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Alma, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Alma, 1905-2010 (may be incomplete!)
Charles L. Delavan 1905-06 Francis King 1907-08 Nelson F. McClinton 1909-10 John W. Glass 1910 John M. Montigel 1911-13 Albert P. Cook 1914 Ira N. Brainerd 1915 Ira H. McKinney 1916-17 Francis King 1918-19 Charles R. Murphy 1919-25 Philip W. Creaser 1925-27 R. B. Smith 1927-29 Charles R. Murphy 1929-31 William H. Redman 1931-35 Charles R. Murphy 1935-37 Earl C. Clapp 1937-39 Earl Walker 1939-41 Thomas J. Carney 1941-45 Emory R. Remsberg 1945-47 Harold McClure, Sr. 1948-49 Everett E. Thompson 1949-57 Robert L. Anthony 1957-73 Henry Helman, Jr. 1973-81 Fred J. Dorner 1981-87 Nancy E. Gallagher 1987-93 Stewart D. McDonald 1993-2001 Burnet Davis 2002 Melvin A. Nyman 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1918 Apr 1: Francis King (Rep), elected.
  • 1919 Apr 7: Charles R. Murphy, elected.
  • 1945 Apr 2: Emory R. Remsberg, elected; Thomas J. Carney, defeated.
  • 2002 May 31: Burnet Davis, resigned.

    Village Presidents of Alma, 1872-1904 (may be incomplete!)
    Ralph Ely 1872-74 James Gargett 1875 Henry E. Kingsley 1876-77 Ephraim F. Quinn 1878-79 Michael Pollasky 1880-82 William S. Turck 1883-84 Cullen Leitch Downie 1885-86 Byron S. Webb 1887 E. B. Green 1888 Martin Montigel 1889 E. A. Bagley 1890 Fred H. Hamlin 1891 John W. Holmes 1892-93 Bert Vanderburg 1893 Townsend A. Ely 1894-96 E. A. Bagley 1897 S. W. Tinker 1898-99 Ely Brewbaker 1900 William A. Bahlke 1901-02 George S. Young 1903-04

    Postmasters at Alma, 1871-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Almon Yerington as of 1871-75 C. F. Quinn as of 1881 Townsend A. Ely as of 1883-91 Charles F. Brown as of 1901-11 Sara O. Brodebeck 1935-36 Joseph L. Winslow 1936-49 Louis I. Hanning 1949-51 John H. McFarland, Jr. 1951-57 Leon H. McNeill 1957-58 Leon H. McNeill 1958-72

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