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Mayors and Postmasters of Portsmouth, Ohio


Mayors of Portsmouth, 1815-1954 (may be incomplete!)
Thomas Waller 1815-22 John R. Turner 1822-23 Jacob Clingman 1823-25 John R. Turner 1825-30 Havillah Gunn 1830-31 Ezra Osborne 1831-34 Moses Gregory 1834-35 Silas W. Cole 1835-36 John R. Turner 1836-37 Richard H. Tomlin 1837-38 Edward Hamilton 1838-42 John McDowell 1842-44 Richard H. Tomlin 1844-46 George Johnson 1846-50 Benjamin Ramsey 1850-52 William Oldfield 1852-53 Adam Kerr 1853-55 John R. Turner 1855-57 John Vanmeter 1857-58 Adam Kerr 1858-65 John Wilson 1865-67 John M. Lynn 1867-71 John A. Turley 1871-73 George W. Flanders 1873-75 Samuel P. Nickells 1875-77 John M. Lynn 1877-79 Henry A. Towne 1879-81 George W. Crawford 1881-83 John J. McFarlin 1883-85 John A. Turley 1885-89 George A. Waller 1889-91 Henry Hall 1891-95 Volney R. Row 1895-97 Charles C. Glidden 1897-1901 Cread Milstead 1901 Chester H. Allen as of 1953 Harry E. Foehr as of 1954

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1858 Mar 4: John Vanmeter, resigned.
  • 1897 Apr 5: Charles C. Glidden (Dem), elected; Volney R. Row (Rep), defeated.
  • 1899 Apr 4: Charles C. Glidden (Dem), elected; C. C. Brown (Rep), defeated.
  • 1901 Apr 2: Cread Milstead (Rep), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: William N. Gableman (Dem), elected.


    Postmasters at Portsmouth, 1808-1973 (may be incomplete!)
    John Brown 1808-12 Thomas Waller 1812-23 John R. Turner 1823-29 James Lodwick 1829-42 William Kendall 1842-45 William P. Camden 1845-57 Margaret A. Camden 1857-61 Max J. Beeker 1861-63 John Row 1863-66 William R. Smith 1866-67 Oliver Wood 1867-69 Samuel P. Drake 1869 Oliver Wood 1869-73 Lovina Adair 1873-78 F. C. Gibbs 1878-82 Louis C. Damarin 1882-86 William K. Thompson 1886-90 Philo S. Clark 1890-94 John Jones 1894-98 Philo S. Clark 1898-1906 Charles E. Hard 1906-14 L. Vallee Harold 1914-23 William H. Harsha 1923-31 Harry A. Doerr 1931-36 Wesley J. Griver 1936 George L. Gableman 1936-49 Franklin E. Smith 1949-50 Franklin E. Smith 1950-58 Leo C. Blackburn 1958-61 Franklin E. Smith 1961-62 Harold D. Schneider 1962 Merrill L. Rowe 1962 Merrill L. Rowe 1962-73

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