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Mayors and Postmasters of Hammond, Indiana

Mayors of Hammond, 1884-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Marcus M. Towle 1884-88 Thomas Hammond 1888-93 Patrick Reilley 1893-94 Fred Mott 1894-99 Patrick Reilley 1899-1902 A. F. Knotts 1902-04 Lawrence Becker 1904-11 John D. Smalley 1911-18 Daniel Brown 1918-25 Adrian E. Tinkham 1925-30 Charles O. Schonert 1930-35 Frank R. Martin 1935-42 G. Bertram Smith 1942-48 Vernon C. Anderson 1948-56 Edward C. Dowling 1956-68 Joseph E. Klen 1968-76 Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. as of 2012

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1905 Nov 7: Lawrence Becker (Dem), elected; A. Murray Turner (Rep), defeated.
  • 1929: Daniel Brown (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1929: Charles O. Schonert (Rep), elected.
  • 1935: Charles O. Schonert, defeated.
  • 1951: Edward C. Dowling (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Edward C. Dowling (Dem), elected; John Reed (Rep), defeated.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. (Dem), elected; George T. Janiec (Rep), defeated.
  • 2011 May 3: Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. (Dem), nominated; James Premeske (Dem), defeated in primary; Oscar Sanchez (Dem), defeated in primary; Alex Rafael Andrade (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2011 May 3: George T. Janiec (Rep), nominated; Matthew M. Saliga (Rep), defeated in primary; Robert Pastore (Rep), defeated in primary; David P. Hacker (Rep), defeated in primary; Jeffrey E. Macdonald (Rep), defeated in primary; Humberto Prado (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2011 Nov 8: Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. (Dem), elected; George T. Janiec (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Hammond, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Mary Louise Woods as of 1901

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