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Mayors and Postmasters of Dover, New Hampshire

Mayors of Dover, 1856-1962 (may be incomplete!)
Andrew Pierce 1856 Thomas E. Sawyer 1857 James Bennett 1858-59 Albert Bond 1860 Alphonso Bickford 1861-62 William E. Estes 1863-65 Joshua G. Hall 1866-67 Eli V. Brewster 1868-69 William S. Stevens 1870-72 Charles H. Horton 1873-74 Edward P. Hodgdon 1875-76 Solomon H. Frye 1877-78 Joseph D. Guppey 1879-80 Charles M. Murphy 1881-82 James E. Lathrop 1883-84 Richard N. Ross 1885-86 George G. Lowell 1887-88 B. Frank Nealley 1889-90 Henry R. Parker 1891-92 Alonzo M. Foss 1893-95 William F. Nason 1896-97 Charles A. Fairbanks 1898-1900 Arthur G. Whittemore 1901-03 John H. Nealley 1904-05 Alonzo T. Pinkham 1906 George J. Foster 1906 Michael J. White 1907-08 George J. Foster 1909-10 Dwight Hall 1911-12 Charles H. Foss 1913-14 George D. Barrett 1915-16 Fred N. Beckworth 1917 Alonzo G. Willand 1917 Frederick C. Smalley 1918-19 Alvah T. Ramsdell 1920-21 Charles G. Waldron 1922-24 John W. Morrison 1925 Charles E. T. Caswell 1926-28 T. Jewett Chesley 1929-33 F. Clyde Keefe 1934-35 James P. Keenan 1936-37 Dennis M. McDonough 1938 Samuel B. Blair 1938-41 F. Clyde Keefe 1942-47 Caroll Elliott Hall 1947 Maurice J. Murphy 1953 Thomas H. Keenan 1954 Stuart N. Shaines as of 1962

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1906 Aug 22: Alonzo T. Pinkham, died in office.
  • 1938 Sep 17: Dennis M. McDonough, died in office.
  • 1947 Aug 27: F. Clyde Keefe, resigned.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Thomas H. Keenan (Rep), elected.

    Postmasters at Dover, 1816-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    John Wheeler as of 1816 M. F. Nason as of 1887 James Ryan, Jr. as of 1897 G. A. Wheeler as of 1901

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