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Mayors and Postmasters of Toledo, Ohio

Mayors of Toledo, 1837-2002 (may be incomplete!)
John Berdan 1837-39 Hezekiah D. Mason 1839-40 Myron H. Tilden 1840-43 James Myers 1843-44 George B. Way 1844-45 Richard Mott 1845-46 Emery D. Potter 1846-49 Daniel O. Morton 1849-50 Caleb F. Abbott 1850-51 Charles M. Dorr 1851-52 Daniel McBain 1852 Egbert B. Brown 1852 Ira L. Clark 1852-53 Mavor Brigham 1853 Charles M. Dorr 1853-57 Alexander Brownlee 1857-60 Alexander H. Newcomb 1860-61 John Manor 1861-63 Charles M. Dorr 1863-67 Charles A. King 1867-69 William Kraus 1869-71 William W. Jones 1871-75 Guido Marx 1875-77 William W. Jones 1877-79 Jacob Romeis 1879-85 George W. Scheets 1885 Samuel F. Forbes 1885-87 James Kent Hamilton 1887-91 Vincent J. Emmick 1891-93 Guy G. Major 1893-97 Samuel M. Jones 1897-1904 Robert H. Finch 1904-05 Brand Whitlock 1906-13 Carl H. Keller 1914-15 Charles M. Milroy 1916-17 Cornell Schreiber 1918-21 Bernard F. Brough 1922-25 Fred J. Mery 1926-27 William T. Jackson 1928-31 Addison Q. Thacher 1932-33 Solon T. Klotz 1934-35 Roy C. Start 1936-39 John Q. Carey 1940-42 Lloyd E. Roulet 1943-47 Michael V. DiSalle 1948-50 Ollie Czelusta 1950-51 Lloyd E. Roulet 1952-53 Ollie Czelusta 1954-57 John W. Yager 1957-59 Michael J. Damas 1959-61 John W. Potter 1961-67 William J. Ensign 1967-71 Harry W. Kessler 1971-76 Douglas DeGood 1977-82 Donna Owens 1983-89 John McHugh 1990-93 Carty Finkbeiner 1994-2002 Jack Ford 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1843 Apr 20: Myron H. Tilden, resigned.
  • 1852 Jul 27: Daniel McBain, resigned.
  • 1852 Sep 13: Egbert B. Brown, resigned.
  • 1853 Feb 14: Ira L. Clark, resigned.
  • 1860 Jun 16: Alexander Brownlee, resigned.
  • 1867: Truman Harrison Hoag, defeated.
  • 1897: Samuel M. Jones (Rep), elected.
  • 1899: Samuel M. Jones (Ind), elected.
  • 1901 Apr 2: Samuel M. Jones (Ind), elected.
  • 1903: Samuel M. Jones (Ind), elected.
  • 1904 Jul 12: Samuel M. Jones, died in office.
  • 1923 Aug 14: Bernard F. Brough, nominated; E. D. Cullen, nominated; Solon T. Klotz, nominated; H. Evans, defeated in primary; Carrie M. Barnes, defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Bernard F. Brough, elected; E. D. Cullen, defeated; Solon T. Klotz, defeated.
  • 1925 Aug 11: Fred J. Mery, nominated; Alvin C. Jones, nominated; Thomas C. Devine, nominated; William Patterson, defeated in primary.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Fred J. Mery, elected; Alvin C. Jones, defeated; Thomas C. Devine, defeated.
  • 1927 Aug 9: William T. Jackson, nominated; William B. Guitteau, nominated; Grant F. Northrup, nominated; Alvin C. Jones, defeated in primary.
  • 1927 Nov 8: William T. Jackson, elected; William B. Guitteau, defeated; Grant F. Northrup, defeated.
  • 1929 Aug 13: Carl J. Christensen, nominated; William T. Jackson, nominated; George W. Winters, defeated in primary; Sylvanus P. Jermain, defeated in primary.
  • 1929 Nov 5: William T. Jackson, elected; Carl J. Christensen, defeated.
  • 1931 Aug 11: Addison Q. Thacher, nominated; William T. Jackson, nominated; Ira R. Cole, nominated; William Patterson, defeated in primary; Paul M. Coney, defeated in primary.
  • 1931 Nov 3: Addison Q. Thacher, elected; William T. Jackson, defeated; Ira R. Cole, defeated.
  • 1933 Aug 8: Addison Q. Thacher, nominated; Solon T. Klotz, nominated; Walter H. Hartung, nominated; Wilbur M. White, defeated in primary; Archibald D. Black, defeated in primary; William H. Schroeder, defeated in primary; John R. Schackne, defeated in primary; Edward P. Farrell, defeated in primary; Julius W. Knopp, defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Solon T. Klotz, elected; Addison Q. Thacher, defeated; Walter H. Hartung, defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 9: John Q. Carey, resigned.
  • 1965 Oct 5: John W. Potter, nominated; Ned Skeldon, nominated; Henry Black, defeated in primary.
  • 1965 Nov 2: John W. Potter, elected; Ned Skeldon, defeated.
  • 1967 Sep 12: John W. Potter, nominated; William J. Ensign, nominated; Steven L. Markowski, defeated in primary.
  • 1967 Nov 7: William J. Ensign, elected; John W. Potter, defeated.
  • 1969 Sep 9: William J. Ensign, nominated; Gilbert H. Siegel, nominated; Loren G. Ishler, defeated in primary; James Spencer, defeated in primary.
  • 1969 Nov 4: William J. Ensign, elected; Gilbert H. Siegel, defeated.
  • 1971 Sep 14: Howard C. Cook, nominated; Harry W. Kessler, nominated; Robert J. Ferris, Jr., defeated in primary; James Spencer, defeated in primary.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Harry W. Kessler, elected; Howard C. Cook, defeated.
  • 1973 Sep 11: Harry W. Kessler, nominated; Mike Syring, nominated; Philip L. Wood, defeated in primary; Sherry A. Liedigk, defeated in primary; Edward S. Emery, defeated in primary.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Harry W. Kessler, elected; Mike Syring, defeated.
  • 1975 Sep 9: Harry W. Kessler, nominated; Pamela Daoust, nominated; Gerald J. Trepinski, defeated in primary; Harry Sohikian, defeated in primary; Sherry A. Liedigk, defeated in primary.
  • 1975 Nov 4: Harry W. Kessler, elected; Pamela Daoust, defeated.
  • 1977 Sep 13: Douglas DeGood, nominated; Max C. Reddish, nominated; Harry Sohikian, defeated in primary; John Gaige, defeated in primary.
  • 1977 Nov 8: Douglas DeGood, elected; Max C. Reddish, defeated; Charles J. Schmitt, defeated.
  • 1979 Sep 11: Douglas DeGood, nominated; John McIlhargey, nominated; Harry Sohikian, defeated in primary.
  • 1979 Nov 6: Douglas DeGood, elected; John McIlhargey, defeated.
  • 1981 Sep 15: Douglas DeGood, nominated; Carty Finkbeiner, nominated; Charles G. Smith, defeated in primary; Kurt O. Landefeld, defeated in primary.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Douglas DeGood, elected; Carty Finkbeiner, defeated.
  • 1983 Sep 13: Peter Ujvagi, nominated; Donna Owens, nominated; Janet E. Post, defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Donna Owens, elected; Peter Ujvagi, defeated.
  • 1985 Sep 10: Donna Owens, nominated; Michael Rankin, nominated; Michael D. Packard, defeated in primary; Toby Emmerich, defeated in primary.
  • 1985 Nov 5: Donna Owens, elected; Michael Rankin, defeated.
  • 1987 Sep 15: Carty Finkbeiner, nominated; Donna Owens, nominated.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Donna Owens, elected; Carty Finkbeiner, defeated.
  • 1989 Sep 12: John McHugh, nominated; Donna Owens, nominated; Timothy McGowan, defeated in primary.
  • 1989 Nov 7: John McHugh, elected; Donna Owens, defeated.
  • 1991 Sep 10: John McHugh, nominated; Paula A. Pennypacker, nominated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: John McHugh, elected; Paula A. Pennypacker, defeated.
  • 1993 Sep 14: Carty Finkbeiner, nominated; Mike Ferner, nominated; Bill Boyle, defeated in primary; Pete Silverman, defeated in primary; Paula A. Pennypacker, defeated in primary; Woody Adams, defeated in primary; Philip R. Joelson, defeated in primary; Terry L. Shankland, defeated in primary.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Carty Finkbeiner, elected; Mike Ferner, defeated.
  • 1997 Sep 9: Carty Finkbeiner, nominated; Nick F. Wichowski, Jr., nominated; Alan C. Cox, defeated in primary; Dave Domanski, defeated in primary; Edward S. Emery, defeated in primary.
  • 1997 Nov 4: Carty Finkbeiner, elected; Nick F. Wichowski, Jr., defeated.

    Postmasters at Toledo, 1835-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Stephen B. Comstock 1835-36 Emery D. Potter 1836-39 Joseph B. Gardner 1839-41 Andrew Palmer 1841-45 Truman C. Everts 1845-49 Israel Titus 1849 Hezekiah D. Mason 1849-53 John E. Hunt 1853-61 George Walbridge 1861 Edward P. Bassett 1861-65 Demson Steele 1865-66 Albert G. Clak 1866-67 Alexander Reed 1867-71 Ezekiel V. McMaken 1871-74 Patrick H. Dowling 1874-78 Charles H. Eddy 1878-82 Patrick H. Dowling 1882-86 George E. Lorenz 1886-90 James M. Brown 1890-94 Rudolph Brand 1894-98 William H. Tucker 1898-1915 George F. Parrish 1915-20 George W. Lathrop 1920-24 Wellington T. Huntsman 1924-33 Charles E. Kirschner 1933-34 Charles E. Kirschner 1934-38 Charles A. Kirk 1938-46 William P. Kilcorse 1946 William P. Kilcorse 1946-57 Gordon R. Lanker 1957-61 John M. Tertel 1961-62 John M. Tertel 1962-64 Francis E. Szollosi 1964-66 Francis E. Szollosi 1966-71

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