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Royal Oak, Michigan
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Royal Oak, 1921-2013 (may be incomplete!)
George A. Dondero 1921-23 A. G. Miller 1923-25 J. Frank Codling 1925 Harold E. Storz 1925-29 H. Lloyd Clawson 1929-37 Evert M. Bangham 1937-38 Fletcher L. Renton 1938-43 Grant D. Maudlin 1943-45 William Hayward 1945-49 Vernald E. Horn 1949-53 Howard K. Kelley 1953-59 William Hayward 1959-63 L. Curtis Potter 1963-69 James P. Cline 1969-75 Pecky D. Lewis, Jr. 1975-81 Peter Webster 1981 Barbara A. Hallman 1981-85 Robert F. Stocker 1985-89 Patricia Paruch 1989-93 Dennis G. Cowan 1993-2001 William Urich 2001-03 Jim Ellison 2003-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1935 Nov 5: H. Lloyd Clawson, elected unopposed.
  • 1943 May 24: Fletcher L. Renton, resigned.
  • 2011 Nov 8: Jim Ellison, elected unopposed.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Jim Ellison, elected unopposed.


    Village Presidents of Royal Oak, 1901 (may be incomplete!)

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Mar 11: Frank Knowls, elected.


    Postmasters at Royal Oak, 1871-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    John G. Hutchins as of 1871 Jacob Erb as of 1881 L. Storz as of 1887 Jacob Erb as of 1891 Jacob Erb as of 1901-11 Lee J. Campbell 1931-34 Gilbert H. Davis 1934-35 Gilbert H. Davis 1935-42 Bruce S. Trace 1942-43 Bruce S. Trace 1943-54 Grant D. Maudlin 1954-56 Grant D. Maudlin 1956-69

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