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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Mayors, Burgesses, Postmasters

Mayors of Johnstown, 1890-2005 (may be incomplete!)
W. Horace Rose 1890-93 James K. Boyd 1893-96 George Washington Wagoner 1896-99 Lucian D. Woodruff 1899-1902 John Pendry 1902-05 Charles Young 1905-08 Alexander Wilson 1908-11 Joseph S. Cauffiel 1912-16 Louis Franke 1916-20 Joseph S. Cauffiel 1920-24 Louis Franke 1924-28 Joseph S. Cauffiel 1928-30 O. W. Saylor 1930-32 Eddie McCloskey 1932-36 Daniel J. Shields 1936-39 John A. Conway 1940-43 Arthur L. Schwing 1944-47 Walter E. Rose 1948-60 George R. Walter 1960-63 Kenneth O. Tompkins 1964-71 George R. Walter 1971 Herbert F. Pfuhl, Jr. 1972-77 Charles Tomjanovich 1978-81 Herbert F. Pfuhl, Jr. 1982-93 Linda Weaver 1994-97 Donato B. Zucco 1998-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1896: George Washington Wagoner (Dem), elected.
  • 1955 May 17: John A. Conway (Dem), nominated; Eddie McCloskey (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 May 17: Walter E. Rose (Rep), nominated; Daniel J. Shields (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Walter E. Rose (Rep), elected; John A. Conway (Dem), defeated.
  • 1971 Oct 12: Kenneth O. Tompkins, resigned.

    Burgesses of Johnstown, 1834-89 (may be incomplete!)
    James McMullen 1834-35 George W. Kern 1836-37 George S. King 1838 Frederick Sharretts 1839 John Royer 1840-41 Frederick Leyde 1842 Jacob Levergood 1843-44 Peter Levergood 1845-46 R. B. Gageby 1847-48 Emanuel Shaffer 1849-50 John Flanagan 1850 Samuel Douglass 1851 Robert Hamilton 1852 John Flanagan 1853-54 William Orr 1855 Samuel Douglass 1856 Peter Levergood 1857 Samuel Douglass 1857-58 George W. Easly 1858-60 William McKee 1861-62 George S. King 1863-64 William Orr 1865 A. Kopelin 1866-67 Irvin Rutledge 1868 W. Horace Rose 1869 J. S. Strayer 1870-73 J. M. Bowman 1874 George W. Easly 1875-76 Irvin Rutledge 1877 James King 1878 S. J. Royer 1879-80 Irvin Rutledge 1881-82 Henry W. Storey 1883-87 C. L. Dick 1888 Irvin Horrell 1889

    Postmasters at Johnstown, 1811-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    John Beaty 1811 John Linton 1811-18 Shipley Priestly 1818-40 Samuel J. Renshaw 1840-41 John K. Shryock 1841 George W. Kern 1841-45 Jordan Marbourg 1845-50 George Saylor 1850-53 Ephraim Buck 1853-59 Henry A. Boggs 1859-61 Isaac E. Chandler 1861-65 Evan Roberts 1865-70 George Geddis 1870-74 George T. Swank 1874-86 Herman Baumer 1886-90 James E. Ogle 1890-95 Lucian D. Woodruff 1895-99 Samuel Masters 1899-1904 Levi J. Foust 1904-13 W. H. Strauss 1913-22 W. Winston Davis 1922-26 Wallace E. Schissler 1926-31 Carl Steuer 1931-34 Frank J. Studeny 1934 Frank J. Studeny 1934-49 Martha Davison Torquato 1949-50 Foster H. Coyle 1950 Foster H. Coyle 1950-63 Byron D. Cooper 1963-64 Byron D. Cooper 1964-70

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1818 Jul 25: John Linton, died in office.
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    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
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