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Petoskey, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Petoskey, 1895-2007 (may be incomplete!)
James Buckley 1895-96 Eugene L. Rose 1896-97 Marion F. Quaintance 1897-98 Eugene L. Rose 1898-99 Myron L. Barber 1899-1900 Philip B. Wachtel 1900-01 Eugene L. Rose 1901-03 George E. Reycraft 1903-04 Reuben M. Winston 1904-05 George E. Reycraft 1905-08 Derk DeRuiter 1908-09 John J. Reycraft 1909-11 William L. McManus, Jr. 1911-12 Homer Sly 1912-13 John J. Reycraft 1913-14 Charles J. Ditto 1914-15 Albert B. Klise 1915-21 John L. A. Galster 1921-25 William McCune 1925-29 Norman M. Risk 1929-32 D. Charles Levinson 1932-35 Buell H. Van Leuven 1935-40 Arthur M. Hinkley 1940-43 Emery O. Nyman 1943-44 John H. Perry 1944-50 Emery O. Nyman 1950-55 Chester A. Crago 1955-59 Donald Stark 1959 Elmer A. Pfeiffer 1959-61 N. Fletcher Johnson 1961-70 James H. Gibson, Jr. 1970-73 Barbara A. Waters 1974-76 Joe C. Kilborn 1977-90 Jeremy Wills as of 1994-99 Jeremy Wills as of 2004 Dale Meyer as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1895 Apr 1: James Buckley, elected.
  • 1896 Apr 6: Eugene L. Rose, elected.
  • 1897 Apr 5: Marion F. Quaintance, elected.
  • 1898 Apr 4: Eugene L. Rose, elected.
  • 1899 Apr 3: Myron L. Barber, elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Philip B. Wachtel, elected.
  • 1901 Apr 1: Eugene L. Rose, elected.
  • 1903 Apr 6: George E. Reycraft (Dem), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: Reuben M. Winston (Rep), elected.
  • 1905 Apr 3: George E. Reycraft, elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: George E. Reycraft (Dem), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Derk DeRuiter (Rep), elected.
  • 1909 Apr 5: John J. Reycraft (Dem), elected.
  • 1910 Apr 4: John J. Reycraft (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Apr 3: William L. McManus, Jr., elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Homer Sly (Rep), elected.
  • 1913 Apr 7: John J. Reycraft (Dem), elected.
  • 1914 Apr 6: Charles J. Ditto (Rep), elected.
  • 1915 Apr 5: Albert B. Klise, elected.
  • 1919 Nov 4: Albert B. Klise, elected.
  • 1925 Apr 6: William McCune, elected unopposed.
  • 1929 Apr 1: Norman M. Risk, elected.
  • 1932 Apr 4: D. Charles Levinson, elected.
  • 1933 Apr 3: D. Charles Levinson, elected.
  • 1935 Apr 1: Buell H. Van Leuven (Rep), elected.
  • 1936 Apr 6: Buell H. Van Leuven, elected unopposed.
  • 1938 Apr 4: Buell H. Van Leuven, elected.
  • 1940 Apr 1: Arthur M. Hinkley, elected.
  • 1943 Apr 5: Emery O. Nyman, elected.
  • 1944 Apr 3: John H. Perry, elected.
  • 1950 Apr 3: Emery O. Nyman, elected.
  • 1955 Apr 4: Chester A. Crago, elected.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Barbara A. Waters, elected unopposed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1985 Nov 5: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Joe C. Kilborn, elected unopposed.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Herbert H. Carlson, elected; Joe C. Kilborn, defeated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Herbert H. Carlson, elected; Joe C. Kilborn, defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Joe C. Kilborn, elected; Herbert H. Carlson, defeated; James F. Ehrnst, defeated.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Jeremy Wills, elected unopposed.
  • 1995 Nov 7: Jeremy Wills, elected; Herbert H. Carlson, defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Jeremy Wills, elected unopposed.
  • 1997 Nov 4: Jeremy Wills, elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Jeremy Wills, elected unopposed.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Herbert H. Carlson, elected; Jeremy Wills, defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Kate Marshall, elected; Herbert H. Carlson, defeated.
  • 2001 Nov 6: Kate Marshall, elected unopposed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Kate Marshall, elected; Gail A. Smith, defeated.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Jeremy Wills, elected unopposed.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Ted Pall, elected; Jeremy Wills, defeated; Steven Welsh, defeated.


    Village Presidents of Petoskey, 1879-95 (may be incomplete!)
    Hiram O. Rose 1879-81 Isaac D. Toll 1881-83 Charles J. Pailthorp 1883-84 William L. Curtis 1884-85 Philip B. Wachtel 1885-86 Henry T. Calkins 1886-87 David C. Page 1887-88 Henry T. Calkins 1888-89 John G. Hill 1889-90 William W. Rice 1890-92 James R. Wylie 1892-93 William M. Everett 1893-94 John R. Davis 1894-95

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1888 Mar 12: Henry T. Calkins (Dem), elected.
  • 1891 Mar 9: William W. Rice (Dem), elected.


    Postmasters at Petoskey, 1881-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Ralph Connable as of 1881 Isaac D. Toll as of 1887 James Buckley as of 1891 James Buckley as of 1901 Charles J. Pailthorp as of 1911

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