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Mayors and Postmasters of Scranton, Pennsylvania


Mayors of Scranton, 1866-1962 (may be incomplete!)
Elliot S. M. Hill 1866-69 William N. Monies 1869-72 Mathew W. Loftus 1872-75 Robert H. McKune 1875-78 Terence Powderly 1878-84 Frank A. Beamish 1884-86 Ezra H. Ripple 1886-90 John H. Fellows as of 1892 J. Benjamin Dimmick as of 1906-09 Alexander T. Connell as of 1920 Edmund B. Jermyn as of 1927 Stanley J. Davis 1933-37 Fred J. Huester 1937 James T. Hanlon as of 1953-60 William T. Schmidt as of 1962

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1866: Elliot S. M. Hill (Dem), elected; Joseph Godfrey (Rep), defeated.
  • 1906 Feb 20: J. Benjamin Dimmick (Rep), elected.


    Postmasters at Scranton, 1850-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    John W. Moore 1850-53 Joel Amsden 1853 Benjamin H. Throop 1853-57 Laton S. Fuller 1857-61 Douglas H. Jay 1861-64 A. Hampton Coursen 1864-66 William H. Pier 1866-69 James S. Slocum 1869-74 Joseph A. Scranton 1874-81 Edward C. Fuller 1881-85 Daniel W. Connolly 1885-89 David M. Jones 1889-93 Frank M. Vandling 1893-97 Ezra H. Ripple 1897-1909 John E. Barrett 1911-15 John J. Durkin 1915-22 Milton W. Lowry 1922 Milton W. Lowry 1922-30 Ezra H. Ripple, Jr. 1930-34 Joseph F. Conrad 1934 Joseph F. Conrad 1934-54 Bernard J. Harding 1954-55 Bernard J. Harding 1955-71

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 19: Ezra H. Ripple, died in office.
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