Archie McTaggart, former mayor, dies
     Former Butte Mayor Archie McTaggart, 91, died in a Hamilton hospital Friday. 

     Private graveside services will be conducted Saturday at the Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton by the Hamilton Elks Lodge.

     The Dowling Funeral Home is in charge.    

     Mr. McTaggart was born February 21, 1884, at Fitchburg, Mass., and received his early education at Wilkes Barre, Pa. His family moved to Anaconda in 1896 and two years later to Missoula.

     Mr. McTaggart came to Butte in 1906 and was a grocery and department store clerk.  In 1909 he was appointed city employment agent. From 1913 until 1937 he operated a produce company and acquired several liquor brokerage contracts in Butte.

     Mr. McTaggart was elected mayor in 1931 and served four years.  After that he operated a drive-in restaurant and motel for several years.

     During World War II he was appointed director of the War Assets Administration for Montana and Northern Idaho.  He was director of the Montana census in 1950.

     He married Katherine Partney in Anaconda in 1937 and they moved to Hamilton in 1951.  He operated a real estate agency there until retirement in 1969. 

     Mr. McTaggart was active in Democratic Party affairs and was a member of the Elks and Masons.

     Survivors include his wife in Hamilton, son Robert in Helena and two grandchildren.


The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Saturday, June 28, 1975 - Page 1