The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Augusta, Maine
including Church Hill
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Augusta, 1850-1954 (may be incomplete!)
Alfred Redington 1850-51 John A. Pettingill 1852-53 Samuel Cony 1854 J. W. Patterson 1855 Albert G. Dole 1856 James W. North 1857-60 Sylvanus Caldwell 1861-62 William T. Johnson 1863 Sylvanus Caldwell 1864 J. W. Patterson 1865 Sylvanus Caldwell 1866 J. W. Patterson 1867 Daniel Williams 1868 Samuel Titcomb 1869-70 J. J. Eveleth 1871-72 James W. North 1874 Daniel A. Cony 1875 Charles E. Nash 1876-79 Peleg O. Vickery 1880-82 A. W. Philbrook 1883 Seth C. Whitehouse 1884 George E. Weeks 1885-86 George E. Macomber 1886-89 Samuel W. Lane 1889-91 John W. Chase 1891-93 Moses R. Leighton 1893-94 Charles A. Milliken 1894-95 Winfield S. Choate 1896-97 J. Manchester Haynes 1898 Samuel W. Lane 1899-1900 Lendall Titcomb 1901-02 Gustavus A. Robertson 1903-04 Charles S. Hichborn 1905 Frederick W. Plaisted 1906-08 Treby Johnson 1909 Frederick W. Plaisted 1910 Reuel J. Noyes 1911-12 Elmer E. Newbert 1913-14 Blaine S. Viles 1915-16 Willis E. Swift 1917-18 Burleigh Martin 1919-20 Sanford L. Fogg 1921-22 Ernest L. McLean 1923-28 Robert A. Cony 1929-33 Frederick G. Payne 1934-41 Sanford L. Fogg, Jr. 1942-43 Levi T. Williams 1943-44 Sanford L. Fogg, Jr. 1945 Charles P. Nelson as of 1947-48 Brooks Brown, Jr. as of 1953-54

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1891 Mar 9: John W. Chase (Rep), elected; Robert J. Martin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1907 Mar 11: Frederick W. Plaisted (Dem), elected.
  • 1912 Mar 11: Reuel J. Noyes (Dem), elected; Frank G. Farrington (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Dec 13: Ernest L. McLean (Dem), elected; Myron E. Maddocks (Rep), defeated.
  • 1930 Dec 8: Robert A. Cony (Rep), elected; S. Curtis C. Ward (Dem), defeated.

    Postmasters at Augusta, 1805-1978 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel Titcomb 1805-10 Nathan Weston 1811-12 John Kimball 1812-14 Robert C. Vose 1814-25 Joseph Chandler 1825-35 William Woart, Jr. 1835-42 Richard F. Perkins 1842-43 Daniel C. Weston 1843-44 Asaph R. Nichols 1844-49 Joseph Burton 1849-53 William S. Badger 1853-61 James A. Bicknell 1861-70 Horace H. Hamlin 1870-81 Joseph H. Manley 1881-85 Lemuel B. Fowler 1885-89 Joseph H. Manley 1889-92 Walter D. Stinson 1892-94 Thomas J. Lynch 1894-98 Walter D. Stinson 1898-1902 John V. Lane 1902-14 Frederick W. Plaisted 1914-22 John C. Arnold 1922-35 Harold E. Weeks 1935 Harold E. Weeks 1935-58 Willard C. Ellis 1958-59 John B. Tschamler 1959-65 Hugh C. Smith 1965-66 Daniel B. Hickey 1966-67 H. Lloyd Carey 1967-78

    Church Hill
    (now Augusta)

    Postmasters at Church Hill, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Daniel E. Foster as of 1901

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