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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
including Mauch Chunk, East Mauch Chunk
Burgesses, Postmasters


Burgesses of Jim Thorpe, 1960 (may be incomplete!)
James F. Walker as of 1960


Postmasters at Jim Thorpe, 1954-72 (may be incomplete!)
Harold W. Richards 1954-55 Harold W. Richards 1955-72


Mauch Chunk
(merged into Jim Thorpe 1954)

Burgesses of Mauch Chunk, 1923 (may be incomplete!)
J. Martin Ross as of 1923


Postmasters at Mauch Chunk, 1819-1954 (may be incomplete!)
Erskine Hazard 1819-26 Josiah White 1826-32 John Leisenring 1832-42 Alexander Stedman 1842-49 James Miller 1849-50 Alexander W. Leisenring 1850-52 Eliza Cooper 1852-60 John L. Cooper 1860 Jane F. Righter 1860-80 Nathan D. Cortright, Jr. 1880-89 Julius A. Remmel 1889-94 Frank P. Sharkey 1894-95 George W. Esser 1895-99 Edwin F. Luckenbach 1899-1912 William R. Butler 1912-13 William C. Kreider 1913-22 Harry Zanders 1922-26 Emma Zanders 1926 Emma Zanders 1926-34 Warden J. Dugan 1934-39 George W. Smith 1939-54


East Mauch Chunk
(merged into Jim Thorpe 1954)

Burgesses of East Mauch Chunk, 1923 (may be incomplete!)
C. C. Milan as of 1923


Postmasters at East Mauch Chunk, 1879-1901 (may be incomplete!)
E. R. Cook as of 1879 D. P. Hughes as of 1901

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