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Coldwater, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Coldwater, 1861-2005 (may be incomplete!)
Albert Chandler 1861-63 David B. Dennis 1863-64 Justin Lawyer 1864-66 John H. Beach 1866-67 D. C. Powers 1867-69 Phineas P. Nicholas 1869-70 Justin Lawyer 1870-71 David B. Dennis 1871-72 Albert Chandler 1872-73 Henry C. Lewis 1873-74 John R. Champion 1874-76 Stephen S. Cutter 1876-77 Charles Upson 1877-78 D. C. Powers 1879-80 John R. Champion 1880-81 Barton S. Tibbits 1881-82 L. M. Wing 1882-83 George Starr 1883-85 Alfred Milnes 1885-87 B. H. Calkins 1887-89 C. D. Randall 1889-90 Edwin R. Clarke 1890-92 B. H. Calkins 1892-93 Simon B. Kitchel 1893-94 N. A. Reynolds 1894-95 T. A. Hilton 1895-96 Albert A. Sherman 1896-98 Clayton C. Johnson 1898-1901 Elmer E. Palmer 1901-02 Milo D. Campbell 1902-05 Charles N. Legg 1905-06 G. E. Kleindinst 1906-08 Edward A. Moore 1908-09 Albert A. Sherman 1909-11 C. A. Conover 1911-13 Elmer E. Palmer 1913-14 G. E. Kleindinst 1914-16 Frank G. Sharp 1916-17 William H. Friedrich 1917-18 Frank G. Sharp 1918-19 Starr W. Gruner 1919-21 Edward D. Legg 1921-24 LeRoy Palmer 1924-26 Arthur B. Walker 1926-28 Howard K. Snyder 1928-30 Norman G. Kohl 1930-32 Samuel D. Strong 1932-33 Roscoe L. Graves 1933-35 Leslie Woodward 1935-37 Ford Davis 1937-39 Alfred G. Morency 1939-42 Roy O. Baum 1942-44 Howard M. Teeter 1946-48 Owen L. Decker as of 1949-51 Frederick H. Weeks as of 1952-53 John T. Jackson as of 1954-56 Marion L. Pillsbury 1966-70 Dick Zeluff as of 1981 Eugene F. Wallace as of 2005

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1866 Apr 2: John H. Beach (Dem), elected.
  • 1880 Apr 5: John R. Champion (Citizens), elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Clayton C. Johnson (Rep), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Edward A. Moore (Rep), elected.
  • 1909 Apr 5: Albert A. Sherman (Dem), elected.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Albert A. Sherman (Dem), elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: C. A. Conover (Rep), elected.
  • 1914 Apr 6: G. E. Kleindinst (Rep), elected.
  • 1915 Apr 5: G. E. Kleindinst, elected.
  • 1925 Apr 6: LeRoy Palmer (Dem), elected.
  • 1932 Apr 4: Samuel D. Strong, elected.
  • 1935 Apr 1: Leslie Woodward (Rep), elected.
  • 1936 Apr 6: Leslie Woodward (Rep), elected.
  • 1938 Apr 4: Ford Davis (Rep), elected.


    Village Presidents of Coldwater, 1837-61 (may be incomplete!)
    Hiram Alden 1837-38 L. D. Crippen 1838-39 Silas A. Holbrook 1839-42 David Williams 1842-43 William Pierson 1843-44 Henry Lockwood 1844-46 Albert L. Porter 1846-47 Harvey Warner 1847-49 Jared Pond 1849-51 Harvey Warner 1851-52 Albert Chandler 1852-53 Hiram Shoudler 1853-54 Alvin H. Burdick 1854-55 Hiram Baker 1855-56 Roland Root 1856-57 A. S. Glessner 1857-58 Alonzo F. Bidwell 1858-59 Charles Upson 1859-60 Stephen S. Cutter 1860-61


    Postmasters at Coldwater, 1830-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Abraham F. Bolton 1830-32 Harvey Warner 1832-35 Peter Martin 1835-37 Silas A. Holbrook 1837-38 Harvey Warner 1838-46 Theron Foster 1846-49 Myron A. Dougherty 1849-52 Lorenzo D. Brown 1852-53 Corydon P. Benton 1853-57 Albert L. Porter 1857-61 David B. Purinton 1861-66 Hamlet B. Adams 1866-69 John Chandler 1869-73 Julius S. Barber 1873-82 Edward R. Root 1882-86 David B. Dennis 1886-90 Albert A. Dorrance 1890-94 John G. Parkhurst 1894-98 Alfred Milnes 1898-1902 Benjamin B. Gorman 1902-14 LeRoy Palmer 1914-22 Benjamin B. Gorman 1922-29 Charles Henry Peterson 1929 James Swain 1929-33 Mortimer W. Olds 1933-34 Mortimer W. Olds 1934-48 Ralph K. Whipple 1948-50 Gust C. Burandt 1950-69

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1929 Jun 16: Benjamin B. Gorman, died in office.
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