The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Brockton, Massachusetts
including North Bridgewater
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Brockton, 1888-2011 (may be incomplete!)
Albert R. Wade 1888-89 William L. Douglas 1890-91 Harry C. Howard as of 1911-12 Roger Keith 1921-22 C. Gerald Lucey as of 1953-55 John T. Yunits, Jr. as of 1999-2000 James E. Harrington as of 2007 Linda M. Balzotti 2010-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Dec 3: William L. Douglas (Dem & Citizens), elected; Albert R. Wade (Rep), defeated.
  • 1893 Dec 5: J. J. Whipple (Rep), elected.
  • 1907: John S. Kent, elected.
  • 1911 Dec 5: Harry C. Howard, elected.
  • 1918 Dec 3: William L. Gleason, elected.
  • 1953 Nov 3: C. Gerald Lucey (Dem), elected; Paul Keith (Rep), defeated; George F. Rodenbush, defeated.
  • 1999 Nov 2: John T. Yunits, Jr., elected; Martha A. Crowell, defeated.
  • 2009: Linda M. Balzotti, elected.

    Postmasters at Brockton, 1874-1988 (may be incomplete!)
    Augustus T. Jones 1874-76 George H. Fullerton 1876-83 Joseph M. Hollywood 1883-96 William H. Jordan 1896-97 Joseph M. Hollywood 1897-1915 Edward Gilmore 1915-23 Lawrence T. Briggs 1923 Lawrence T. Briggs 1923-30 Oscar M. Packard 1930-31 Wilfred B. Littlefield 1931-33 Arthur A. Hendrick 1933-34 Arthur A. Hendrick 1934-51 Edward P. Neafsey 1951-52 John F. Condon 1952-59 Richard E. Samuelson 1959-60 Richard E. Samuelson 1960-88

    North Bridgewater
    (renamed Brockton in 1874)

    Postmasters at North Bridgewater, 1816-74 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles Packard 1816-28 Heman Packard 1828-29 Nathaniel Henry Cross 1829-39 Edward Southworth, Jr. 1839-53 Aaron B. Drake 1853-55 Abel W. Kingman 1855-61 Henry French 1861-73 Augustus T. Jones 1873-74

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