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Mayors and Postmasters of Missoula, Montana

Mayors of Missoula, 1883-1970 (may be incomplete!)
Frank H. Woody 1883-84 Henry C. Myers 1884-85 Thomas C. Marshall 1885 John M. Evans as of 1911-12 H. T. Wilkinson 1916-22 Ralph L. Arnold 1934-37 Roy F. Hamilton 1937 Dwight M. Mason 1937-47 Juliet Gregory 1947-49 Ralph L. Starr 1949-54 James A. Hart as of 1955-56 Richard G. Shoup 1967-70

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1885 Aug 6: Thomas C. Marshall, resigned.
  • 1916 Apr 3: H. T. Wilkinson, elected.
  • 1922 Apr 3: W. H. Beacom, elected; H. T. Wilkinson, defeated.
  • 1934 May 10: Ralph L. Arnold, elected.
  • 1937 Jan 4: Ralph L. Arnold, resigned.
  • 1937 Apr 13: Dwight M. Mason, elected.

    Postmasters at Missoula, 1866-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles Shaft 1866 Robert A. Pelkey 1866-67 Frank H. Woody 1867-69 Thomas M. Pomeroy 1869 William McWhirk 1869-70 Frank H. Woody 1870-71 George A. Baker 1871-72 William H. H. Dickinson 1872-86 Joseph S. Booth 1886-89 Harry E. Housman 1889-91 Henry C. Myers 1891-95 Willis E. Dowell 1895-99 George H. Keep 1899-1903 Daniel H. Ross 1903-12 Andrew Logan 1912-16 John W. Lister 1916-24 Robert T. Richardson 1924-35 Stephen Nuerenberg 1935-36 Stephen Nuerenberg 1936-40 Ralph W. Brown 1940-52 John E. Roberts 1952-54 Guy C. Rogers 1954 Guy C. Rogers 1954-72

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