The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mayors and Postmasters of Reno, Nevada

Mayors of Reno, 1907-54 (may be incomplete!)
Richard Kirman as of 1907-09 Edwin E. Roberts 1920 Francis R. Smith as of 1953-54

Postmasters at Reno, 1868-1971 (may be incomplete!)
Edward L. Buckingham 1868 George W. Cunningham 1868-69 Samuel M. Jamison 1869-84 Orlando Evans 1884-86 James C. Hagerman 1886-89 Henry P. Kraus 1889-94 Henry J. Berry 1894-97 Henry P. Kraus 1897-1902 Dwight A. Dawson 1902-14 Fred L. White 1914-22 Austin Jackson 1922 Austin Jackson 1922-26 George F. Smith 1926-34 William E. Kinnikin 1934 William E. Kinnikin 1934-36 Pete Petersen 1936-37 Pete Petersen 1937-61 Ernest J. Arch 1961 Ernest J. Arch 1961-67 Maurice Edward Lewis, Jr. 1967 Maurice Edward Lewis, Jr. 1967-71

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1936 Dec 26: William E. Kinnikin, died in office.
  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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