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Mayors and Postmasters of Columbia, Missouri


Mayors of Columbia, 1902-2015 (may be incomplete!)
M. P. Parker as of 1902 James Gordon 1919-23 Emmett McDonnell 1923-27 W. J. Hetzler 1927-31 James Gordon 1931-33 Searcy Pollard 1933-37 Rex Barrett 1937-39 H. L. Wilson 1939-40 Rex P. Barrett 1940-43 Bernard C. Hunt 1943-45 Bruce J. Carl 1945-47 Marvin P. Blackmore 1947-49 W. Roy Sappington 1949-53 Howard B. Lang, Jr. 1953-57 Kenneth H. Puckett 1957-61 Robert C. Smith 1961-63 John H. Longwell 1963-67 George F. Nickolaus 1967-69 Herbert Jeans 1969-71 Orville E. Hobart 1971-73 Tom R. Anderson 1973-75 Robert K. Pugh 1975-77 Leslie T. Proctor 1977-79 Clyde Wilson 1979-81 John D. Westlund 1981-85 Rodney Smith 1986-89 Mary Anne McCollum 1989-95 Darwin Hindman 1995-2010 Robert McDavid 2010-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1955 Apr 5: Howard B. Lang, Jr., elected unopposed.


    Postmasters at Columbia, 1820-1977 (may be incomplete!)
    Anderson Woods 1820-22 Charles Hardin 1822-29 Richard Gentry 1829-37 Ann Gentry 1838-65 Paul Hubbard 1865-67 Frances E. Lathrop 1867-76 James W. Ripley 1876-81 Henry N. Cook 1881-85 Eli Hodge 1885-89 Samuel H. Elkins 1889-93 Robert J. Bouchelle 1893-98 Samuel H. Elkins 1898-1909 Edgar A. Remley 1909-13 James H. Guitar 1913-18 Robert H. Gray 1918-19 Leonidas J. Hall 1919-21 Patrick S. Woods 1921 Patrick S. Woods 1921-30 Fred W. Niedermeyer 1930-34 Tyra M. Green 1934-35 Allen W. Sapp 1935-54 Otto W. Buescher 1954-57 Otto W. Buescher 1957-64 William McDonough 1964-65 M. Glen Powell 1965-68 Smiley C. Herrin, Jr. 1968 Smiley C. Herrin, Jr. 1968-77

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1837 Dec 25: Richard Gentry, died in office.
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