1 9 5 4 – 1 9 5 5 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes
Thomas Russell (Thomas Mitchell) had first been a lawyer before becoming a long-time fixture as the gregarious Mayor of the Town (the town was Springdale but the state was never mentioned).
The mayor was a widower and his nephew Butch (David Saber) was his ward. Kathleen Freeman portrayed their housekeeper Marilly who kept mischievous young Butch in line.
The mayor had a secretary named Minnie (Jean Byron) and future star Natalie Wood appeared in several episodes as the mayor’s niece, June.
Mayor Thomas Russell