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Mayors and Postmasters of Covington, Kentucky


Mayors of Covington, 1834-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Mortimer M. Benton 1834-35 William Wright Southgate 1835-36 Moses V. Grant 1836-38 Bushrod W. Foley 1845-60 John A. Goodson 1860-64 Cassius B. Sandford 1865-68 Leander Evans Baker 1869-74 Robert A. Athey 1874-91 James T. Thomas 1891-94 Joseph L. Rhinock 1894-99 William A. Johnson 1900-03 George T. Beach 1904-07 John J. Craig 1908-11 George E. Philipps 1912-15 John J. Craig 1916-19 Thomas F. Donnelly 1920-23 Daniel A. O'Donovan 1924-27 Thomas F. Donnelly 1928-31 Joseph F. Pieper 1932-35 Henry A. Knollmann 1936-39 William Beuttel, Jr. 1940-43 Thomas P. Fitzpatrick 1944-46 Robert E. Culbertson 1946-47 William F. Rolfes 1948-51 John J. Moloney 1952-55 Harry W. Schneider 1956-59 John J. Moloney 1960-63 Bernard F. Eichholz 1964-67 Claude E. Hensley 1968-71 Bernard A. Grimm 1972-75 George Wemerling 1976-79 Bernard J. Moorman 1980-83 Tom Beehan 1984-87 Ron Turner 1987 Denny Bowman 1988-2000 Jim Eggemeier 2000 Butch Callery 2001-08 Denny Bowman 2009-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1838 Mar 1: Moses V. Grant, resigned.
  • 1935 Oct 19: Henry A. Knollmann, nominated; T. Monroe Swindler, nominated; G. A. Hickman, defeated in primary; Frank B. Decker, defeated in primary.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Henry A. Knollmann, elected; T. Monroe Swindler, defeated.
  • 1939 Oct 21: William Beuttel, Jr., nominated; John T. Murphy, nominated; Edward A. Cassidy, defeated in primary; John J. Thobe, defeated in primary; R. S. 'Doc' Payne, defeated in primary; Albert R. Keller, defeated in primary.
  • 1939 Nov 7: William Beuttel, Jr., elected; John T. Murphy, defeated.
  • 1943 Oct 16: Thomas P. Fitzpatrick, nominated; Robert E. Culbertson, nominated; John J. Thobe, defeated in primary.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Thomas P. Fitzpatrick, elected; Robert E. Culbertson, defeated.
  • 1946 Oct 8: Robert E. Culbertson, appointed.
  • 1947 Sep 20: William F. Rolfes, nominated; Robert E. Culbertson, nominated; Reynold H. Jobert, defeated in primary.
  • 1947 Nov 4: William F. Rolfes, elected; Robert E. Culbertson, defeated.
  • 1951 Sep 22: John J. Moloney, nominated; Sylvester J. Wagner, nominated; Allie Lee Jackson, defeated in primary; Herman H. Dorning, defeated in primary; Julius Giancola, defeated in primary; Howard Marshall, defeated in primary.
  • 1951 Nov 6: John J. Moloney, elected; Sylvester J. Wagner, defeated.
  • 1955 Sep 24: Ralph B. Grieme, nominated; Harry W. Schneider, nominated; Bernard J. Brungs, defeated in primary; Thomas E. McGill, defeated in primary; J. W. Cupp, defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Harry W. Schneider, elected; Ralph B. Grieme, defeated.
  • 1959 Sep 19: John J. Moloney, nominated; Joseph B. Clingner, nominated; Robert M. Hofstetter, defeated in primary.
  • 1959 Nov 3: John J. Moloney, elected; Joseph B. Clingner, defeated.
  • 1963 Sep 21: Bernard F. Eichholz, nominated; Claude E. Hensley, nominated; Wilton B. Cupp, defeated in primary.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Bernard F. Eichholz, elected; Claude E. Hensley, defeated.
  • 1967 Sep 23: Claude E. Hensley, nominated; Don Riesenberg, nominated; Paul H. Somme, defeated in primary; Wilton B. Cupp, defeated in primary.
  • 1967 Nov 7: Claude E. Hensley, elected; Don Riesenberg, defeated; Jake Rauch, defeated.
  • 1971 Sep 18: Bernard A. Grimm, nominated; Ralph B. Grieme, Jr., nominated; Wayne Lunsford, defeated in primary; Vera Angel, defeated in primary; Wilton B. Cupp, defeated in primary.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Bernard A. Grimm, elected; Ralph B. Grieme, Jr., defeated.
  • 1975 May 27: Carl A. Bowman, nominated; George Wemerling, nominated; Don Riesenberg, defeated in primary; Herb Cooke, defeated in primary.
  • 1975 Nov 4: George Wemerling, elected; Carl A. Bowman, defeated.
  • 1979 May 29: Bernard J. Moorman, nominated; Carl A. Bowman, nominated, but withdrew; Eddie Thompson, Jr., nominated; Foster Raper, defeated in primary.
  • 1979 Nov 6: Bernard J. Moorman, elected; Eddie Thompson, Jr., defeated.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Tom Beehan, elected; Art Parrett, defeated.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Denny Bowman, elected; Bernard J. Moorman, defeated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Denny Bowman, elected unopposed.
  • 1995 Nov 7: Denny Bowman, elected; Butch Callery, defeated.
  • 2000 Mar 5: Denny Bowman, resigned.
  • 2000 Mar 7: Jim Eggemeier, appointed.
  • 2000 May 23: Bernard J. Moorman, nominated; Butch Callery, nominated; Jim Eggemeier, defeated in primary; Ray Murphy, defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Butch Callery, elected; Bernard J. Moorman, defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Butch Callery, elected; Jeffrey M. Fletcher, defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Denny Bowman, elected; Butch Callery, defeated.


    Postmasters at Covington, 1815-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry M. Buckner 1815-17 Robert Perry 1817-20 Aaron G. Gaud 1820-23 Guy W. Wright 1823-24 James G. Arnold 1824-26 Alexander Connely 1826-41 Hamilton Martin 1841-45 Arthur Critfield 1845-49 Benjamin Young 1849-53 James Kelley 1853-54 William D. Holt 1854-62 Hamilton Cummings 1862-66 Jesse R. Grant 1866-72 Shadford Easton 1872-73 Mrs. Sultana S. Farrell 1873-82 James C. Michie 1882-86 Peter Nodler 1886-90 Thomas W. Hardeman 1890-93 Napoleon H. Carlisle 1893-97 Orrin A. Reynolds 1897-1910 William H. H. Bowen 1910-14 Orie S. Ware 1914-21 George A. Seiler 1921 George A. Seiler 1921-29 Halliday Miles Ricketts 1929-30 Halliday Miles Ricketts 1930-34 John Thoman 1934-35 Homer J. Northcutt 1935 Homer J. Northcutt 1935-38 Harry G. Klosterman 1938-39 Richard T. Von Hoene 1939-40 Richard T. Von Hoene 1940-55 Thomas Jefferson Edmonds, Jr. 1955-59 John F. Murdock 1959-70

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