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Mayors and Postmasters of Wichita, Kansas


Mayors of Wichita, 1871-2002 (may be incomplete!)
Edwin B. Allen 1871-72 James G. Hope 1873-74 George E. Harris 1875 James G. Hope 1876-77 William Greiffenstein 1878 Sol H. Kohn 1879 William Greiffenstein 1879-84 B. W. Aldrich 1885-86 Joseph P. Allen 1887-88 George W. Clement 1889-90 John B. Carey 1891-92 Lindley M. Cox 1893-96 Finlay Ross 1897-1900 Ben F. McLean 1901-04 Finlay Ross 1905-06 J. H. Graham 1907-08 C. L. Davidson 1909-10 J. H. Graham 1911 Walter A. Minnick 1911-12 William J. Babb 1913-14 O. H. Bentley 1915-16 L. W. Clapp 1917-19 John L. Powell 1919-20 Wallace C. Kemp 1921-22 George H. Hamilton 1922 W. C. Coleman 1922-23 Ben F. McLean 1923-24 Frank L. Dunn 1924-25 Ben F. Copley 1925-26 Frank Nihswonger 1926-27 A. J. Coombs 1927-28 Frank L. Dunn 1928-29 Charles S. Lawrence 1929-30 Herman A. Hill 1930-31 Frank Nihswonger 1931-32 H. D. Cottman 1932-33 Charles S. Lawrence 1933-34 Schuyler Crawford 1934-35 Frank Nihswonger 1935-36 Robert E. Israel 1936-37 T. Walker Weaver 1937-38 Elmer R. Corn 1938-39 Frank W. Coleman 1939-40 Elmer R. Corn 1940-41 John I. Dotson 1941-42 O. F. Sullivan 1942-43 E. C. Moriarty 1943-44 Herman W. Beuttel 1944-45 Phil H. Manning 1945-46 Frank W. Coleman 1946-47 C. S. Ritchie 1947-48 L. A. Donnell 1948-49 William C. Salome 1949-50 Earl K. Duke 1950-51 Floyd T. Amsden 1951-52 Russell Jump 1952-53 Walter Keeler 1953-54 William C. Salome 1954 L. A. Donnell 1954-55 Claude M. DeVorss 1955-56 H. D. Lester 1956 A. E. Howse 1956-57 E. E. Baird 1957-58 James L. Gardner 1958-59 Justus H. Fugate 1959-60 Levi B. Rymph 1960-61 Herbert P. Lindsley 1961-62 Carl A. Bell 1962-63 Gerald F. Byrd 1963-64 Vincent L. Bogart 1964-65 William D. Tarrant 1965-66 John S. Stevens 1966-67 Clarence E. Vollmer 1967-68 William D. Anderson 1968-69 Donald K. Enoch 1969-70 A. Price Woodard, Jr. 1970-71 Jack H. Greene 1971-72 Glenn J. Shanahan 1972-73 James M. Donnell 1973-74 Gary L. Porter 1974-75 Connie A. Peters 1975-76 James M. Donnell 1976-77 A. F. 'Tony' Casado 1977-78 Connie A. Peters 1978-79 A. F. 'Tony' Casado 1979-80 Robert G. Knight 1980-81 Robert C. Brown 1981-82 Albert J. Kirk 1982 Robert G. Knight as of 1984-85 A. F. 'Tony' Casado 1986-87 Robert G. Knight as of 1987-88 Robert G. Knight 1995-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1879 Sep 4: Sol H. Kohn, resigned.
  • 1903 Apr 7: Ben F. McLean (Rep), elected.
  • 1919 Oct 3: L. W. Clapp, resigned; John L. Powell, appointed.
  • 1922 Aug 22: George H. Hamilton, resigned; W. C. Coleman, appointed.
  • 1924 Feb 4: Ben F. McLean, resigned; Frank L. Dunn, appointed.
  • 1954 Dec 21: William C. Salome, resigned.
  • 1954 Dec 22: L. A. Donnell, appointed.
  • 1956 Nov 13: H. D. Lester, resigned.
  • 1995: Robert G. Knight, elected.
  • 1999: Robert G. Knight, elected.


    Postmasters at Wichita, 1869-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Milo B. Kellogg 1869-70 Darius S. Munger 1870 William B. Hutchinson 1870-71 Josiah T. Holmes 1871-73 Robert L. West 1873-74 Marshall M. Murdock 1874-86 Frank B. Smith 1886-90 Edward B. Jewett 1890-94 Thomas G. Fitch 1894-98 Marshall M. Murdock 1898-1908 William C. Edwards 1908-13 John H. Shields 1913-16 James F. McCoy 1916 Joseph B. Riddle 1916-21 Stewart M. Young 1921-30 Bruce Griffith 1930-34 Joseph B. Riddle 1934-35 Joseph B. Riddle 1935-43 C. M. FitzWilliam 1943-45 C. M. FitzWilliam 1945-57 Ernest C. Balay 1957-58 Ernest C. Balay 1958-70

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