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Mayors and Postmasters of Billings, Montana


Mayors of Billings, 1885-2012 (may be incomplete!)
John Tully 1885 William P. Matheson 1885-87 James R. Gross 1887-88 E. B. Camp 1888-89 Fred Foster 1889-90 Joseph H. Rinehart 1890-91 George Griggs 1891-92 H. K. Fish 1892-93 John D. Losekamp 1893 Fred Foster 1893-94 George Griggs 1895-97 Henry H. Chapple 1897-98 P. H. Smith 1898-99 Chris Yegen 1899-1901 W. B. George 1901-03 Fred Foster 1903-09 H. J. Thompson 1909-11 Frank Woods 1911-12 Robert Leavens 1912-15 E. A. Gerhart 1915-17 William Milton Johnston 1917-19 W. Lee Mains 1919-21 William V. Beers 1921-25 Edwin Grafton 1925-27 Arthur Trennery 1927-31 Fred Tilton 1931-33 C. J. Williams 1933-37 Charles L. Trott 1937-43 Harry E. Biddinger 1943-49 Thompson T. Rowe 1949-53 Earle Knight 1953-59 Carl J. Clavadetscher 1959-62 Harold E. Gerke 1962-63 Willard E. Fraser 1963-69 Howard E. Hultgren 1969-71 Willard E. Fraser 1971-72 Joseph A. Leone 1972-77 William B. Fox 1977-84 James V. Arsdale 1984-90 Richard L. Larson 1990-96 Chuck F. Tooley 1996-2005 Ronald Tussing 2005-09 Thomas W. Hanel 2009-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1898: Henry H. Chapple, resigned.
  • 1927: Edwin Grafton, resigned.
  • 1933: Fred Tilton, died in office.
  • 1972 Sep 21: Willard E. Fraser, died in office.


    Postmasters at Billings, 1887-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Edwin R. Birney as of 1887 L. F. Babcock as of 1901

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