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Mayors and Postmasters of Columbus, Ohio


Mayors of Columbus, 1816-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Jarvis W. Pike 1816-17 John Kerr 1818-19 Eli C. King 1820-22 John Laughrey 1823 William T. Martin 1824-26 James Robinson 1827 William Long 1827-33 Philo H. Olmsted 1833-34 John Brooks 1834-35 John Bailhache 1835 Warren Jenkins 1836-37 Philo H. Olmsted 1838-40 John G. Miller 1840-41 Thomas Wood 1841 Abram I. McDowell 1842 Smithson E. Wright 1843-44 Alexander Patton 1845 Augustus S. Decker 1846 Alexander Patton 1847-49 Lorenzo English 1850-61 Wray Thomas 1861-64 James G. Bull 1865-68 George W. Meeker 1869-70 James G. Bull 1871-74 John H. Heitmann 1875-78 Gilbert G. Collins 1879-80 George S. Peters 1881-82 Charles C. Walcutt 1883-86 Philip H. Bruck 1887-90 George J. Karb 1891-94 Cotton H. Allen 1895-96 Samuel L. Black 1897-98 Samuel J. Swartz 1899-1900 John N. Hinkle 1901-02 Robert H. Jeffrey 1903-05 De Witt C. Badger 1906-07 Charles Anson Bond 1908-09 George S. Marshall 1910-11 George J. Karb 1912-19 James J. Thomas 1920-31 Henry William Worley 1932-35 Myron B. Gessaman 1936-39 Floyd F. Green 1940-43 James A. Rhodes 1944-52 Robert T. Oestreicher 1953 Maynard E. Sensenbrenner 1954-59 Ralston Westlake 1960-63 Maynard E. Sensenbrenner 1964-71 Tom Moody 1972-83 Dana G. Rinehart 1984-91 Gregory S. Lashutka 1992-99 Michael B. Coleman 2000-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Apr 2: John N. Hinkle (Dem), elected.
  • 1983: Dana G. Rinehart, elected.
  • 1987: Dana G. Rinehart, elected.
  • 1999: Michael B. Coleman, elected.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Michael B. Coleman, elected unopposed.
  • 2007: Michael B. Coleman, elected.
  • 2011 Nov 8: Michael B. Coleman, elected.


    Postmasters at Columbus, 1813-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    Matthew Matthews 1813-14 Joel Buttles 1814-29 Bela Latham 1829-41 John G. Miller 1841-43 Jacob Medary 1843-47 Samuel Medary 1847-49 Aaron F. Perry 1849-53 Thomas Sparrow 1853-57 Thomas Ewing Miller 1857-58 Samuel Medary 1858 Thomas Ewing Miller 1858-60 Joseph Dowdall 1860-61 John Graham 1861-65 Julius J. Wood 1865-70 James M. Comly 1870-77 Andrew D. Rodgers 1877-82 Lorenzo D. Myers 1882-86 DeWitt C. Jones 1886-90 Andrew Gardner, Jr. 1890-94 Fernando M. Leuter 1894-98 Robert M. Rownd 1898-1906 Harry W. Krumm 1906-14 Samuel A. Kinnear 1914-22 Fred H. Tibbetts 1922-23 Fred H. Tibbetts 1923-28 James R. Geren 1928 James R. Geren 1928-33 Nathan A. McCoy, Jr. 1933-34 Nathan A. McCoy, Jr. 1934-48 John W. Guy 1948-49 Allen M. Rowe 1949-63 Victor J. G. Bodish 1963 Victor J. G. Bodish 1963-73

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