The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Aberdeen, Maryland
including Halls Cross Roads
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Aberdeen, 1992-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Ruth E. Elliott 1992-94 Charles R. Boutin 1994-98 Douglas S. Wilson 1998-2005 S. Fred Simmons 2005-07 Michael E. Bennett 2007-

Postmasters at Aberdeen, 1862-1972 (may be incomplete!)
J. Colby Smith 1862-63 William E. Nichols 1863-65 Charles M. Leavitt 1865-67 George F. Walker 1867-68 Jacob H. Gallion 1868-69 Albert Fooks 1869-73 Taylor Cole 1873-81 James B. Baker 1881-85 T. Littleton Hanway 1885-90 Isaac L. Pyle 1890-94 William A. Wells 1894-98 George W. Evans 1898-1908 Henry L. Arthur 1908-12 Walter A. Aaronson 1912-16 William H. Jacobs 1916-19 Walter S. Wilson 1919-23 Walter A. Aaronson 1923-24 Walter A. Aaronson 1924-29 Austin E. Andrew 1929 Austin E. Andrew 1929-32 Edythe A. Baker 1932 Edythe A. Baker 1932-36 Frederick Mitchell Hopkins 1936-37 Frederick Mitchell Hopkins 1937-47 Elizabeth R. Hopkins 1947-49 William N. Michael 1949 William N. Michael 1949-72

Halls Cross Roads
(renamed Aberdeen 1862)

Postmasters at Halls Cross Roads, 1822-62 (may be incomplete!)
Timothy Keen 1822-25 Aquilla Keen 1825-30 Timothy Keen 1830-44 Thomas Hanway 1844-47 Aquilla D. Keen 1847-50 Benedict H. Keen 1850-52 Robert L. Morgan 1852-58 William E. Nichols 1858-59 Robert L. Morgan 1859-61 J. Colby Smith 1861-62

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