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A Tidbit of History – Lewistown’s Mayors Since 1924

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Lewistown Mayors over the last 100 years

First records show special election on March 4, 1924 to incorporate Lewistown to 4th class city; officially incorporated March 10, 1924; records then show the following Mayors:

D. H. Palmer shown as Mayor on 7-23-1924 (record doesn’t indicate exact date of appointment or mayoral election & not sure of his end of term; record reflects next new Mayor isn’t shown until 1956)

Bill Arnold first shown in minutes as Mayor on May 1, 1956 & served until October 1956

Eugene Dudgeon appointed October 1, 1956, elected April 1, 1957 and served until November 2, 1959  [relocated to Hannibal]  

 Charles L. Arnold, Sr.  appointed on November 2, 1959 and served until April 1960 election

Everett House elected April 11, 1960 and died February 11, 1965 while in office

Curtis Kitch appointed on March 1, 1965 and served until April 7, 1965 election

Lorenzo Gnuse, Jr. elected April 7, 1965 and served until April 5, 1968

Robert Corbin elected April 5, 1968 and served until April 7, 1970

Roderick Webster elected April 7, 1970 and served until April 5, 1972

Mackie Johnston elected April 5, 1972 and served until April 2, 1974

Robert Kurk elected April 2, 1974 and served until April 6, 1976

Tom Fleer elected April 6, 1976 and served until April 1, 1980

Kenny Stice elected April 1, 1980 and resigned November 7, 1981

Arthur Green appointed on November 7, 1981 and served until April 6, 1982 election

John Sharpe elected April 6, 1982 and resigned on April 6, 1987 [due to traveling]

Richard Lay appointed April 7, 1987 and served until April 1988 election

LeRoy Pickett elected April 18, 1988 and resigned December 4, 1989

Stephen Lowman appointed December 4, 1989 to serve until April 1990 election, elected April 1990 and resigned October 5, 1992 [employment transfer]

Tom Fleer appointed October 26, 1992 to serve until April 1993 election, was elected and served until May 1, 2006

Stephen McKenzie elected April 2006 and sworn in May 1, 2006 and served until May 6, 2024

Wes Sharpe elected April 2, 2024 and sworn in May 6, 2024


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