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Meridian Township, Michigan
including Okemos, Haslett
Township Supervisors, Postmasters


Supervisors of Meridian Township, 1842-2009 (may be incomplete!)
George Matthews as of 1842 Charles H. Darrow as of 1863 Shubael Hammond 1890 John G. Kaiser 1931-35 John S. Green 1935-40 James F. McClure 1957-59 Robert R. Robinson, Jr. 1959-69 John J. Roetman 1969-73 Steven L. Thomas 1973-74 William A. Brehm, Jr. 1974-76 George E. Fritz 1976 James L. Dorrance 1976-80 Carlene L. Webster 1980-88 Steven L. Thomas 1988-92 Alvin E. House 1992-96 Bruce A. Little 1996-2000 Bill McCullough 2000 Susan McGillicuddy 2000-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1900 Apr 2: John B. Beck (Dem), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 1: J. B. Parks (Dem), elected.
  • 1902 Apr 7: Charles Winters (Dem), elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: H. F. Wellman (Dem), elected.
  • 1913 Apr 7: H. F. Wellman (Dem), elected.
  • 1914 Apr 6: Fred Kaiser, elected.
  • 1920 Apr 5: Myron Daniels (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Apr 4: Heber J. Hulett (Rep), elected.
  • 1926 Apr 5: John R. Ferguson (Dem), elected; A. E. Eberle (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932 Apr 4: John G. Kaiser (Dem), elected; George H. Bearup (Rep), defeated.
  • 1933 Apr 3: John G. Kaiser (Dem), elected; Albert W. Dunn (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934 Apr 2: John G. Kaiser (Dem), elected; Albert W. Dunn (Rep), defeated.
  • 1935 Apr 1: John S. Green (Dem), elected.
  • 1936 Apr 6: John S. Green (Dem), elected; Lloyd Cavanaugh (Rep), defeated.
  • 1937 Apr 5: John S. Green (Dem), elected; Lloyd Cavanaugh (Rep), defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 4: John S. Green (Dem), elected; Lloyd Cavanaugh (Rep), defeated.
  • 1939 Apr 3: John S. Green (Dem), elected; Heber J. Hulett (Rep), defeated.
  • 1945 Apr 2: Floyd B. Linn (Rep), elected; John S. Green (Dem), defeated.
  • 1949 Apr 4: Charles O. Wilkins (Rep), elected; Robert W. Swanberg (Dem), defeated.
  • 1951 Feb 19: Earl C. Maynard (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Feb 19: Charles O. Wilkins (Rep), nominated; John King, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1951 Apr 2: Charles O. Wilkins (Rep), elected; Earl C. Maynard (Dem), defeated.
  • 1953 Apr 6: Charles O. Wilkins (Rep), elected; Esther B. Waite (Dem), defeated.
  • 1955 Feb 21: Glenn H. Hilley (Dem), nominated; Stephen Musselman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Feb 21: Bernard F. Ward (Rep), nominated; Charles O. Wilkins (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Apr 4: Bernard F. Ward (Rep), elected; Glenn H. Hilley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1957 Feb 18: James F. McClure (Dem), nominated.
  • 1957 Feb 18: Bernard F. Ward (Rep), nominated.
  • 1957 Apr 1: James F. McClure (Dem), elected; Bernard F. Ward (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959 Feb 16: James F. McClure (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1959 Feb 16: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), elected; James F. McClure (Dem), defeated.
  • 1961 Apr 3: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), elected; Victor V. DeRose (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Apr 1: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), elected; Robert L. Groom (Dem), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), elected; Robert L. Groom (Dem), defeated.
  • 1966 Aug 2: Corda West (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1966 Aug 2: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Robert R. Robinson, Jr. (Rep), elected; Corda West (Dem), defeated.
  • 1969 Jul 12: John J. Roetman, appointed.
  • 1970 Aug 4: John J. Roetman (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John J. Roetman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1972 Aug 8: Gordon M. McKenzie (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1972 Aug 8: John J. Roetman (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1972 Nov 7: John J. Roetman (Rep), elected; Gordon M. McKenzie (Dem), defeated.
  • 1973 Jul 10: Steven L. Thomas, appointed.
  • 1974 Aug 6: Gordon M. McKenzie (Dem), nominated; Jerome W. Dewald (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Aug 6: William A. Brehm, Jr. (Rep), nominated; Steven L. Thomas (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1974 Nov 5: William A. Brehm, Jr. (Rep), elected; Gordon M. McKenzie (Dem), defeated.
  • 1976 Aug 3: James L. Dorrance (Rep), nominated; Clarence V. Spawr (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1976 Nov 2: James L. Dorrance (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1978 Aug 8: Donald J. Montgomery (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1978 Aug 8: James L. Dorrance (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1978 Nov 7: James L. Dorrance (Rep), elected; Donald J. Montgomery (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 Aug 5: James F. McClure (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1980 Aug 5: Carlene L. Webster (Rep), nominated; Michael J. Hluchaniuk (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Carlene L. Webster (Rep), elected; James F. McClure (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Aug 7: Carlene L. Webster (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Carlene L. Webster (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1988 Aug 2: Donald J. Montgomery (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1988 Aug 2: Steven L. Thomas (Rep), nominated; Carlene L. Webster (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Steven L. Thomas (Rep), elected; Donald J. Montgomery (Dem), defeated.
  • 2004 Aug 3: John T. Anderson (Dem), nominated; Alan Wolfe (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2004 Aug 3: Susan McGillicuddy (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Susan McGillicuddy (Rep), elected; John T. Anderson (Dem), defeated.


    Okemos
    (part of Meridian Township)

    Postmasters at Okemos, 1871-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Ebenezer Walker as of 1871-83 J. Ferguson as of 1887 Alfred F. Barnes as of 1891-1901 Orin Honsberger as of 1911 Orin K. Grettenberger 1939 Orin K. Grettenberger 1939-49 Laura A. Grettenberger 1949-53 George E. Barlow 1953-54 George E. Barlow 1954-65 Robert A. Stetler 1965-68 Robert A. Stetler 1968-73


    Haslett
    (part of Meridian Township)

    Postmasters at Haslett, 1901-78 (may be incomplete!)
    Aaron J. Smith as of 1901 Cynthia A. Elliott as of 1911 Mary M. Schlichting 1954-56 Mary M. Schlichting 1956-65 Harold E. Joy 1965-66 Harold E. Joy 1966-78

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