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Mayors and Postmasters of Waterville, Maine

Mayors of Waterville, 1888-2011 (may be incomplete!)
Reuben Foster 1888-89 Nathaniel Meader 1889-91 Edgar L. Jones 1891-93 Charles F. Johnson 1893-94 Christian Knauff 1894-96 Edmund F. Webb 1896-97 Charles H. Redington 1897-98 Carroll W. Abbott 1898-99 Warren C. Philbrook 1899-1901 Martin Blaisdell 1901-03 Cyrus W. Davis 1903-05 Horace Purinton 1905-06 Edgar L. Jones 1906-07 Luther G. Bunker 1907-09 Frank Redington 1909-10 Norman K. Fuller 1910-11 William R. Pattangall 1911-14 L. E. Hilliard 1914-15 Martin F. Bartlett 1915-16 Frederic E. Boothby 1916-17 Ora A. Meader 1917-18 Everett C. Wardwell 1918-19 Ernest E. Finnimore 1920-21 Leon O. Tebbetts 1922-24 Paul R. Baird 1925 Herbert C. Libby 1926-27 F. Harold Dubord 1928-32 L. Eugene Thayer 1933-34 Robert M. Jackson 1935-37 Paul A. Dundas 1938-43 George J. Doyle 1944-45 Harold C. Marden 1946-47 Russell Squire 1948-51 Richard J. Dubord 1952-55 Clinton A. Clauson 1956-57 Albert Bernier 1958-61 Cyril M. Joly, Jr. 1962-65 Malcolm Fortier 1966-67 Donald Marden 1968-69 Richard Carey 1970-78 Paul Laverdiere 1978-82 Ann Gilbridge Hill 1982-86 Thomas Nale 1986-87 Judy Kany 1988-89 David Bernier 1990-93 Thomas Brazier 1994-95 Nelson Megna 1995-96 Ruth Joseph 1996-98 Nelson Madore 1999-2003 Paul LePage 2004-11

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1888 Jan 23: Reuben Foster (Ind), elected; Stephen I. Abbott (Rep), defeated.
  • 1889 Mar 4: Nathaniel Meader (Rep), elected; Charles F. Johnson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890 Mar 3: Nathaniel Meader (Rep), elected; Charles F. Johnson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1891 Mar 16: Edgar L. Jones (Dem), elected; Moses C. Foster (Rep), defeated.
  • 1893: Charles F. Johnson (Dem), elected; Edmund F. Webb (Rep), defeated.
  • 1894 Mar 5: Christian Knauff (Rep), elected; Charles H. Redington (Dem), defeated.
  • 1895 Mar 4: Christian Knauff (Rep), elected; Charles A. Hill (Dem), defeated.
  • 1896 Mar 3: Edmund F. Webb (Rep), elected; Wallace B. Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1897 Mar 1: Charles H. Redington (Dem), elected; Frank J. Goodridge (Rep), defeated.
  • 1898 Mar 7: Carroll W. Abbott (Rep), elected; Frank L. Thayer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1899 Mar 6: Warren C. Philbrook (Rep), elected; Frank L. Thayer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1900 Mar 5: Warren C. Philbrook (Rep), elected; Frank L. Thayer (Dem), defeated.
  • 1901 Mar 4: Martin Blaisdell (Citizens), elected unopposed.
  • 1902 Mar 3: Martin Blaisdell (Rep), elected; Walter E. Reid (Dem), defeated; Wilbur F. Berry (Temperance), defeated.
  • 1903 Mar 2: Cyrus W. Davis (Dem), elected; Martin Blaisdell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1904 Mar 7: Cyrus W. Davis (Dem), elected; Horace Purinton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1905 Mar 6: Horace Purinton (Rep), elected; Edgar L. Jones (Dem), defeated.
  • 1906 Mar 5: Edgar L. Jones (Dem), elected; Horace Purinton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1907 Mar 4: Luther G. Bunker (Rep), elected; Charles H. Barton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1908 Mar 2: Luther G. Bunker (Rep), elected; Charles H. Barton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1909 Mar 1: Frank Redington (Rep), elected; Norman K. Fuller (Dem), defeated.
  • 1961 Dec 4: Cyril M. Joly, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Paul LePage, elected; Rosemary Winslow, defeated.
  • 2011 Jan 4: Paul LePage, resigned.

    Postmasters at Waterville, 1860-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    E. L. Getchell 1860-61 C. R. McFaddin 1861 Willard M. Dunn as of 1883-85 Willard M. Dunn as of 1893 Willard M. Dunn as of 1901 Perham S. Heald as of 1907-09 Ernest F. Poulin 1933-34 Ernest F. Poulin 1934-66 Louis P. L. Loubier 1966-68 Louis P. L. Loubier 1968-72

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