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Mayors and Postmasters of Dayton, Kentucky


Mayors of Dayton, 1950-2021 (may be incomplete!)
Walter G. Pilgrim as of 1950-57 Carl A. Wenderoth as of 1958-61 Ted Dupont, Jr. 1962-65 Marshall Dodd 1965-68 Lou Brueggen 1968-70 Paul C. Kroth, Sr. 1970-74 Miles P. Vaught 1974-78 Gilbert H. Lynn 1978-89 Carol Creekmore Lynn 1990-91 Bobby E. Crittendon 1991-2000 Ronald J. Gunning 2000-02 Kenneth E. Rankle 2003-14 Virgil L. Boruske 2015-18 Ben Baker 2019-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1953 Nov 3: Walter G. Pilgrim (Dem), elected; Carl A. Wenderoth (Rep), defeated; Albert R. Palm, Sr. (Ind), defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Carl A. Wenderoth (Rep), elected; Walter G. Pilgrim (Dem), defeated.
  • 1961 May 23: Ted Dupont, Jr. (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1961 May 23: Carl A. Wenderoth (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Ted Dupont, Jr. (Dem), elected; Carl A. Wenderoth (Rep), defeated.
  • 1965 Jan 19: Ted Dupont, Jr., resigned.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Marshall Dodd, elected.
  • 1969 May 27: Lou Brueggen (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1969 May 27: Paul C. Kroth, Sr. (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Paul C. Kroth, Sr. (Rep), elected; Lou Brueggen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1973 May 29: Miles P. Vaught (Dem), nominated; James W. Rogers (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Miles P. Vaught (Dem), elected; Paul C. Kroth, Sr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1991 Feb 5: Carol Creekmore Lynn, resigned; Bobby E. Crittendon, appointed.
  • 2000 Dec 5: Bobby E. Crittendon, removed.
  • 2000 Dec 28: Ronald J. Gunning, appointed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Kenneth E. Rankle, elected; Ronald J. Gunning, defeated.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Virgil L. Boruske, elected; Kenneth E. Rankle, defeated.
  • 2018 Nov 6: Ben Baker, elected; Virgil L. Boruske, defeated.


    Postmasters at Dayton, 1887-93 (may be incomplete!)
    A. Rand as of 1887 William Maltz as of 1889 R. B. Moore as of 1893

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