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Mayors and Postmasters of Phoenix, Arizona

Mayors of Phoenix, 1881-2013 (may be incomplete!)
John T. Alsop 1881 Francis A. Shaw 1881-83 DeForest Porter 1883-84 George F. Coats 1884-85 Emil Ganz 1885-86 DeForest Porter 1886-88 A. Leonard Meyer 1888-89 George F. Coats 1889-90 T. D. McGlasson 1890-91 Joseph Campbell 1891-93 P. J. Cole 1893-94 James D. Monihon 1894-95 R. L. Rosson 1895-96 R. Allyn Lewis 1896 Frank B. Moss 1896 James D. Monihon 1896-97 John C. Adams 1897-99 C. J. Dyer 1899 Emil Ganz 1899-1901 Walter Talbot 1901-03 Walter Bennett 1903-04 John T. Dunlap 1904-05 John C. Adams 1905 Frank B. Moss 1905-06 R. H. Greene 1906 Lewis W. Coggins 1906-09 Lloyd B. Christy 1909-14 George U. Young 1914-16 Peter Corpstein 1916-20 Willis H. Plunkett 1920-22 L. L. Harmon 1922-23 Louis B. Whitney 1923-25 Frank A. Jefferson 1925-28 Fred J. Paddock 1928-30 Franklin D. Lane 1930-32 Fred J. Paddock 1932-34 Joseph S. Jenckes 1934-36 John H. Udall 1936-38 Walter J. Thalheimer 1938-40 Reed Shupe 1940-42 Newell Stewart 1942-44 J. H. Fleming 1944-46 Ray Busey 1946-48 J. Nicholas Udall 1948-52 Hohen Foster 1952-54 Frank G. Murphy 1954-56 John R. Williams 1956-60 Sam Mardian, Jr. 1960-64 Milton H. Graham 1964-70 John D. Driggs 1970-74 Timothy A. Barrow 1974-76 Margaret T. Hance 1976-84 Terry Goddard 1984-90 Paul Johnson 1990-94 John Nelson 1994 Thelda Williams 1994 Skip Rimsza 1994-2003 Greg Stanton as of 2013

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1881 Aug 15: John T. Alsop, resigned.
  • 1881 Sep 3: Francis A. Shaw, elected.
  • 1882 Mar 18: Francis A. Shaw, elected.
  • 1883 May 1: DeForest Porter, elected.
  • 1884 May 6: George F. Coats, elected unopposed.
  • 1885 May 5: Emil Ganz, elected; DeForest Porter, defeated.
  • 1886 May 4: Emil Ganz, elected; N. Zubord, defeated.
  • 1886 Dec 11: Emil Ganz, resigned.
  • 1886 Dec 27: DeForest Porter, elected; G. W. F. Johnson, defeated.
  • 1888 May 1: A. Leonard Meyer, elected; Henry N. Alexander, defeated.
  • 1889 May 7: George F. Coats, elected; John R. Loosley, defeated.
  • 1890 May 6: T. D. McGlasson, elected; George F. Coats, defeated.
  • 1891 May 5: Joseph Campbell, elected; George F. Coats, defeated.
  • 1892 May 3: Joseph Campbell, elected; J. H. Monihon, defeated.
  • 1893 May 2: P. J. Cole, elected; Henry N. Alexander, defeated.
  • 1894 May 1: James D. Monihon, elected; E. F. Kellner, defeated.
  • 1895 May 7: R. L. Rosson, elected; Pierce Evans, defeated.
  • 1896 Apr 6: R. L. Rosson, resigned.
  • 1896 Apr 9: R. Allyn Lewis, appointed.
  • 1896 Apr 30: R. Allyn Lewis, resigned; Frank B. Moss, appointed.
  • 1896 Jun 2: James D. Monihon, elected; John H. Burger, defeated.
  • 1897 May 4: John C. Adams, elected; W. T. Smith, defeated.
  • 1899 Jan 25: John C. Adams, resigned.
  • 1899 May 2: Emil Ganz, elected; James D. Monihon, defeated; James A. Leach, defeated.
  • 1901 May 7: Walter Talbot, elected; W. B. Lount, defeated; James A. Leach, defeated.
  • 1903 May 5: Walter Bennett, elected; Emil Ganz, defeated; James A. Leach, defeated.
  • 1904 Dec 8: Walter Bennett, resigned.
  • 1905 May 2: John C. Adams, elected; T. T. Powers, defeated; August Hegelund, defeated; James A. Leach, defeated.
  • 1905 Jul 10: John C. Adams, resigned.
  • 1906: Frank B. Moss, died in office.
  • 1906 May 1: Lewis W. Coggins, elected; Charles Goldman, defeated.
  • 1907 May 7: Lewis W. Coggins, elected; John W. Crenshaw, defeated; M. M. Elders, defeated.
  • 1909 May 4: Lloyd B. Christy, elected; Robert Friedel, defeated.
  • 1911 May 2: Lloyd B. Christy, elected; Eugene Hackett, defeated.
  • 1913 Apr 3: Lloyd B. Christy (Nonpartisan), nominated unopposed.
  • 1913 Apr 3: Bert Davis (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1913 May 6: Lloyd B. Christy (Nonpartisan), elected; Bert Davis (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Apr 7: George U. Young, elected.
  • 1916 Mar 4: Peter Corpstein, nominated; George U. Young, nominated; E. Johnson, defeated in primary; Harry Kay, defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Apr 4: Peter Corpstein, elected; George U. Young, defeated.
  • 1918 Mar 1: Peter Corpstein, nominated; Frank Woods, nominated.
  • 1918 Apr 2: Peter Corpstein, elected; Frank Woods, defeated.
  • 1920 Mar 5: Willis H. Plunkett, nominated; George U. Young, nominated; Harold Baxter, defeated in primary.
  • 1920 Apr 6: Willis H. Plunkett, elected; George U. Young, defeated.
  • 1922 Mar 4: L. L. Harmon, elected; Albert L. Moore, defeated.
  • 1923 Mar 8: L. L. Harmon, resigned.
  • 1923 Apr 4: Louis B. Whitney, appointed.
  • 1924 Mar 1: Louis B. Whitney, elected; W. T. Sprowls, defeated; C. W. Cisney, defeated.
  • 1925 Dec 30: Louis B. Whitney, resigned; Frank A. Jefferson, appointed.
  • 1926 Mar 6: Frank A. Jefferson, elected; Eugene Hackett, defeated; George O. Ford, defeated; R. C. Barnett, defeated.
  • 1928 Mar 3: Fred J. Paddock, nominated; V. O. Wallingford, nominated; Eugene Hackett, defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Apr 3: Fred J. Paddock, elected; V. O. Wallingford, defeated.
  • 1930 Mar 1: Fred J. Paddock, nominated; Franklin D. Lane, nominated; William Roer, defeated in primary; John M. Kellogg, defeated in primary; E. W. Bacon, defeated in primary.
  • 1930 Apr 1: Franklin D. Lane, elected; Fred J. Paddock, defeated.
  • 1932 Mar 5: Fred J. Paddock, elected; James A. Godwin, defeated; R. C. Kaster, defeated; George O. Ford, defeated.
  • 1934 Mar 3: Joseph S. Jenckes, elected; Edward Dorsey, defeated; C. T. McKinney, defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 12: Richard F. Harless, defeated.
  • 1991 Oct 1: Paul Johnson, elected unopposed.
  • 1994 Oct 25: Skip Rimsza, elected; Linda Nadolski, defeated; G. G. 'Gigi' George, defeated; Greg Campbell, defeated.
  • 1995 Oct 3: Skip Rimsza, elected; Thelda Williams, defeated; Gary Fallon, defeated; Greg Campbell, defeated.
  • 1999 Sep 7: Skip Rimsza, elected; Randall L. Pullen, defeated; Pat Dardis, defeated.

    Postmasters at Phoenix, 1870-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    John M. Olvaney 1870-71 William A. Hancock 1871-79 George E. Mowry 1879-88 William A. Hall 1888-89 Jacob M. Copes 1889-94 William E. Thomas 1894-98 John C. Adams 1898-1902 James H. McClintock 1902-14 Chalmers B. Wood 1914-15 Orson H. Stewart 1915 Selim J. Michelson 1915-24 James A. Jones 1924-28 James H. McClintock 1928 James H. McClintock 1928-33 George H. Todd 1933-34 George H. Todd 1934-42 Ellis M. Weir 1942 William J. Jamieson 1942-50 William J. Mason, Jr. 1950-51 William C. Lefebvre 1951-60 William J. Mason, Jr. 1960 William J. Mason, Jr. 1960-70

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