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Portage, Michigan
including Portage Township
Mayors, Postmasters, Township Supervisors


Mayors of Portage, 1967-2005 (may be incomplete!)
Anthony H. Lemmer as of 1967 James Graham as of 2002-05


Postmasters at Portage, 1871-1911 (may be incomplete!)
Daniel Lathrop as of 1871 H. E. Thompson as of 1881 James Caruthers as of 1887 Ira Carter as of 1891 Albert Smith as of 1901 Francis I. Southwell as of 1911


Portage Township
(incorporated as city of Portage 1963)

Supervisors of Portage Township, 1901-21 (may be incomplete!)
Albert Smith as of 1901-02

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Apr 1: Albert Smith (Rep), elected; Charles R. Campbell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1902 Apr 7: Albert Smith (Rep), elected; Charles R. Campbell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1913 Apr 7: Albert Snow (Rep), elected; Charles V. Ames (Dem), defeated.
  • 1921 Apr 4: William J. Campbell (Dem), elected.
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