George W. Coan

Terms Served

  • 1929 to 1935
  • 1943 to 1945

Accomplishments in Office

George W. Coan was reelected mayor after being out of office for several years.

His first six years as mayor spanned the early depression period during which he instituted a detailed outside audit of city accounts. He also affected economies and refunded the bond indebtedness. The police and fire departments were reorganized and the city’s first supplemental school tax was adopted.

Between his administrations he served as state director for the Work Progress Administration, a federal anti-depression program.

George W. Coan