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Mayors and Postmasters of Independence, Missouri

Mayors of Independence, 1890-1981 (may be incomplete!)
Cornell Crysler as of 1890 Joseph Wayne Mercer as of 1891 Samuel H. Woodson as of 1902 Charles D. Capelle as of 1922-24 Roger T. Sermon as of 1924-45 Robert P. Weatherford, Jr. as of 1951-57 William Sermon 1961 L. F. P. Curry as of 1963-66 Donald M. Slusher as of 1967-69 Phil K. Weeks as of 1973 E. Lee Comer, Jr. as of 1978-81

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1961 Oct 7: William Sermon, resigned.

    Postmasters at Independence, 1827-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    Lilburn W. Boggs 1827-31 Jones H. Flournoy 1831-36 Richard Fristoe 1836-41 Cincinnatus W. Bowyer 1841-43 James McGill 1843-45 George W. Buchanan 1845-48 James Patton 1848-49 George R. Hotsenpiller 1849-53 William F. Deweber 1853-54 Porter McClanahan 1854-61 William L. Pynchon 1861-65 George R. Hotsenpiller 1865-66 John P. Thomas 1866-69 John R. Swearingen 1869-73 Cornell Crysler 1873-85 William Groesbeeck 1885-89 Thomas James 1889-94 Charles W. Brady 1894-98 George W. Coakley 1898-1900 William Bostian 1900-13 Charles W. Brady 1913-22 Jesse L. Martin 1922-26 Herman H. Reick 1926-35 Edgar G. Hinde 1935 Edgar G. Hinde 1935-60 James C. Creighton 1960-61 Edgar G. Hinde, Jr. 1961 Edgar G. Hinde, Jr. 1961-75

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