 31, 1864 Ashland, Schuykill County, Pa
	d. June 24, 1947
	Socialist
	Wood Carver
	designer
	patternmaker
	alderman
	Civil Service commissioner
	Racial Origin: Geran American

1912-16	Gerhard Adolph Bading
	b. Aug. 31, 1870 Milwaukee
	d. April 11, 1946
	buried Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Republican
	Doctor
	professor of surgery
	commissioner of health
	Racial Origin: German-American

1916-40	Daniel Webster Hoan
	b. Mar. 12, 1881 Waukesha
	d. June 11, 1961
	Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery Milwaukee
	Socialist
	Attorney
	city attorney
	Racial Origin: Irish, English, Germany
	Served 24 years.

1940	Carl F. Zeidler
	b. Jan. 4, 1908 Milwaukee
	d. December 11, 1942
	Buried Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee (cenotaph)
	Non-party
	Attorney
	Assistant city attorney
	Racial Origin: German-American
	resigned to serve in U.S. Navy WWII
	was lost at sea later in 1942

1942-48	John L. Bohn
	b. Aug 2, 1872 Two Rivers, Wis
	d. 1955
	Non-party
	Hotel manager
	real estate
	county supervisor
	Racial Origin: German-American
	was president of common council when
	Zeidler resigned.  Served out Zeidler's term
	1944 was elected full mayoral term

1948-60	Frank P. Zeidler (Carl Zeidler's Brother)
	b. Sept. 20, 1912
	d. July 7, 2006
	Buried: Forest Home Cemetery Milwaukee
	Socialist

1960-88 Henry Walter Maier
	b. Feb 7, 1918
	d. July 17, 1994 cause pneumonia Delafield, WI
	Democrat
	Served as mayor 28 years.

1988-2003 John Norquist (resigned)
	b. 1949
	Democrat

2004-2004 Marvin Pratt (interim mayor)

2004-present Tom Barrett
	b. 1953

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