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Mayors and Postmasters of Peoria, Illinois

Mayors of Peoria, 1892-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Charles C. Clarke as of 1892 Edward N. Woodruff as of 1919 Louis Mueller as of 1925 Edward N. Woodruff as of 1935-37 David H. McClugage 1938-41 Edward N. Woodruff as of 1942 Carl O. Triebel as of 1945 Robert D. Morgan 1953-57 Jim Ardis as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1941 Apr 1: Edward N. Woodruff (Rep), elected; William C. Whalen (Dem), defeated; Bryant H. Trewyn (Ind), defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 7: Robert D. Morgan, elected; Howard S. Beeney, defeated.
  • 1997 Feb 25: Angela Lariscy, defeated in primary.

    Postmasters at Peoria, 1825-1987 (may be incomplete!)
    James Adams 1825-26 Norman Hyde 1826-30 Stephen Stillman 1830 Norman Hyde 1830-32 John Hamlin 1832-33 John L. Bogardus 1833-34 William Mitchell 1834-35 Giles C. Dana 1835-38 Joseph C. Fuller 1838-41 George C. Bestor 1841-43 William H. Fessenden 1843-47 Washington Cockle 1847-49 John King 1849-53 Peter Sweat 1853-58 George W. Raney 1858-61 George C. Bestor 1861-65 Enoch Emery 1865-66 Isaac Underhill 1866-67 Daniel W. Magee 1867-76 John S. Stevens 1876-80 Washington Cockle 1880-85 John Warner 1885-86 William T. Dowdall 1886-89 Alexander Stone 1889-94 Henry B. Morgan 1894-98 William E. Hull 1898-1906 Henry W. Lynch 1906-13 Louis F. Meek 1913-17 Robert M. Campbell 1917 Claude U. Stone 1917-20 Joseph W. Jeffries, Jr. 1920-21 Byron C. Colborn 1921-22 Byron C. Colborn 1922-30 Louis J. Gauss 1930-34 Joseph W. Jeffries, Jr. 1934 Thomas J. Cody 1934-44 David H. McClugage 1944-45 Howard J. Gorman 1945-63 Harold L. Lintz 1963-65 John Curtis Totten 1965-66 John Curtis Totten 1966-87

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1917 Jan 1: Louis F. Meek, died in office.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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