George M. Bersted

Mayor 1965-1981


5 Aug 1919


2 Oct 1997

George Bersted
Class of 1942

Inducted 1997 Monmouth College Hall of Fame

Golf and Basketball

Being a champion wasn’t an uncommon thing for George Bersted while he was a student-athlete at Monmouth College. In 1940, he was a member of the golf team that won the Midwest Conference championship, and in 1941-42, he was a member of the basketball team that brought home a MWC title. In all, Bersted won four letters in basketball and golf at MC.

After graduating, Bersted continued to serve the college’s athletic program by helping to revive the Graduate M Club and by leading the fundraising effort that ultimately led to the construction of new bleachers and a press box for the football field. He was also the public address announcer for many years for MC football games.

Bersted worked with his wife, Helen, to establish the Warren Achievement Center, and he served served four terms as mayor of Monmouth from 1965-1981