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Mayors and Postmasters of Chico, California


Mayors of Chico, 1923-2015 (may be incomplete!)
Clarence Colin Richardson 1923-27 Archie Robert Waters 1927-29 Stephen Levi Bainbridge 1929-33 Othel Kilpatric 1933-35 John Vaughan 1935-37 Stephen Levi Bainbridge 1937-38 Thomas Richards 1938-39 Frank William Seydel 1939-41 E. L. Meyers 1941-43 Earl Bevins 1943-49 Theodore Meriam 1949-59 Marsh C. Pine as of 1960 Ross Lawler 1961-63 Harry McGowan 1963-67 Gordon Casamajor 1967-71 William Nichols 1971-73 Eugene Ringel 1973-75 Ronald Stewart 1975-77 James Evans 1979-81 Margaret Worley 1981-83 Karl Ory 1983-85 Georgie Willis 1985-86 Charles Nelson 1986-88 Shelton Enochs 1988-90 Mary Andrews 1990-92 James Owens 1992-94 Michael D. McGinnis 1994-96 Rick Keene 1997-98 Steve Bertagna 1998-2000 Dan Herbert 2000-02 Maureen Kirk 2002-04 Scott Gruendl 2004-06 Andrew Holcombe 2006-08 Ann Schwab 2008-12 Mary Goloff 2012-13 Scott Gruendl 2013-14 Mark F. Sorenson 2014-


Postmasters at Chico, 1887-1905 (may be incomplete!)
R. McG. Jones as of 1887 W. W. Wilson as of 1901 J. W. Magee as of 1903-05

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