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Mayors and Postmasters of Kokomo, Indiana

Mayors of Kokomo, 1865-1963 (may be incomplete!)
Nelson Purdom 1865-66 Corydon Richmond 1867-68 John W. Cooper 1869-72 N. P. Richmond 1873-78 J. M. Darnall 1879-80 Henry C. Cole 1881 W. Scott Armstrong 1881-85 J. McLean Moulder 1885-89 James B. Kirkpatrick 1889-91 J. C. F. Thorne 1891-94 A. B. Kirkpatrick 1895-98 W. Scott Armstrong 1899-1902 Macy A. Brouse 1903-06 William H. Arnett 1906-09 John L. Puckett 1910-13 George W. Stidger 1914-17 Isaac Wright 1918-21 Barnabas C. Moon 1922-23 James Burrows 1923-25 S. E. Spurgeon 1926-29 Henry Quigley 1930-34 Olin R. Holt 1935-38 Harold Freeland 1939-42 Charles V. Orr 1943-47 James H. Maguire 1948-51 Raymon Gilbert as of 1952-59 John W. Miller 1963

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1865: Nelson Purdom (Rep), elected; A. J. Norton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1881 Sep 19: Henry C. Cole, died in office.
  • 1906 Oct 2: Macy A. Brouse, died in office.
  • 1913 Nov 4: George W. Stidger (Dem), elected; W. W. Eikenbery (Progressive), defeated; Lloyd McClure (Rep), defeated; Edwin Cooper (Socialist), defeated; Emile Martin (Ind), defeated.
  • 1917 Nov 6: Isaac Wright (Rep), elected; George W. Stidger (Dem), defeated; Charles L. Bourne (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Barnabas C. Moon (Dem), elected; Omar F. Brown (Rep), defeated; Charles A. Martin (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1925 Nov 3: S. E. Spurgeon (Rep), elected; W. D. Rea (Dem), defeated; Charles A. Martin (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Henry Quigley (Rep), elected; James P. Davis (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 5: John W. Miller (Rep), elected; Jacob Finley (Dem), defeated.

    Postmasters at Kokomo, 1845-1976 (may be incomplete!)
    Adam Clark 1845-49 William C. Jones 1849-52 Silas H. Fawcett 1852-53 Hayden Rayburn 1853-54 Alfred H. Ploughe 1854-61 Theopholus C. Philips 1861-66 Edward W. Freeman 1866-71 Albert F. Phillips 1871-77 Hezekiah H. Winslow 1877-79 Orlando A. Somers 1879-85 W. Scott Armstrong 1885-89 George W. McKinsey 1889-93 Charles H. Leach 1893-97 Thomas T. Whiteker 1897-1902 John A. Kautz 1902-06 Edgar A. Simmons 1906-10 William H. Arnett 1910-14 Charles H. Havens 1914-22 Ben Havens 1922 Ben Havens 1922-27 Morton Lamb 1927-32 Ernest M. Hunt 1932-36 William W. Workman 1936-64 Richard P. Gerhard 1964-66 Richard P. Gerhard 1966-76

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