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Mayors and Postmasters of Topeka, Kansas


Mayors of Topeka, 1858-2001 (may be incomplete!)
Loring Farnsworth 1858-59 Cyrus K. Holliday 1859-60 Hiram W. Farnsworth 1860 Harris F. Otis 1860-61 Noah W. Cox 1862-63 Joseph F. Cummings 1863-64 Samuel H. Fletcher 1864-65 William Wallace Ross 1865-66 Ross Burns 1866-67 Cyrus K. Holliday 1867-68 Orin T. Welch 1868-69 Cyrus K. Holliday 1869-70 J. B. McAfee 1870-71 Orin T. Welch 1871-72 Henry Hartling 1873-75 Thomas J. Anderson 1875-77 M. H. Case 1877-81 Joseph C. Wilson 1881-83 Bradford Miller 1883-85 Rosswell L. Cofran 1885-87 D. C. Metaker 1887-89 Rosswell L. Cofran 1889-93 E. C. Jones 1893 T. W. Harrison 1893-95 Charles A. Fellows 1895-97 Charles J. Drew 1897-99 J. W. F. Hughes 1899-1901 Albert Parker 1901-03 William S. Bergundthal 1903-05 W. H. Davis 1905-07 William Green 1907-10 Julius B. Willard 1910-13 Rosswell L. Cofran 1913-15 Jay E. House 1915-19 Herbert J. Corwine 1919-23 Earl Akers 1923-25 James E. Thomas 1925-27 William O. Rigby 1927-31 Omar B. Ketchum 1931-35 Herbert G. Barrett 1935-39 John F. Scott 1939-41 Frank J. Warren 1941-51 W. Kenneth Wilke 1951-53 George C. Schnellbacher 1953-56 Joan D. Wagnon 1997-2001

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1903 Apr 7: William S. Bergundthal (Rep), elected.
  • 1993: Fred Phelps, defeated.
  • 1997: Fred Phelps, defeated.


    Postmasters at Topeka, 1855-1982 (may be incomplete!)
    Fry W. Giles 1855-57 Edward C. K. Garvey 1857-58 Charles C. Kellam 1858-61 Samuel H. Fletcher 1861-69 Hiram W. Farnsworth 1869-73 Henry King 1873-81 Thomas J. Anderson 1881-85 John Mileham 1885-89 James L. King 1889-93 Frank S. Thomas 1893 Andrew J. Arnold 1893-98 John Guthrie 1898-1906 Alpheus K. Rodgers 1906-14 William O. Rigby 1914-22 Charles H. Sessions 1922-26 Robert C. Caldwell 1926 Robert C. Caldwell 1926-34 John E. Barrett 1934-35 John E. Barrett 1935-42 J. Glenn Logan 1942-43 J. Glenn Logan 1943-61 Robert W. Domme 1961-62 Robert W. Domme 1962-82

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