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Mayors and Postmasters of Durham, North Carolina


Mayors of Durham, 1871-2018 (may be incomplete!)
W. J. H. Durham 1871 R. F. Morris 1871-72 E. J. Parrish 1872-73 Julian S. Carr 1873 W. J. H. Durham 1873-77 Doctor Claiborne Parrish 1877-80 Isaac Newton Link 1880-81 Doctor Claiborne Parrish 1881-82 Edward C. Hackney 1882-83 Doctor Claiborne Parrish 1883 W. T. Lipscomb 1883-84 J. F. Freeland 1884-88 W. J. Christian 1888-90 Malbourne Addison Angier 1890-93 T. L. Peay 1893-94 Isaac Newton Link 1894-95 J. W. Carlton 1895 T. L. Peay 1895-97 Moses Ellis McCown 1901-03 J. F. Freeland 1903-05 Paul Cameron Graham 1905-09 W. J. Griswold 1909-11 W. J. Brogden 1911-15 Benjamin S. Skinner 1915-17 M. E. Newsom 1917-21 John Moore Manning 1921-31 Delos Sorrell 1931-33 William F. Carr 1933-49 Daniel K. Edwards 1949-51 Emanuel J. Evans 1951-63 Wense Grabarek 1963-71 James Hawkins 1971-75 Wade Calvin 1975-79 Harry E. Rodenhizer, Jr. 1979-81 Charles Markham 1981-85 Wib Gulley 1985-89 Chester L. Jenkins 1989-91 Harry E. Rodenhizer, Jr. 1991-93 Sylvia Kerckhoff 1993-97 Nick Tennyson 1997-2001 Bill Bell 2001-17 Steve Schewel 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1883: Doctor Claiborne Parrish, died in office.
  • 1883 May 7: Doctor Claiborne Parrish, elected.
  • 1895 Jan 26: Isaac Newton Link, died in office.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Bill Bell, elected; Steven Williams, defeated.


    Postmasters at Durham, 1881-1905 (may be incomplete!)
    D. C. Mangum as of 1881-85 J. Hallen as of 1887 W. A. Albright as of 1889 P. J. O'Brien as of 1899-1905

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