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Mayors and Postmasters of Akron, Ohio

Mayors of Akron, 1836-2019 (may be incomplete!)
Seth Iredell 1836 John C. Singletary 1837-38 Lucius V. Bierce 1839 Arad Kent 1840 Lucius V. Bierce 1841 H. H. Johnston 1842-43 Lucius V. Bierce 1844 Philo Chamberlin 1845-46 Levi Rawson 1847 Israel E. Carter 1848 Lucius V. Bierce 1849 George Bliss 1850 Charles G. Ladd 1851 Frederick Wadsworth 1852 Philip N. Schuyler 1853 William T. Allen 1854 Nathaniel Fitch 1855 Frederick A. Nash 1856-58 George W. McNeil 1859 Henry Purdy 1860-61 Charles A. Collins 1862-63 George D. Bates 1864 James Matthews 1865-66 Lucius V. Bierce 1867-68 John L. Robertson 1869-72 Henry Purdy 1873-74 Levi S. Herrold 1875-76 James F. Scott 1877-78 John M. Fraze 1879-80 Samuel A. Lane 1881-82 Lorenzo D. Watters 1883-86 Louis D. Seward 1887-88 William H. Miller 1889-92 Lorenzo D. Watters 1893-94 E. R. Harper 1895-96 W. E. Young 1897-1900 W. B. Doyle 1901-02 Charles W. Kemple 1903-07 William T. Sawyer 1908-11 Frank W. Rockwell 1912-15 William J. Laub 1916-17 Isaac S. Myers 1918-19 Carl F. Beck 1920-21 D. C. Rybolt 1922-27 G. Lloyd Weil 1928-31 C. Nelson Sparks 1932-33 Isaac S. Myers 1934-35 Lee D. Schroy 1936-41 George J. Harter 1942-43 Charles E. Slusser 1944-52 Russell M. Bird 1953 Leo A. Berg 1954-61 Edward O. Erickson 1962-65 John A. Ballard 1966-79 Roy L. Ray 1980-83 Thomas C. Sawyer 1984-86 Donald L. Plusquellic 1987-2015 Garry Moneypenny 2015 Jeff Fusco 2015 Dan Horrigan 2016-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Apr 2: W. B. Doyle (Rep), elected.
  • 1921 Aug 9: William M. Williams (Dem), nominated; Ernest H. Clinedinst (Dem), defeated in primary; William H. Hoover (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Aug 9: D. C. Rybolt (Rep), nominated; Jack Moore (Rep), defeated in primary; Albert Titmas (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Nov 8: D. C. Rybolt (Rep), elected; William M. Williams (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923 Aug 14: Robert A. Myers (Dem), nominated; Gus Kasch (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Aug 14: D. C. Rybolt (Rep), nominated; Kyle Ross (Rep), defeated in primary; W. R. Palmer (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Nov 6: D. C. Rybolt (Rep), elected; Robert A. Myers (Dem), defeated; Fred W. Yoos (Ind), defeated.
  • 1925 Aug 11: D. C. Rybolt, nominated; Kyle Ross, nominated; Gus Kasch, defeated in primary; Jay W. Short, defeated in primary.
  • 1925 Nov 3: D. C. Rybolt, elected; Kyle Ross, defeated; Ross F. Walker, defeated.
  • 1927 Aug 9: D. C. Rybolt, nominated; G. Lloyd Weil, nominated; William J. Laub, defeated in primary; John T. Mertz, defeated in primary; V. A. McClister, defeated in primary.
  • 1927 Nov 8: G. Lloyd Weil, elected; D. C. Rybolt, defeated.
  • 1929 Aug 13: G. Lloyd Weil, nominated; Kyle Ross, nominated; J. Earl Cox, defeated in primary.
  • 1929 Nov 5: G. Lloyd Weil, elected; Kyle Ross, defeated; Gus Kasch, defeated.
  • 1931 Aug 11: E. L. Marting, nominated; C. Nelson Sparks, nominated; Ross F. Walker, defeated in primary; Gus Kasch, defeated in primary; Ed Day, defeated in primary.
  • 1931 Nov 3: C. Nelson Sparks, elected; E. L. Marting, defeated; J. Earl Cox, defeated.
  • 1933 Aug 8: J. Earl Cox, nominated; Isaac S. Myers, nominated; Rollo C. Witwer, defeated in primary; Gus Kasch, defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Isaac S. Myers, elected; J. Earl Cox, defeated.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Lee D. Schroy (Rep), elected; G. L. Patterson, defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Charles E. Slusser (Rep), elected.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Leo A. Berg (Dem), elected.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Edward O. Erickson (Dem), elected; Ed L. Garrigan (Rep), defeated.
  • 2015 Sep 8: Dan Horrigan (Dem), nominated; Mike Williams (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2015 Sep 8: Eddie Sipplen (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Dan Horrigan (Dem), elected; Eddie Sipplen (Rep), defeated; William N. Melver (Ind), defeated.

    Postmasters at Akron, 1825-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Truman Beecher 1825-26 Wolsey Wells 1826-33 Lewis Hummiston 1833-37 Harvey H. Johnson 1837-45 Dana D. Evans 1845-49 Franklin Adams 1849-53 Edward W. Perrin 1853-57 Roland O. Hammond 1857-61 Richard S. Elkins 1861-70 James B. Storer 1870-82 James H. Morrison 1882-86 William C. Allen 1886-90 William B. Gamble 1890-95 William B. Dobson 1895-97 Leonidas S. Ebright 1897-1910 William B. Baldwin 1910-13 William B. Baldwin 1913 Alexander Ross Read 1913-14 Alexander Ross Read 1914-19 Kilroy P. Aldrich 1919-21 C. Nelson Sparks 1921 C. Nelson Sparks 1921-27 Lloyd D. Carter 1927-28 Lloyd D. Carter 1928-36 Rollo C. Witwer 1936 Rollo C. Witwer 1936-40 Charles B. Webb 1940-41 Charles B. Webb 1941-63 F. J. Nieberding 1963-64 William T. Duke 1964 William T. Duke 1964-72

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1940 Aug 19: Rollo C. Witwer, died in office.
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