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Mayors and Postmasters of Canton, Ohio


Mayors of Canton, 1838-2007 (may be incomplete!)
John Myers 1838-39 Jacob Rex 1839-40 John Myers 1840-41 William Bryce 1841-42 Lewis Vail 1842-44 George Dunbar, Sr. 1844-45 Z. Snow 1845-46 C. C. A. Witting 1846-47 Daniel Gottshall 1847-48 C. C. A. Witting 1848-49 D. H. Harmann 1849-50 J. G. Lester 1850-52 Benjamin Franklin Leiter 1852-53 John Lahm 1853-54 Benjamin Franklin Leiter 1854-55 Peter Chance 1855-59 J. C. Bockius 1859 H. P. Dunbar 1860-62 S. Meyer 1862 J. Crevoisie 1863-65 W. W. Clark 1865-67 Daniel Sayler 1867-71 Robert S. Shields 1871-75 Andrew D. Braden 1875-77 John Shimp 1877-79 James Vallely 1879-81 William J. Piero 1881-85 George Rex 1885-87 John F. Blake 1887-93 Robert A. Cassidy 1893-95 James A. Rice 1895-99 James H. Robertson 1899-1903 W. H. Smith 1903-06 A. R. Turnbull 1906-12 Harry Shilling 1912-13 A. R. Turnbull 1913-14 Charles A. Stolberg 1914-17 Henry A. Schrantz 1917 Charles E. Poorman 1918-19 Henry A. Schrantz 1919 Herman R. Witter 1920-22 C. C. Curtis 1922-24 Charles M. Ball 1924-26 Stanford M. Swarts 1926-28 C. C. Curtis 1928-30 Herman R. Witter 1930-31 James Seccombe 1932-33 Arthur Turnbull 1934-35 James Seccombe 1936-39 Edward Folk 1939-43 Albert Fromm 1943 Carl Klein 1944-49 Thomas H. Nichols 1950-51 Carl Wise 1952-58 Charles L. Babcock 1958-61 James Lawhoun 1962-63 Stanley A. Cmich 1964-83 Sam Purses 1984-91 Richard D. Watkins 1992- Janet Weir Creighton 2004-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1943: Edward Folk, died in office.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Thomas H. Nichols (Dem), elected.
  • 1991: Richard D. Watkins, elected.
  • 1995: Richard D. Watkins, elected.
  • 1999: Richard D. Watkins, elected.


    Postmasters at Canton, 1828-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    John Saxton 1828-29 Sanders Van Rensselaer 1829-35 William Dunbar 1835-36 Henry Kline 1836-41 Oliver P. Stidger 1841-43 Ernest M. Krakan 1843-45 George Dunbar, Jr. 1845-49 Samuel Slanker 1849-53 Nicholas Bour 1853-61 Archibald McGregor 1861 William K. Miller 1861-65 Josiah Hartzell 1865-69 Henry D. Shaffer 1869-77 Augustus Vignos 1877-86 William Archinal 1886-90 Andrew D. Braden 1890-94 John E. Monnot 1894-98 George B. Frease 1898-1906 George H. Clark 1906-14 William D. Caldwell 1914-23 Leonard T. Cool 1923-33 Harry H. Weiss 1933-34 Harry H. Weiss 1934-35 Louis J. Elsaesser 1935-36 Louis J. Elsaesser 1936-55 William E. Dornan 1955-56 William E. Dornan 1956-60 Clyde E. Holder 1960-61 Glenn G. Isenman 1961-63 Glenn G. Isenman 1963-68 Paul J. Marks 1968-69 Patrick V. Kelly 1969

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