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Mayors and Postmasters of Gloucester, Massachusetts

Mayors of Gloucester, 1889-2011 (may be incomplete!)
Benjamin F. Cook as of 1894 Frank E. Davis as of 1898 Isaac Patch as of 1911-12 Joseph J. Grille as of 1953 Benjamin A. Smith II as of 1954-55 Bruce H. Tobey as of 1999-2000 John P. Bell as of 2007 Carolyn Kirk as of 2011

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1889 Dec 3: W. W. French, elected; Daniel D. Saunders (Dem), defeated.
  • 1893 Dec 5: Benjamin F. Cook (Rep), elected.
  • 1894 Dec 4: Benjamin F. Cook (Rep), elected.
  • 1911 Dec 5: Isaac Patch, elected.
  • 1918 Dec 3: John J. Burke, elected.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Bruce H. Tobey, elected; Robin J. Hubbard, defeated.

    Postmasters at Gloucester, 1792-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry Phelps 1792-1809 Isaac Elwell 1809-23 William Stevens 1823-34 Leonard Jarvis Presson 1834-39 Gorham Parsons 1839-49 T. Sewall Lancaster 1849-53 Gorham Parsons 1853-58 John W. Wonson 1858-61 William H. Haskell 1861-66 J. Franklin Dyer 1866-67 Charles E. Grover 1867-73 David W. Low 1873-86 Charles C. Cressy 1886-90 James H. Mansfield 1890-94 Leonard J. Presson 1894-98 Charles D. Brown 1898-1915 Charles D. Smith 1915-23 Gilbert W. O'Neil 1923 Gilbert W. O'Neil 1923-46 Donald P. Steele 1946-49 Donald P. Steele 1949-61 Frank W. McLaughlin 1961-62 Frank W. McLaughlin 1962-71

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