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Mayors and Postmasters of Fort Wayne, Indiana


Mayors of Fort Wayne, 1840-2009 (may be incomplete!)
George W. Wood 1840 Joseph Morgan 1841-42 Henry Lotz 1843 John M. Wallace 1844 Merchant W. Huxford 1845-49 William Stewart 1849-52 Philip G. Jones 1852 Charles Whitmore 1853-54 William Stewart 1855-57 Samuel S. Morss 1857-59 Franklin P. Randall 1859-64 James L. Worden 1865 Benjamin Saunders 1866 Henry Sharp 1867-68 Franklin P. Randall 1869-73 Charles A. Zollinger 1873-85 Charles F. Muhler 1885-89 Daniel L. Harding 1889-93 Charles A. Zollinger 1893 Henry F. Scherer 1894 Chauncey B. Oakley 1894-97 Henry F. Scherer 1897-1901 Henry C. Berghoff 1901-05 William J. Hosey 1905-09 Jesse A. Grice 1909-13 William J. Hosey 1913-17 Sherman Cutshall 1917-21 William J. Hosey 1921-25 William C. Geake 1925-29 William J. Hosey 1929-34 Harry W. Baals 1934-47 Henry E. Branning, Jr. 1947-51 Harry W. Baals 1951-54 Robert E. Meyers 1954-59 Paul M. Burns 1959-63 Harold S. Zeis 1963-71 Ivan Lebamoff 1971-75 Robert Armstrong 1975-79 Winfield Moses 1979-87 Cosette Simon 1987 Paul Helmke 1987-99 Graham A. Richard 2000-07 Thomas C. Henry 2008-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1894: William H. Shambaugh, defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Harry W. Baals (Rep), elected.
  • 1954 May 9: Harry W. Baals, died in office.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Harold S. Zeis (Rep), elected; Paul M. Burns (Dem), defeated.
  • 1975: Ivan Lebamoff, defeated.
  • 1987: Winfield Moses, resigned.
  • 1999: David Christopher Roach (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 May 6: Graham A. Richard (Dem), nominated; Charles Eberhard (Dem), defeated in primary; Thomas Allen Schrader (Dem), defeated in primary; David Christopher Roach (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 May 6: Linda Buskirk (Rep), nominated; O. 'Bro' Blye (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Graham A. Richard (Dem), elected; Linda Buskirk (Rep), defeated.
  • 2007 May 8: Thomas C. Henry (Dem), nominated; Tom Cook (Dem), defeated in primary; Frederick F. Steinke (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2007 May 8: Matthew Kelly (Rep), nominated; Nelson Peters (Rep), defeated in primary; Ivan R. Hood (Rep), defeated in primary; Teresa L. Licari (Rep), defeated in primary; Wilbert Brown (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Thomas C. Henry (Dem), elected; Matthew Kelly (Rep), defeated.


    Postmasters at Fort Wayne, 1820-1990 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin B. Kercheval 1820 Samuel Hanna 1820-25 Allen Hamilton 1825-31 Henry Rudisell 1831-41 Smalwood Noel 1841-45 William Stewart 1845-49 Samuel Stophlet 1849-53 John G. Maier 1853-61 Moses Drake, Jr. 1861-68 Peter P. Bailey 1868-69 John J. Kamm 1869-77 Frederick W. Keil 1877-85 William Kaough 1885-89 Cecilius R. Higgins 1889-93 William W. Rockhill 1893-97 William D. Page 1897-1906 Robert B. Hanna 1906-15 Edward C. Miller 1915-22 Harry W. Baals 1922 Harry W. Baals 1922-31 Ernest J. Gallmeyer 1931-34 Lew G. Ellingham 1934-39 Clyde F. Driesbach 1939-51 Albert N. Smith 1951-52 Albert N. Smith 1952-65 Eugene J. Gabriel 1965-67 Eugene J. Gabriel 1967-90

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