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Mayors and Postmasters of Adrian, Michigan


Mayors of Adrian, 1853-2010 (may be incomplete!)
James Sword 1853 Addison J. Comstock 1853-54 Parley J. Spaulding 1854-55 Francis J. Buck 1855-56 Fernando C. Beaman 1856-57 Richard H. Whitney 1857-58 William L. Greenly 1858-59 Henry Hart 1859-60 William W. Cook 1860-61 Daniel A. Loomis 1861-62 Charles M. Croswell 1862-63 John D. Campbell 1863-64 Benjamin Folsom 1864-65 William S. Wilcox 1865-66 William S. Sammons 1866-67 John Townsend 1867-68 William S. Sammons 1868-69 Norman Geddes 1869-70 Nathaniel B. Eldredge 1870-71 Richard B. Robbins 1871-72 Henry A. Angell 1872-73 William H. Waldby 1873-74 Nelson H. Kimball 1874-76 William W. Luck 1876-77 Charles H. Comstock 1877-78 George H. Bruce 1878-79 Frank O. Bray 1879-80 James A. Stacy 1880-81 Thomas J. Navin 1881-82 William Corbin 1882-84 Richard A. Bury 1884-85 Nelson H. Kimball 1885-86 Daniel Todd 1886-87 Adolph J. Kaiser 1887-89 Abram Wing 1889-90 Seth Bean 1890-91 Leonard W. Hoch 1891-92 Alanson B. Treat 1892-93 William Foster Bradley 1893-94 Charles S. Cain 1894-95 Clifford Kirkpatrick 1895-96 William O. Hunt 1896-97 J. Will Kirk 1897-99 Willard Stearns 1899-1901 James H. Reynolds 1901-02 George B. M. Seager 1902-03 Jacob N. Sampson 1903 W. F. King as of 1907-08 Artemus W. Chase as of 1912-14 George W. Armstrong as of 1936-37 Claude E. Porter as of 1949-56 Roy McPhail as of 1960 Walter F. Bohn as of 1967 Jim Berryman as of 1985-90 Samuel R. Rye as of 2005 Gary McDowell as of 2008-10

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1862: Charles M. Croswell, elected.
  • 1880 Apr 5: James A. Stacy (People's), elected; A. J. Dean (Rep), defeated.
  • 1889 Apr 1: Abram Wing (Rep), elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Willard Stearns (Dem), elected.
  • 1902 Apr 7: George B. M. Seager (Dem), elected; D. B. Morgan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1903 Apr 6: Jacob N. Sampson (Rep), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: David L. Treat (Dem), elected.
  • 1906 Apr 2: F. S. Barnum (Rep), elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: W. F. King (Dem), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: W. F. King (Dem), elected; Ladd J. Lewis, defeated.
  • 1910 Apr 4: David L. Treat (Dem), elected; Charles Clark (Rep), defeated.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Artemus W. Chase (Dem), elected.
  • 1914 Apr 6: Artemus W. Chase (Dem), elected.
  • 1915 Apr 5: A. D. Billings, elected.
  • 1919 Apr 7: John C. Howell, elected.
  • 1923 Apr 2: Herbert R. Clark, elected.
  • 1949 Apr 4: Claude E. Porter, elected.


    Postmasters at Adrian, 1828-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Addison J. Comstock 1828-40 Judson H. Chittenden 1840-41 Addison J. Comstock 1841-43 Abel Whitney 1843-49 Warner M. Comstock 1849-53 Clark B. Backus 1853-61 Charles Redfield 1861-69 William A. Whitney 1869-73 Jerome H. Fee 1873-85 Willard Stearns 1885-90 William Humphrey 1890-93 Leonard W. Hoch 1893-97 Alfred W. Smith 1897-1902 Frank E. Priddy 1902-09 Thomas A. Dailey 1909-13 Michael L. Gillen 1913-21 Robert Darnton 1921-25 Fred A. Acker 1925 Fred A. Acker 1925-34 Henry I. Bourns 1934 Henry I. Bourns 1934-44 Perry F. Frownfelder 1944-49 Perry F. Frownfelder 1949-57 Budd A. Goodwin 1957-61 Dorman S. Jurden 1961-62 Dorman S. Jurden 1962-72

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