The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mayors and Postmasters of Dayton, Ohio

Mayors of Dayton, 1805-2019 (may be incomplete!)
David Reid 1805 D. C. Cooper 1806 William McClure 1807-08 I. G. Burnett 1809 D. C. Cooper 1810-11 John Folkerth 1812 J. Pierce 1813-14 D. C. Cooper 1815-17 Aaron Baker 1818-19 H. G. Phillips 1820 M. Patton 1821 J. Compton 1822 J. H. Conover 1823 J. Compert 1824 S. Broadwell 1825 E. Brabham 1826 J. Steele 1827-28 John Folkerth 1829 J. W. Van Cleve 1830-32 J. Harries 1833 H. Stoddard 1834 J. Anderson 1835 D. W. Weelock 1836-38 William J. McKinley 1839-41 M. Steele 1841 G. C. Davis 1842 William J. McKinley 1843 G. C. Davis 1844 William J. McKinley 1845 J. H. Achey 1846 G. W. Bamberger 1847 J. Howard 1848-49 A. Decker 1850 J. Howard 1851-53 George M. Young 1854-55 Daniel W. Iddings 1856-58 George M. Young 1859 William H. Gillespie 1860 Daniel W. Iddings 1861 William H. Gillespie 1862 E. C. Ellis 1864 William H. Gillespie 1865 Jonathan Kenney 1866 E. C. Ellis 1867 C. L. Baumann 1868 Jonathan Kenney 1869 C. L. Baumann 1870 J. D. Morrison 1871-72 W. H. Sigman 1873-74 Lawrence Butz 1875 W. H. Rouzer 1876-77 Lawrence Butz 1878-79 Francis M. Hosier 1880-81 John L. Miller 1882-83 John Bettelon 1884-85 Ira Crawford 1886-89 James E. D. Ward 1890-91 C. G. McMillen 1892-96 Jacob Linxweiler 1897-98 Jesse R. Lindermuth 1899-1902 Charles D. Snyder 1903-06 C. D. Wright 1906-07 Edward E. Burkhart 1908-11 E. Phillips 1912-13 G. W. Shroyer 1914-17 J. M. Switzer 1918-21 F. B. Hale 1922-25 Allen C. McDonald 1926-33 Charles J. Brennan 1934-41 Frank M. Krebs 1942-45 Edward G. Breen 1947-48 Merle P. Smith 1948 Louis W. Lohrey 1949-53 Henry S. Stout 1954-57 R. William Patterson 1958-61 Frnak R. Somers 1962-65 Dave Hall 1966-70 James H. McGee 1970-81 Paul R. Leonard 1982-86 Richard Clay Dixon 1987-92 Michael R. Turner 1993-2001 Rhine L. McLin 2002-09 Gary D. Leitzell 2010-13 Nan Whaley 2014-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1949 Nov 8: Louis W. Lohrey, elected.
  • 1970 May 13: Dave Hall, resigned.
  • 2009: Rhine L. McLin, defeated.

    Postmasters at Dayton, 1803-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin Van Cleve 1803-21 William M. Smith 1821-26 George S. Houston 1826-31 David Cathcart 1831-43 James Brooks 1843 Thomas Blair 1843-45 Joseph W. McCorkle 1845-49 Adam Speice 1849-53 Edward A. King 1853-61 William F. Comly 1861-66 Jacob R. Hubbell 1866-67 William M. Green 1867-74 Fielding Lowry 1874-82 Abram D. Wilt 1882-86 William H. Gillespie 1886-89 Lewis J. Judson 1889-90 Edgar B. Lyon 1890-94 John C. Ely 1894-98 Ira Crawford 1898-1900 Frederick G. Withoft 1900-12 Charles W. Bieser 1912-13 Forrest L. May 1913-21 Linden C. Weimer 1921-23 Linden C. Weimer 1923-35 Clarence N. Greer 1935 Clarence N. Greer 1935-46 Harry F. Schiewetz 1946-49 Harry F. Schiewetz 1949-53 Guy H. Mundhenk 1953-54 Guy H. Mundhenk 1954-59 Richard W. Olinger 1959-61 Hugh T. Albright 1961 Hugh T. Albright 1961-69

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1946 Dec 15: Clarence N. Greer, died in office.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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