John P. Vest

Terms Served

  • January 1967 to July 1868
  • May 1873 to January 1874

Accomplishments in Office

John P. Vest is listed as one of the original settlers of Winston.

Vest resigned during both of his terms as mayor of Salem. He resigned the first term when he was elected to the Legislature.

Two months into his second term, Vest stated he should be compensated for his work as mayor as it took a lot of his time. The board agreed to pay him $100 per year. However in January of 1874, a resolution was approved to no longer provide compensation. Vest resigned.