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Mayors and Postmasters of Alpena, Michigan

Mayors of Alpena, 1871-2014 (may be incomplete!)
Seth L. Carpenter 1871 Albert Pack as of 1872 Andrew W. Comstock 1873-74 Robert M. Donnelly 1883 Lemuel G. Dafoe as of 1910-14 William A. Comstock as of 1914 John D. Bingham as of 1930-40 Richard W. Piepkorn as of 1940-44 Herbert A. Kurrasch as of 1950-51 Fred K. Taber as of 1952-53 Harlo E. Herron as of 1954-60 Walter W. Weinkauf as of 1967 John F. Gilmet as of 2002-04 Carol Shafto as of 2010 Matthew Waligora as of 2014

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1880 Apr 5: George A. Butterfield (Dem), elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Michael O'Brien (Dem), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: Frank Holmes (Rep), elected.
  • 1906 Apr 2: E. E. McKnight (Dem), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: E. E. McKnight (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Lemuel G. Dafoe (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Lemuel G. Dafoe (Rep), elected; John Monaghan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1914 Mar 4: William A. Comstock (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1914 Mar 4: Lemuel G. Dafoe (Rep), nominated; E. C. Spens (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Mar 4: J. D. Dunlop (Progressive), nominated unopposed, but withdrew.
  • 1914 Apr 6: William A. Comstock (Dem), elected; Lemuel G. Dafoe (Rep), defeated.
  • 1916 Apr 3: William T. Sleator, elected; Lemuel G. Dafoe, defeated; Otto W. Bishop, defeated.
  • 1932 Apr 4: John D. Bingham, elected.
  • 1936 Apr 6: John D. Bingham, elected.

    Postmasters at Alpena, 1857-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Daniel Carter 1857-61 Edward K. Potter 1861-64 John D. Joslin 1864 LeRoy Bundy 1864-68 William D. Hitchcock 1868-77 Robert J. Kelley 1877-81 Charles W. Trask 1881-86 Patrick Culligan 1886-89 Thomas White 1889-94 James McNamara 1894-98 Lemuel G. Dafoe 1898-1906 Fred N. Potter 1906-14 George W. Manion 1914-23 Harry B. McCain 1923-31 William H. Reynolds 1931-32 William H. Reynolds 1932 Charles A. Reynolds 1932-33 Samuel J. Davison 1933-34 Samuel J. Davison 1934-54 Ralph I. Burns 1954-55 Ralph I. Burns 1955-72

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