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Delhi Township, Michigan
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Township Supervisors, Postmasters


Supervisors of Delhi Township, 1842-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Henry H. North 1842-43 Roswell Everett 1843-44 Russell P. Everett 1844-47 David Wait 1847-49 Roswell Everett 1849-50 Caleb Thompson 1850-52 David Wait 1852-53 Denison H. Hilliard 1853-54 John Ferguson 1854-55 Denison H. Hilliard 1855-56 John Ferguson 1856-57 Denison H. Hilliard 1857-58 Caleb Thompson 1858-59 Philip J. Price 1859-60 John Ferguson 1860-62 Philip J. Price 1862-63 Denison H. Hilliard 1863 John Ferguson 1863-64 David Wait 1864-65 John Ferguson 1865-66 John Thompson 1866-68 Dwight S. Price 1868-69 John Ferguson 1869-71 Dwight S. Price 1871-72 John Ferguson 1872-75 William B. Watson 1875-77 John Thompson 1877-78 William B. Watson 1878-79 Leverett R. Chaddock 1879-80 Lyman W. Baker 1880-81 John B. Fay 1917-22 John B. Fay 1931-57 Marshall E. Hartig 1958-63 Joseph P. Kiersey 1963-74 Stuart D. Goodrich as of 2005-09

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1863: Philip J. Price, died in office.
  • 1863 Mar 19: Denison H. Hilliard, appointed.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Silas H. Phillips (Dem), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 1: H. E. Gunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1902 Apr 7: H. E. Gunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1903 Apr 6: H. E. Gunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: H. E. Gunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1913 Apr 7: H. E. Gunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1916 Apr 3: Joseph W. Robinson (Rep), elected; Robert H. Wilson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1920 Apr 5: John B. Fay (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Apr 4: John B. Fay (Dem), elected.
  • 1926 Apr 5: Claude H. Menger (Dem), elected; Arthur Wemple (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932 Apr 4: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Rina A. Lott (Rep), defeated.
  • 1933 Apr 3: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Eber J. Robinson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934 Apr 2: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Roy Miller (Rep), defeated.
  • 1935 Apr 1: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Roy Miller (Rep), defeated.
  • 1936 Apr 6: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Rina A. Lott (Rep), defeated.
  • 1937 Apr 5: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Robert W. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 4: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Stanley Parker (Rep), defeated.
  • 1939 Apr 3: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Roy Miller (Rep), defeated.
  • 1945 Apr 2: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Otto C. Hartig (Rep), defeated.
  • 1947 Apr 7: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Charles E. Coy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1949 Apr 4: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Howard Chappell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1951 Apr 2: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Floyd Lott (Rep), defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 6: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Arthur J. Huver (Rep), defeated.
  • 1955 Apr 4: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Earl A. Christian (Rep), defeated.
  • 1957 Apr 1: John B. Fay (Dem), elected; Richard Spahr (Rep), defeated.
  • 1957 Dec 31: John B. Fay, resigned.
  • 1958 Jan 1: Marshall E. Hartig, appointed.
  • 1959 Feb 16: George Parker (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1959 Feb 16: Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), nominated; George Salm (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), elected; George Parker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1961 Apr 3: Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), elected; Clayton J. Quenby (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Feb 18: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated; Robert Little (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1963 Feb 18: Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1963 Apr 1: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), elected; Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Sep 1: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1964 Sep 1: Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), nominated; Frank J. Lawrence (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), elected; Marshall E. Hartig (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Aug 2: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Aug 4: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1970 Aug 4: Elton C. Skinner (Rep), nominated; Patrick A. Patino (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), elected; Elton C. Skinner (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Aug 8: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1972 Aug 8: Elton C. Skinner (Rep), nominated; Gary H. Knox (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), elected; Elton C. Skinner (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), nominated; Patrick A. Patino (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Michael L. Walkington (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Michael L. Walkington (Rep), elected; Joseph P. Kiersey (Dem), defeated.
  • 1976 Aug 3: Ronald G. Retzloff (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1976 Aug 3: Michael L. Walkington (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Michael L. Walkington (Rep), elected; Ronald G. Retzloff (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978 Aug 8: Billie L. Dowell (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Billie L. Dowell (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1980 Aug 5: Tony DeRosa (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1980 Aug 5: Billie L. Dowell (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Billie L. Dowell (Rep), elected; Tony DeRosa (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Aug 7: Marston R. Dixon (Dem), nominated; James R. Spalding (Dem), defeated in primary; Robert L. Calder (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1984 Aug 7: Richard H. Bacon (Rep), nominated; Patricia Donath (Rep), defeated in primary; Marvin Mullins (Rep), defeated in primary; Tom Houser (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Richard H. Bacon (Rep), elected; Marston R. Dixon (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Aug 2: Barry J. Estill (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1988 Aug 2: Richard H. Bacon (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Richard H. Bacon (Rep), elected; Barry J. Estill (Dem), defeated.
  • 2004 Aug 3: Don Long (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2004 Aug 3: Stuart D. Goodrich (Rep), nominated; Steve Anderson (Rep), defeated in primary; Roy Bull (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Stuart D. Goodrich (Rep), elected; Don Long (Dem), defeated.


    Holt
    (part of Delhi Township)

    Postmasters at Holt, 1871-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Lyman W. Baker as of 1871-75 James Weigman as of 1881-83 C. Thompson as of 1887 Samuel W. Mayer as of 1891-1911

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