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Gaithersburg, Maryland
including Forest Oak
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Gaithersburg, 1898-2002 (may be incomplete!)
George W. Meem 1898-1904 Carson Ward 1904-06 John W. Walker 1906-08 E. D. Kingsley 1908-12 Richard H. Miles 1912-18 John W. Walker 1918-24 Walter M. Magruder 1924-26 William McBain 1926-48 Harry C. Perry, Sr. 1948-54 Merton F. Duvall 1954-66 John W. Griffith 1966-67 Harold C. Morris 1967-74 Susan E. Nicholson 1974 Milton M. Walker 1974-76 B. Daniel Walder 1976-78 Bruce A. Goldensohn 1978-86 W. Edward Bohrer, Jr. 1986-98 Sidney A. Katz 1998-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1948: Harry C. Perry, Sr., elected unopposed.


    Postmasters at Gaithersburg, 1873-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry C. Ward 1873-85 John A. Belt 1885-90 Richard H. Miles 1890-93 John A. Belt 1893-97 Richard H. Miles 1897-1917 G. W. Etchison 1917-21 Calvin S. Duvall 1921-34 Herbert L. Diamond 1934 Herbert L. Diamond 1934-37 Melvin L. Ridgely 1937 Melvin L. Ridgely 1937-45 C. Gorman Griffith 1945-48 C. Gorman Griffith 1948-54 Jeanette E. Sweadner 1954-56 Maurice A. Spalding 1956-66 Daniel C. Robertson 1966-67 Daniel C. Robertson 1967-73


    Forest Oak
    (renamed Gaithersburg 1873)

    Postmasters at Forest Oak, 1851-73 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph Thompson 1851-62 John House 1862-63 James S. Fulks 1863-64 Henry C. Ward 1864-73

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