The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Scio Township, Michigan
including Dexter, Delhi Mills
Township Supervisors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Supervisors of Scio Township, 1843-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Benjamin W. Waite 1843-44 Norman A. Phelps 1844-45 Benjamin W. Waite 1845-47 Nelson Mosher 1847-48 Benjamin W. Waite 1848-49 Jacob A. Polhemus 1849-50 Benjamin W. Waite 1850-51 Jacob A. Polhemus 1851-52 Samuel P. Foster 1852-53 Abraham Vandermark 1853-54 William Burnett 1854-55 Charles S. Gregory 1855-56 William Burnett 1856-57 Charles S. Gregory 1857-58 David M. Finley 1858-59 Charles S. Gregory 1859-60 Stephen G. Johnson 1860-61 Luther Palmer 1861-62 Stephen G. Johnson 1862-63 Luther Palmer 1863-64 Patrick Tuomy 1864-66 John L. Smith 1866-67 Patrick Tuomy 1867-68 John L. Smith 1868-69 Henry E. Peters 1869-71 Patrick Tuomy 1871-74 Samuel W. Holmes 1874-75 Stephen G. Johnson 1875-77 Patrick H. McGuinness 1877-79 Jacob Jedele 1879-80 John L. Smith 1880-82 Benjamin W. Waite, Jr. 1882-83 Jacob Jedele 1883-84 Charles S. Gregory 1884-85 Andrew T. Hughes 1885-93 Fred Jedele 1893-94 Byron C. Whittaker 1894-1903 Jacob Jedele 1903-16 Andrew T. Hughes as of 1918 Albert Trinkle as of 1933-34 Hugo Volz 1936-37 Albert Trinkle 1937-53 E. Spaulding Clark 2000-04 Charles Nielsen 2004-08 E. Spaulding Clark 2008-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1877 Apr 2: Patrick H. McGuinness (Dem), elected; Stephen G. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1888 Apr 2: Andrew T. Hughes (Dem), elected.
  • 1893 Apr 3: Fred Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1894 Apr 2: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected.
  • 1895 Apr 1: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected; John L. Smith (Rep), defeated.
  • 1896 Apr 6: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected; Benjamin W. Waite, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1899 Apr 3: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected.
  • 1900 Apr 2: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 1: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected.
  • 1902 Apr 7: Byron C. Whittaker (Dem), elected.
  • 1903 Apr 6: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1904 Apr 4: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1905 Apr 3: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1906 Apr 2: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1907 Apr 1: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1908 Apr 6: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1909 Apr 5: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1912 Apr 1: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1916 Apr 3: Jacob Jedele (Dem), elected.
  • 1918 Apr 1: Andrew T. Hughes (Dem), elected.
  • 1919 Apr 7: David E. Waite (Rep), elected.
  • 1923 Apr 2: Fred Jedele (Rep), elected.
  • 1924 Apr 7: Edward Wagner (Rep), elected; Fred C. Feigel (Dem), defeated.
  • 1933 Apr 3: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected; Fred Strehle (Dem), defeated.
  • 1935 Apr 1: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected; Albert Zeeb (Dem), defeated.
  • 1937 Apr 5: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected; Hugo Volz (Dem), defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 4: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected; Joseph Schnebelt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1939 Apr 3: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1953 Apr 6: Albert Trinkle (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1959 Apr 6: Wolter (Rep), elected; Nash (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 Aug 5: Robert A. Jones (Rep), nominated; Paul H. Johnson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Robert A. Jones (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1984 Aug 7: Richard A. DeLong (Rep), nominated; Robert A. Jones (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Richard A. DeLong (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1988 Aug 2: Richard A. DeLong (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Richard A. DeLong (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1992 Aug 4: Robert S. Tickle (Rep), nominated; Larry C. Grant (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Robert S. Tickle (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1996 Aug 6: Robert S. Tickle (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Robert S. Tickle (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 2000 Aug 8: E. Spaulding Clark (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2000 Nov 7: E. Spaulding Clark (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 2004 Aug 3: Charles Nielsen (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2004 Aug 3: E. Spaulding Clark (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Charles Nielsen (Dem), elected; E. Spaulding Clark (Rep), defeated.
  • 2008 Aug 5: E. Spaulding Clark (Dem), nominated; Charles Nielsen (Dem), defeated in primary; Douglas E. Fuller (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2008 Nov 4: E. Spaulding Clark (Dem), elected unopposed.

    (formerly in Scio Township)

    Village Presidents of Dexter, 1885-1998 (may be incomplete!)
    Roscoe P. Copeland 1880

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1885 Mar 2: James T. Honey, elected.
  • 1969 Mar 10: Floyd L. Layton (Rep), elected.
  • 1970 Mar 9: Floyd L. Layton (Rep), elected.
  • 1971 Mar 8: Floyd L. Layton (Rep), elected.
  • 1972 Mar 13: Clarence F. Maloney (Rep), elected.
  • 1974 Mar 11: Dorothy Hunawill (Rep), elected.
  • 1976 Mar 8: William W. Sartin (Rep), elected.
  • 1978 Mar 13: William W. Sartin (Rep), elected.
  • 1980 Mar 10: Larry L. Burgess (Rep), elected.
  • 1982 Mar 8: Paul S. Bishop (Rep), elected.
  • 1984 Mar 12: Paul S. Bishop (Rep), elected.
  • 1986 Mar 10: Paul S. Bishop (Rep), elected.
  • 1988 Mar 14: James Pettit, elected.
  • 1990 Mar 12: Loren Yates, elected.
  • 1992 Mar 9: Hannah Hardy Liddiard, elected.
  • 1994 Mar 14: Philip J. Arbour, elected.
  • 1996 Mar 11: Philip J. Arbour, elected.
  • 1998 Mar 9: Loren Yates, elected.

    Postmasters at Dexter, 1871-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    James T. Honey as of 1871-81 Harrison Ball as of 1883 M. S. Cook as of 1887 Harrison Ball as of 1891 Charles H. Stannard as of 1901-11 Horace J. Lickly 1946-49 Horace J. Lickly 1949-70

    Delhi Mills
    (located in Scio Township)

    Postmasters at Delhi Mills, 1871-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Frank W. Goodale as of 1871-83 J. E. Davis as of 1887-91 Clay W. Alexander as of 1901

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