Burley Follett
Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
In office
Preceded byH. E. Eastman
Succeeded byNathan Goodell
Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
In office
Preceded byHenry S. Baird
Succeeded byNathan Goodell
Personal details
BornDecember 30, 1806
Otsego County, New York, USA
DiedFebruary 21, 1877(1877-02-21) (aged 70)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Arndt Ward

Burley Follett was the 4th and 8th mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Follett was born on December 30, 1806, in Otsego County, New York.[1] In 1822, he moved to Detroit, Michigan. Follett first came to Wisconsin to deliver supplies to the garrisons of Fort Howard and Fort Winnebago. He took up permanent residence in Green Bay following the Black Hawk War. Follett married Elizabeth Arndt Ward, with whom he had eleven children. They lived for a time in De Pere, Wisconsin. After their return to Green Bay, Follett worked in the employment of Frank B. Desnoyers, who would also become Mayor of Green Bay. Follett died on February 21, 1877, following a stroke.

Political career

Follett was mayor in 1858 and 1863. Previously, he had been register of deeds and treasurer of Green Bay, as well as an alderman.


  1. ^ "Burley Follett (1806 - 1877)". City of Green Bay. Archived from the original on 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2011-11-28.