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Mayors and Postmasters of Joliet, Illinois


Mayors of Joliet, 1852-2007 (may be incomplete!)
C. C. Van Horn 1852-54 Joseph E. Streeter 1854-55 N. D. Elwood 1855-57 Firman Mack 1857-59 Francis Goodspeed 1859-61 Sherman W. Bowen 1861-63 W. A. Strong, Jr. 1863-64 Edwin Porter 1864-66 Sherman W. Bowen 1866-67 Elvis Harwood 1867-69 W. A. Steel 1869-71 Edwin Porter 1871-72 W. A. Steel 1872-73 William E. Henry 1873-74 A. Scheidt 1874-75 W. A. Steel 1875-76 Royal E. Barber 1876-77 James G. Elwood 1877-79 Edwin Porter 1879-83 Thomas J. Kelly 1883-87 John D. Paige 1887-89 Thomas J. Kelly 1889-91 Patrick C. Haley 1891-93 Henry H. Stassen 1893-95 Edward C. Akin 1895-97 Sebastian Lagger 1897-99 John B. Mount 1899-1901 Richard J. Barr 1901-03 William C. Crolius 1903-05 Richard J. Barr 1905-07 John R. Cronin 1907-11 Edmund M. Allen 1911-13 Harvey E. Wood 1913-15 William C. Barber 1915-23 George F. Schring 1923-31 William A. Hennessy 1931-35 George T. Jones 1935-43 Arthur O. Janke 1943-55 James P. Hennessy 1955-63 Maurice Berlinsky 1963-75 Norman Keck 1975-79 John Bourg 1979-87 Charles P. Connor 1987-91 Arthur Schultz 1991-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1915: William H. Clare (Dem), defeated.
  • 1995: Arthur Schultz, elected.
  • 1999: Arthur Schultz, elected.


    Postmasters at Joliet, 1845-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Albert W. Bowen 1845-49 James T. McDougal 1849-52 Myron H. Brownson 1852-53 Calneh Zarley 1853-61 Joseph L. Braden 1861-64 Horatio N. Marsh 1864-66 Alonzo Leach 1866-69 Anson Patterson 1869-71 James Goodspeed 1871-79 William Dougall 1879-83 John Woods 1883-86 Robert L. Allen 1886-90 Henry C. Cullom 1890-94 Mark G. Harris 1894-98 James G. Elwood 1898-1903 John T. Clyne 1903-15 John F. Quinn 1915-21 Hugh H. Bolton 1921-27 William R. Fletcher 1927-28 William R. Fletcher 1928-33 Alfred M. Bourgo 1933-34 J. Walter Lowrey 1934-35 J. Walter Lowrey 1935-58 John P. Schmucker 1958-59 John P. Schmucker 1959-69

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