|36||Community History, Zearing, Iowa||36|
Allen's history of Story county agrees with the first three mayors on Smith's list. Rev. B. A. Konkle's history of Story county agrees with the first six mayors on Smith's list. Allen's history was published in 1887. Konkle's in 1890.
The official records of Zearing filed at the town hall start with the year 1903. The names of the following mayors were taken from the official records.
|1903-March, 1904||George A. Fox|
|1904-March, 1906||Sherry Montgomery McCall|
|1906-May 6, 1907||J. Charles Jessen|
|1907-March, 1908||George Barnard|
|1908-May 4, 1908||Edgar D. Reed|
|1908-March, 1912||George Barnard|
|1912-March, 1916||A. Deyo LeFevre|
|1916-March, 1918||Harry G. Martin|
|1918-March, 1920||John K. Laycock|
|1920-March, 1922||Joseph C. Allen|
|1922-March, 1924||E. John Tisdale|
|1924-March, 1926||Henry Hoberland|
|1926-March, 1928||Charles L. Belden|
|1928-March, 1930||Osgood B. Batchelor|
|1930-March, 1938||Oliver P. Abbey|
|1938-August 1, 1939||Clifford J. Greenberg|
|1939-March, 1946||Chris G. Muschick|
|1946-November 5, 1946||Lyle E. Steelman|
|1946-July 10, 1947||Robert H. Smith|
|1947-March, 1950||Joseph Buffington|
|1950-March, 1952||John Coe|
|1952-Serving in 1956||Brantley Jones|
The following persons served as town clerk, 1903-1956.
|Hubert E. Burkhart||J. Lincoln Reid|
|William H. Clemons||Seymour R. Hix|
|George E. Mead||Joseph C. Allen|
|Ernest M. Hedges—Pro Tem||A. Edwin Bartine|
|Nathaniel A. Stimson||Dr. Louis L. Bowie|
|Enoch N. Faris||J. Vernon Moon|
|George W. Phillips||Dr. L. Paul Sterling|
|E. John Tisdale||Donald Stouffer|
|Ray M. Lightfoot||Loren E. Norman|
In the early government of Zearing the town clerk was called a recorder. Joseph M. Ingram, Charles A. Burkhart, and James C. Armstrong served as recorders prior to 1900. Those are the names we have. There could have been more.
The first town marshal was John McClain. He was appointed in 1883. The Zearing Register commented that John was an excellent choice.
Council meeting, May 29, 1905—Moved and seconded that the