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East Lansing, Michigan
including Agricultural College
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of East Lansing, 1907-2018 (may be incomplete!)
Clinton DeWitt Smith 1907-08 Warren Babcock 1908-09 Thomas Gunson 1909-14 Jacob Schepers 1914-18 Edward H. Ryder 1918-25 Luther H. Baker 1925-28 Henry B. Dirks 1928-29 Benjamin A. Faunce 1929-31 Bert J. Ford 1931-33 Lyman L. Frimodig 1933-37 Carl G. Card 1937-47 Richard P. Lyman, Jr. 1947-49 Burr O. Twichell 1949-51 Cornelius Wagenvoord 1951-53 Max R. Strother 1953-59 Harold F. Pletz 1959-61 Gordon L. Thomas 1961-71 Wilbur B. Brookover 1971-75 George L. Griffiths 1975-79 Larry Owen 1979-83 John Czarnecki 1983-87 Joan B. Hunault 1987-89 Liz Schweitzer 1989-93 Robert Phipps 1993-95 Doug Jester 1995-97 Mark S. Meadows 1997-2005 Sam Singh 2005-07 Mark S. Meadows 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1908 Apr 6: Warren Babcock (Citizens), elected unopposed.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Thomas Gunson (Citizens), elected.
  • 1911 Apr 3: Thomas Gunson (Citizens), elected unopposed.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Thomas Gunson (Citizens), elected unopposed.
  • 1913 Apr 7: Thomas Gunson (Citizens), elected; Ely F. Allen (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1915 Apr 5: Jacob Schepers, elected.
  • 1925 Apr 6: Luther H. Baker (Citizens), elected; Henry B. Dirks (Ind), defeated.
  • 1926 Apr 5: Luther H. Baker (Citizens), elected; Frank W. Chamberlain (Ind), defeated.
  • 1927 Apr 4: Luther H. Baker (Citizens), elected; Frank W. Chamberlain (Ind), defeated.
  • 1928 Apr 2: Henry B. Dirks (Ind), elected; Mark H. Smith (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1929 Apr 1: Benjamin A. Faunce (Citizens), elected; Henry B. Dirks (Ind), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Carl G. Card, elected unopposed.


    Postmasters at East Lansing, 1907-73 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles B. Collingwood 1907-09 Bert L. Rosecrans 1909-14 Claude D. Aldrich 1914-23 Charles S. Wilcox 1923-31 Benjamin A. Faunce 1931-35 Earle E. Young 1935 Earle E. Young 1935-44 Leo B. Francisco 1944-45 Mervin A. Terrill 1945-49 William A. Burgess 1955-58 T. H. Spurway 1958-59 A. Ray Krider 1959-60 A. Ray Krider 1960-73


    Agricultural College
    (became East Lansing 1907)

    Postmasters at Agricultural College, 1884-1907 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert G. Baird 1884-85 Henry G. Reynolds 1885-93 Ira H. Butterfield 1893-1902 Charles B. Collingwood 1902-07

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