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Mayors and Postmasters of Minneapolis, Minnesota


Mayors of Minneapolis, 1867-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Dorilus Morrison 1867-68 Hugh G. Harrison 1868-69 Dorilus Morrison 1869-70 Eli B. Ames 1870-72 Eugene M. Wilson 1872-73 George A. Brackett 1873-74 Eugene M. Wilson 1874-75 Orlando C. Merriman 1875-76 Albert A. Ames 1876-77 John de Laittre 1877-78 A. C. Rand 1878-82 Albert A. Ames 1882-84 George A. Pillsbury 1884-86 Albert A. Ames 1886-89 Edward C. Babb 1889-91 Phillip B. Winston 1891-93 William H. Eustis 1893-95 Robert Pratt 1895-99 James Gray 1899-1901 Albert A. Ames 1901-02 David P. Jones 1902-03 James C. Haynes 1903-05 David P. Jones 1905-07 James C. Haynes 1907-13 Wallace G. Nye 1913-17 Thomas Van Lear 1917-19 J. Edward Meyers 1919-21 George E. Leach 1921-29 William F. Kunze 1929-31 William A. Anderson 1931-33 Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge 1933-35 Thomas E. Latimer 1935-37 George E. Leach 1937-41 Marvin L. Kline 1941-45 Hubert H. Humphrey 1945-48 Eric G. Hoyer 1948-57 P. Kenneth Peterson 1957-61 Arthur Naftalin 1961-69 Charles Stenvig 1969-73 Richard M. Erdall 1973 Albert J. Hofstede 1974-75 Charles Stenvig 1976-77 Albert J. Hofstede 1978-79 Donald M. Fraser 1980-93 Sharon Sayles Belton 1994-2001 R. T. Rybak 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1900 Nov 6: Albert A. Ames (Rep), elected.
  • 1902: George W. Higgins (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1902 Aug 27: Albert A. Ames, resigned.
  • 1923 Jun 11: George E. Leach, elected; William A. Campbell, defeated.
  • 1967: Arne H. Carlson (Rep), defeated; Arthur Naftalin (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected.
  • 1979: Brian J. Coyle, defeated.
  • 1993 Sep 14: Sharon Sayles Belton (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), nominated; John E. Derus (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), nominated; Steve Cramer (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated in primary; Rip Rapson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated in primary; Richard H. Jefferson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated in primary; George E. Grant (Independent Republican), defeated in primary.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Sharon Sayles Belton (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; John E. Derus (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated.


    Postmasters at Minneapolis, 1854-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Hezekiah Fletcher 1854 Carlos Wilcox 1854-56 Alfred E. Ames 1856-57 Samuel Hidden 1857-58 William P. Ankeny 1858-61 David Morgan 1861-65 Daniel Bassett 1865-66 William W. McNair 1866-67 Cyrus Aldrich 1867-71 George H. Keith 1871-82 Orlo M. Laraway 1882-86 John J. Ankeny 1886-90 William D. Hale 1890-94 Franklin G. Holbrook 1894-98 Stephen B. Lovejoy 1898-1902 William D. Hale 1902-14 Edward A. Purdy 1914-22 Arch Coleman 1922 Arch Coleman 1922-29 George H. Drake 1929 Arthur J. Schunk 1929-33 William C. Robertson 1933-34 William C. Robertson 1934-35 John R. Coan 1935-36 John R. Coan 1936-53 Leonard F. Ramberg 1953-54 Leonard F. Ramberg 1954-57 Cleve R. Austin 1957-58 Cleve R. Austin 1958-65 Walter John Hogan 1966 Walter John Hogan 1966-70

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