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1971 S. Dean Peterson

colorseal sm(Lived --------, 1903 – November 22, 1986)

Following the resignation of Mayor “Chunk” Bender, vice mayor and Commissioner of Education and Health, Dean Peterson, became Mayor.  With the general election less than eight weeks from the time that Mayor Bender resigned, Mayor Peterson maintained his role of Commissioner of Education and Health while overseeing the daily workings of the city government.  Mayor Peterson did not seek the office of mayor in 1971.

Photo by Phillip Stevens and Matt Lea