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Mayors and Postmasters of Salem, Massachusetts

Mayors of Salem, 1836-2011 (may be incomplete!)
Leverett Saltonstall 1836-38 Stephen C. Phillips 1838-42 Stephen Palfrey Webb 1842-45 Joseph S. Cabot 1845-49 Nathaniel Silsbee, Jr. 1849-51 David Pingree 1851-52 Charles W. Upham as of 1852 Stephen Palfrey Webb 1860-63 William Cogswell as of 1867-69 William Cogswell as of 1873-74 Samuel Calley 1881-82 John Marshall Raymond as of 1886-89 Robert H. Rantoul as of 1892 Arthur P. Howard as of 1910 George J. Bates as of 1924-37 Francis X. Collins as of 1953-55 Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr. as of 1998-2005 Kimberley L. Driscoll as of 2006-11

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1905 Dec 12: Thomas G. Pinnock (Rep), elected.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Francis X. Collins, elected unopposed.
  • 1997: Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., elected.
  • 1999 Sep 14: Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., nominated; John J. Donahue, nominated; James T. Ryan, defeated in primary; Mark E. Blair, defeated in primary; William R. Burns, Jr., defeated in primary; Michael P. Blatty, defeated in primary.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., elected; John J. Donahue, defeated.
  • 2001 Sep 25: Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., nominated; John J. Donahue, nominated; Michael P. Blatty, defeated in primary.
  • 2001 Nov 6: Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., elected; John J. Donahue, defeated.
  • 2005 Sep 20: Kimberley L. Driscoll, nominated; Kevin R. Harvey, nominated; Stanley J. Usovicz, Jr., defeated in primary.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Kimberley L. Driscoll, elected; Kevin R. Harvey, defeated.

    Postmasters at Salem, 1853-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    George B. Loring 1853-58 W. F. Cass as of 1897 W. H. Merrill as of 1901

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