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Mayors and Postmasters of Washington, Pennsylvania

Mayors of Washington, 1927-64 (may be incomplete!)
W. W. Hoyt as of 1927 Robert H. McBurney as of 1929 Robert E. Griffiths as of 1933 W. W. Hoyt 1935-37 E. G. Rowland 1937 Elmer R. Wilson as of 1953-55 T. S. Fitch 1956 George H. Krause as of 1960 Bartley P. Osborne as of 1964

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1955 May 17: Charles G. Sweet (Dem), nominated; Lucian J. Ciletti (Dem), defeated in primary; George H. Krause (Dem), defeated in primary; Robert K. Gordon (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 May 17: Elmer R. Wilson (Rep), nominated; I. E. Goodridge (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles J. Manning (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Nov 8: T. S. Fitch (Rep), elected; Charles G. Sweet (Dem), defeated; Lucian J. Ciletti, defeated; William Amos, defeated.

    Postmasters at Washington, 1795-1974 (may be incomplete!)
    Gabriel Blakeney 1795-98 William Meetkirke 1798 John Hoge 1798 William Arbutton 1798-1800 Daniel Moore 1800-03 Hugh Wylie 1803-28 Joseph Henderson 1828-29 Thomas Morgan 1829-39 Samuel Workman 1839-40 Robert Colmery 1840-45 Jonathan D. Leet 1845-49 James McDermott 1849-53 David Acheson 1853-57 George W. Aiken 1857-58 Freeman Brady 1858-61 James McDermott 1861-65 William C. Wiley 1865-85 James S. Stocking 1885-86 James Brady 1886-90 William H. Underwood 1890-94 Edgar L. Brady 1894-98 William H. Underwood 1898-1906 David A. Templeton 1906-10 Samuel M. Templeton 1910-11 Joseph T. Hemphill 1911-15 Joseph W. Martin 1915-16 John Foster 1916-17 John Foster 1917-21 Thomas J. Langfitt 1921-33 John M. Braden 1933-35 John M. Braden 1935-62 Joseph Farrell Lonsway 1962-66 Robert H. Stoner 1966-74

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