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Mayors and Postmasters of Lafayette, Indiana


Mayors of Lafayette, 1861-1999 (may be incomplete!)
Thomas Bayless Ward as of 1861-65 John Pettit as of 1867-71 George R. Durgan as of 1904-13 George R. Durgan as of 1917-25 William N. Teal as of 1937 Austin R. Killian 1939-44 Albert J. Krabbe as of 1950-51 William N. Teal as of 1952 Kenneth R. Snyder as of 1953-59 William K. Gettings 1963

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1942 Nov 3: Austin R. Killian (Rep), elected.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Donald W. Blue (Rep), elected; William K. Gettings (Dem), defeated.
  • 1999 May 4: Eileen Hession Weiss (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1999 May 4: Dave Heath (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Dave Heath (Rep), elected; Eileen Hession Weiss (Dem), defeated.


    Postmasters at Lafayette, 1826-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel Sargeant 1826 William M. Smith 1826-28 Samuel Hoover 1828-33 James Wylie 1833-39 Rudolph S. Ford 1839-45 William L. Embree 1845-47 Jacob Walker 1847-49 Daniel Brawley 1849-53 Jacob Walker 1853-57 Thomas Wood 1857-61 James P. Luse 1861-66 Daniel Mace 1866-67 William C. Wilson 1867-69 John L. Miller 1869-77 William S. Lingle 1877-84 John G. Sample 1884-85 John B. Ruger 1885-90 B. Wilson Smith 1890-93 Michael H. Kennedy 1893-97 James L. Caldwell 1897-1906 Thomas W. Burt 1906-10 George P. Haywood 1910-13 Charles H. Ball 1913-22 Robert M. Campbell 1922-30 Joseph D. Bartlett 1930-33 Rheno M. Isherwood 1933-34 Rheno M. Isherwood 1934-40 George W. Burnell 1940-54 Albert L. Pyke 1954-55 Albert L. Pyke 1955-64 Donald A. Bartlett 1964-66 Joseph Franklin Connelly 1966-68 Robert L. Funcheon 1968-73

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1867 Jul 26: Daniel Mace, died in office.
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