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Bay City, Michigan
including West Bay City
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Bay City, 1865-2014 (may be incomplete!)
Nathan B. Bradley 1865 James Watson 1866-67 William L. Fay 1868 James J. McCormick 1869 Algeron S. Munger 1870 George H. Van Etten 1871-73 Appleton Stevens 1874-75 Archibald McDonell 1876-77 George Lord 1878 John H. Wilkins 1879-82 Thomas A. E. Weadock 1883-84 George H. Shearer 1885-87 Hamilton M. Wright 1887-89 Orville A. Watrous 1889-91 George D. Jackson 1891-95 Hamilton M. Wright 1895-97 Alexander McEwan 1897-1901 William Cunningham 1901-03 Frank T. Woodworth 1903-05 Gustavus Hine 1905-08 Edward Evans 1909 Gustavus Hine 1910 Roy O. Woodruff 1911-13 Gustavus Hine 1913-15 Frank P. S. Kelton 1915-17 Robert V. Mundy 1917-21 John G. Dean 1921-25 J. Harry Nelson 1925-36 William H. Tomlinson 1936-44 M. Raleigh Rabedioux 1945-48 Elford A. Cederberg 1949-52 Edwin Bukowski 1953 Paul Harvey 1953-55 James L. Tanner 1955-60 Donald E. Powers 1961-62 M. Monte Wray 1963-66 Ralph A. Camirand 1967-68 Henry A. Pominville 1969-71 Michael J. Campbell 1972-73 John R. Willertz 1974-77 Mary L. Donnelly as of 1991 Michael J. Buda as of 1993-95 Kathleen Newsham as of 1998-2002 Robert J. Katt as of 2005 Charles M. Brunner as of 2008-10 Christopher J. Shannon as of 2013-14

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1903 Apr 6: Frank T. Woodworth (Rep), elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: Gustavus Hine (Dem), elected; Edward Kroencke (Rep), defeated.
  • 1909 Apr 5: Edward Evans (Rep), elected.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Gustavus Hine (Dem), elected; Henry B. Smith (Rep), defeated.
  • 1913 Apr 7: Gustavus Hine (Dem), elected.
  • 1919 Apr 7: Robert V. Mundy, elected.
  • 1921 Mar 2: John G. Dean, nominated; William H. Tomlinson, nominated; J. Harry Nelson, defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Apr 4: John G. Dean, elected; William H. Tomlinson, defeated.
  • 1923 Mar 7: Charles T. Clark, nominated; John G. Dean, nominated; William H. Tomlinson, defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Apr 2: John G. Dean, elected; Charles T. Clark, defeated.
  • 1925 Mar 4: Charles T. Clark, nominated; J. Harry Nelson, nominated; William J. Kelly, defeated in primary; Albert W. Black, defeated in primary; Frederick C. Siegrist, defeated in primary.
  • 1925 Apr 6: J. Harry Nelson, elected; Charles T. Clark, defeated.
  • 1931 Apr 6: J. Harry Nelson, elected.
  • 1933 Mar 6: J. Harry Nelson, nominated; William J. Kelly, nominated; Alexander H. F. Wegener, defeated in primary; John E. Knapp, defeated in primary; David A. Ballard, defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Apr 3: J. Harry Nelson, elected; William J. Kelly, defeated.
  • 1949 Apr 4: Elford A. Cederberg, elected.
  • 1962 May 21: Donald E. Powers, resigned.
  • 1997: Kathleen Newsham, elected.
  • 2007: Michael E. Wooley, defeated.


    Postmasters at Bay City, 1871-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Theodore C. Phillips as of 1871-75 F. W. Dunham as of 1881 Frank L. Westover 1883-87 George Washington as of 1887 L. G. Wilcox as of 1891 William McCloy as of 1901 F. C. Merrill as of 1903 George L. Lusk as of 1907-11 William J. Schindehette 1936-37 William J. Schindehette 1937-54 Frank R. Sweeney 1954-56 Frank R. Sweeney 1956-69


    West Bay City
    (consolidated with Bay City 1905)

    Mayors of West Bay City, 1877-1905 (may be incomplete!)
    David G. Arnold 1877 George Washington 1878 William I. Tozer 1879-80 William E. Magill 1881-82 Spencer O. Fisher 1883-85 Samuel A. Plummer 1886-87 William J. Martin 1888-91 Rousseau O. Crump 1892-95 Peter Lind 1896-1901 John Walsh 1902-03 C. J. Barnett 1904-05

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1900 Apr 2: Peter Lind (Rep), elected.


    Postmasters at West Bay City, 1881-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry H. Aplin as of 1881 William M. Green as of 1887 L. B. Edinborough as of 1891 Henry H. Aplin as of 1901

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