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Roseville, Michigan
including Fraser, Erin Township
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters, Township Supervisors

Mayors of Roseville, 1959-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Arthur S. C. Waterman as of 1959-61 Richard Drager as of 1963 Arthur S. C. Waterman as of 1965 William D. McDonald as of 1967-69 Gerald K. Alsip as of 1994-2002 Harold L. Haugh as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1989 Nov 7: Jeanne A. Riesterer, elected; Gerald W. Frenchy, defeated.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Gerald K. Alsip, elected; Vicki Acuff, defeated.
  • 1997 Nov 4: Gerald K. Alsip, elected; Ron Thomas, defeated.
  • 2001 Nov 6: Gerald K. Alsip, elected.
  • 2009 Nov 3: John Chirkun, elected; Ron Blazejewski, defeated.

    Village Presidents of Roseville, 1947-57 (may be incomplete!)
    William Harper as of 1947 Frank Biehl as of 1949-52 Roy F. Diesing 1953 Glen Alsip 1953-57

    Postmasters at Roseville, 1871-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Augustus Schuchard as of 1871-81 H. Bloss as of 1887 Augustus Schuchard as of 1891 William Frazho as of 1901 Otto C. Haselhuhn as of 1911

    (incorporated partly from Erin Township)

    Postmasters at Fraser, 1871-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Herman Knorr as of 1871 Reinhold Offenhausen as of 1873 F. C. Kollmorzen as of 1881 C. Steffen as of 1883-91 Henry C. Detzer as of 1901-03 George W. Steffens as of 1911

    Erin Township
    (incorporated as city of Roseville 1958)

    Supervisors of Erin Township, 1932-57 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph Riesterer 1932-33 Frank Biehl as of 1947-57

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1933 Mar 6: Frank Van Agen (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1933 Mar 6: David J. Schoenfeldt (Rep), nominated; Joseph Riesterer (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Apr 3: David J. Schoenfeldt (Rep), elected; Frank Van Agen (Dem), defeated.
  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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