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J. H. Tayler
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Winford Abrams
Elmer S. Hall
Wenzel Wiesner
James H. McGillan
John V. Diener
John S. Farrell
Alex Biemeret
Dominic Olejniczak
Otto Rachals
Roman Denissen
Donald Tilleman
Harris Burgoyne
Thomas Atkinson
Michael Monfils
Samuel J. Halloin
Paul F. Jadin
James J. Schmitt

 

 

 

 

Alexander Biemeret
(1877-1946)

Mayor Alexander Biemeret
Mayor Alexander Biemeret
1938 - 1945

Alex Biemeret was born in Green Bay on February 28, 1877, the son of John B. and Catherine (LaHaye) Biemeret. As a youth, his first job was working in Smith's garden for twenty cents a day, and later he worked as a men's clothing salesman in Green Bay stores.

One of the real veterans of city government, Mr. Biemeret served seventeen years as councilman and alderman. He served as alderman under Mayor Winford Abrams for six years and upon the change from commission form of government to the present type in 1927, again was elected a councilman and re-elected for six two-year terms.

A commission form of government is one where the duly elected councilmen, at their first meeting, hold an election to designate each councilman as a department head. (i.e., Public Works, Clerk, Treasurer, etc.)

Alex Biemeret served the fifth ward for six years and the second ward for eleven years, prior to being named mayor to succeed John S. Farrell on March 22, 1938. He had served five years prior to that time as vice-mayor. Mr. Biemeret was elected for the first of three terms as mayor in April 1939 and served until May 1, 1945, when he retired from public life.

During his tenure on the council, he served as Chairman of the important Finance Committee nine years and also as Chairman of the Education Committee. He was the council's representative on the Board of Education several years, as well as serving on other regular committees

1940 era buses
1940 era buses.
Green Bay Metro

During his three terms as mayor, Mr. Biemeret gave close attention to the financial affairs of the city. Although WWII intervened to stop major public improvements, his administration was successful in earmarking funds for postwar construction of storm sewers, a municipal garage and new Webster Avenue bridge.

During his administration, the Board of Health was set up to include a full-time health commissioner and milk and sanitary inspectors.

Following a heart attack, Alex Biemeret died in a local hospital on May 29, 1946. He lived at 1019 Emilie Street.

1944 Buses

1944 buses. These vehicles were operated by Wisconsin Public Service Corporation until the city took over the operation in 1973.
Green Bay Metro

1945 Busride

1945 bus. The two ladies on the left are looking at a war bond book.
Neville Public Museum of Brown County