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Mayors and Postmasters of Galesburg, Illinois


Mayors of Galesburg, 1925-2007 (may be incomplete!)
E. W. Mureen as of 1925 Joseph E. Anderson 1931-41 David P. Lindberg 1941-45 Ralph B. Johnson as of 1945 Ralph B. Johnson as of 1953 Leo Morrison 1953-54 Gary C. Smith as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1941 Apr 1: David P. Lindberg, elected; Ben J. Huff, defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 7: Leo Morrison, elected; Paul M. Lindberg, defeated.


    Postmasters at Galesburg, 1837-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Nehemiah H. Losey 1837-40 Clarendon R. Palmer 1840-45 David Edgerton 1845-49 W. Selden Gale 1849-53 David Sanborn 1853-55 George C. Lanphere 1855-58 Josiah Gale 1858-61 Clark E. Carr 1861-85 Michael J. Dougherty 1885-89 Francis A. Freer 1889-93 Albert J. Ostrander 1893-97 Francis A. Freer 1897-1908 Omer N. Custer 1909-13 William Twohig 1913-21 George M. Clark 1921-22 George M. Clark 1922-35 Ralph Hawthorne 1935-36 Ralph Hawthorne 1936-44 Dwight C. Beatty 1944-46 Dwight C. Beatty 1946-54 Carl B. Johnson 1954-57 Ernest E. Swanson 1957-58 Ernest E. Swanson 1958-72

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1908 Dec 16: Francis A. Freer, died in office.
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