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Des Plaines, Illinois
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Des Plaines, 1925-2014 (may be incomplete!)
Charles S. Stewart 1925-29 Charles Hammerl 1929-33 George Kinder 1933-37 Hobart M. Ahbe 1937-41 Charles H. Garland 1941-45 G. Walter Pflughaupt 1945-49 Kenneth G. Meyer 1949-57 Herbert H. Behrel 1957-76 Charles Bolek 1976-77 Herbert Volberding 1977-81 John E. Seitz 1981-89 D. Michael Albrecht 1989-93 Ted Sherwood 1993-97 Paul W. Jung 1997-99 Anthony W. Arredia 2000-09 Marty Moylan 2009-13 Matthew Bogusz 2013-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1961 Apr 18: Herbert H. Behrel (Progressive Des Plaines Party), elected; Mary Lou Equi (Ind), defeated.
  • 1965 Apr 20: Herbert H. Behrel (Des Plaines Party), elected; Reinhardt G. Wolf (Ind), defeated.
  • 1999 Oct 24: Paul W. Jung, died in office.
  • 2000 Jan 5: Anthony W. Arredia, appointed.
  • 2001: Anthony W. Arredia, elected.
  • 2005 Apr 5: Anthony W. Arredia, elected unopposed.
  • 2009 Apr 7: Marty Moylan, elected; Dick Sayad, defeated; Mark Thompson, defeated; Michael E. Lake, defeated.
  • 2013 Apr 9: Matthew Bogusz, elected; Anthony W. Arredia, defeated; Mark Walsten, defeated.

    Village Presidents of Des Plaines, 1870-1925 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry C. Senne 1870-71 David Davison 1871-72 Edward Dawes 1872-73 Franklin Whitcomb 1874 F. William Hoffman 1874-75 Henry C. Senne 1875-77 F. William Hoffman 1877-79 Solomon Garland 1879-80 F. William Hoffman 1880-81 Henry C. Senne 1881-83 Homer Van Vlack 1883-84 Benjamin F. Kinder 1884-85 August Moldenhauer 1885-86 Andrew Sallstrom 1886-87 John Alles, Jr. 1887-88 Henry C. Senne 1888-91 August Moldenhauer 1891-92 Henry C. Senne 1892-93 Peter M. Hoffman 1893-94 Thomas Keates 1894-96 August Moldenhauer 1896-99 M. H. Brown 1899-1900 August Moldenhauer 1900-02 L. B. Scharringhausen 1902-09 Fred C. Brasel 1909-11 August Jarnecke 1911-13 W. M. Lawson 1913-15 William Wicke 1915-23 Harry T. Bennett 1923-25

    Postmasters at Des Plaines, 1887-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    E. C. Schaefer as of 1887 Edward J. Meyer as of 1901

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