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Mayors and Postmasters of Baltimore, Maryland

Mayors of Baltimore, 1794-2013 (may be incomplete!)
James Calhoun 1794-1804 Thorowgood Smith 1804-08 Edward Johnson 1808-16 George Stiles 1816-19 Edward Johnson 1819-20 John Montgomery 1820-22 Edward Johnson 1822-24 John Montgomery 1824-26 Jacob Small, Jr. 1826-31 William Steuart 1831-32 Jesse Hunt 1832-35 Samuel Smith 1835-38 Sheppard C. Leakin 1838-40 Samuel Brady 1840-42 Solomon Hillen, Jr. 1842-43 James O. Law 1843-44 Jacob G. Davies 1844-48 Elijah Stansbury, Jr. 1848-50 John Hanson Thomas Jerome 1850-52 John Smith Hollins 1852-54 Samuel Hinks 1854-56 Thomas Swann 1856-60 George William Brown 1860-61 John C. Blackburn 1861-62 John Lee Chapman 1862-67 Robert T. Banks 1867-71 Joshua Van Sant 1871-75 Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1875-77 George Proctor Kane 1877-78 Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1878-81 William Pinkney Whyte 1881-83 Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1883-85 James Hodges 1885-87 Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1887-89 Robert C. Davidson 1889-91 Ferdinand C. Latrobe 1891-95 Alcaeus Hooper 1895-97 William T. Malster 1897-99 Thomas Gordon Hayes 1899-1903 Robert M. McLane 1903-04 E. Clay Timanus 1904-07 J. Barry Mahool 1907-11 James H. Preston 1911-19 William F. Broening 1919-23 Howard W. Jackson 1923-27 William F. Broening 1927-31 Howard W. Jackson 1931-43 Theodore R. McKeldin 1943-47 Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. 1947-59 J. Harold Grady 1959-62 Philip H. Goodman 1962-63 Theodore R. McKeldin 1963-67 Thomas D'Alesandro III 1967-71 William Donald Schaefer 1971-87 Du Burns 1987 Kurt L. Schmoke 1987-99 Martin J. O'Malley 1999-2007 Sheila Dixon 2007-10 Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake 2010-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1831 Mar 31: Jacob Small, Jr., resigned.
  • 1878 Jun 23: George Proctor Kane, died in office.
  • 1903 May 5: Robert M. McLane (Dem), elected; Frank C. Wachter (Rep), defeated.
  • 1904 May 30: Robert M. McLane, died in office.
  • 1907: J. Charles Linthicum, defeated.
  • 1915: John Philip Hill, defeated.
  • 1935: Blanchard Randall, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Elisabeth Gilman (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1947: Deeley K. Nice, defeated.
  • 1963: Philip H. Goodman, defeated.
  • 1967: Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., defeated.
  • 1971: George L. Russell, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1971: Ross Z. Pierpont (Rep), defeated.
  • 1975 Nov 4: Claudette M. Chandler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1983 Sep 13: William Donald Schaefer (Dem), nominated; William H. Murphy, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Monroe Cornish (Dem), defeated in primary; Lawrence Freeman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Sep 13: Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), nominated; Byron P. Roberts, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary; Melvin C. Perkins (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Nov 8: William Donald Schaefer (Dem), elected; Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), defeated.
  • 1987 Sep 15: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), nominated; Du Burns (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles A. Dugger (Dem), defeated in primary; Gene L. Michaels (Dem), defeated in primary; John G. Grinage (Dem), defeated in primary; Linda B. Robinson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1987 Sep 15: Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), nominated; Roy F. Carraher (Rep), defeated in primary; Earl Koger (Rep), defeated in primary; Melvin C. Perkins (Rep), defeated in primary; Monroe Cornish (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), elected; Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988: Vermin Supreme, defeated.
  • 1991 Sep 12: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), nominated; Du Burns (Dem), defeated in primary; William A. Swisher (Dem), defeated in primary; Gene L. Michaels (Dem), defeated in primary; John B. Ascher (Dem), defeated in primary; Philip C. Dypsky, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Sheila Hopkins (Dem), defeated in primary; Ronald W. Williams (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1991 Sep 12: Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), nominated; Joseph A. Scalia (Rep), defeated in primary; Bruce K. Price (Rep), defeated in primary; Roy F. Carraher (Rep), defeated in primary; William Edward Roberts, Sr. (Rep), defeated in primary; Dan Heigel (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), elected; Samuel A. Culotta (Rep), defeated.
  • 1995 Sep 12: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), nominated; Mary Pat Clarke (Dem), defeated in primary; Kelley Culver Brohawn (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1995 Sep 12: Victor Clarke, Jr. (Rep), nominated; S. Scott McCown (Rep), defeated in primary; Arthur W. Cuffie, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1995 Nov 7: Kurt L. Schmoke (Dem), elected; Victor Clarke, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1999 Sep 14: Martin J. O'Malley (Dem), nominated; Carl Stokes (Dem), defeated in primary; Lawrence Bell (Dem), defeated in primary; Mary W. Conaway (Dem), defeated in primary; A. Robert Kaufman (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles A. Dugger (Dem), defeated in primary; Sandra Okwaye (Dem), defeated in primary; Robert S. Cunningham (Dem), defeated in primary; Phillip A. Brown, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; William Edward Roberts, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Jessica June Davis (Dem), defeated in primary; Gene L. Michaels (Dem), defeated in primary; Richard Riha (Dem), defeated in primary; Bernard Kempa (Dem), defeated in primary; Richard A. Darrah (Dem), defeated in primary; Vincent Phillip Fullard (Dem), defeated in primary; John William Hahn (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1999 Sep 14: David F. Tufaro (Rep), nominated; Carl M. Adair (Rep), defeated in primary; Melanie M. Taylor (Rep), defeated in primary; Arthur W. Cuffie, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary; Lynwood H. Leverette (Rep), defeated in primary; Roberto Marsili (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Martin J. O'Malley (Dem), elected; David F. Tufaro (Rep), defeated.
  • 2003 Sep 9: Martin J. O'Malley (Dem), nominated; Andrey Bundley (Dem), defeated in primary; A. Robert Kaufman (Dem), defeated in primary; Marvin Ray Jones (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles U. Smith (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Martin J. O'Malley (Dem), elected; Elbert R. Henderson (Rep), defeated; Frank M. Conaway, Sr., defeated.
  • 2007 Sep 11: Sheila Dixon (Dem), nominated; Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Andrey Bundley (Dem), defeated in primary; Jill P. Carter (Dem), defeated in primary; A. Robert Kaufman (Dem), defeated in primary; Mike Schaefer (Dem), defeated in primary; Frank M. Conaway, Sr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Phillip A. Brown, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2007 Sep 11: Elbert R. Henderson (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Sheila Dixon (Dem), elected; Elbert R. Henderson (Rep), defeated.
  • 2010 Feb 4: Sheila Dixon, resigned.

    Postmasters at Baltimore, 1775-1984 (may be incomplete!)
    Katherine Goddard 1775-89 John White 1789-90 Alexander Furnival 1790-1800 Charles Burrall 1800-16 John S. Skinner 1816-39 Joshua Van Sant 1839-41 Thomas Finley 1841-45 James M. Buchanan 1845-49 Charles T. Maddox 1849-53 Jacob G. Davies 1853-57 John Morris 1857-61 William H. Purnell 1861-66 Edward Shriver 1866-69 Andrew W. Denison 1869-77 Erastus B. Tyler 1877-81 Harrison Adreon 1881-85 I. Parker Veazey 1885-86 Frank Brown 1886-90 William W. Johnson 1890-94 S. Davies Warfield 1894-1905 William Hall Harris 1905-13 Sherlock Swann 1913-22 Benjamin F. Woelper, Jr. 1922-32 Ernest Green 1932-34 Ernest Green 1934-40 Neal A. Sibley 1940 Neal A. Sibley 1940-56 Albert H. Naeny 1956-57 William F. Laukaitis 1957-58 William F. Laukaitis 1958-66 Warren M. Bloomberg 1966 Warren M. Bloomberg 1966-84

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