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Mayors and Postmasters of Owosso, Michigan

Mayors of Owosso, 1880-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Stearns F. Smith as of 1894 Wallace D. Burke 1908-11 Otto L. Sprague 1911-12 George W. Clark 1912-13 John H. Brandel 1913-14 James De Young 1914-17 Asa T. Wright 1917-26 Otto L. Sprague 1926-28 William A. Seegmiller 1928-32 Asa T. Wright 1932-35 John N. Axford 1935-40 Charles Moore as of 1952-56 Lewis Rubelman as of 1960 William P. Himburg as of 1967 Linda Robertson as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1880 Apr 5: Woodard (Rep), elected.
  • 1889 Apr 1: J. H. Frieseke (Rep), elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Morris Osburn (Rep), elected.
  • 1903 Apr 6: H. A. Arnold (Rep), elected.
  • 1906 Apr 2: Stanley E. Parkill, elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: D. D. H. Lamb (Rep), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Wallace D. Burke (Dem), elected; Stanley E. Parkill (Citizens), defeated; Perry C. Storm (Rep), defeated.
  • 1909 Apr 5: Wallace D. Burke (Dem), elected; B. S. Knapp (Citizens), defeated; George W. Detwiler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1910 Apr 4: Wallace D. Burke (Dem), elected; Burt S. Sutherland (Rep), defeated.
  • 1911 Apr 3: Otto L. Sprague (Rep), elected; Louis B. Allison (Dem), defeated.
  • 1912 Apr 1: George W. Clark (Rep), elected; John H. Brandel (Dem), defeated; John Kneeland (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1913 Apr 7: John H. Brandel (Dem), elected; Gaylord N. Finch (Rep), defeated; Carl C. Wright (Progressive), defeated; John Kneeland (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Mar 23: James De Young, nominated; Arthur H. Dumond, nominated; Frank E. Sutfin, defeated in primary; Ira G. Curry, defeated in primary; Will O. Phillips, defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Apr 6: James De Young, elected; Arthur H. Dumond, defeated.
  • 1917 Mar 7: Asa T. Wright, nominated; Edmond O. Dewey, nominated, but withdrew; John H. Brandel, defeated in primary; Ira G. Curry, defeated in primary.
  • 1917 Apr 2: Asa T. Wright, elected unopposed.
  • 1920 Mar 22: Asa T. Wright, nominated; B. R. Cushman, nominated.
  • 1920 Apr 5: Asa T. Wright, elected; B. R. Cushman, defeated.
  • 1923 Apr 2: Asa T. Wright, elected; Frank E. Sutfin, defeated.
  • 1926 Apr 5: Otto L. Sprague, elected; Asa T. Wright, defeated.
  • 1928 Apr 2: William A. Seegmiller, elected; Asa T. Wright, defeated.
  • 1929 Apr 1: William A. Seegmiller, elected.
  • 1932 Mar 14: Asa T. Wright, nominated; William A. Seegmiller, nominated.
  • 1932 Apr 4: Asa T. Wright, elected; William A. Seegmiller, defeated.
  • 1935 Mar 4: John N. Axford, nominated; J. L. Brandel, nominated; Asa T. Wright, defeated in primary.
  • 1935 Apr 1: John N. Axford, elected; J. L. Brandel, defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 4: John N. Axford, elected; Cecil M. Waters, defeated.

    Postmasters at Owosso, 1871-1928 (may be incomplete!)
    Alpheus M. Beebe as of 1871 L. A. Hamblin as of 1881 N. Ball as of 1887 Charles H. Cassitt as of 1891 Edmond O. Dewey as of 1900-11 George M. Dewey 1900 Otto L. Sprague 1928

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