Previous St. Joseph Mayors

Although St. Joseph was platted in 1843, its first mayor was not elected until 1851 when the city was incorporated. Prior to that, the council elected a President of the Council, who performed the necessary executive functions.

View photo album of the previous mayors.

Mayor's Annual Message in 1897

On April 19, 1897, St. Joseph Mayor Vories forwarded to the common council his annual message. This message provides an image of life in St. Joseph a century ago. View the Mayor's Annual Message (PDF) in 1897.