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County Officers, 1885 - 2007

Comanche County, Kansas

Information contributed by Heather Puderbaugh


Date listed is date of election. In most cases officers did not take office until January of following year. The first county election was held April 21, 1885. A regular election was held the following November.

County Clerk

Frank A. Holmes - April 21, 1885

Frank A. Holmes - November 3, 1885

Chas. P. Kern - November 8, 1887

James B. Curry - November 5, 1889

D.E. Dunne - November 3, 1891

J.E. Harbaugh - November 5, 1895

Frank M. McIntyre - November 7, 1899

J.T. Botts - November 8, 1904

Eyman Phebus - November 3, 1908

J.E. Harbaugh - November 5, 1912

Ray Bachman - November 7, 1916

Curtis G. Murray - November 5, 1918

Earl Martin - November 7, 1922

Agnes Clark - November 6, 1928

Leslie Smith - November 6, 1934

Walter W. Ferrin - November 8, 1940

Marie Ferrin - November 2, 1948

Bonnie Parcel - November 8, 1960 (Held office for 32 years)

Alice Smith - November 3, 1992 to present


County Treasurer

Unlike other county officers, County Treasurers do not take office until October of the following year. This is due to the fact that the Treasurerís tax year ends in October.

Abraham Darroch - April 21, 1885

Abraham Darroch - November 3, 1885

Hiram O. Holderby - November 8, 1887

James B. Mansfield - November 3, 1891

W.V. Jackson - November 7, 1893

H.E. Crummer - November 2, 1897

J.M. Griffith - November 7, 1899

A.H. Murray - November 8, 1904

J.M. Griffith - November 3, 1908

H.W. Chapman - November 5, 1912

J.M. Griffith - November 7, 1916

Annie C. Cline - November 5, 1918

Walter Ferrin - November 2, 1920

Anna Powell - November 4, 1924

Hazel Thompson - November 6, 1928

Richard Foree - November 8, 1932

Emma Dykes - Filled un-expired term

Richard Foree - November 6, 1934

Emma Dykes - November 3, 1936

Fern Dykes - November 5, 1940

Emma Dykes - November 7, 1944

Evelyn Bibb - November 2, 1948

Cathryn Darroch - November 4, 1952

Evelyn Bibb - November 6, 1956

Lorenzo Lefdahl - November 8, 1960

Evelyn Bibb - November 3, 1964

Leola Wilkerson - November 5, 1968

Ruth Morris - November 7, 1974

Velma Basnett - November 6, 1984

Patty K. Fose - Appointed January 1997 to fill un-expired term

Patty K. Fose - November 5, 1996 to present

(Also see: Comanche-co's Eleven County Treasurers, The Western Star, February 4, 1927.)


Register of Deeds

John A. Pennington - April 21, 1885

J.M. McClain - November 3, 1885

John J. Deniston - November 8, 1887

Frank Meyer - November 5, 1889

Chas. W. Sherman - November 3, 1891

P.H. Thornton - November 5, 1895

Frank A. Kimble - November 7, 1899

Lawrence Bratcher - November 8, 1904

Michael Schaub - November 3, 1908

Floyd R. Campbell - November 5, 1912

George Hearldson - November 7, 1916

Nellie Botts - November 2, 1920

Bessie Jeffries - November 8, 1932

Wilma Lewis - November 8, 1938 (Held office for 36 years)

Elaine Coles - November 7, 1974

Guyneth Snyder - Appointed June 1990 to fill un-expired term

Guyneth Snyder - November 3, 1992


Sheriff

Emil Bowers - April 21, 1885

Emil Bowers - November 3, 1885

Davis T. McIntire - November 8, 1887

Wm. Taylor - November 3, 1891

Davis T. McIntire - November 5, 1895

Elbert Smith - November 7, 1899

C.A. Fridley - November 8, 1904

J.E. Harbaugh - November 6, 1906

James M. Williams - November 3, 1908

F.A. McKinney - November 5, 1912

W.P. Sanders - November 3, 1914

L.D. Haydock - November 5, 1918

J.L. Williams - November 7, 1922

W.M. McCrary - November 2, 1926

W.T. Giles - November 4, 1930

D. Jay Overocker - November 6, 1934

George W. Williams - November 8, 1938

Gloyd C. Hadley - November 3, 1942

George W. Williams - November 5, 1946

Gloyd C. Hadley - November 7, 1950

Phillip H. Hackney - November 2, 1954

E.S. Harbaugh - November 4, 1958

Phillip H. Hackney - November 8, 1960

Gloyd C. Hadley - November 6, 1962

Laurel Peterson - November 3, 1964

Phillip H. Hackney - November 8, 1966

R. Jene Allen - November 4, 1980

Michael K. Burt - November 5, 1996

Dave Timmons - November 7, 2000 to present

(Also see: Sheriffs of Comanche County, Kansas, 1885 - 2006)


County Attorney

William A. Templeton - April 21, 1885

C.O. Blake - November 3, 1885

S.J. Osborne - 1886

H.A. Smith - November 6, 1888

W.J. Jackson - November 4, 1890

S.P. Duncan - November 6, 1894

Dick H. Rich - November 3, 1896

C.M. Myers - November 8, 1898

Dick H. Rich - November 6, 1900

R.A. Strain - November 8, 1904

W.E. McCune - November 6, 1906

Dick H. Rich - November 3, 1908

C.E. Baker - November 5, 1912

Horace H. Rich - November 8, 1932

Frank E. Daily, Jr. - November 5, 1940

Horace H. Rich - November 7, 1944

Frank E. Daily, Jr. - November 5, 1946

Harold S. Herd - November 2, 1954

Richard E. Jackson - November 4, 1958

Frank E. Daily, Jr. - November 8, 1960

Richard J. Rathbun II - November 8, 1966

Frank E. Daily, Jr. - November 7, 1972

Richard J. Rathbun II - November 2, 1976

Gordon Harness - November 4, 1980

Richard J. Rathbun II - November 6, 1984

James H. "Skip" Herd - November 3, 1992 to present


Also see:

Comanche County in the State Legislature
A Few Facts About the Men Who Have Represented This County in Topeka

The Western Star, January 7, 1927.

County Superintendents of Comanche-co.
The Western Star, January 21, 1927.

Comanche-co.'s Nine District Clerks
The Western Star, January 28, 1927.

Comanche-co's Eleven County Treasurers
The Western Star, February 4, 1927.

Comanche-co.'s Twelve Registers of Deeds
The Western Star, February 11, 1927.

Comanche-co.'s Eight Probate Judges
The Western Star, February 18, 1927.

About Comanche-co.'s Twelve Sheriffs
The Western Star, March 4, 1927.

About Comanche-co.'s County Attorneys
The Western Star, March 18, 1927.

About Comanche-co.'s 11 County Clerks
The Western Star, April 13, 1927.


Thanks to Heather Puderbaugh for contributing the above information to this web site!

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