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During his term of office the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker at the beginning of the old [[MILITARY ROAD]] where Tim Fanning's log tavern stood along what became Lower Main Street. (2) The city mourned on the first anniversary of the death of [[PAPE, Oran H.|Oran H. PAPE]]. (3) The week of May 2-8, 1937 was proclaimed "Clean-Up Week" for residences and businesses of the community. (4) In June, 1937 [[RHOMBERG, Albin Anton|Albin Anton RHOMBERG]] was named the new city manager. (5) Mayor Chalmers appointed a special committee to carry on a program of education prior to the first jobless census taken in Dubuque and every other community and rural district in the nation. (6)  
 
During his term of office the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker at the beginning of the old [[MILITARY ROAD]] where Tim Fanning's log tavern stood along what became Lower Main Street. (2) The city mourned on the first anniversary of the death of [[PAPE, Oran H.|Oran H. PAPE]]. (3) The week of May 2-8, 1937 was proclaimed "Clean-Up Week" for residences and businesses of the community. (4) In June, 1937 [[RHOMBERG, Albin Anton|Albin Anton RHOMBERG]] was named the new city manager. (5) Mayor Chalmers appointed a special committee to carry on a program of education prior to the first jobless census taken in Dubuque and every other community and rural district in the nation. (6)  
  
In 1938 the Bush property, five acres of land along Julien Avenue and Nowata Street, was proposed for a "West Dubuque" playground. (7) WPA workers cleared over 900 acres of land destined to be flooded when the new dam at [[EAGLE POINT]] were closed in the spring. (8) [[FAUTSCH, Louis|Louis FAUTSCH]] was named a police judge. (9)
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In 1938 the Bush property, five acres of land along Julien Avenue and Nowata Street, was proposed for a "West Dubuque" playground. (7) WPA workers cleared over 900 acres of land destined to be flooded when the new dam at [[EAGLE POINT]] were closed in the spring. (8) [[FAUTSCH, Louis Sr.|Louis FAUTSCH, Sr.]] was named a police judge. (9)
  
 
Chalmers had the distinction of being the first mayor of Dubuque to be married while in office. (10)
 
Chalmers had the distinction of being the first mayor of Dubuque to be married while in office. (10)

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CHALMERS, John K. (Dubuque, IA, Dec. 20, 1904--Dubuque, IA, Dec. 8, 1993). MAYOR. The son of John George and Eleanor (Rood) Chalmers, John received his doctorate in law from the University of Iowa in 1937. He was a member of the Dubuque City Council from 1935 to 1936. When he served as mayor in 1937, Chalmers was the youngest person to have ever held that office. (1)

During his term of office the Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker at the beginning of the old MILITARY ROAD where Tim Fanning's log tavern stood along what became Lower Main Street. (2) The city mourned on the first anniversary of the death of Oran H. PAPE. (3) The week of May 2-8, 1937 was proclaimed "Clean-Up Week" for residences and businesses of the community. (4) In June, 1937 Albin Anton RHOMBERG was named the new city manager. (5) Mayor Chalmers appointed a special committee to carry on a program of education prior to the first jobless census taken in Dubuque and every other community and rural district in the nation. (6)

In 1938 the Bush property, five acres of land along Julien Avenue and Nowata Street, was proposed for a "West Dubuque" playground. (7) WPA workers cleared over 900 acres of land destined to be flooded when the new dam at EAGLE POINT were closed in the spring. (8) Louis FAUTSCH, Sr. was named a police judge. (9)

Chalmers had the distinction of being the first mayor of Dubuque to be married while in office. (10)

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Source:

1. Obituaries, "John K. Chalmers," Telegraph Herald, December 10, 1993, p. 10

2. "As DAR Unveiled a Tablet to Old Military Road," Telegraph-Herald, April 22, 1937, p. 33

3. "Memory of Dubuque's 'Nanny' Pape Honored by Iowa Patrol Buddies," Telegraph Herald, April 30, 1937, p. 1

4. "'37 'Clean Up Week Starts Here Monday," Telegraph-Herald, May 2, 1937, p. 1

5. "City Manager is Appointed," Telegraph-Herald, June 22, 1937, p. 1

6. "Jobless Census Starts Here Tuesday," Telegraph-Herald, November 14, 1937, p. 1

7. "Council Agrees Playground Needed in West Dubuque," Telegraph-Herald, March 24, 1938, p. 3

8. "WPA Workers Checking in After Lay's Labors," Telegraph Herald, May 9, 1938, p. 3

9. "Fautsch Named Police Judge," Telegraph-Herald, August 2, 1938, p. 1

10. "Dorothy Aurit and Mayor to Marry in May," Telegraph Herald, May 9, 1937, p. 1