1910-1946

End of the Ward System and Start of Non-Partisan Elections

A 1910 City Charter amendment provided for a City Council of nine members elected at large for three-year overlapping terms. At the general election of March 1911 nine members were elected, three for one-year terms, three for two-year terms, and three for three-year terms. The newly amended Charter also provided for non-partisan elections.

1911-1912
James Y.C. Kellogg
E.L. Blaine
Max Wardall (President)
A.F. Haas
F.S. Steiner
John G. Peirce
Austin E. Griffiths
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
Albert J. Goddard

  • Steiner resigned November 27, 1911 because of poor health. Pierce was appointed to serve until the next election when someone would be elected to fill the unexpired portion of Steiner's term.

1912-1913
Charles Marble
E.L. Blaine
Max Wardall
A.F. Haas
J.G. Peirce
Austin E. Griffiths
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh (President)
A.J. Goddard

  • Kellogg did not run for re-election in 1912. Pierce, who had been appointed to Steiner's seat in 1911, chose to run for Kellogg's open seat and was elected. Marble was elected for the one-year remaining on Steiner's unexpired term.

1913-1914
Max Wardall
A.F. Haas
John G. Peirce
Austin E. Griffiths
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
A.J. Goddard
Charles Marble
C.B. Fitzgerald
Thomas A. Parish
Harry Bruskevith
Ira G. Lundy

  • Parish died in August, 1913. Bruskevith was appointed to fill Parish's vacant seat until the next election, at which time Lundy was elected to fill the remainder of the term.
  • Griffiths resigned in January, 1914. Fitzgerald was appointed to fill the vacancy until the next election, at which he was elected to serve the balance of the unexpired term.

1914-1915
Ira Lundy
A.F. Haas (President)
John G. Peirce
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
A.J. Goddard
Charles Marble
C.B. Fitzgerald
George R. Cooley
C. Allen Dale

  • Pierce resigned April 1, 1914, due to charges against him concerning illegal campaign collections in the mayoralty campaign of J.C. Slater. Cooley was appointed to fill the vacancy until the next election.

1915-1916
C. Allen Dale
Charles Marble
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson (President)
Robert B. Hesketh
Ira Lundy
A.F. Haas
Will H. Hanna
Thomas H. Bolton


1916-1917
A.F. Haas (President)
Will H. Hanna
Thomas H. Bolton
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
C. Allen Dale
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson


1917-1918
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson
A.F. Haas (President)
Will H. Hanna
Thomas H. Bolton
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
W.D. Lane


1918-1919
Thomas H. Bolton (President)
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
W.D. Lane
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson
A.F. Haas
Roland W. Cotterill


1919-1920
Thomas H. Bolton
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
W.D. Lane (President)
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson
A.F. Haas
Roland W. Cotterill
John E. Carroll
A.T. Drake

  • Cotterill died in May, 1919. Carroll was apointed to fill the vacancy until the next election, at which he was elected for the remainder of the term.
  • Fitzgerald resigned August 28, 1919, after Council elected him to complete Mayor Hanson's term. Drake was appointed to fill Fitzgerald's vacant seat until the next election. He subsequently was elected to complete the term.

1920-1921
A.F. Haas (President)
Thomas H. Bolton
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson
John E. Carroll
A.T. Drake
Philip Tindall


1921-1922
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh (President)
William Hickman Moore
Reginald Heber Thomson
John E. Carroll
A.T. Drake
Philip Tindall
A. Lou Cohen


1922-1923
C.B. Fitzgerald
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh (President)
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
A. Lou Cohen
Bertha K. Landes
Kathryn Miracle


1923-1924
A.T. Drake
C.B. Fitzgerald (President)
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert B. Hesketh
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
A. Lou Cohen
Bertha K. Landes
Kathryn Miracle

  • Erickson resigned January 21, 1924, to run for Mayor. Drake was appointed to fill the vacancy until the next election.

1924-1925
Robert B. Hesketh
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
Bertha K. Landes (President)
Kathryn Miracle
W.T. Campbell
Ralph D. Nichols
William Hickman Moore

  • Campbell was elected to complete Erickson's term (see 1923-1924).

1925-1926
Robert B. Hesketh
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
Bertha K. Landes (President)
Oliver T. Erickson
W.T. Campbell
Ralph D. Nichols
William Hickman Moore


1926-1927
Robert B. Hesketh
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
Oliver T. Erickson
W.T. Campbell
Ralph D. Nichols
William Hickman Moore (President)
Otto A. Case

  • Landes resigned June 4, 1926, to take office as Mayor. Case was appointed to fill the vacancy until the next election, at which time he was elected to fill the unexpired term.

1927-1928
Robert B. Hesketh
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll (President)
Philip Tindall
Oliver T. Erickson
W.T. Campbell
William Hickman Moore
Otto A. Case
A. Lou Cohen


1928-1929
Robert B. Hesketh (President)
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll (President)
Philip Tindall
Oliver T. Erickson
W.T. Campbell
William Hickman Moore
Otto A. Case
A. Lou Cohen
W.D. Lane

  • Hesketh resigned October 24, 1928. Lane was elected by Council to fill the vacant seat. Carroll was chosen Council president.

1929-1930
William Hickman Moore
Otto A. Case
A. Lou Cohen
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll (President)
Philip Tindall
Oliver T. Erickson
Robert H. Harlin
George W. Hill


1930-1931
Otto A. Case
E.L. Blaine
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
Oliver T. Erickson (President)
Robert H. Harlin
George W. Hill
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto


1931-1932
Otto A. Case
John E. Carroll
Philip Tindall
Robert H. Harlin (President)
George W. Hill
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
V.C. Webster
Ralph D. Nichols

  • Mayor Edwards was recalled at a special election on July 13, 1931. Harlin was elected by the Council to serve as Mayor. Tindall was elected Council President; and Levine was selected to fill Harlin's unexpired term.

1932-1933
Otto A. Case
John E. Carroll
Robert H. Harlin (President)
James E. Carroll
Frank J. Laube (President)
James Scavotto
David Levine
V.C. Webster
Ralph D. Nichols
Frank F. Fitts
Roy B. Misener

  • Case resigned on January 3, 1933, to take office as State Treasurer. James Carroll was elected by Council to fill the vacancy until the next election, at which time he was elected to fill the unexpired term. Laube was elected Council president on January 20, 1933.

1933-1934
John E. Carroll
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
David Levine
V.C. Webster (President)
Ralph D. Nichols
James E. Carroll
Frank F. Fitts
Roy B. Misener


1934-1935
John E. Carroll
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
David Levine (President)
Frank F. Fitts
Roy B. Misener
Arthur B. Langlie
William A. Gaines
David E. Lockwood
Austin E. Griffiths
James Scavotto

  • Misener resigned on September 17, 1934. Gaines was elected by the Council on October 29 to fill the vacancy until the next election.
  • Fitts resigned March 18, 1935. Langlie was elected to fill the vacancy.

1935-1936
Frederick G. Hamley
Mildred Powell
John E. Carroll
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
Arthur B. Langlie
David E. Lockwood
Austin E. Griffiths
James Scavotto

  • Hamley was elected on March 12, 1935 to serve the remainder of Misener's term (see 1934-1935) and a new three-year term.

1936-1937
Frederick G. Hamley
Mildred Powell
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
Arthur B. Langlie
David E. Lockwood
Austin E. Griffiths (President)
James Scavotto
David Levine


1937-1938
Frederick G. Hamley
Mildred Powell
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
Arthur B. Langlie
James Scavotto (President)
David Levine
Hugh DeLacy
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll

  • Mayor John Dore died on April 18, 1938. Scavotto was appointed to serve as Mayor for nine days until the Special Election on April 27. Langlie was elected Mayor. Carroll was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Langlie's election as Mayor and his subsequent resignation from Council.

1938-1939
Samuel J. Humes
Mildred Powell
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine (President)
Hugh DeLacy
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll


1939-1940
Samuel J. Humes
Mildred Powell
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto (President)
David Levine
Hugh DeLacy
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll


1940-1941
Samuel J. Humes
Mildred Powell (President)
Robert H. Harlin
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Carl Cooper

  • Arthur Langlie resigned as mayor on January 11, 1941, in order to take office as governor. Carroll was elected mayor by the Council until a new mayor could be elected at the March general election. Carroll's council seat was held open until the election, at which time Earl Millikin was elected mayor and Carroll returned to the Council.
  • Harlin resigned on May 5, 1941, to take office as Director of the State Department of Labor and Industries. M.B. (Mike) Mitchell was elected to fill the vacancy.

1941-1942
Samuel J. Humes
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine (President)
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Paul Revelle
Frank McCaffrey

  • Humes died June 26, 1941. Revelle was appointed by the Council on July 17 to fill the vacancy. McCaffrey was subsequently elected at the March general election to fill the remainder of Humes' term.
  • Also at the general election in March 1942, Mitchell was elected for Harlin's unexpired term (see 1940-1941) covering three months. He was also elected for a new three-year term.

1942-1943
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones (President)
Frank McCaffrey


1943-1944
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll (President)
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Frank McCaffrey


1944-1945
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube (President)
James Scavotto
David Levine
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Alfred R. Rochester


1945-1946
Mildred Powell
Frank J. Laube
James Scavotto (President)
David Levine
William L. Norton
John E. Carroll
M.B. (Mike) Mitchell
Bob Jones
Robert H. Harlin (President)
Alfred R. Rochester

  • Carroll resigned on July 16, 1945. Harlin was appointed by council to fill the vacancy and at the next general election was elected to fill the unexpired term.