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Mayors of Bellevue, Kentucky

Mayors of Bellevue, 1900-2004 (may be incomplete!)
S. B. Stewart 1900-01 J. W. Ellis 1902-05 George Ewing, Jr. 1906-07 Joseph Cassidy 1908-09 William List 1910-13 John L. Winters 1914-21 Chester Dorsey 1922-25 Clem A. Wiethorn 1926-33 Fred C. Klett 1934-41 Robert P. Hummel 1942-57 Richard Callahan 1958-65 Thomas C. Rechtin 1966-73 Willard G. Hundemer 1974-85 Thomas J. Wiethorn 1986-2001 John D. Meyer 2001-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1953 May 26: Robert P. Hummel (Dem), nominated; Richard Callahan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Robert P. Hummel (Dem), elected; Walter F. Klein (Rep), defeated.
  • 1957 May 28: Richard Callahan (Dem), nominated; Robert P. Hummel (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Richard Callahan (Dem), elected; F. R. 'Dick' Flaherty (Rep), defeated.
  • 1961 May 23: Richard Callahan (Dem), nominated; George E. Connett (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Richard Callahan (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1965 May 25: Thomas C. Rechtin (Dem), nominated; Richard Callahan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Thomas C. Rechtin (Dem), elected.
  • 1969 May 27: Thomas C. Rechtin (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Thomas C. Rechtin (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1973 May 29: Willard G. Hundemer (Dem), nominated; Joseph Oldiges (Dem), defeated in primary; Norman P. Veatch (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Willard G. Hundemer (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 2001 Jun 30: Thomas J. Wiethorn, resigned; John D. Meyer, appointed.
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