Frances Pearl Lippert

Cochise County Treasurer 1949-1952

Frances Pearl Lippert was appointed by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to fill the unexpired term of office ending at the close of 1950 upon the death of Treasurer William J. Kaminski in January 1949.

Miss Lippert was born in Bisbee February 11, 1901, to parents Hulda I. Reinhold and Joseph F. Lippert, who came to the U.S. from Germany to settle in Tombstone. She attended Bisbee schools and Los Angeles Business College before starting her career as a stenographer with the C&A Mining Co.

From 1932-1947, Frances worked in the Recorder’s Office, then joined the Treasurer’s staff and was Chief Deputy at the time of her appointment. She won the election in 1950 and served the two-year term from 1951-1952. Treasurer Lippert did not run for office in 1952 due to the Arizona statutory provision that a County Treasurer could not succeed themselves after two terms. She continued her employment in the Treasurer’s office serving with Treasurer F.C. Alexander and ending her 30-year career in the Board of Supervisors’ office.

Miss Lippert was appointed Clerk of the Board shortly before her death in 1962. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee.

Treasurer’s office photo