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Mayors and Postmasters of Rockford, Illinois


Mayors of Rockford, 1852-2010 (may be incomplete!)
Willard Wheeler 1852-53 Hiram R. Maynard 1853-54 Ulysses M. Warner 1854-55 Edward Vaughn 1855-56 James L. Loop 1856-57 William Brown 1857-58 Seeley Perry 1858-59 Charles Williams 1859-64 Albert Fowler 1864-66 Edward H. Baker 1866-67 Albert Fowler 1867-68 Edward H. Baker 1868-69 Seymour G. Bronson 1869-73 Gilbert Woodruff 1873-75 Robert H. Tinker 1875-76 Levi Rhoades 1876-77 Duncan Ferguson 1877-78 William Watson 1878-79 Sylvester B. Wilkins 1879-81 Samuel P. Crawford 1881-83 Alfred Taggart 1883-87 Horace C. Scovill 1887-89 John H. Sherratt 1889-91 Henry N. Starr 1891-93 Amasa Hutchins 1893-95 Edward W. Brown 1895-1901 Amasa Hutchins 1901-03 Charles E. Jackson 1903-07 Mark Jardine 1907-11 William Bennett 1911-17 Robert Rew 1917-21 J. Herman Hallstrom 1921-27 Burt M. Allen 1927-29 J. Herman Hallstrom 1929-33 C. Henry Bloom 1933-37 Charles F. Brown 1937-41 C. Henry Bloom 1941-53 Milton Lundstrom 1953-57 Benjamin T. Schleicher 1957-73 Robert W. McGaw 1973-81 John McNamara 1981-89 Charles E. Box 1989-2001 Doug Scott 2001-05 Lawrence J. Morrissey 2005-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1911: William Bennett, elected.
  • 1913: William Bennett, elected.
  • 1915: William Bennett, elected.
  • 1921 Apr 5: J. Herman Hallstrom, elected.
  • 1927: J. Herman Hallstrom, defeated.
  • 1933: J. Herman Hallstrom, defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 7: Milton Lundstrom (People's Coalition), elected; William H. Day (Rep), defeated.
  • 1997 Apr 1: Charles E. Box (Dem), elected; W. Timothy Simms (Rep), defeated.
  • 2001 Apr 3: Doug Scott (Dem), elected; Dennis W. Johnson (Rep), defeated; Lawrence J. Morrissey (Ind), defeated; Guy M. Spinello (Ind), defeated.
  • 2005 Apr 5: Lawrence J. Morrissey (Ind), elected; Doug Scott (Dem), defeated; Gloria Cardenas Cudia (Rep), defeated.
  • 2009 Feb 24: Doug Block (Dem), nominated; John M. Nelson (Dem), defeated in primary; Gerald Albert (Dem), defeated in primary; Marsha Moorman (Dem), defeated in primary; Joseph J. Wilson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2009 Apr 7: Lawrence J. Morrissey (Ind), elected; Doug Block (Dem), defeated; John Harmon (Rep), defeated; Jesus Correa VII (Green), defeated.


    Postmasters at Rockford, 1837-1980 (may be incomplete!)
    Daniel S. Haight 1837-41 Edward Warren 1841 Seldon M. Church 1841-43 Charles H. Spafford 1843-45 Charles J. Horseman 1845-49 Buel G. Wheeler 1849-53 Charles J. Horseman 1853-57 George F. Hambright 1857-61 Melancthon Smith 1861-63 Annie M. Smith 1863-65 Anson S. Miller 1865-66 Azro E. Goodwin 1866-67 Anson S. Miller 1867-71 Charles H. Spafford 1871-75 Abraham E. Smith 1875-79 Thomas G. Lawler 1879-85 John D. Waterman 1885-89 Thomas G. Lawler 1889-94 John D. Waterman 1894-98 Thomas G. Lawler 1898-1908 Howard O. Hilton 1908-15 William H. Hefferan 1915-21 Arthur L. Johnson 1921-22 Arthur L. Johnson 1922-34 Lawrence P. Luby 1934-35 Lawrence P. Luby 1935-49 Edward T. O'Shay 1949-50 Edward T. O'Shay 1950-80

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