Mayor 1923 - 1924 - William Henry “Billie” Meyer

William Henry “Billie” Meyer was Mayor of Lawson 1923 – 1924 (and 3 other terms). Running unopposed in the election held on Tuesday, April 3, 1923 he received 204 votes.

Meyer was born April 21, 1861 in Lauenburg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1883 and located in Richmond, Missouri, where he was employed for five years by Louis Megede, Jeweler and optician.

On April 17, 1886 he married Katherine Meadows and had one child, Wm. J. Meyer.

After moving to Lawson he began his own jewelry business which became one of the oldest businesses in Lawson.

Meyer died February 3, 1927 at age 65 and is buried in Lawson Cemetery.

His obituary indicated he served four terms as mayor and six terms as alderman???

William H. Meyer
William H. Meyer