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Coronado, California
Mayors, City Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Coronado, 1926-2014 (may be incomplete!)
H. J. Stewart 1926-28 William Michael Crose 1928 J. H. Pendleton 1928-30 F. L. Wilson 1930-32 Albert B. Fry 1932-33 A. H. S. Black 1933-35 Peter MacKenzie 1935-36 D. H. Cameron 1936-37 J. J. Clausey 1937 D. H. Cameron 1937-38 H. G. S. Wallace 1938-40 C. W. Ince 1940-44 C. T. Anderson 1944-46 Kenneth B. Carson 1946-47 Archibald D. Abel 1947-48 George F. Neal 1948-50 Emerson G. Stanley 1950-52 Kier Brooks 1952 Lloyd M. Harmon 1952-54 Walter A. Vestal 1954-56 Coleman M. Gray 1956-58 B. R. Harrison 1958-60 Robin W. Goodenough 1960-62 William A. Seavey 1962-64 Walter A. Vestal 1964-66 Joseph A. Overton 1966-68 W. Paul Vetter 1968-70 Robin W. Goodenough 1970-71 Richard W. Parker 1971-72 Rolland M. McNeely 1972-76 Virginia Bridge 1976-78 C. Patrick Callahan II 1978-84 R. H. Dorman 1984-88 Mary Herron 1988-96 Tom Smisek 1996-2008 Casey Tanaka 2008-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1928 Jun 18: William Michael Crose, resigned.
  • 1933 Dec 4: Albert B. Fry, died in office.
  • 1972 Mar 7: Rolland M. McNeely, elected; Robin W. Goodenough, defeated; Jon Duringer, defeated.
  • 1974 Mar 5: Rolland M. McNeely, elected; Lucy Hodge, defeated.
  • 1976 Mar 2: Virginia Bridge, elected; Joseph A. Overton, defeated.
  • 1978 Mar 7: C. Patrick Callahan II, elected; Bettie Kujawa, defeated; Joseph A. Overton, defeated.
  • 1980 Apr 8: C. Patrick Callahan II, elected; Virginia Bridge, defeated.
  • 1982 Apr 13: C. Patrick Callahan II, elected; Dunham Reilly, defeated; Lawrence Bunce, defeated; Donald Zub, defeated.
  • 1984 Apr 10: R. H. Dorman, elected; Mary Herron, defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: R. H. Dorman, elected; Ben Cohen, defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Mary Herron, elected; R. H. Dorman, defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Mary Herron, elected; R. H. Dorman, defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Tom Smisek, elected; Mary Herron, defeated; Violet Devoe, defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Tom Smisek, elected; Michael Charles Napolitano, defeated; Tom Curley, defeated; Jed Harris, defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Tom Smisek, elected; Frank A. Tierney, defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Casey Tanaka, elected; Tom C. Stickel, defeated; Philip A. Monroe, defeated; Barbara Denny, defeated; Frank A. Tierney, defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Casey Tanaka, elected; Barbara Denny, defeated.

    City Presidents of Coronado, 1890-1926 (may be incomplete!)
    E. S. Babcock 1890-91 M. R. Vanderkloct 1891-94 J. H. Bean 1894 George Foster 1894-95 F. W. Koeppen 1895-98 J. Fitzgerald 1898-99 C. B. Daggett 1899-1900 A. L. Reed 1900-01 A. S. Childs 1901-02 Albert Mathews 1902 George Holmes 1902-12 Wilmot Griffis 1912-16 W. C. Harland 1916-18 L. S. Chamberlain 1918-22 William E. Harper 1922-24 J. E. Alcaraz 1924-26

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1902 Jul 21: Albert Mathews, died in office.

    Postmasters at Coronado, 1887-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Norbert Moser as of 1887 Elizabeth S. Newcomb as of 1901

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