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Mayors and Postmasters of Three Rivers, Michigan

Mayors of Three Rivers, 1902-83 (may be incomplete!)
Albert T. Van Alstyn 1920 George Radke as of 1945 Frank R. Warner as of 1954 Samuel M. Smith 1955-63 William A. Cutler 1963-65 Ralph B. Vandenberg 1966-68 Gerald F. Bales as of 1975-79 Norman J. Rivers as of 1983

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1902 Apr 7: Foster (Dem), elected; French (Rep), defeated.
  • 1915 Apr 5: Giles W. Cole, elected.
  • 1935 Apr 1: Oliver T. Avery, elected.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Ralph B. Vandenberg, elected unopposed.

    Postmasters at Three Rivers, 1840-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Burrowes Moore 1840-46 Hermon H. Cole 1846-49 John Ogden 1849-50 James E. Kelsey 1850-53 Isaac Crosett 1853-61 S. Allen Smith 1861-62 James E. Kelsey 1862-65 Wilber H. Clute 1865-66 Charles W. Fonda 1866-67 Albert B. Ramsey 1867-71 Wilber H. Clute 1871-75 John B. Handy 1875-88 Theron L. Arnold 1888-90 George A. B. Cooke 1890-94 Theron L. Arnold 1894-98 Frank B. Watson 1898-1906 Lester B. Place 1906-14 Herbert I. Wright 1914-23 Webb W. Walter 1923-35 John F. Cross 1935-36 John F. Cross 1936-49 Charles Earl Crout 1949-50 Peter N. White 1950-53 Calvin E. Sands 1953-54 Calvin E. Sands 1954-68 Lillian R. Boeschenstein 1968-70

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