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Mayors and Postmasters of Jackson, Mississippi

Mayors of Jackson, 1836-1997 (may be incomplete!)
S. P. Baley as of 1836 James H. Boyd 1842-43 James H. Boyd 1850 James H. Boyd 1858 David Nye Barrows as of 1864-67 John McGill as of 1874-88 Allen C. Thompson as of 1952-56 Russell C. Davis as of 1969-77 Harvey Johnson, Jr. 1997

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1904: Oliver St. John Clifton, elected, but died before taking office.

    Postmasters at Jackson, 1822-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    David Dickson 1822-23 William A. Old 1823-25 Silas Brown 1825-27 John A. Grimball 1827-29 George Finnicane 1829-30 James Phillips 1830-31 Edward Branch 1831-32 George W. Coffee 1832 Lewis Whiteside 1832-35 Francis G. Hopkins 1835-36 Robert Miller 1836 John R. Chiles 1836-38 O. A. Kinne 1838 Hugh R. McDonald 1838-39 John R. Chiles 1839-40 Howell Hobbs 1840-46 Christopher R. Dickson 1846-49 John C. McAllister 1849-53 Christopher R. Dickson 1853-61 Jacob A. Kausler 1865-69 Edwin D. Fisher 1869-77 W. H. H. Green 1877-81 George C. McKee 1881-85 Wirt Adams 1885-88 Byron Lemly 1888-89 William H. Gibbs 1889-93 D. Price Porter 1893-97 Henry Kernaghan 1897-1902 Richard O. Edwards 1902-13 Thomas P. Barr 1913-26 William A. Freeman 1926 William A. Freeman 1926-31 Erskine C. Cloon 1931-34 Ellen J. Hederman 1934 Ellen J. Hederman 1934-38 Aubrey C. Griffin 1938-56 Philip M. Catchings 1956-57 Philip M. Catchings 1957-72

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1888 May 1: Wirt Adams, died in office.
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