The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Hays, Kansas
including Hays City
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Hays, 1952-56 (may be incomplete!)
Alfred H. Harkness as of 1952 Vernon E. Meckel as of 1953 Alfred H. Harkness as of 1955 Ralph H. Herzog as of 1956

Postmasters at Hays, 1895-1978 (may be incomplete!)
John Schlyer 1895-99 James H. Downing 1899-1904 Harvey J. Penney 1904-16 B. M. Dreiling 1916-20 Burton M. Clark 1920-21 Herbert W. Chittenden 1921-33 Joseph B. Basgall 1933-34 Joseph B. Basgall 1934-43 Martin A. Basgall 1943-44 Martin A. Basgall 1944-56 Herbert H. Chittenden 1956-57 Herbert H. Chittenden 1957-65 Edmund J. Dreiling 1965-67 Victor A. Wasinger 1967-78

Hays City
(renamed Hays by 1895)

Postmasters at Hays City, 1867-95 (may be incomplete!)
James Hall 1867-68 James Hare 1868-69 Richard W. Evans 1869-71 John B. Cunningham 1871 Patrick W. Carroll 1871-72 Simon Matz 1872-78 Hill P. Wilson 1878-79 George Ryan 1879-80 Joseph E. Wilson 1880-88 Casper Hawickholst 1888-90 Fred Krueger 1890-95

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