County Judges 1923 - 1972

Legacy of Jackson County Judges
Jackson Countians then - as now - owe Truman much gratitude for his vision and successful execution of a multitude of decisions that kept Jackson County at the forefront of forward-thinking county planning, civic up-building, good government, welfare and healthcare issues. County Court minutes are full of details that tell the story of how Jackson County survived (and in some instances thrived) during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
1923
  • Presiding Judge Elihu W. Hayes
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Henry F. McElroy
1925
  • Presiding Judge Elihu W. Hayes
  • H. W. Rummell
  • Daniel G. Stewart
1927
  • Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman
  • Robert W. Barr
  • Howard J. Vrooman
1929
  • Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman
  • Robert W. Barr
  • Thomas B. Bash
1931
  • Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman
  • E. I. Purcell
  • W. O. Beeman
1933
  • Presiding Judge Harry S. Truman
  • E. I. Purcell
  • Battle McCardle
1935
  • Presiding Judge Eugene I. Purcell
  • J. W. Hostetter
  • Battle McCardle
1937
  • Presiding Judge David E. Long
  • J. W. Hostetter
  • Battle McCardle
1939
  • Presiding Judge David E. Long
  • F. L. Byam
  • Fred W. Klaber
1941
  • Presiding Judge George S. Montgomery
  • Leslie I. George
  • Fred W. Klaber
1943
  • Presiding Judge George S. Montgomery
  • Walter L. Yost
  • Fred W. Klaber
1945
  • Presiding Judge George S. Montgomery
  • Walter L. Yost
  • Fred W. Klaber
1947
  • Presiding Judge Harry M. Gambrel
  • William J. Randall
  • Fred W. Klaber
1949
  • Presiding Judge Harry M. Gambrel
  • William J. Randall
  • Fred W. Klaber
1951
  • Presiding Judge Harry M. Fleming
  • William J. Randall
  • Fred W. Klaber
1953
  • Presiding Judge Harry M. Fleming
  • William J. Randall
  • Henry H. Fox Jr.
1955
  • Presiding Judge Ray G. Cowan
  • William J. Randall
  • Hunter Phillips
1957
  • Presiding Judge Ray G. Cowan
  • William J. Randall
  • Hunter Phillips
1959
  • Presiding Judge John J. Kopp
  • William J. Randall (Floyd L. Snyder Sr., March 6)
  • Hunter Phillips
1961
  • Presiding Judge John J. Kopp
  • Floyd L. Snyder Sr.
  • Hunter Phillips
1963
  • Presiding Judge Charles E. Curry
  • Floyd L. Snyder Sr.
  • Hunter Phillips
1965
  • Presiding Judge Charles E. Curry
  • Floyd L. Snyder Sr.
  • Morris Dubiner
1967
  • Presiding Judge Charles E. Curry
  • Alex M. Petrovic
  • Charles B. Wheeler
1969
  • Presiding Judge Charles E. Curry
  • Alex M. Petrovic
  • Charles B. Wheeler
1971-1972
  • Presiding Judge George W. Lehr
  • Joe Bolger Jr.
  • Harry Wiggins