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Kansas City, Kansas
including Wyandotte, Argentine, Rosedale, Glen Park
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Kansas City, 1886-2020 (may be incomplete!)
Thomas F. Hannan 1886-88 William A. Coy 1889-91 Thomas F. Hannan 1891-93 Nathaniel Barnes 1893-95 George J. Twiss 1895-97 Robert L. Marshman 1897-1901 William Henry Craddock 1901-03 Thomas B. Gilbert 1903-05 William W. Rose 1905-06 Edward E. Venard 1906 Joseph C. Laughlin 1906 William W. Rose 1906 Joseph C. Laughlin 1906 George Morris Gray 1906-07 Dudley Emerson Cornell 1907-09 U. S. Guyer 1909-10 James E. Porter 1910-13 Charles W. Green 1913-17 Harry A. Mendenhall 1917-21 Harry B. Burton 1921-23 William W. Gordon 1923-26 Henry F. Schaible 1926 Jabez O. Emerson 1926-27 Don C. McCombs 1927-47 Clark E. Tucker 1947-55 Paul F. Mitchum 1955-64 Joseph H. McDowell 1964-71 Richard F. Walsh 1971-75 Jack Reardon 1975-87 Joe Steineger, Jr. 1987-95 Carol S. Marinovich 1995-2005 Joe Reardon 2005-13 Mark Holland 2013-17 David Alvey 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Apr 2: William A. Coy (Rep), elected.
  • 1893 Apr 4: Nathaniel Barnes (Rep), elected; Frank Merstetter (Dem), defeated; Anna Bates Potter (Ind), defeated.
  • 1895 Apr 2: George J. Twiss (Rep), elected.
  • 1897 Apr 6: Robert L. Marshman (Rep), elected; William W. Rose (Fusion), defeated.
  • 1899 Apr 4: Robert L. Marshman (Rep), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 2: William Henry Craddock (Dem), elected.
  • 1903 Apr 7: Thomas B. Gilbert (Rep), elected; M. J. Manning (Dem), defeated.
  • 1905 Apr 4: William W. Rose (Dem), elected; Thomas B. Gilbert (Rep), defeated.
  • 1906 May 8: William W. Rose, elected.
  • 1906 Dec 12: George Morris Gray, elected.
  • 1907 Apr 2: Dudley Emerson Cornell (Rep), elected; William W. Rose (Dem), defeated.
  • 1909 Apr 6: U. S. Guyer (Rep), elected.
  • 1910 Apr 6: James E. Porter, elected.
  • 1911 Apr 4: James E. Porter, elected.
  • 1913 Apr 1: Charles W. Green, elected.
  • 1917 Apr 3: Harry A. Mendenhall, elected.
  • 1919 Apr 1: Harry A. Mendenhall, elected.
  • 1923 Apr 3: William W. Gordon, elected; Harry B. Burton, defeated.
  • 1926 Sep 16: William W. Gordon, removed.
  • 1926 Sep 21: Jabez O. Emerson, appointed.
  • 1927 Apr 5: Don C. McCombs, elected; Jabez O. Emerson, defeated.
  • 1931 Apr 7: Don C. McCombs, elected.
  • 1935 Apr 2: Don C. McCombs, elected.
  • 1943 Apr 6: Don C. McCombs, elected.
  • 1947 Apr 1: Clark E. Tucker, elected.
  • 1951 Apr 3: Clark E. Tucker, elected.
  • 1955 Apr 5: Paul F. Mitchum (Rep), elected.
  • 1959 Apr 7: Paul F. Mitchum (Rep), elected.
  • 1963 Apr 2: Paul F. Mitchum (Rep), elected.
  • 1964 Nov 28: Paul F. Mitchum, died in office.
  • 1964 Dec 3: Joseph H. McDowell, appointed.
  • 1967 Apr 4: Joseph H. McDowell, elected.
  • 1971 Apr 6: Richard F. Walsh, elected.
  • 1975 Apr 1: Jack Reardon, elected.
  • 1979 Apr 3: Jack Reardon, elected.
  • 1983 Apr 5: Jack Reardon, elected.
  • 1987 Apr 7: Joe Steineger, Jr., elected; Jack Reardon, defeated.
  • 2013 Apr 2: Mark Holland, elected.
  • 2017: Mark Holland, defeated.


    Postmasters at Kansas City, 1887-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Vincent J. Lane 1887-89 Osceola K. Serviss 1889-93 Frank Mapes 1893-96 Thaddeus Fitz Hugh 1896-97 Nathaniel Barnes 1897-1902 Ulysses S. Sartin 1902-07 Wesley R. Childs 1907-13 William Firstenberger 1913-16 J. J. Talbot 1916 Albert H. Gillis 1916-21 William B. Trembley 1921-34 Albert H. Gillis 1934-35 Albert H. Gillis 1935-50 Edward L. Dunbar 1950 Joseph F. Coyle 1950-58 Everett W. Sutherland 1958-59 Robert L. Roberts 1959 Robert L. Roberts 1959-68 Robert L. Roberts 1970-73

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1973 Nov 29: Robert L. Roberts, died in office.


    Wyandotte
    (consolidated with Kansas City 1886)

    Mayors of Wyandotte, 1859-85 (may be incomplete!)
    James R. Parr 1859-66 Stephen Alonzo Cobb as of 1862 Stephen Alonzo Cobb as of 1868 Dudley Emerson Cornell as of 1883-85


    Postmasters at Wyandotte, 1855-87 (may be incomplete!)
    William J. Osborn 1855-57 Thomas J. Barker 1857-63 Richard B. Taylor 1863-66 Edwin T. Vedder 1866-67 Arthur D. Downs 1867-81 George B. Reicheneker 1881-85 Vincent J. Lane 1885-87


    Argentine
    (consolidated with Kansas City 1910)

    Postmasters at Argentine, 1883-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    G. Simmons as of 1883-87 C. E. Bowman as of 1901


    Rosedale
    (annexed to Kansas City 1922)

    Mayors of Rosedale, 1877-1922 (may be incomplete!)
    D. S. Mathias 1877-78 William Rankin 1879 David Mathias 1880 John Haddock 1881 L. A. Wohlforth 1881 D. E. Jones 1881-82 W. C. Boyer 1883 D. E. Jones 1884 W. H. Spencer 1885 D. E. Jones 1886-88 B. M. Barnett 1889 James M. Killmer 1890-91 D. E. Jones 1892-93 W. D. Mathias 1894-95 John Robinson 1896-97 James M. Killmer 1898-1900 Newell E. Smith 1901-02 B. M. Barnett 1903-04 Henry E. Kiefer 1905-06 E. E. Bryant 1907 Edward J. Eicholtz 1908-10 Samuel Clasen 1911-12 J. R. Wimmer 1913-14 S. H. Rennick 1915-16 John Fezler 1917-18 S. H. Rennick 1919-22

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1877 Aug 28: D. S. Mathias, elected.
  • 1881: John Haddock, resigned.


    Postmasters at Rosedale, 1872-1902 (may be incomplete!)
    Jane Dakin 1872 Edgar B. McDill 1872-74 Edward V. Wilkes 1875-77 Ira Harris 1877-79 Maggie A. Lamphear 1879-82 Newton M. Wellman 1882-84 James H. Campbell 1884-86 James M. Killmer 1886-87 Henry F. Chick 1887-89 William C. Copley 1889-93 Mary F. See 1893-97 Louis H. Rose 1897-1902


    Glen Park
    (became Rosedale 1872)

    Postmasters at Glen Park, 1870-72 (may be incomplete!)
    Edward Vaughn 1870-72

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