Aberdeen Mayor Morgan Anderson Retiring
Monday, January 4, 2016
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
After over 46 years with the City of Aberdeen as a council member and mayor, Mayor A Morgan Anderson is retiring.
Morgan was born on December 19, 1933 2½ miles south of Aberdeen and has lived in Aberdeen his whole life. He and his wife, Bobbie, have five children and one foster Indian daughter, 27 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren.
Morgan’s career started at the city when he was elected to the City Council on November 5, 1963. He served until January 1980 for a total of 16 years. Morgan was later appointed to fill the vacant City Council position of Larry Barrett’s on September 3, 1985. In November 1985, he was elected to a 4 year term on the Council and served until December 5, 1995. He served a total of 26 years and 4 months as a council member. Morgan was also a volunteer for the fire department for 18 years.
Larry Walters resigned as Mayor on September 15, 1995, and Morgan ran for mayor on November 7, 1995 and was elected. He was appointed as mayor to fill Walters’ position on December 5, 1995 and sworn in as the newly elected mayor on January 2, 1996. Morgan has served as the Mayor until January 12, 2016 for a total of 20 years in that capacity.
Morgan was instrumental in making the dream of a new city hall come true in 2006. He worked many hours building the new offices, council room and other areas.
Morgan was not afraid to jump in and help the city crew on any project that they might be working on.
The public is invited to attend a Retirement Open House in his honor on January 12, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Aberdeen City Hall, 33 N. Main Street, Aberdeen, Idaho.