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St. Paul, Minnesota
Mayors, Town Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of St. Paul, 1854-2007 (may be incomplete!)
David Olmsted 1854-55 Alexander Ramsey 1855-56 George L. Becker 1856-57 John B. Brisbin 1857-58 Norman W. Kittson 1858-59 Daniel A. Robertson 1859-60 John S. Prince 1860-63 John E. Warren 1863-64 Jacob H. Stewart 1864-65 John S. Prince 1865-67 George L. Otis 1867-68 Jacob H. Stewart 1868-69 James T. Maxfield 1869-70 William Lee 1870-72 Jacob H. Stewart 1872-75 James T. Maxfield 1875-78 William Dawson 1878-81 Edmund Rice 1881-83 Christopher D. O'Brien 1883-85 Edmund Rice 1885-87 Robert A. Smith 1887-92 Frederick P. Wright 1892-94 Robert A. Smith 1894-96 Frank B. Doran 1896-98 Andrew R. Kiefer 1898-1900 Robert A. Smith 1900-08 Daniel W. Lawler 1908-10 Herbert P. Keller 1910-14 Winn Powers 1914-16 Vivian R. Irvin 1916-18 Laurence C. Hodgson 1918-22 Arthur E. Nelson 1922-26 Laurence C. Hodgson 1926-30 Gerhard J. Bundlie 1930-32 William Mahoney 1932-34 Mark H. Gehan 1934-38 William H. Fallon 1938-40 John J. McDonough 1940-48 Edward K. Delaney 1948-52 John E. Daubney 1952-54 Joseph E. Dillon 1954-60 George J. Vavoulis 1960-66 Thomas R. Byrne 1966-70 Charles P. McCarty 1970-72 Lawrence D. Cohen 1972-76 George Latimer 1976-90 James A. Scheibel 1990-94 Norm Coleman 1994-2002 Randy Kelly 2002-06 Chris Coleman 2006-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1890: Andrew R. Kiefer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1898 May 3: Andrew R. Kiefer, elected; Rudolph Schiffman, defeated; William W. Erwin, defeated; Newton R. Frost, defeated; Edwin E. Fisher, defeated.
  • 1989 Sep 12: James A. Scheibel, nominated; Bob Fletcher, nominated; Chris Nicosia, defeated in primary; Russ Bovee, defeated in primary; Sharon Anderson, defeated in primary; Wendy Lyons, defeated in primary; Demiro M. Casillas, defeated in primary; Michael F. Bemis, defeated in primary; Glen Mansfield, defeated in primary.
  • 1989 Nov 7: James A. Scheibel, elected; Bob Fletcher, defeated.
  • 1993 Sep 15: Norm Coleman, nominated; Andy Dawkins, nominated; Ray W. Faricy, defeated in primary; Marlene Johnson, defeated in primary; John Mannillo, defeated in primary; Gerald Isaacs, defeated in primary; Sharon Anderson, defeated in primary; Bob Mayer, defeated in primary; Tom Hilber, defeated in primary; Oscar Roger Quast, defeated in primary; Matthew Casillas, defeated in primary; Glen Mansfield, defeated in primary; Kari Sachs, defeated in primary; Michael Angelo Scalze, Sr., defeated in primary; Bardon Setterquist, defeated in primary; Thomas H. Eddy, defeated in primary.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Norm Coleman, elected; Andy Dawkins, defeated.
  • 1997 Sep 9: Norm Coleman, nominated; Sandy L. Pappas, nominated; Sharon Anderson, defeated in primary; Thomas J. Harens, defeated in primary; Luis A. Lopez, defeated in primary; Doug Jenness, defeated in primary; Glen Mansfield, defeated in primary.
  • 1997 Nov 7: Norm Coleman, elected; Sandy L. Pappas, defeated.
  • 2001 Sep 11: Jay Benanav, nominated; Randy Kelly, nominated; Bob Long, defeated in primary; Jerry Blakey, defeated in primary; Bob Kessler, defeated in primary; Bobbi Megard, defeated in primary; Sharon Anderson, defeated in primary; Bill Hosko, defeated in primary; Marc Anderson, defeated in primary; Maryjane Reagan, defeated in primary; Devon Miller, defeated in primary; Luis A. Lopez, defeated in primary; Thomas A. Fiske, defeated in primary; David R. Buehler, defeated in primary; Bill Dahn, defeated in primary; Honey M. Hervey, defeated in primary.
  • 2001 Nov 6: Randy Kelly, elected; Jay Benanav, defeated.
  • 2005: Chris Coleman, elected; Randy Kelly, defeated.


    Town Presidents of St. Paul, 1850-54 (may be incomplete!)
    Thomas R. Potts 1850-51 Robert Kennedy 1851-52 Bushrod W. Lott 1852-54


    Postmasters at St. Paul, 1846-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry Jackson 1846-49 Jacob W. Bass 1849-53 William H. Forbes 1853-56 Charles S. Cave 1856-60 William M. Corcoran 1860-61 Charles Nichols 1861-65 Jacob H. Stewart 1865-70 Joseph A. Wheelock 1870-75 David Day 1875-87 William Lee 1887-92 Henry A. Castle 1892-96 Robert A. Smith 1896-1900 Andrew Ryan McGill 1900-05 Mark D. Flower 1905-07 Edward Yanish 1907-15 Otto N. Raths 1915-21 Charles J. Moos 1921-33 Arthur A. Van Dyke 1933-34 Arthur A. Van Dyke 1934-55 Sigurd A. Bertelsen 1955-56 Sigurd A. Bertelsen 1956-72

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1905 Oct 31: Andrew Ryan McGill, died in office.
  • 1907 Feb 3: Mark D. Flower, died in office.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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