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1897-1904, 1917: Mayor Frank Stebbins


Frank Stebbins was mayor of Iowa City from 1897 to 1904 and 1917 to 1918, serving eight terms. According to Volume 2 of Leading Events in Johnson County Iowa History, Mayor Stebbins helped Iowa City make progress on the paving and sewage fronts. "He also was instrumental in establishing the sewer system which has had an important part in promoting the city’s growth and sanitary condition" (1913, p. 685-686)


“1897-1904, 1917: Mayor Frank Stebbins,” Iowa City Public Library DHP, accessed April 22, 2024,