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Mayors and Postmasters of Paducah, Kentucky

Mayors of Paducah, 1857-2000 (may be incomplete!)
Jesse H. Gardner 1857-59 John W. Sauner 1859-63 John G. Fisher 1863-67 John W. Sauner 1867-71 Meyer Weil 1871-75 John G. Fisher 1875-77 Meyer Weil 1877-81 Charles Reed 1881-89 Joseph H. Johnson 1889-91 David A. Yeiser, Sr. 1891-97 James M. Lang 1897-1901 David A. Yeiser, Sr. 1902-07 James P. Smith 1908-11 Thomas N. Hazelip 1912-15 Ernest Lackey 1916 Frank N. Burns 1916-19 F. W. Katterjohn 1920-24 Jacob N. Bailey 1924-28 Ernest Lackey 1928-32 Edward G. Scott 1932-36 Edgar T. Washburn 1936-40 Pierce E. Lackey 1940-44 Wayne C. Seaton 1944-48 Gene Peak 1948-49 Stuart Johnston 1949-52 Robert C. Cherry 1952-56 George G. Jacobs 1956-60 Robert C. Cherry 1960-64 Thomas W. Wilson 1964-68 Robert C. Cherry 1968-72 Dolly McNutt 1972-76 William S. Murphy 1976-80 John K. Penrod 1980-84 Joe Viterisi 1984-88 Gerry B. Montgomery 1988-96 Albert Jones 1996-2000

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1857 May 4: Jesse H. Gardner, elected.
  • 1859 May 2: John W. Sauner, elected.
  • 1861: John W. Sauner, elected.
  • 1863: John G. Fisher, elected.
  • 1865: John G. Fisher, elected.
  • 1867: John W. Sauner, elected.
  • 1869: John W. Sauner, elected.
  • 1871: Meyer Weil, elected.
  • 1873: Meyer Weil, elected.
  • 1875: John G. Fisher, elected.
  • 1877: Meyer Weil, elected.
  • 1879: Meyer Weil, elected.
  • 1881 Mar 21: Charles Reed, elected.
  • 1883: Charles Reed, elected.
  • 1885: Charles Reed, elected.
  • 1887: Charles Reed, elected.
  • 1889: Joseph H. Johnson, elected.
  • 1915 Oct 16: Frank N. Burns, nominated; Ernest Lackey, nominated; David A. Yeiser, Sr., defeated in primary; Arthur Y. Martin, defeated in primary.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Ernest Lackey, elected; Frank N. Burns, defeated.
  • 1916 Oct 21: Frank N. Burns, nominated; C. L. VanMeter, nominated; Ernest Lackey, defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Frank N. Burns, elected; C. L. VanMeter, defeated.
  • 1919 Oct 18: Thomas N. Hazelip, nominated; F. W. Katterjohn, nominated.
  • 1919 Nov 4: F. W. Katterjohn, elected; Thomas N. Hazelip, defeated.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Jacob N. Bailey (Rep), elected; R. Wynn Tully (Dem), defeated.
  • 1927 Oct 22: Ernest Lackey, nominated; George W. Dunbar, nominated; Robert L. Myre, defeated in primary; Robert H. Scott, defeated in primary; Charles E. Smith, defeated in primary.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Ernest Lackey, elected; George W. Dunbar, defeated.
  • 1931 Oct 17: Edgar T. Washburn, nominated; Edward G. Scott, nominated; Jack W. Nelson, defeated in primary; Fred A. Jones, defeated in primary.
  • 1931 Nov 3: Edward G. Scott, elected; Edgar T. Washburn, defeated.
  • 1935 Oct 19: Jack W. Nelson, nominated; Edgar T. Washburn, nominated; Walter A. Blackburn, defeated in primary.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Edgar T. Washburn, elected; Jack W. Nelson, defeated.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Pierce E. Lackey, elected; Gus E. Hank, Jr., defeated.
  • 1943 Oct 16: Wayne C. Seaton, nominated; Mary M. Dorian, nominated; Gene Peak, defeated in primary.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Wayne C. Seaton, elected; Mary M. Dorian, defeated.
  • 1947 Sep 20: Gene Peak, nominated; Rex P. Cornelison, nominated; J. P. Wilson, defeated in primary.
  • 1947 Nov 4: Gene Peak, elected; Rex P. Cornelison, defeated.
  • 1949: Gene Peak, died in office.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Stuart Johnston, elected unopposed.
  • 1951 Sep 22: Robert C. Cherry, nominated; J. P. Wilson, nominated; Forrest L. Crutchfield, defeated in primary.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Robert C. Cherry, elected; J. P. Wilson, defeated.
  • 1955 Nov 8: George G. Jacobs, elected unopposed.
  • 1959 Sep 19: Robert C. Cherry, nominated; R. E. Fairhurst, nominated; Wilson L. Gunn, defeated in primary; Emmett L. Beyer, defeated in primary.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Robert C. Cherry, elected; R. E. Fairhurst, defeated.
  • 1963 Sep 21: Thomas W. Wilson, nominated; Winston Gholson, nominated; Pierce E. Lackey, defeated in primary; Emmett L. Beyer, defeated in primary.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Thomas W. Wilson, elected; Winston Gholson, defeated.
  • 1967 Sep 23: William Robert Johnston, nominated; Robert C. Cherry, nominated; Wayne Sullivan, defeated in primary.
  • 1967 Nov 7: Robert C. Cherry, elected; William Robert Johnston, defeated.
  • 1971 Sep 18: Dolly McNutt, nominated; George Bell, nominated; H. E. 'Gene' Fisher, defeated in primary; Clifford D. Robinson, defeated in primary.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Dolly McNutt, elected; George Bell, defeated.
  • 1975 May 27: William S. Murphy, nominated; Robert C. Cherry, nominated; George G. Jacobs, defeated in primary.
  • 1975 Nov 4: William S. Murphy, elected; Robert C. Cherry, defeated.
  • 1979 May 29: John K. Penrod, nominated; Robert C. Cherry, nominated; Billy Joe Carroll, defeated in primary.
  • 1979 Nov 6: John K. Penrod, elected; Robert C. Cherry, defeated.
  • 1983 May 24: Charles L. Woods, nominated; Joe Viterisi, nominated; John Hornsby, defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Joe Viterisi, elected; Charles L. Woods, defeated.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Gerry B. Montgomery, elected; Joe Viterisi, defeated.
  • 1991 May 28: Gerry B. Montgomery, nominated; Robert A. Coleman, nominated; Andrew D. Laster, defeated in primary.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Gerry B. Montgomery, elected; Robert A. Coleman, defeated.
  • 1995 May 23: Albert Jones, nominated; Gerry B. Montgomery, nominated; M. Fenwick, defeated in primary; D. Alsobrook, defeated in primary.
  • 1995 Nov 7: Albert Jones (Dem), elected; Gerry B. Montgomery, defeated.
  • 2000 May 23: W. Paxton, nominated; J. Haley, nominated; M. Hufford, defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: W. Paxton, elected; J. Haley, defeated.

    Postmasters at Paducah, 1828-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Francis A. Harrison 1828-45 John Milliken 1845-49 Gustavus A. Flournoy 1849-53 John Milliken 1853-60 John C. Noble 1860-61 Ward Boyd 1861 Charles F. Bronson 1861-65 Thomas J. Pickett 1865-67 Wesley H. Slack 1867-69 Thomas J. Pickett 1869-72 J. Milton Best 1872-76 James H. Ashcraft 1876-86 William C. Clark 1886-90 Hugh Merl Holland 1890-92 Edwin Farley 1892-93 William C. Clark 1893-98 Frank M. Fisher 1898-1914 John J. Berry 1914-22 Ira C. Byerly 1922-24 Ira C. Byerly 1924-28 Rex P. Cornelison 1928-29 Rex P. Cornelison 1929-33 Fred Acker 1933-34 Fred Acker 1934-41 Thomas Albert Lewin Miller 1941-67 Rex Lyles 1967-70

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