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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Mayors, Burgesses, Chief Burgesses, Postmasters


Mayors of West Chester, 1961-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Charles E. Lucas, Jr. 1961-65 Charles Andress 1965-69 J. Herbert Chambers 1970-77 Thomas A. Chambers 1978-81 Craig J. Milliken 1982-85 Thomas A. Chambers 1986-93 Clifford E. Debaptiste 1994-2001 Richard Yoder 2002-09 Carolyn Comitta 2010-


Burgesses of West Chester, 1895-1961 (may be incomplete!)
Marshall S. Way 1895-96 C. Westley Talbot 1897-99 John Thorp 1900-02 Charles H. Pennypacker 1903-05 Alfred P. Reid 1906-08 Plummer E. Jefferis 1909-13 J. Paul MacElree 1914-19 Fred Heed 1919 Channing Way 1919-21 Herman G. Hutt 1922-25 George J. Brinton 1926-37 George S. Dewees 1937-43 Ashton B. T. Smith 1943-49 Gibbons G. Cornwell 1950-53 Henry V. DeHaven 1954-57 Charles E. Lucas, Jr. 1958-61

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1919 May 14: J. Paul MacElree, resigned.
  • 1943 Oct 3: George S. Dewees, died in office.


    Chief Burgesses of West Chester, 1799-1894 (may be incomplete!)
    William Sharples 1799 Jacob Ehrenzeller 1800 Philip Derrick 1801 Jacob Ehrenzeller 1802 Richard M. Hannum 1803 Joshua Weaver 1804-05 William Bennett 1806 William Sharples 1807 Emmor Bradley 1808 George Worth 1809 Joshua Weaver 1810 William Sharples 1811 Jacob Ehrenzeller 1812-13 Joseph McClellan 1814 Daniel Hiester 1815-17 Jacob Ehrenzeller 1818-24 Ziba Pyle 1825 Jacob Ehrenzeller 1826 Ziba Pyle 1827-30 Thomas S. Bell 1831-33 William Williamson 1834-35 William Everhart 1836-37 Thomas S. Bell 1838-39 Joseph J. Lewis 1839-43 William Williamson 1844 Uriah V. Pennypacker 1845-46 William Darlington 1847 Uriah V. Pennypacker 1848-49 Francis James 1850 James H. Bull 1851 Townsend Eachus 1852-54 Joseph P. Wilson 1855-57 Francis Parke 1858 William B. Waddell 1859-60 Henry S. Evans 1861 William Darlington 1862-65 Wayne MacVeagh 1866 Jefferson Shaner 1866-77 Seneca Willauer 1878 James B. Wood 1879-85 Marshall S. Way 1886-94


    Postmasters at West Chester, 1901-70 (may be incomplete!)
    Harry G. Smith as of 1901 George J. Moses 1934-35 George J. Moses 1935-49 Joseph F. Sullivan 1949-51 Joseph F. Sullivan 1951-61 Thomas W. McIntyre 1961-63 Thomas W. McIntyre 1963-70

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