The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Dearborn, Michigan
including Dearbornville, Fordson, Springwells Township
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters, Township Supervisors

Mayors of Dearborn, 1929-2005 (may be incomplete!)
Clyde M. Ford 1929-35 John L. Carey 1936-41 Orville L. Hubbard 1942-77 John B. O'Reilly 1978-85 Michael A. Guido 1986-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1933: Orville L. Hubbard, defeated in primary.
  • 1935: Clyde M. Ford, defeated in primary.
  • 1935 Nov 5: John L. Carey, elected; Clarence M. Ford, defeated.
  • 1937: Orville L. Hubbard, defeated in primary.
  • 1939: Orville L. Hubbard, defeated.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Orville L. Hubbard, elected; Ray F. Parker, defeated.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Michael A. Guido, elected unopposed.

    Village Presidents of Dearborn, 1919 (may be incomplete!)

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1919 Nov 4: William Ford, elected.

    Postmasters at Dearborn, 1881-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    John M. Farland as of 1881-83 W. M. Wolton as of 1887 Charles Newendorf as of 1891 Thomas T. Woods as of 1901-11 John A. Yagley 1935 John A. Yagley 1935-56 Ernest D. Clagett 1956-57 George A. Martin 1957-59 George A. Martin 1959-69

    (renamed Dearborn)

    Postmasters at Dearbornville, 1871-73 (may be incomplete!)
    John M. Farland as of 1871-73

    (merged with Dearborn in 1928)

    Mayors of Fordson, 1928 (may be incomplete!)

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1928 Apr 2: Floyd E. Yinger, elected; James P. Casey, defeated.

    Springwells Township
    (incorporated as city of Fordson in 1925)

    Supervisors of Springwells Township, 1859-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin M. Davis 1859-60 Joseph H. Clixby 1889-90 William Meyer 1890-93

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1866 Apr 2: Ernst Ranspach (Dem), elected.
  • 1880 Apr 5: Conrad Clippert (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1889 Apr 1: Joseph H. Clixby (Rep), elected; Matthew Markey (Dem), defeated.
  • 1890 Apr 7: William Meyer (Dem), elected; Joseph H. Clixby (Rep), defeated.
  • 1891 Apr 6: William Meyer (Dem), elected; Frederick W. A. Kurth (Rep), defeated.
  • 1892 Apr 4: William Meyer (Dem), elected.
  • 1893 Apr 3: William Meyer (Dem), elected.
  • 1894 Apr 2: William Meyer (Dem), elected; George Fischer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1901 Apr 1: Peter B. DeLisle (Dem), elected; John Warncke (Rep), defeated.
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