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Mayors and Postmasters of Davenport, Iowa


Mayors of Davenport, 1839-2019 (may be incomplete!)
Rodolphus Bennet 1839-40 John H. Thorington 1840-41 Jonathan W. Parker 1841-42 Harvey Leonard 1842-43 James Thorington 1843-47 James Bowling 1847-49 Jonathan W. Parker 1849-50 James Hall 1850-51 Charles Weston 1851-52 John Jordan 1852-53 John A. Boyd 1853-54 James Grant 1854-55 Enos Tichenor 1855-56 G. C. R. Mitchell 1856-57 George B. Sargent 1857-58 Ebenezer Cook 1858-60 James B. Caldwell 1860-61 George H. French 1861-62 John E. Henry 1862-64 Robert Lowry 1864-65 John L. Davies 1865-67 M. Donohue 1867-69 James Renwick 1869-70 J. M. Lyter 1870-71 John C. Bills 1871-72 Asahel H. Bennett 1872-73 Jeremiah H. Murphy 1873-74 J. W. Stewart 1874-75 Roderick Rose 1875-77 T. T. Dow 1877-78 John W. Thompson 1878-79 Jeremiah H. Murphy 1879-80 Roderick Rose 1880-81 John E. Henry 1881-82 John C. Bills 1882-83 John W. Thompson 1883-84 Ernest Claussen 1884-90 Charles A. Ficke 1890-92 John C. Bills 1892-93 Henry Vollmer 1893-97 S. F. Smith 1897-98 George T. Baker 1898-1900 Fred Heinz 1900-02 Waldo Becker 1902-03 Harry W. Phillips 1903-06 Waldo Becker 1906-08 George W. Scott 1908-10 Alfred C. Mueller 1910-16 John Berwald 1916-18 C. M. Littleton 1918 L. J. Daugherty 1918-20 C. L. Barewold 1920-22 Alfred C. Mueller 1922-24 Louis Roddewig 1924-28 Harold Metcalfe 1928-30 George Tank 1930-34 Merle Wells 1934-38 John Jebens 1938-42 Edwin Frick 1942-44 Arthur R. Kroppach 1944-53 Walter H. Beuse 1954-57 Don A. Petruccelli 1957-61 Ray T. O'Brien 1961-66 John H. Jebens 1966-71 Kathryn M. Kirschbaum 1971-75 Robert J. Duax 1975-77 Charles Wright 1977-81 Charles Peart 1982-86 Thomas Hart 1986-91 Patrick Gibbs 1992-98 Phil Yerington 1998-2002 Charlie Brooke 2002-06 Ed Winborn 2006-08 Bill Gluba 2008-16 Frank Klipsch 2016-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1942 Mar 8: John Jebens, died in office.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Walter H. Beuse (Dem), elected.
  • 1957 Aug 26: Walter H. Beuse, died in office.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Thomas Hart, elected.


    Postmasters at Davenport, 1836-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Antoine LeClaire 1836-38 Duncan C. Eldridge 1838-44 Jared N. Snow 1844 Duncan C. Eldridge 1844-45 John Forrest, Jr. 1845-49 Duncan C. Eldridge 1849-52 William Vantuyl 1852-53 Augustus F. Mast 1853-61 Charles H. Eldridge 1861-64 Edward Russell 1864-65 Addison H. Sanders 1865-69 Edward Russell 1869-85 James M. De Armond 1885-89 Henry Egbert 1889-94 Fred A. Lischer 1894-98 George Metzger 1898-1903 Alonzo Bryson 1903-12 Samuel A. Finger 1912-13 Frederick B. Sharon 1913-22 Charles S. Lewis 1922 Charles S. Lewis 1922-35 Harry J. McFarland 1935 Harry J. McFarland 1935-43 Eugene J. Halligan 1943-44 Eugene J. Halligan 1944-52 Walter H. Beuse 1952-53 Charles J. B. Meyer 1953-54 Arthur R. Kroppach 1954-68 Rolla W. Chalupa 1968-69 John E. Westburg 1969 Rolla W. Chalupa 1969-72

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