John E. McIntosh, Mayor
John E. McIntosh was the mayor of West Liberty at three separate times: 1896, 1902-1910, and 1920-1924. It was through his efforts in corresponding with Andrew Carnegie, that West Liberty received the grant of $7500 in 1904 to build a new library. He was part of the building committee and as mayor, he appointed many of the library trustees. 
John E. McIntosh was born October 15,1868 on a farm near Atalissa, IA, the son of Alexander and Mary Dallas McIntosh. He attended rural school, Atalissa High School and the University of Iowa where he earned a degree in law in 1892. After practicing law in Des Moines for a year, he returned to West Liberty to establish his law practice which continued for 51 years. He married Mary Wilshire from Atalissa in 1891. She preceded him in death in 1913. In 1923 he married Agnes McEwan Davis. He had been mayor of West Liberty for more than twelve years at various times. He also was elected to serve as a representative in the state legislature in 1926 and 1928. He was a 50-year member of Mt. Calvary Masonic Lodge, a member of the Shrine at Davenport, and belonged to the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America Lodges. He died from cancer at his home December 19, 1944. He was survived by his widow, one daughter, Mary Dallas McIntosh, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles Welch, two brothers and a sister. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.
– Pam Schnittjer
 One Hundred Years of History, Hise, West Liberty, IA, 1938.
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