The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Evanston, Illinois
including Gross Point, Ridgeville
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Evanston, 1901-2009 (may be incomplete!)
James A. Patten 1901-05 Charles H. Bartlett 1925-37 Henry D. Penfield 1937-41 S. G. Ingraham 1941-45 John R. Kimbark as of 1953-54 Lorraine H. Morton as of 2005-07

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1933 Apr 4: Charles H. Bartlett, elected.
  • 1941 Apr 1: S. G. Ingraham, elected; Henry D. Penfield, defeated.
  • 2005 Apr 5: Lorraine H. Morton, elected; Peter Godwin, defeated.
  • 2009 Apr 7: Elizabeth Tisdahl, elected; Stuart Opdycke, defeated; Barnaby Dinges, defeated; Jeanne Kamps Lindwall, defeated.

    Postmasters at Evanston, 1855-1921 (may be incomplete!)
    James B. Colvin 1855-57 Fayette M. Weller 1857-61 Webster S. Steele 1861-65 Edwin A. Clifford 1865-77 Orlando H. Merwin 1877-85 John A. Childs 1885-86 George W. Hess 1886-89 John A. Childs 1889-94 David P. O'Leary 1894-96 Charles Raymond 1896-97 John A. Childs 1897-1914 George Taylor 1914-21

    Gross Point
    (now Evanston)

    Postmasters at Gross Point, 1846-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    George M. Huntoon 1846-49 David W. Burroughs 1849-50 Leftilda Schaefer as of 1901

    (now Evanston)

    Postmasters at Ridgeville, 1850-55 (may be incomplete!)
    David W. Burroughs 1850-54 James B. Colvin 1854-55 Jacob W. Ludlum 1855

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