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Eastpointe, Michigan
including East Detroit, Halfway
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Eastpointe, 1993-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Harvey M. Curley 1993-99 Frank Accavitti, Jr. 1999-2002 James F. Kelly 2003 David Austin 2003-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1995 Nov 7: Harvey M. Curley, elected unopposed.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Frank Accavitti, Jr., elected; Flo Abke, defeated.
  • 2003 Sep 9: David Austin, nominated; James F. Kelly, nominated; Larry Burton, defeated in primary.
  • 2003 Nov 4: David Austin, elected; James F. Kelly, defeated.

    East Detroit
    (renamed Eastpointe 1992)

    Mayors of East Detroit, 1929-92 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert J. Kern 1929-31 Henry Hauss 1931-33 Christian M. Nill 1933-37 Theodore Sherman 1937-39 Frederick A. Eberlein 1939-40 John Burch, Sr. 1941 Richard Maxwell 1941-47 Harry McMillan 1947-48 Mildred B. Stark 1948-53 James E. Anderson 1953-55 Aloysius L. Kapelczak 1955-63 Edward J. Bonior 1963-67 Walter Bezz 1967-75 Al Weinert 1975-78 William A. Mihelich 1978-84 Joyce E. Philippi 1984-85 Joseph M. Portelli 1985-87 Harvey M. Curley 1987-92

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1933 Apr 3: Christian M. Nill, elected; James Segesta, defeated.
  • 1949 Apr 4: Mildred B. Stark, elected; Richard Maxwell, defeated.
  • 1951 Apr 2: Mildred B. Stark, elected; Walter Sullivan, defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 6: James E. Anderson, elected; Beulah Kantner, defeated.
  • 1967 Feb 20: Walter Bezz, nominated; Edward J. Bonior, nominated; Stanley Florka, defeated in primary.
  • 1967 Apr 3: Walter Bezz, elected; Edward J. Bonior, defeated.
  • 1969 Feb 17: Walter Bezz, nominated; Ross M. Snowdon, Jr., nominated; Malcolm Haggart, defeated in primary.
  • 1969 Apr 7: Walter Bezz, elected; Ross M. Snowdon, Jr., defeated.
  • 1979 Sep 11: William A. Mihelich, nominated; Timothy Spiro, nominated; Robert Brown, defeated in primary.
  • 1979 Nov 6: William A. Mihelich, elected; Timothy Spiro, defeated.
  • 1983 Nov 8: William A. Mihelich, elected; Joseph M. Portelli, defeated.
  • 1984 Sep 16: William A. Mihelich, died in office.
  • 1985 Sep 10: Joseph M. Portelli, nominated; Joyce E. Philippi, nominated; Anthony L. Poma, defeated in primary.
  • 1985 Nov 5: Joseph M. Portelli, elected; Joyce E. Philippi, defeated.
  • 1987 Sep 15: Harvey M. Curley, nominated; Joseph M. Portelli, nominated; Lee Grant, defeated in primary.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Harvey M. Curley, elected; Joseph M. Portelli, defeated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Harvey M. Curley, elected unopposed.

    Postmasters at East Detroit, 1929-70 (may be incomplete!)
    Otto C. Miller 1929-34 Fred W. Schroeder 1934-35 Fred W. Schroeder 1935-54 Owen A. Kern 1954-56 Owen A. Kern 1956-57 Monte L. Barnes 1957-58 Stanley L. Schook 1958-59 Stanley L. Schook 1959-65 Norman F. Knorr 1965-66 Norman F. Knorr 1966-70

    (renamed East Detroit 1929)

    Postmasters at Halfway, 1897-1929 (may be incomplete!)
    Herman Hummrich 1897-1909 August Rein 1909-21 Curtice C. Hook 1921-22 Elmer E. Greer 1922 Elmer E. Greer 1922-26 Otto C. Miller 1926 Otto C. Miller 1926-29

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