John M. Hobbs

c1859 - 1919

District 3 Commissioner
1897 - 1900

Democrat and People's Party

John M. Hobbs, a native of Missouri, came to the Evergreen area with his family at the age of twelve. He became a prominent rancher and political figure, and lived in Evergreen for the rest of his life. After his term as Commissioner he ran unsuccessfully for Treasurer in 1901 and for Sheriff in 1904. He died of a reaction to an insect sting suffered while working on his ranch.