The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mayors and Postmasters of Norfolk, Nebraska

Mayors of Norfolk, 1886-2000 (may be incomplete!)
Herman Gerecke 1886 John Koenigstein 1887-88 Herman Gerecke 1889-90 John Koenigstein 1891 S. W. Hayes 1892 H. C. Matrau 1893-94 M. C. Walker 1895 Alexander Bear 1896-97 J. E. Simpson 1898-99 W. M. Robertson 1900 Daniel J. Koenigstein 1901-02 Miner C. Hazen 1903-04 John Friday 1905-07 Charles B. Durland 1907 J. D. Sturgeon 1908-09 John Friday 1909-12 C. J. Verges 1913-14 John Friday 1915-17 J. J. Clements 1917-19 John F. Dudgeon 1919-21 John Friday 1921-23 George W. Phelps 1923 J. E. Haase 1925-26 Paul Nordwig 1927-28 John F. Dudgeon 1929-30 Paul Nordwig 1931-32 A. H. Steffen 1933 George W. Phelps 1933-35 J. Roy Carter 1935-39 A. S. Mitchell 1939-41 A. W. Breyer 1941-47 Glenn A. Riecker 1947-49 Bert A. McCreary 1949-57 Warren T. Cook 1957-63 Edward I. Vrzal 1963-72 James R. Miller 1972-84 Lou Whitmore 1984 James Scheer 1984-86 Dane Bruster 1986 Carl I. Maltas 1986-92 Harley L. Rector 1992-2000 Gordon Adams 2000-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Apr 6: John Friday (Dem), elected; J. D. Sturgeon (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Norfolk, 1868-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    August Raasch 1868-69 Alvin Marsh 1869 Joseph Mathewson 1869-75 Charles P. Mathewson 1875-78 Mary E. Hurford 1878-79 William H. Widaman 1879-87 Charles B. Durland 1887-89 William H. Widaman 1889-94 David R. Daniels 1894-98 Philip F. Sprecher 1898-1902 John R. Hays 1902-14 Andrew G. Nelson 1914-18 Ulrich J. Boehnke 1918-19 Burton C. Gentle 1919-20 Burton C. Gentle 1920-23 Herbert L. Wichman 1924-25 Herbert L. Wichman 1925-33 Theodore W. Mueller 1933-34 Marie Weekes 1934-51 Thomas C. McGarry 1951-54 Howard A. Toay 1954-75

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