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John Andrew Cherberg
Best known forLieutenant Governor

  Born10/17/1910, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
  ParentsFrank Cherberg, Annia Rand Cherberg
  EducationUniversity of Washington, (1933)
  MarriagesElizabeth Ann Walker 1935
  ChildrenKay Cohrs. Barbara Tonkin. James Cherberg.
  Death04/08/1992, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  BuriedCalvary Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, U.S.A.


  • Teacher & Football Coach. Cleveland High School. 1933-1937. Won 1937 State Championship.
  • Teacher & Football Coach. Queen Anne High School. 1938-1945. Won two state titles.
  • Football Coach. University of Washington. 1946-1955. Head Coach from 1953-1955.
  • Executive & Consultant. KIRO-TV. 1957-1973.
  • Lieutenant Governor. Democrat, Washington. 1957 - 1989. 32 year(s).
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Man of the Year (1937).
  • Husky Hall of Fame (1981).
Notes:Retired after serving eight consecutive terms, 32 years. At the time of his death Cherberg was the longest serving Lieutenant Governor of any state in history. The John A. Cherberg Senate office building on the Washington State Capitol Campus is named in his honor. In 1963 John Cherberg ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Seattle.