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Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Mt. Pleasant, 1889-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Lewis E. Royal 1889-90 Michael Devereaux 1890-92 E. D. Wheaton 1892-93 Cornelius Bennett 1893-94 Tobias Begley 1894-95 J. A. Fancher 1895-96 Michael Devereaux 1896-98 Charles M. Brooks 1898-1900 Levi Shafer 1900-02 Arthur N. Ward 1902-03 H. Edward Deuel 1903-06 H. A. Miller 1906-07 Michael Devereaux 1907-08 Walter L. Snider 1908-09 H. Edward Deuel 1909-11 Fred Russell 1911-12 H. Edward Deuel 1912-13 Walter F. Newberry 1913-14 H. Edward Deuel 1914-16 Walter W. Russell 1916-18 Walter S. Horn 1918-19 L. A. Kauffman 1919 Luman Burch 1919-20 Fred Russell 1920-21 Webster H. Pearce 1921-27 M. T. Kenney 1927-28 Edward O. Harris 1929-33 Robert T. Kane 1934 Walter S. Horn 1935-37 John W. Benford 1938-39 Charles E. Smith 1940 F. E. Robinson 1941-44 Noel D. Gover 1945 Robert T. Kane 1946 James D. Leonard 1947 T. Malcolm McShea 1948 Irvin W. Hartman 1949 Norman X. Lyon 1950-51 Delbert L. Conkright 1952 E. Lee Johnson 1953-54 Joseph J. Rush 1955 G. R. Denison 1956-57 Douglas McFarlane, Sr. 1958-59 W. P. Wood 1960 R. F. Sweeney 1961 Jackson K. Beatty 1962-63 J. Dean Eckersley 1964 C. F. Dumon 1965 Norman Zuker 1965 J. Dean Eckersley 1965-66 Raymond O. Planteroth 1967-68 J. Hudson Keenan 1969 L. A. Johns 1970 Paul Hubscher 1971 Sam Wunderbaum 1972 Barton LaBelle 1973 J. Hudson Keenan 1974 Paul Hubscher 1975 J. E. Johnson 1976 W. Sidney Smith 1977 Sibyl M. Ellis 1977 Thaddeus Zolty 1978 Sibyl M. Ellis 1979 James Phillips 1980 Gary Knight 1981 Thomas Weirich 1982 Douglas D. McFarlane, Jr. 1983 Gary Knight 1984 Sibyl M. Ellis 1985 G. Patrick Doyle 1986 Donald J. Breckon 1987 Conrad A. English 1987-88 William L. McCarthy 1989 Douglas D. McFarlane, Jr. 1990 Conrad A. English 1991 Susan Kay Smith 1992 Kenneth C. Bovee 1993 Robert S. Trullinger 1994 Donald N. Sowle 1995 Susan Kay Smith 1996 Gerald D. Cassel 1997 Sharon M. Tilmann 1998 Michael R. Pittsley 1999 Albert Kaufmann, Jr. 2000-01 Michael R. Pittsley 2002 Adam A. Miller 2003 Matthew R. Showalter 2004 Adam A. Miller 2005 Cynthia Bradley Kilmer 2006 Jon Joslin 2007-08 Jim Holton 2009-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1890 Apr 15: Michael Devereaux, elected.
  • 1891: Michael Devereaux, elected.
  • 1892: E. D. Wheaton, elected.
  • 1893: Cornelius Bennett, elected.
  • 1894: Tobias Begley, elected.
  • 1895: J. A. Fancher, elected.
  • 1896 Apr 6: Michael Devereaux, elected.
  • 1897 Apr 5: Michael Devereaux, elected.
  • 1898 Apr 4: Charles M. Brooks, elected.
  • 1899 Apr 3: Charles M. Brooks, elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Levi Shafer (Rep), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 1: Levi Shafer, elected.
  • 1902 Apr 7: Arthur N. Ward, elected.
  • 1903 Apr 6: H. Edward Deuel (Rep), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: H. Edward Deuel, elected.
  • 1905 Apr 3: H. Edward Deuel, elected.
  • 1906 Apr 2: H. A. Miller, elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: Michael Devereaux, elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Walter L. Snider (Rep), elected.
  • 1909 Apr 5: H. Edward Deuel (Rep), elected.
  • 1910 Apr 4: H. Edward Deuel, elected.
  • 1911 Apr 3: Fred Russell, elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: H. Edward Deuel, elected.
  • 1913 Apr 7: Walter F. Newberry, elected.
  • 1914 Apr 6: H. Edward Deuel (Rep), elected; Walter F. Newberry (Dem), defeated.
  • 1915 Apr 5: H. Edward Deuel (Rep), elected; Frank Keenan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Apr 3: Walter W. Russell (Dem), elected; H. Edward Deuel (Rep), defeated.
  • 1917 Apr 2: Walter W. Russell (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1918 Apr 1: Walter S. Horn (Rep), elected; John A. McCarthy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1919 Apr 7: L. A. Kauffman (Rep), elected; Martin Naumes (Dem), defeated.
  • 1919 Sep 15: L. A. Kauffman, resigned.
  • 1919 Sep 29: Luman Burch, appointed.
  • 1920 Apr 5: Fred Russell, elected; John A. Damon (Rep), defeated.


    Village Presidents of Mt. Pleasant, 1875-89 (may be incomplete!)
    John Maxwell 1875-77 Daniel H. Gilman 1877-79 John C. Leaton 1879-80 I. E. Arnold 1880-81 Charles T. Russell 1881-82 John A. Harris 1882-83 George L. Granger 1883-84 Robert Laughlin 1884-85 Thomas J. Fordyce 1885-86 D. H. Nelson 1886-87 John Kane 1887-88 John Kinney 1888-89 Warner Churchill 1889

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1875 May 11: John Maxwell, elected.
  • 1877: Daniel H. Gilman, elected; Samuel W. Hopkins, defeated.
  • 1884 Mar 10: Robert Laughlin (Dem), elected.


    Postmasters at Mt. Pleasant, 1869-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    Edward G. Wilder 1869-70 Anna Wilder 1870-72 John B. Waite 1872 Emily H. Case 1872 Charles E. Westlake 1872-86 Frederick A. Stebbins 1886-89 Isaac A. Fancher 1889-93 Charles T. Russell 1893-97 Arthur Stanley Coutant 1897-1902 John W. Hance 1902-14 Herbert A. Sanford 1914-22 Bert M. Gould 1922-29 Wesley J. Morrison 1929-34 Anna S. Warner 1934-35 Anna S. Warner 1935-42 Lawrence E. Barr 1942-48 Lionel R. Haight 1948-49 Lionel R. Haight 1949-53 Raymond W. Hooker 1953-56 Raymond W. Hooker 1956-75

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