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Mayors and Postmasters of Springfield, Illinois


Mayors of Springfield, 1841-2007 (may be incomplete!)
William L. May as of 1841 John P. Cook as of 1855 William Jayne as of 1859-61 R. D. Lawrence as of 1892 Loren E. Wheeler 1897-1901 Charles T. Bauman as of 1919 S. A. Bullard as of 1925 John W. Kapp, Jr. as of 1935-45 John E. MacWherter as of 1954 Karen Hasara as of 1995-2001 Timothy J. Davlin as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Apr 2: John L. Phillips (Rep), elected; William O. Converse (Dem), defeated.


    Postmasters at Springfield, 1822-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Stephen Stillman 1822-23 Elijah Iles 1823-25 Asa S. Shaw 1825-26 Stephen Stillman 1826-28 Edward Mitchell 1828-31 William Carpenter 1831-39 John S. Roberts 1839-41 James W. Keyes 1841 George W. Spotswood 1841-45 Jonathan R. Diller 1845-49 Abner Y. Ellis 1849-53 Isaac R. Diller 1853-57 James W. Keyes 1857-58 Morris Lindsay 1858-61 John Armstrong 1861-65 Presco Wright 1865-68 John T. Smith 1868-69 Isaac Keyes 1869 James L. Crane 1869-77 David L. Phillips 1877-80 Paul Selby 1880-86 Henry W. Clendenin 1886-90 James C. Conkling 1890-94 Redick M. Ridgely 1894-96 Charles A. Keyes 1896-97 William B. Ridgely 1897-99 Lewis H. Miner 1899-1901 Loren E. Wheeler 1901-14 James W. Patton 1914-19 William H. Conkling 1920-21 William H. Conkling 1921-31 Albert L. Pickel 1931-34 West M. Rourke 1934-35 West M. Rourke 1935-49 William A. Steiger 1949-50 Albert T. Oswald 1950-54 William E. McElroy 1954-55 William E. McElroy 1955-69

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1880 Jun 19: David L. Phillips, died in office.
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