MAYORS OF BUTTE, MONTANA

There were 37 Mayors from 1879-1977

After 1977, the city of Butte consolidated with Silver Bow County 
and the office of Mayor was eliminated. The combined Butte-Silver Bow government top official became the Chief Executive.

Pictures of the Mayors are courtesy of the 
Butte Silver Bow Archives 
and shown here with permission.

 

MAYOR Years of Term(s) Birth/Death Parents/Spouse


Henry R. Jacobs

First Mayor of Butte

Henry Jacobs, was Butte's first mayor from 1879-1880. He came to America with his parents in 1844 at 9 years of age. He came to Butte in 1876. Built the first brick house in Butte at 201 W. Granite St.

1879-1880 Birth:
Abt. 1835
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Death:
August 10, 1887
Montana USA

Burial: B'Nai Israel Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

 



Spouse: Adele Jacobs (1839-1928) 
Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Henry "Hank" G. Valiton

Second Mayor of Butte

Henry Valiton made his living selling cigars and liquor. He built the Beaver Block which was located on the corner of Granite and Main Streets. He eventually moved to Deer Lodge. He died there on his ranch in 1920.

1880-1881 
&
1890-1891
Birth:
Abt. 1844
Semondans, Doubs, France

Death:
November 21, 1920 
Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana USA

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery
Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: 
Pierre Jacques Valiton and Sussane Marguerite Bourlier

Spouse:  Mary M. Rea Valiton
She was born at Portville, New York USA
Died in Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana USA

Mrs. Mary Valiton shared stories of Butte in 1876; and her trip as an infant from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Alder Gulch, Montana with her parents to Montana Standard reporter.

- Tells Story of Butte in 1876

- Pioneer Relates Exciting Story of Covered Wagon Trail

 


Dr. George W. Beal


Dr. Beal practiced medicine at Alder Gulch and German Gulch before coming to Butte in 1876. He built the Centennial Hotel, which was located on the corner of Main and Granite Streets. The Hennessey building stands on that corner today. He was in politics and served in the territorial legislature.

1881-1882 Birth:
1828
Harrison County, Ohio

Death:
June 8, 1901
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituary

 

Parents: John Beal and Providence Davis Beal

Spouse:  Sarah J. Townsend Beal (1830-1900) - Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


William Owsley

William Owsley came to Butte in 1863. He built several buildings that bear his name, but the Owsley Block, which was completed about 1891 and stood at Park and Main Streets, was his best known. It burned down in 1973. (The new Northwestern Energy building is now located on that corner.) This was also the site of his livery business which made him his fortune.

1882-1883 

1884 -1885
Birth:
1845 - Missouri

Death:
April 18, 1919
Twin Bridges, Madison County, 
Montana USA

Burial:
Twin Bridges Cemetery
Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana USA

Obituary

Spouse(s): 
     - November 1869 - Married Miss Kate Van Ettin of New York. She died.

     - Some years later he married 
Bertha Irene "Birdie" Pease Owsley (1862-1944) - Died: March 31, 1944 in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho USA  Burial: 
Twin Bridges Cemetery, Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana USA


O'Dillon Barrett Whitford

O. B. Whitford came to Butte around 1864 from Ohio. He was one of the first doctor's in Butte. 

1883-1884 Birth:
November 4, 1834
Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio

Death:
May 4, 1925
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: Augustus Hall and Charlotte Bidwell Whitford.

Spouse: Married Mary Jane Tanner November 26, 1854 in  Noble County, Indiana. Mary died July 4, 1870 in Deer Lodge, Powell County, Montana
- Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Henry Lupin Frank

"The Phantom Mayor"

Henry Frank came to Butte around 1871. He founded the Silver Bow Electric Light Company. He also served as president of the Butte Water Company.

1885-1887 Birth:
July 5, 1851
Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio USA

Death:
August 17, 1908
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio USA

Burial: Walnut Hills United Jewish Cemetery
Evanston, Hamilton County, Ohio USA

Obituary

Parents: Moses Frank and Ester Lupin Frank

Henry L. Frank never married.

Notes from the Archives - by John Hughes, Archivist at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives.
Prior to 1893, the mayor of Butte was elected to a one-year term. Although three mayors (Valiton, Owsley and Kenyon) were elected to more than one consecutive term until Lewis Duncan in 1913. The strange thing about the lists of Butte mayors published over the years is that the year 1886-87 is unaccountably missing. Surely there was a mayor that year, but who was it? A check back through the city records shows that H. L. Frank, who had been elected in 1885, was still signing city ordinances through April 1887. Thus Frank is the "phantom" mayor of 1886-87 and he is also the first man elected to the office twice in succession. But a careless historian has inadvertently overlooked this fact and equally careless writers have compounded the error.


William Rose Kenyon

W.R. Kenyon came to Butte in 1883. He started a hardware store known as the Kenyon-Connell Company. He left town shortly after the "Great Disaster of 1895" in which the Kenyon-Connell Warehouse caught fire and created an explosion that virtually wiped out the whole fire department and many of Butte's citizens.

Read about the explosion here
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1887-1888 Birth:
1839 - Jefferson County, New York USA

Death:
July 29, 1907
Amsterdam, New York USA

Burial:  Fairview Cemetery
Amsterdam, Montgomery County,
New York USA

Obituary



Parents: Samuel Kenyon (1790 - 1878) and  Freedom Gilman Kenyon (1800 - 1872)

Spouse: Cordelia Quackenbush Kenyon - Died January 13 1901 in Dallas, Texas  Burial: Oakwood Cemetery,, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York USA


Levi J. Hamilton

Also known as an author under the name of Carson Jason Lee. He wrote "Oswald Langdon, Pierre and Paul Lainer; Romance of 1894 to 1898" and Romance of the West" in his own name.

1888-1889 Birth: 
December 5, 1853
Attica, Ohio

Death:
October 17, 1925
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial: Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan USA 
(as stated on Death Certificate)

Obituary

Parents: Davison Hamilton & Margaret Carson Hamilton

Spouse: Nora B. Hamilton

 


Henry J. Mueller

Henry Mueller and his son Arthur Mueller owned the Centennial Brewery after Leopold Schmidt (Centennial's founder) left Butte .  In 1917, they built the Mueller Apartments on Granite Street. The Mueller Apartments are still standing.

1891-1892 Birth:
April 23, 1851
Cologne, Prussia

Death:
June 19, 1908
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA
  

Obituary

Spouse: Margaret Trilling Mueller
Born: May 8, 1856 in Menasha, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Died: October 3, 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA   Burial: Saint Patricks Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


 
Theophilus Lee Mantle


Lee Mantle came to Butte in 1877. He established the Silver Bow Electric Company; his associate was General Charles S. Warren. He later started the Butte Daily Intermountain Newspaper, which later was renamed the Butte Daily Post.

1892-1893 Birth:
December 13, 1851
Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Death:
November 18, 1934
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County,  California USA

Obituary

Parents: William Joseph Mantle and Mary Susan Patrick

Spouse: He married Marietta "Etta" Daly in Cook, Illinois on February 25, 1911.  She was born August 5, 1897 in Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, Montana; and died: May 5, 1993 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada USA


Eugene O. Dugan

 

1883-1895 Birth:
March 24, 1862
St. John's, New Brunswick, Canada

Death:
October 15, 1915
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial: Saint Patricks Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Spouse: Mary Jane Collins Dugan


William Thompson

William Boyce Thompson, Mayor Thompson’s first born, paid for the granite wall and entryway to Mount Moriah Cemetery, and just inside the gates on the right is the monument he had built in memory of his parents. He also donated acreage southeast of Butte, which is known as Thompson Park.

1895-1897 Birth:
March 1, 1838
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

Death:
May 15, 1900
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituaries

See pictures of monument 

Read More about William Thompson
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Spouse: Annie Maria Boyce Thompson  Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Peter Saunders Harrington

P.S. Harrington Named by Judges to Fill Vacancy on County Board

1897-1899 Birth:
June 29, 1856 
County Cork, Ireland

Death:
December 11, 1936
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California USA

Obituary

Parents: Jeremiah Harrington (1825-1887) and Bridget Saunders Harrington (1827-1897)

Spouse: He married Elizabeth Kate Riley Harrington September 24, 1885, in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. She died on July 31, 1932, in Glendale, California, at the age of 65.


Jeremiah McCarthy

Jeremiah came to Butte in 1879. He was a liquor dealer, contractor, an alderman, city treasurer and the first Fire Chief. He introduced the eight-hour workday into Butte city administration. He left Butte in 1912.

1899-1901 Birth:
May 29, 1853 
Saint Lawrence, Jefferson County, New York USA

Death:
May 23, 1919
Arkansas Pass, TX USA

Burial:
Prairie View Cemetery

Aransas Pass, San Patricio County, Texas USA

Obituary

Parents: Jeremiah McCarthy and Margaret Shimmick 

Spouse:
Georgia Mary McNeil McCarthy (1863 - 1939)  - Burial:
Prairie View Cemetery
, Arkansas Pass San Patricio County, Texas USA

 


William H. Davey

William Davey came to Butte in 1890. He opened the Chequamegon Cafe on North Main Street. 

1901-1903

 

Birth:
August 1, 1862
Louisville, New York

Death:
January 21, 1936
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana USA

Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Spouse: Sophia Kogler Davey
Born: Midocean from Germany to the United States on June 12, 1866 and Died December 20, 1938 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA. Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary


Patrick "Pat" Mullins

"He was true to his side even at personal or political loss and well deserved the title of 'Honest Pat Mullins'.”

1903-1905 Birth:
February 12, 1856
Michigan USA

December 19, 1916
Yakima, Yakima County, 
Washington USA

Burial: Calvary Cemetery
Yakima, Yakima County, Washington USA

Obituary

Parents: John Mullins and Ellen O'Brien Mullins

Spouse:  Nellie Holland Mullins (1859 - 1948)  Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington USA  


John MacGinnis

John MacGinnis came to Butte as a young man.  He became associated with the late F. Augustus Heinze, an outstanding figure in the copper industry at the turn of the century. Mr. MacGinnis served as vice president of the Heinze company, and was also one of the directors and for several years served as president of the Old Silver Bow National Bank which was taken over by the Metals Bank and Trust company in June of 1922.

1905-1907 Birth:
October 10, 1867 
Homer, Hamilton County, Iowa USA

Death:
May 28, 1936
Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, County, California USA

Obituary

 

Parents:  John MacGinnis and Mary Brandon MacGinnis

Spouse:  Married Eloise Sylvester in Ocala, Marion County, Florida USA on February 26, 1908


Joseph Corby

Joseph Corby served in the Spanish-American war. He was deputy sheriff of Silver Bow County. 

1907-1909 Birth:
November 10, 1866
Pennsylvania

Death:
June 28, 1917

Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana, USA

Obituary

Parents: Ralph Corby & Mary Llewyen Corby Abram 

Spouse: He married Sena E. Linnegraf on May 16, 1894, in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. She died in February 5, 1965 in Seattle, Washington.

Charles P. Nevin

“Suffering constantly from illness, he, nevertheless, maintained an unflagging and life-long interest in civic affairs, mingled constantly with his fellow citizens, shared steadily in all the plans and hopes of those who seek the progress and advancement of the community.”

1909-1911 Birth:
February 7, 1881
Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada USA

Death:
November 8, 1936
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: Dennis Nevin and Winifred Donahue Nevin - Burial in Saint Patricks Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, 
Montana, USA

Spouse: Married Maltida O'Malley on April 24, 1902 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA - Burial: Saint Patricks Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Lewis Johnstone Duncan

Lewis J. Duncan was a lawyer and a minister. He came to Butte in 1902. He served as the head of the Butte Socialist Party. He was deposed from office by District Judge Roy Ayers on October 6, 1914 and left Butte shortly thereafter.

1911-1914 Birth:
May 4, 1857 
St. Louis, Missouri USA

Death:
January 24, 1936
Rochester, Michigan


Obituary

 

Parents: Edwin Duncan and Emma S. Francis 

Spouse: He married Kate Turner Keath on October 26, 1882 in Adams, Illinois, USA. She was born February 26, 1860 in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, Iowa, and died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA on February 28, 1936, just a month after Lewis died. She was sent to Great Falls, Montana for cremation; then was sent to Woodland Park Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.

Obituary

Clarence A. Smith

 

 

1914-1915 Birth:

Death:
9/10/1953 Seattle 

(Not sure if this is correct--still checking it out)

 

Parents: Eli Stone Smith and Elizabeth Halbrook

Spouse: Bessie Elizabeth Smith - Died 11/7/1928 Seattle

(Not sure if this is correct--still checking it out)

 


Charles H. Lane

“He lived for the community and gave it to all he had with no gain other than that of an honored gentleman and a respected citizen.”

1915-1917 Birth:
May 13, 1854
Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts USA

Death:
July 16, 1921
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California USA

Burial:
Sunnyside Cemetery

Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California USA

Obituary

Parents: John E. Lane and Mary J. Lane

Spouse: Eliza Tompkins Lane
She was born March 26, 1863 in Illinois and died March 3, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California USA.  Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California USA


William H. Maloney

William N. Maloney came to Butte in 1898.  He had served as Assistant County Attorney.

1917-1919 Birth:
March 15, 1874
Cambridge, Middlesex,  Massachusetts USA

Death:
June 7, 1956
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Spouse: Loretta Ivol Byrne Maloney


William T. Stodden

William T. Stodden donated the land for a park (Stodden Park) to be used for recreation for children. 

1919-1921 Birth:
July 21, 1867
Redruth, Cornwall, England

Death:
March 8, 1945
Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana USA

Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: Roger and Catherine Eade Stodden

Spouses:  
      - He married Mary Ann (Annie) Jenkins on July 20, 1889 in Centerville, Silver Bow County, Montana. Annie died in 1915.  Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. 


     - He remarried April 4, 1918 to Hattie H. Bowden in Seattle, King County, Washington. Hattie and William later divorced.


James Goldsworthy Cocking

James G. Cocking came to Butte with his parents in the 1890s. He is buried with his mother, Elizabeth Jenkin Cocking, in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

1921-1923 Birth:
May 6, 1866
Truro, Cornwall County, England

Death:
December 23, 1941
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents:  Josiah Cocking and Elizabeth Jenkin Cocking

Spouse: He married May Dalton on May 20, 1914, in Silver Bow, Montana. She was born August 1, 1884 in New York. She died December 25, 1966 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.  Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA


William Daniel Horgan

His father, William Horgan, was president of the M. J. Connell company. William D. Horgan served as manager of the Connell's store at one time.

1923-1927 Birth:
November 1871
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Death:
August 13, 1932
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:

Obituary

Parents: William D. Horgan and Helen Sweeney Horgan

Spouse:  Margaret Marks Horgan 
He married Margaret Marks December 29, 1908 in Butte. She was born about 1883 in  Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana


Michael "Kerr" Beadle

Kerr Beadle (as he was known) was a prominent citizen of the mining city.  He had been appointed Assistant Attorney General of Treasure State shortly before his death.

1927-1931 Birth:
April 28, 1877 
Seymour, Indiana USA

Death:
August 1, 1937
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituaries

Parents: Henry M. Beadle and Sarah Brown 

Spouse: Minnie Huser Beadle 
She was born in 1876 in Iowa; 
died August 8, 1940 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA - Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA 

Obituary

 


Archie McTaggart

Archie McTaggart came to Butte in 1906 and was a grocery and department store clerk.  In 1909 he was appointed city employment agent.

1931-1935 Birth:
February 21, 1884 Fitchburg, Massachusetts USA

Death:
June 27, 1975
Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana USA

Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Hamilton. Ravalli
County, Montana USA

Obituary

  Parents:   Robert McTaggart (1856 - 1927) and   Amelia Baker McTaggart (1848 - 1905)

Spouse: Katherine McTaggart 
He married Katherine Partney in Anaconda in 1937. She died May 29, 1995 - Burial: Riverview Cemetery , Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana USA


Charles Alfred Hauswirth

First mayor born in Butte. He was born in a log cabin on West Broadway.  Hauswirth died a week after being reelected to a fourth term. He was the first mayor to die in office.

1935-1941 Birth:
November 25, 1882
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Death:
April 11, 1941
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents:  Simon Hauswirth (1844-1935) and Mary G. Hauswirth (1849-1928)

Spouse: Leila Hauswirth
Born: January 12, 1893 in Kentucky
Died: July 10, 1994 in Missoula, Missoula County, Missoula USA - Burial:
Missoula Cemetery
, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana USA

 


Arthur J. Mehrens

As City Council President, Arthur J. Mehrens was appointed as acting Mayor to fill out the remaining term of the late Mayor Hauswirth. He served for four weeks, and was reluctant to give up the chair.  Mehrens contended no vacancy exited in the post because he was filling it. "I would be a chump if I didn't stand for my rights and occupy the chair," he said. "At this 11th hour I have decided I am the mayor." He finally departed after aldermen passed a resolution instructing the police to remove "the intruder in the Mayor's Chair."  See newspaper articles.

1941 
(4 weeks)
Birth:
May 28, 1905
Calumet, Michigan USA

Death:
July 3, 1971
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

 

Parents: William George Mehrens and Alice G. Schindler

Spouse: Teresa Mufich Mehrens
He married Teresa Katherine Mufich on August 21, 1926, in Silver Bow County,  Montana. She was born August 10, 1908 in Crested Butte, Colorado, and died September 17, 2000 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.  Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Barry O'Leary

Barry O'Leary was elected mayor of Butte at a special council meeting.  He succeeded the late Charles A. Hauswirth. See newspaper article.

1941-1949 Birth:
February 15, 1877
County Cork, Ireland

Death:
November 16, 1970
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow
County, Montana USA

Obituary

 

Parents: Tim and Annie O'Leary

Spouse: Hanora O'Leary

Born in County Cork, Ireland August 10, 1883 and died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA on March 28, 1965  Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary


Thomas Richard Morgan 

Thomas R. Morgan came to Butte in 1912.  He lived here most of his life. He died while vacationing in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

1949-1953 Birth:
July 31, 1893
Hayle, Cornwall, England

Death:
October 20, 1968
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada USA

Burial: 
Mountain View Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: Thomas R. Morgan and Nancy Hocking Morgan

Spouse: Laura Pascoe Morgan 
Born October 3, 1893 in England; died January 2, 1984 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

 


Timothy Joseph Sullivan

 

1953-1957 Birth:
April 1, 1888
Scranton, Pennsylvania USA

Death:
October 8, 1983
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington USA

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA 

Parents: Patrick and Margaret Sullivan

Spouse: Marguerite Mueller Sullivan
He married Marguerite Mueller on July 26, 1911, in Silver Bow, Montana USA.  She was born on March 9, 1891, in Appleton, Wisconsin USA and died April 6, 1979, in Butte, Montana, at the age of 88.  Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


William P. "Wreck" Donnelly

Acquired his nickname "Wreck" as a football player during his high school years at Butte High School.

1957-1959 Birth:
October 25, 1891
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Death:
December 9, 1974
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery

Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

 

Parents: James Donnelly and Margaret O'Toole Donnelly

Spouse: Edna L. Cady Donnelly
Born January 1, 1899 in Washington DC, USA and died in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA January 10, 1950.  Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA


Vern D. "Hanna" Griffith

During his youth he was an outstanding speed skater and years afterward was president of the state association. Butte Fourth of July and other civic celebrations were developed while he was mayor, and he did much work in design and preparation of outstanding floats.  He was Fourth of July parade marshal for 25 years.

1959-1964 Birth:
February 16, 1915
Montana

Death:
November 13, 1972
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana

Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park

Gregson, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Parents: Weston Griffith and Elizaabeth Bartlet Griffith

Spouse: Celeste McCall Griffith
Born in Montana September 19, 1917. Died in Missoula, Missoula County, Montana on January 8, 1972.  Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Gregson, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

Thomas F. Powers

Mr. Powers, an alderman from the First Ward in 1962, was named Mayor in 1964 after the resignation of Vern “Hanna” Griffith.

1964-1969

Birth:
January 9, 1918
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Death:

May 27, 1988
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Obituary

 

Parents: John and Elizabeth Lynch Powers

Spouse: Rose M. Hannifan Powers
Born: January 15, 1921 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. Died November 26, 1995 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

 


Mario Micone

Former Mayor Mario Micone was the last mayor, and the first Chief Executive.  In 1977 the city of Butte combined its government with Silver Bow County and is now referred to as Butte-Silver Bow County.  The county government is now headed by a "Chief Executive."  

1969-1977


Birth:
1931
Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana USA

Mario Micone is living out-of-state.

 

 

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Copyright © 1996-2017

Information about each of the mayors was obtained from Butte Silver Bow Archives' files and/or from old newspapers, and to the best of my knowledge is as accurate as reported in the newspapers either on-line or from the actual newspapers located at the BSB Archives.  Permission was given to use Obituaries/Newspaper articles from The Montana Standard by David McCumber, Editor. 2/21/2017

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