The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mayors and Postmasters of Kewanee, Illinois

Mayors of Kewanee, 1897-2016 (may be incomplete!)
John I. Pierce 1897-99 Frank Whiffen 1899-1903 E. C. O'Connor 1903-05 Samuel Bradbury 1905-09 Alexander McLean 1909-11 B. F. Baker 1911-19 James H. Andrews 1919-35 Mark A. Saunders 1935-43 Daniel W. Bates 1943-46 Fred Brown 1946-50 Edwin Peterson 1950-51 Ernest E. Stull 1951-59 Emerit F. Lindbeck 1959-75 Edward J. Goetzman 1975-79 Leonard Holton 1979-83 Al Hill 1983-87 Emerit D. Lindbeck 1987-89 Joseph Quagliano 1989-90 Bonnie Tomlinson 1990-91 Dewey Colter 1991-95 James Burns 1995-2007 Bruce Tossell 2007-15 Steve Looney 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1946 Aug 26: Daniel W. Bates, died in office.

    Postmasters at Kewanee, 1855-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Sylvester Blish 1855 Ralph A. Tenney 1855-57 Chauncey Bassett 1857-61 Rufus Mentzer 1861-66 Orville D. Bassett 1866-67 Norman H. Pratt 1867-87 Andrew F. Bigelow 1887-91 Theron H. Chesley 1891-95 Ernest D. Mayhew 1895-99 Albert W. Errett 1899-1915 Joseph H. Mulligan 1915-22 Bert R. Johnson 1922 Bert R. Johnson 1922-28 Jean T. Johnson 1928 Jean T. Johnson 1928-34 Robert J. Wilson 1934-40 Nelle G. Mulligan 1940-42 Ernest O. Reaugh 1942-51 Walter A. Shilgalis 1951-53 Milo L. Craig 1953-54 Milo L. Craig 1954-66 Walter A. Shilgalis 1966-67 Francis A. Dean 1967-69 Walter A. Shilgalis 1970-71

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