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Mayors and Postmasters of South Bend, Indiana


Mayors of South Bend, 1865-2019 (may be incomplete!)
William G. George 1865-67 Louis Humphreys 1868-71 William Miller 1872-75 Alexander N. Thomas 1876-77 Lucius G. Tong 1878-79 Levi J. Ham 1880-83 George W. Loughman 1884-87 William H. Longley 1888-91 David R. Leeper 1892-93 David B. J. Schafer 1894-97 Schuyler Colfax, Jr. 1898-1901 Edward J. Fogarty 1902-07 George W. Freyermuth as of 1937 Jesse I. Pavey 1939-44 George A. Schock as of 1950-51 John A. Scott as of 1952-55 Edward F. Voorde as of 1956-60 Joseph E. Kernan as of 1988-96 Pete Buttigieg 2012-19

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1905 Nov 7: Edward J. Fogarty (Dem), elected; Francis E. Lambert (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Jesse I. Pavey (Dem), elected.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Lloyd M. Allen (Rep), elected; Paul Krueper (Dem), defeated.
  • 1987: Joseph E. Kernan, elected.
  • 1991: Joseph E. Kernan, elected.
  • 1995: Joseph E. Kernan, elected.


    Postmasters at South Bend, 1830-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Lathrop M. Taylor 1830-39 George Rex 1839-41 John H. Harper 1841-45 De Witt C. Willoughby 1845-47 John K. Wright 1847-49 Jeremiah Banning 1849-53 Ralph Staples 1853-60 Joseph H. Massey 1860-61 Edward R. Farnam 1861-69 Alfred B. Wade 1869-77 George Pfleger 1877-85 Sorden Lister 1885-89 Elmer Crockett 1889-94 Walter Harrigan 1894-98 Horace G. Miller 1898-1906 Demas D. Bates 1906-07 Cadmus E. Crabill 1907-14 George W. Zinky 1914-19 H. G. Dunnahoo 1919-20 John N. Hunter 1920-36 Robert A. Schnelle 1936 Bernard J. McCaffery 1936 Bernard J. McCaffery 1936-45 Frank C. Kettring 1945-49 Frank C. Kettring 1949-53 Granville P. Ziegler 1953-54 Granville P. Ziegler 1954-72

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