1889-1891 West St. Paul City Council

West St. Paul Council Members Throughout History

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Since 1889, 167 people have served on the West St. Paul City Council. Here’s a look at each Council, when they served, and some Council factoids.

Year of TermCouncil
1889-1891
1889-1891 West St. Paul City Council
Mayor: Philip Crowley
Ward 1:
-Gustave Otto
-George W. Wentworth
Ward 2:
-John P. Fitzgerald
-Morris Locke
Ward 3:
-John P. Ickler (declared vacant Nov. 1, 1890)
-Daniel Kromer (appointed Dec. 6, 1890)
-James McGrath
1891-1893Mayor:
-Philip Crowley (resigned Sept. 5, 1891
-James W. McGrath (appointed Oct. 3, 1891)
Ward 1:
-John Silk (declared vacant May 7, 1892)
-Joseph Hurley (appointed May 7, 1892)
-George W. Wentworth
Ward 2:
-Hartwig Deppe
-John P. Fitzgerald
Ward 3:
-Joseph Hermann Sr.
-James McGrath (resigned Oct. 3, 1891 to serve as mayor)
-Daniel Kromer (appointed Nov. 7, 1891)
1893-1895Mayor: Hartwig Deppe
Ward 1:
-James H. Berry
-John Hurley Sr.
Ward 2:
-Herman Boettcher
-John Krey (resigned Aug. 5, 1893)
-Robert M. Mueller (appointed Nov. 4, 1893)
Ward 3:
-Joseph Hermann Sr.
-Daniel Kromer
1895-1897Mayor: Joseph Hermann Sr.
Ward 1:
-James H. Berry
-George W. Wentworth (resigned July 3, 1896)
-Henry G. Marthaler (appointed July 3, 1896)
Ward 2:
-Herman Boettcher
-Franz X. Erne
Ward 3:
-James J. Galvin
-Charles Keiper Jr.
1897-1899Mayor: James H. Berry
Ward 1:
-John J. Hurley Jr.
-Henry G. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Franz X. Erne
-George H. Wilford
Ward 3:
-Carrol C. Emerson
-James J. Galvin
1899-1901Mayor:
-James H. Berry (resigned April 15, 1901)
-John B. Sperl (appointed April 15, 1901)
Ward 1:
George A. Ladd
-Henry G. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Joseph Gibis
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 3:
-James J. Galvin
-John B. Sperl

Note: Presumably, Sperl was not replaced when he was appointed to mayor.
1901-1903Mayor: James J. Galvin
Ward 1:
-Henry G. Marthaler
-George A. Schmidt (declared vacant April 7, 1902)
-Charles A. Wynacht (appointed April 7, 1902)
Ward 2:
-Joseph Gibis
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 3:
-Jacob Haebe
-John B. Sperl
1903-1905Mayor: John B. Sperl
Ward 1:
-Henry G. Marthaler
-Charles A. Wynacht
Ward 2:
-Joseph Gibis
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 3:
-John P. Fitzgerald
-Edward H. Hennessy
1905-1907Mayor: John Licha Sr.
Ward 1:
-William S. Dippo
-Henry G. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Charles E. Richter
-George H. Wilford
Ward 3:
-Jacob Haebe
-Henry Polzin Jr.
1907-1909Mayor: John F. Galvin
Ward 1:
-William S. Dippo
-Emil Peterson
Ward 2:
-Herman Kastner
-Charles E. Richter
Ward 3:
-Jacob Haebe
-John B. Sperl
1909-1910Mayor: John F. Galvin
At Large:
-William S. Dippo
Ward 1:
-James A. Hurley
-Emil Peterson
Ward 2:
-John Graf
-David J. Wille
Ward 3:
-Jacob Haebe
-Henry Polzin Jr.

Notes: Charter changes switched to January start of term and election the previous November (this group took office in June); added at-large Council position.
1911-1912Mayor: Joseph Gibis
At Large:
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 1:
-James A. Hurley
-Emil Peterson
Ward 2:
-Ambrose Bill
-Herman Kastner
Ward 3:
-Jacob Haebe
-Edward H. Hennessy
1913-1914Mayor: Joseph Gibis
At Large:
-Conrad P. Kuckler
Ward 1:
-James A. Hurley
-Emil Peterson
Ward 2:
-Ambrose Bill
-J.A. Rumberg
Ward 3:
-Frank Amos
-Edward H. Hennessy
1915-1916Mayor: Joseph Gibis
At Large:
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 1:
-James L. Cooper
-James A. Hurley (resigned March 8, 1915)
-George Heimel (appointed March 8, 1915)
Ward 2:
-Conrad P. Kuckler (resigned May 26, 1915)
-William Schoeneman (appointed May 26, 1915)
-J.A. Rumberg (declared vacant Feb. 14, 1916
-Berthold Wallner Jr. (appointed Feb. 14, 1916)
Ward 3:
-Frank Amos
-Paul A. Kurtz
1917-1918Mayor: John B. Sperl
At Large:
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 1:
-James L. Cooper
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-William Schoeneman
-Berthold Wallner Jr.
Ward 3:
-Paul A. Kurtz
-Herman C. Wenzel
1919-1920Mayor: James A. Hurley
At Large:
-Joseph Gibis
Ward 1:
-James L. Cooper
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Asa M. Wallace (resigned Oct. 18, 1919)
-John Licha Sr. (appointed)
-Berthold Wallner Jr.
Ward 3:
-Frank Amos (resigned Oct. 18, 1919)
-Henry Polzin Jr. (appointed Oct. 18, 1919)
-Edward H. Hennessy
1921-1922Mayor: William A. Stassen
At Large:
-Frank Jungbauer
Ward 1:
-A. W. Horst
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Joseph Gibis
-Berthold Wallner Jr.
Ward 3:
-George H. Hamilton
-Edward H. Hennessy
1923-1924Mayor: Joseph Gibis
At Large:
-John Licha Sr.
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Louis E. Berg
-Josef Hekele
Ward 3:
-George H. Hamilton
-John B. Sperl
1925-1926Mayor: Joseph Gibis
At Large:
-George Finnegan
Ward 1:
-Jacob H. Marthaler (resigned July 14, 1926)
-Clarence Danner (appointed July 14, 1926)
-Edward Shaughnessy
Ward 2:
-Louis E. Berg
-James W. Cherney
Ward 3:
-Louis C. Gydesen
-William Penschuck
1927-1928Mayor: William A. Stassen
At Large:
-Joseph Gibis
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-Clarence Danner
Ward 2:
-John V. Sperl
-Thomas A. Thrift
Ward 3:
-Louis C. Gydesen
-Albert H. Ohmann
1929-1930Mayor: William A. Stassen
At Large:
-Frank Gibis
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-John F. Hurley
Ward 2:
-John V. Sperl
-Thomas A. Thrift
Ward 3:
-Robert C. Emerson
-Fred Mundt
1931-1932Mayor: Louis C. Gydesen
At Large:
-Frank Gibis
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-John F. Hurley
Ward 2:
-Stephen Fink
-Thomas A. Thrift
Ward 3:
-Robert C. Emerson
-Fred Mundt
1933-1934Mayor: Louis C. Gydesen
At Large:
-John V. Sperl
Ward 1:
-John F. Hurley
-Rocco Verderosa
Ward 2:
-John Licha Sr.
-Thomas A. Thrift
Ward 3:
-Arthur L. Johnson
-Fred Mundt
1935-1936Mayor: Louis C. Gydesen
At Large:
-Charles Pahr
Ward 1:
-John F. Hurley
-Rocco Verderosa
Ward 2:
-John Licha Sr.
-Thomas A. Thrift
Ward 3:
-Arthur L. Johnson
-John Kirchner
1937-1938Mayor: Rocco Verderosa
At Large:
-John V. Sperl
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-John F. Hurley
Ward 2:
-John Licha Sr.
-Berthold Wallner Jr.
Ward 3:
-John Kastner
-John Kirchner
1939-1940Mayor: Rocco Verderosa
At Large:
-John Kastner
Ward 1:
-Sidney Chapple
-James Schmidt
Ward 2:
-Harold P. Meyers
-Berthold Wallner Jr.
Ward 3:
-John Kirchner
-Fred Mundt
1941-1942Mayor: Edmund C. Meisinger Sr.
At Large:
-John F. Hurley
Ward 1:
-Otto Bohrer
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Charles Clemens
-Frank Spoden
Ward 3:
-John Kirchner
-James E. Klingel
1943-1944Mayor: Rocco Verderosa
At Large:
-John F. Hurley
Ward 1:
-Henry F. Knoch
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Charles Clemens
-John V. Sperl
Ward 3:
-James E. Klingel (leave of absence July 14, 1943)
-Richard Yoerks (appointed July 14, 1943)
-William Mears
1945-1946Mayor: Rocco Verderosa
At Large:
-Fritz (Fred) Cherney
Ward 1:
-Henry F. Knoch
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-Charles Clemens
-Bert Coil
Ward 3:
-William Mears
-Richard Yoerks
1947-1948Mayor: John V. Sperl
At Large:
-John Kastner (resigned July 30, 1947)
-Clifford L. Donehower (appointed July 30, 1947)
Ward 1:
-Jacob H. Marthaler
-J. J. Duich (resigned Sept. 1, 1947)
-Robert O. Van Drake (appointed Sept. 1, 1947)
Ward 2:
-Bert Coil
-M. B. House
Ward 3:
-James E. Klingel
-Richard Yoerks
1949-1950Mayor: John V. Sperl
At Large:
-James E. Klingel (resigned Sept. 14, 1949
-Jacob H. Marthaler (appointed Sept. 14, 1949)
Ward 1:
-Henry F. Knoch
-Robert P. Russell
Ward 2:
-William C. Raddatz
-Edward T. Sexton (resigned Jan. 12, 1949)
-Joseph J. Licha (appointed)
Ward 3:
-C. Francis Scholz
-Richard Yoerks
1951-1952Mayor: John V. Sperl
At Large:
-George W. Hamilton (resigned July 14, 1952)
-Jacob H. Marthaler (appointed July 14, 1952)
Ward 1:
-Henry F. Knoch
-Robert P. Russell (resigned June 23, 1952)
-Allan Degnan (appointed June 30, 1952)
Ward 2:
-Birney J. Novotny
-William C. Raddatz
Ward 3:
-C. Francis Scholz
-Richard Yoerks
1953-1954Mayor: John V. Sperl
At Large: Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 1:
-Bartley Eckholm
-Henry F. Knoch
Ward 2:
-Birney J. Novotny
-Thomas A. Thrift (resigned Jan. 13, 1953)
-William C. Raddatz (appointed Jan. 13, 1953)
Ward 3:
-James O’Hara
-Donald J. Smith
1955-1956
1955-1956 West St. Paul City Council
Mayor: John V. Sperl
At Large: Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 1:
-Bartley Eckholm
-Henry F. Knoch (died 1955)
-Otto P. Mayer (appointed July 1955)
Ward 2:
-Birney J. Novotny
-Anthony Vitelli
Ward 3:
-James O’Hara
-Donald J. Smith
1957-1958
Mayor: Anthony Vitelli
Ward 1:
-Julian E. Brown
-Harold Smith
Ward 2:
-William J. Mahoney
-Birney J. Novotny
Ward 3:
-Donald J. Smith
-William A. Sperl

Notes: A Charter change eliminated the at-large Council position
1959-1960Mayor: Arnold Kempe
Ward 1:
-Richard W. Anderson
-Ralph J. Rovie
Ward 2:
-William J. Mahoney (resigned Dec. 2, 1959)
-Walter N. Trenerry (appointed Dec. 22, 1959)
-Max D. Mohr
Ward 3:
-Edwin J. Chapple Jr.
-Alvin E. Jarvis
1961-1962Mayor: Arnold Kempe
Ward 1:
-Richard W. Anderson (resigned Aug. 8, 1962)
-Thomas A. Hoban (appointed)
-Ralph J. Rovie
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Max D. Mohr
Ward 3:
-Edwin J. Chapple Jr.
-Alvin E. Jarvis
1963-1964Mayor:
-Arnold Kempe (resigned Jan. 24, 1963)
-Edwin J. Chapple Jr. (appointed Jan. 1963)
Ward 1:
-Thomas A. Hoban
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Max D. Mohr
Ward 3:
-Edwin J. Chapple Jr. (resigned Jan. 24, 1963)
-Donald J. Smith (appointed Feb. 4, 1963)
-Alvin E. Jarvis
1965-1966Mayor: Robert J. Callahan
Ward 1:
-Thomas A. Hoban
-Jacob H. Marthaler
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Robert C. Clausen
Ward 3:
-Garth W. Armstrong
-Mark B. Christian
1967-1968Mayor: Rollin H. Crawford
Ward 1:
-Jacob H. Marthaler (died Jan. 4, 1968)
-Thomas A. Hoban (appointed Jan. 18, 1968)
-Devona Weatherhead
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Daniel W. Schofield (resigned June 22, 1967)
-L. A. Reher (appointed June 29, 1967)
Ward 3:
-Garth W. Armstrong
-Wesley L. Green

Notes: Weatherhead is the first woman to serve on City Council.
1969-1970Mayor: Rollin H. Crawford
Ward 1:
-Gerald W. Pirkl
-Robert P. Russell
Ward 2:
-Robert C. Clausen
-James W. Kennedy
Ward 3:
-Garth W. Armstrong
-James R. Husman
1971-1972Mayor:
James R. Husman (resigned Jan. 10, 1972)
-Robert J. Callahan (appointed Jan. 13, 1972)
Ward 1:
-Gerald W. Pirkl
-Robert P. Russell
Ward 2:
-Robert C. Clausen
-James W. Kennedy
Ward 3:
-Garth W. Armstrong
-Alvin E. Jarvis
1973-1975
West St. Paul City Council in 1973: Front, left to right: Tom Stassen, E.C. Meisinger, Ken Kube. Back, left to right: Robert Kelly, James Kennedy, Robert Clausen, Al Jarvis
Mayor: Edmund C. Meisinger Jr.
Ward 1:
-Kenneth H. Kube
-Thomas P. Stassen (resigned Jan. 9, 1975)
-Gerald M. Galvin (appointed Jan. 29, 1975)
Ward 2:
-Robert C. Clausen
-James W. Kennedy
Ward 3:
-Alvin E. Jarvis
-Robert W. Kelly

Notes: City records list this as a three-year term with no explanation given.
1976-1977Mayor: Edmund C. Meisinger Jr.
Ward 1:
-Gerald M. Galvin
-Kenneth H. Kube
Ward 2:
-Robert C. Clausen
-James W. Kennedy (resigned Jan. 3, 1976)
-Donald M. Mallinger (appointed March 14, 1976)
Ward 3:
-Alvin E. Jarvis
-Robert W. Kelly
1978-1979Mayor: Edmund C. Meisinger Jr.
Ward 1:
-Robert J. Fox
-Gerald M. Galvin
Ward 2:
-Robert C. Clausen
-Donald M. Mallinger
Ward 3:
-John F. Jakway
-Robert W. Kelly
1980-1981Mayor: Kenneth H. Kube
Ward 1:
-Robert J. Fox
-Lee Walker
Ward 2:
-Robert R. Clausen
-Donald M. Mallinger
Ward 3:
-John J. Finnegan Jr. (resigned Nov. 30, 1980)
-Robert W. Kelly (appointed Jan. 1, 1981)
-John F. Jakway
1982-1983Mayor: Kenneth H. Kube
Ward 1:
-Larry Josephs
-Lee Walker
Ward 2:
-Joseph Fenton
-Donald M. Mallinger
Ward 3:
-John F. Jakway
-Robert W. Kelly
1984-1986Mayor: Kenneth H. Kube
Ward 1:
-James Wazlawik
-Lee Walker
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Joseph Fenton
Ward 3:
-Robert W. Kelly
-John F. Jakway
1987-1988
1987-1988 West St. Paul City Council
Mayor: Kenneth H. Kube
Ward 1:
-Lee Walker (4-year term)
-James Wazlawik (2-year term)
Ward 2:
-Joseph Fenton (2-year term)
-James W. Kennedy (4-year term)
Ward 3:
-John F. Jakway (2-year term)
-Robert W. Kelly (4-year term)

Notes: A Charter change introduced staggered 4-year terms and moved elections to even years, starting with the 1986 election. In that election, the person with the most votes in each ward was elected to the four-year term, and second place was elected to the two-year term.
1989-1990Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli
-Lee Walker
Ward 2:
-Joseph Fenton
-James W. Kennedy
Ward 3:
-Pat J. McCarthy
-Robert W. Kelly
1991-1992Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Sandra Shirley
-Dick Vitelli
Ward 2:
-James W. Kennedy
-Joseph Fenton
Ward 3:
-Robert W. Kelly
-Pat J. McCarthy
1993-1994Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli
-Sandra Shirley
Ward 2:
-Joseph Fenton
-James W. Kennedy
Ward 3:
-Pat J. McCarthy
-Robert W. Kelly

Notes: This was the most recent time the Council did not change after an election.
1995-1996Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Greg Shepherd
-Dick Vitelli
Ward 2:
-David Langer (resigned Nov. 29, 1996)
-Joseph Fenton (resigned Nov. 26, 1996)
-David Meisinger (appointed Nov. 1996)
Ward 3:
-Kevin Finnegan
-Pat J. McCarthy
1997-1998Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli
-Greg Shepherd
Ward 2:
-David Meisinger
-Greg Whebbe (appointed Jan. 2, 1997 to fill Langer’s seat)
Ward 3:
-Pat J. McCarthy (resigned April 3, 1997)
-Lee Walker (appointed May 27, 1997)
-Kevin Finnegan
1999-2000Mayor: Michael Bisanz
Ward 1:
-Vivian Hart
-Dick Vitelli
Ward 2:
-Greg Whebbe
-David Meisinger
Ward 3:
-Kevin Finnegan
-Lee Walker
2001-2002Mayor: David Meisinger
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli (resigned Aug. 31, 2002)
-Donald Weinke (appointed Sept. 12, 2002)
-Vivian Hart
Ward 2:
-Mark Tessmer
-Greg Whebbe
Ward 3:
-Tim Haubrich
-Kevin Finnegan
2003-2004Mayor: Kevin Finnegan
Ward 1:
-John Zanmiller
-Donald Weinke
Ward 2:
-Greg Whebbe (resigned Dec. 31, 2004)
-Mark Tessmer
Ward 3:
-David Meisinger (resigned Jan. 26, 2004)
-David Wright (appointed Feb. 17, 2004)
-Tim Haubrich
2005-2006Mayor: John Zanmiller
Ward 1:
-Jim Englin
-Aaron Van Moorlehem (appointed Jan. 2005 to Zanmiller’s council seat)
Ward 2:
-Mark Tessmer
-Nicholas Juarez (appointed Jan. 2005 to Whebbe’s seat)
Ward 3:
-Darlene Lewis
-David Wright

Notes: Juarez is the first Latino to serve on Council.
2007-2008Mayor: John Zanmiller
Ward 1:
-Aaron Van Moorlehem
-Jim Englin
Ward 2:
-Ed Iago
-Mark Tessmer
Ward 3:
-David Wright
-Darlene Lewis
2009-2010Mayor: John Zanmiller
Ward 1:
-Jim Englin
-Aaron Van Moorlehem
Ward 2:
-Anthony Vitelli
-Ed Iago
Ward 3:
-Darlene Lewis
-David Wright

Notes: Lewis becomes the first woman to serve more than one term.
2011-2012Mayor: John Zanmiller
Ward 1:
-Ed Hansen (resigned Dec. 2012)
-Jim Englin
Ward 2:
-Ed Iago
-Anthony Vitelli (resigned July 24, 2012)
-Thomas Lufkin (appointed Aug. 15, 2012)
Ward 3:
-David Wright
-Darlene Lewis
2013-2014Mayor: John Zanmiller
Ward 1:
-Pat Armon
-Dick Vitelli (appointed Feb. 2013 to Hansen’s seat)
Ward 2:
-Jenny Halverson
-Ed Iago
Ward 3:
-Dave Napier
-David Wright
2015-2016
Mayor: David Meisinger
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli
-Pat Armon
Ward 2:
-Ed Iago
-Jenny Halverson
Ward 3:
-John Bellows
-Dave Napier
2017-2018
Mayor: Jenny Halverson
Ward 1:
-Bob Pace
-Dick Vitelli
Ward 2:
-Anthony Fernandez
-Ed Iago
Ward 3:
-Dave Napier
-John Bellows

Notes: Halverson is the first female mayor; Fernandez is first elected Latino.
2019-2020
Mayor: Dave Napier
Ward 1:
-Dick Vitelli
-Bob Pace
Ward 2:
-John Justen
-Anthony Fernandez
Ward 3:
-Wendy Berry
-Lisa Eng-Sarne (appointed Jan. 2019 to Napier’s council seat)

Notes: Berry and Eng-Sarne mark the first time more than one woman has served at a time.
2021-2022
Mayor: Dave Napier
Ward 1:
-Julie Eastman
-Dick Vitelli
Ward 2:
-Robyn Gulley
-John Justen
Ward 3:
-Lisa Eng-Sarne
-Wendy Berry

Notes: First female majority.
2023-2024
Mayor: Dave Napier
Ward 1:
-Pat Armon
-Julie Eastman
Ward 2:
-John Justen
-Robyn Gulley
Ward 3:
-Wendy Berry
-Lisa Eng-Sarne
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West St. Paul City Council Factoids

Here are some quick factoids about West St. Paul City Council members:

  • Changing terms: The timing, length of terms, and more has changed multiple times over the years. In 1910 the start of the term moved to January (previously it had been June) and an at-large council seat was added. Starting in 1959, the at-large position was eliminated. During the 1970s the city moved to elections in odd-numbered years, but the moved back to even-year elections in the 1980s. The 1986 changes also moved to staggered, four-year terms for Council members. Previously Council members served two-year terms with both ward seats elected at the same time.
  • Number of people who have served on City Council: 167 (158 men, 9 women)
  • First female City Council member: Devona Weatherhead (1967)
  • First person of color to serve and first Latino on City Council: Nicholas Juarez (2005)
  • First person of color and first Latino elected to City Council: Anthony Fernandez (2016)
  • First openly LGBTQ+ person elected to City Council: Wendy Berry (2018)
  • Longest-serving City Council member: 
    • Jacob Marthaler is the longest serving Council member with 28 years, 4.5 months (he even died in office).
    • Next is James Kennedy with 26 years.
    • Then Dick Vitelli with 23 years 7 months.
  • Shortest-serving City Council member: Edward Sexton resigned after 12 days in 1949.
  • Resigned: While only four mayors have resigned, resignation is much more common among Council members. The most recent resignation was Dave Napier, who resigned his Council seat after being elected mayor. The most recent resignation not related to being elected mayor was Ed Hansen in 2012.
  • Declared vacant: Council seats have been declared vacant only five times, the most recent in 1915.
  • Higher office: 21 Council members have gone on to serve as mayor. Several Council members went on to serve as Dakota County commissioner, including John V. Sperl, James W. Kennedy, and Thomas P. Stassen.
  • Died: Two Council members have died while in office: Henry Knoch in 1955 and Jacob Marthaler in 1968.
  • Demoted: John B. Sperl, John Licha Sr., Joseph Gibis, and David Meisinger are the only people who served as mayors and then went back to serve on Council. (Before writing that off as weird, consider that John Quincy Adams served as president and then went back to Congress for 17 years.)
  • Johns: A total of 18 different people named John have served on West St. Paul’s City Council. In the 1937-1938 council, five of the eight members were named John.

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One comment

  1. Excellent work. This is the kind of historical scut work that never gets any credit, but which enables all kinds of other historical discussions.

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