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Midland, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Midland, 1887-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Perley C. Heald as of 1887-88 Ray Hart 1899-1900 George Rockwell 1904-05 William Reardon 1905-07 Stewart B. Gordon 1907-15 Clarence H. Macomber 1915-17 Joseph A. Cavanagh 1917-21 John A. Whitman 1921-28 James W. Driver as of 1932-33 Karl B. Robertson as of 1946 W. A. Groening, Jr. as of 1952 Noland I. Poffenberger as of 1953-54 Glenn W. Warren as of 1955-56 James W. Stevens as of 1960 H. Cleland Allison as of 1967 R. Drummond Black as of 2002 Maureen Donker as of 2012-13

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1900 Apr 2: Ray Hart (Rep), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: George Rockwell, elected.
  • 1905 Apr 3: William Reardon (Rep & Union), elected unopposed.
  • 1906 Apr 2: William Reardon (Rep), elected; David M. Bye, defeated.
  • 1907 Mar 19: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Abram D. Salisbury (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1907 Apr 1: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; Abram D. Salisbury (Union), defeated.
  • 1908 Mar 24: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Frank A. Towsley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1909 Mar 23: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Benjamin F. Bradley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1909 Apr 5: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; David E. Thurber (Dem), defeated.
  • 1910 Mar 15: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1910 Mar 15: Frank A. Towsley (Ind), nominated unopposed.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; Frank A. Towsley (Ind), defeated.
  • 1911 Mar 14: H. L. Fairchild (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1911 Mar 14: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1911 Apr 3: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; H. L. Fairchild (Dem), defeated.
  • 1912 Mar 6: David E. Thurber (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1912 Mar 6: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Ewart L. Gardiner (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; David E. Thurber (Dem), defeated.
  • 1913 Mar 5: James J. Savage (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1913 Mar 5: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Frank A. Towsley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1913 Mar 5: Edward W. Austin (Progressive), nominated unopposed.
  • 1913 Apr 7: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; Edward W. Austin (Progressive), defeated; James J. Savage (Dem), defeated.
  • 1914 Mar 4: Justus Thorington (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1914 Mar 4: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), nominated; Frank A. Towsley (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Mar 4: Ewart L. Gardiner (Progressive), nominated unopposed.
  • 1914 Apr 6: Stewart B. Gordon (Rep), elected; Justus Thorington (Dem), defeated; Ewart L. Gardiner (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1915 Mar 3: Thomas B. Main (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1915 Mar 3: Clarence H. Macomber (Rep), nominated; Will E. Reardon (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1915 Apr 5: Clarence H. Macomber (Rep), elected; Thomas B. Main (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Mar 1: Coulter W. Jones (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Mar 1: Clarence H. Macomber (Rep), nominated; Will E. Reardon (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Apr 3: Clarence H. Macomber (Rep), elected; Coulter W. Jones (Dem), defeated.
  • 1917 Mar 7: Coulter W. Jones (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1917 Mar 7: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1917 Apr 2: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), elected; Coulter W. Jones (Dem), defeated.
  • 1918 Mar 6: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1918 Apr 1: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1919 Apr 7: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1920 Mar 3: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1920 Apr 5: Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1921 Mar 2: H. L. Fairchild (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1921 Mar 2: John A. Whitman (Rep), nominated; Joseph A. Cavanagh (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Apr 4: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected; H. L. Fairchild (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Mar 1: John A. Whitman (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1922 Apr 3: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1923 Mar 7: John A. Whitman (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1923 Apr 2: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1924 Apr 7: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1925 Mar 4: John A. Whitman (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1925 Apr 6: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1926 Apr 5: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1927 Apr 4: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1928 Mar 5: John A. Whitman (Rep), nominated; Francis B. Lambie (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Apr 2: John A. Whitman (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1932 Apr 4: James W. Driver, elected.
  • 1933 Apr 3: James W. Driver (Rep), elected unopposed.


    Village Presidents of Midland, 1884 (may be incomplete!)
    Abram D. Salisbury 1880

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1884 Mar 10: Benjamin F. Bradley (People's), elected.


    Postmasters at Midland, 1871-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin F. Bradley as of 1871-83 George C. Thompson as of 1887 Samuel Foster as of 1891 Henry D. Northway as of 1901-11

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