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District of Columbia: Board of Commissioners


Members of the District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1874-1967 (May be incomplete!)
Henry T. Blow 1874 William Dennison 1874-78 John H. Ketcham 1874-77 Seth Ledyard Phelps 1875-79 Thomas B. Bryan 1877-78 Josiah Dent 1878-82 William Johnson Twining 1878-82 Thomas Phillips Morgan 1879-83 Garret J. Lydecker 1882-85 Joseph Rodman West 1882-85 James Barker Edmonds 1883-85 William Benning Webb 1885-89 William Ludlow 1886-88 Samuel Edwin Wheatley 1886-89 Charles Walker Raymond 1888-90 John W. Douglass 1889-93 Lemon Galpin Hine 1889-90 Henry Martyn Robert 1890-91 John W. Ross 1890-1902 William Trent Rossell 1891-93 Myron M. Parker 1893-94 Charles Francis Powell 1893-97 George Truesdell 1894-97 William Murray Black 1897-98 John Brewer Wight 1897-1900 Lansing H. Beach 1898-1901 Henry Brown Floyd Macfarland 1900-10 John Biddle 1901-07 Henry Litchfield West 1902-10 Jay J. Morrow 1907-08 Spencer Crosby 1908-09 William Voorhees Judson 1909-13 John Alexander Johnston 1910-13 Cuno H. Rudolph 1910-13 Chester Harding 1913-14 Oliver P. Newman 1913-17 Frederick L. Siddons 1913-15 Charles W. Kutz 1914-17 Louis Brownlow 1915-20 John George David Knight 1917-18 W. Gwynn Gardiner 1917-20 Charles W. Kutz 1918-21 John Thilman Hendrick 1920-21 Mabel Thorp Boardman 1920-21 James Frederick Oyster 1921-25 Cuno H. Rudolph 1921-26 Charles Keller 1921-23 James Franklin Bell 1923-27 Frederick A. Fenning 1925-26 Proctor L. Dougherty 1926-30 Sidney F. Taliaferro 1926-30 William B. Ladue 1927-30 Herbert B. Crosby 1930-33 Luther H. Reichelderfer 1930-33 John C. Gotwals 1930-34 George E. Allen 1933-38 Melvin C. Hazen 1933-41 Daniel I. Sultan 1934-38 David McCoach, Jr. 1938-41 George E. Allen 1939-40 John Russell Young 1940-52 Charles W. Kutz 1941-45 Guy Mason 1941-51 Gordon R. Young 1945-51 F. Joseph Donohue 1951-53 Bernard L. Robinson 1951-53 Renah F. Camalier 1952-55 Louis W. Prentiss 1953-54 Samuel Spencer 1953-56 Thomas A. Lane 1954-57 Robert E. McLaughlin 1955-61 David B. Karrick 1956-60 Alvin C. Welling 1957-60 Frederick J. Clarke 1960-63 Mark Sullivan, Jr. 1960-61 Walter N. Tobriner 1961-67 John B. Duncan 1961-67 Charles M. Duke 1963-66 Robert E. Mathe 1966-67

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1882 May 5: William Johnson Twining, died in office.
  • 1902 Jul 29: John W. Ross, died in office.
  • 1925 May 19: James Frederick Oyster, died in office.
  • 1926 Aug 2: Frederick A. Fenning, resigned.
  • 1938 Aug 31: George E. Allen, resigned.
  • 1940 Apr 15: George E. Allen, resigned.
  • 1941 Jul 15: Melvin C. Hazen, died in office.
  • 1945 Sep 25: Charles W. Kutz, retired.
  • 1960 Jul 22: David B. Karrick, resigned.
  • 1961 Mar 2: Mark Sullivan, Jr., resigned.
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