Sheriff & Tax Collector
                                             Upton County
                                             1910 - 2008
          May 19, 1910     December 31, 1914        A. F. Schnaubert
          January 1, 1915  October 13, 1917         J. D. Shoemake
          October 13, 1917 December 31, 1922        J. W. Garner
          January 1, 1923  June 25, 1926            R. N. "Bob" Stephenson
          June 25, 1926    December 31, 1930        J. O. "Bud" Barfield
          January 1, 1931  December 31, 1934        W. C. Fowler
          January 1, 1935  December 31, 1938        W. C. Fowler
          January 1, 1939  August 31, 1945          J. E. Simco
          August 31, 1945  December 31, 1946        Geo. Maley
          January 1, 1947  September 30, 1972       H. E. "Gene" Eckols
          October 1, 1972  December 31, 1984        S. O. "Sid" Langford
          January 1, 1985  April 6, 1987            Glenn Willeford
          April 6, 1987    August 20, 1987          Danny Wayne Brown, Interim Sheriff
          August 20, 1987  August 24, 1987          Glenn P. Willeford
          August 24, 1987  November 9, 1987         Danny Wayne Brown, Interim Sheriff
          November 9, 1987 December 31, 1988        Danny Wayne Brown, Unexpired Term
          January 1, 1989  Present                  Danny Wayne Brown


Rankin Man Seeks Sheriff's Office RANKIN, March 10.E. A. Fletcher, former secretary of the Rankin Chamber of Commerce, local booster and business man, has "thrown his hat in the ring" as a candidate for the office of sheriff of Upton county. His opponent thus far in the campaign is present Sheriff Bud Barfield. Mr. Fletcher has been in West Texas the past two or three years, and during that time, has formed a wide acquaintance. Abilene Morning Reporter News 3/11/1928
DEFEATED CANDIDATE FILES SUIT AT RANKIN-Rankin Tex.. Aug. 20.W. C Fowler defeated candidate for sheriff of Upton County, today obtained delay in his two suits growing out of the primary election. Judge C. E. Sutton, sitting in special session of the eight third district court, set over the cases until the regular term of district court Sept. 25. Fowler is seeking writ of mandamus to force the Upton County executive committee to hold a runoff primary. He also is contesting the election because of purported casting of  illegal ballots. Galveston Daily News August 21, 1928
Funeral Rites Set In Alpine-Funeral services will be conducted here Saturday for Robert N. (Bob) Stephenson. 65, former Upton County sheriff who died Wednesday in Las Cruces. N. M. Born April 14. 1896, in Rankin. he was collector and sheriff of Upton County during the oil boom. He later operated a tourist court in Lampasas and moved to Las Cruces a year ago. Survivors include his wife; two daughters. Mrs. John English, Kermit, and Mrs. J. V. Young. Las Cruces; one son. Ray Stephenson, Wichita Falls; one brother, T. L. Stephenson, Kennedy, and seven grandchildren. Odessa American May 5th 1961 Friday




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