The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Hamtramck, Michigan
including Hamtramck Township
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters, Township Supervisors

Mayors of Hamtramck, 1922-2006 (may be incomplete!)
Peter C. Jezewski 1922-26 Stephen A. Majewski 1926-28 Rudolph G. Tenerowicz 1928-32 Peter C. Jezewski 1932-34 Joseph A. Lewandowski 1934-36 Rudolph G. Tenerowicz 1936-39 Vincent S. Sadlowski 1939 Walter L. Kanar 1939-42 Anthony C. Tenerowicz 1942 Stephen S. Skrzycki 1942-52 Albert J. Zak 1952-63 Joseph J. Grzecki 1963-70 Raymond J. Wojtowicz 1970-73 Albert J. Zak 1974-75 William V. Kozerski 1975-79 Robert Kozaren 1980-97 Gary J. Zych 1998-2003 Thomas Jankowski as of 2004-05 Karen Majewski as of 2006

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1922 Apr 3: Peter C. Jezewski, elected; Fred B. Dibble, defeated.
  • 1924 Apr 7: Peter C. Jezewski, elected; Fred B. Dibble, defeated.
  • 1926 Apr 5: Stephen A. Majewski, elected; Peter C. Jezewski, defeated.
  • 1930 Apr 7: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz, elected; T. T. Dysarz, defeated.
  • 1932 Mar 24: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz, resigned.
  • 1932 Apr 4: Peter C. Jezewski, elected; Constantine A. Cetlinski, defeated; Stanley J. Pacholek, defeated; George Kristalsky, defeated.
  • 1936 Apr 6: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz, elected.
  • 1938 Apr 4: Rudolph G. Tenerowicz, elected; Joseph A. Lewandowski, defeated.
  • 1940 Apr 1: Walter L. Kanar, elected; Frank Matulewicz, defeated.
  • 1975 Feb 25: Albert J. Zak, died in office.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Thomas Jankowski, elected; Gary J. Zych, defeated.
  • 2005 Aug 2: Karen Majewski, nominated; Thomas Jankowski, nominated; Mohammad A. Hafeez, defeated in primary; Richard Fabiszak, defeated in primary.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Karen Majewski, elected; Thomas Jankowski, defeated.

    Village Presidents of Hamtramck, 1903-19 (may be incomplete!)
    Daniel L. Minock 1918-19

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1903 Mar 9: Edward Russell (People's Conservative), elected; William Blanck (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1917: George J. Haas (Liberty), defeated.
  • 1919 Mar 10: George J. Haas (Liberty), elected; Daniel L. Minock (People's Conservative), defeated.

    Postmasters at Hamtramck, 1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Xerxes A. Jones as of 1911

    Hamtramck Township
    (incorporated as city of Hamtramck 1922)

    Supervisors of Hamtramck Township, 1827-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    C. Moran 1827-33 Peter Van Every 1833-37 Louis Beaufait 1837-41 John Kirby 1841 Louis Beaufait 1842 Anthony Damito 1843 W. B. Hunt 1844 George Moran 1845

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Apr 1: Bernard Monaghan, elected; Emil Kuhn, defeated.
  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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