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Mayors and Postmasters of Bloomington, Indiana


Mayors of Bloomington, 1848-2002 (may be incomplete!)
David Hervey Maxwell as of 1848 Loba Bruner 1943-44 Thomas L. Lemon 1950-51 Emmett Kelly as of 1952-55 Thomas L. Lemon 1956-59 Mary A. Dunlap 1963 Frank McCloskey as of 1972-82 Tomilea Allison as of 1983-95 John R. Fernandez 1995-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1942 Nov 3: Loba Bruner (Rep), elected.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Thomas L. Lemon (Dem), elected.
  • 1963 Nov 5: John H. Hooker (Rep), elected; Mary A. Dunlap (Dem), defeated.


    Postmasters at Bloomington, 1886-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry James Feltus 1886-87 L. V. Buskirk as of 1901 George W. Purcell 1933-34 George W. Purcell 1934-52 Paul L. Feltus 1952-54 Lyle J. Fowler 1954 Lyle J. Fowler 1954-71

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