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Mayors and Postmasters of Danville, Virginia


Mayors of Danville, 1855-1956 (may be incomplete!)
William T. Sutherlin as of 1855-61 John H. Johnston 1882-84 W. P. Graves 1884 Curtis V. Bishop as of 1952-56

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1884 May 22: W. P. Graves (Dem), elected; John H. Johnston (Ind), defeated.


    Postmasters at Danville, 1797-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Charles Hoyle 1797-99 William Spiller 1799-1802 Thomas Barnett 1802-05 Samuel Jordan 1805-07 Nathaniel Wilson 1807-08 Robert Willson 1808-11 Joseph Barnett 1811-12 John Ross 1812-18 Joseph C. Megginson 1818-19 Dabney P. Sneed 1819-20 James Lanier 1820-22 Samuel D. Rawlins 1822-26 John A. Rawlins 1826-31 Thompson Coleman 1831-53 John M. Johnston 1853-60 William D. Coleman 1860-61 William B. Payne 1861 John B. Lowry 1865-67 Algar M. Wheeler 1867-85 Thomas R. McDearman 1885-90 John H. Johnston 1890-94 James M. Neal 1894-98 Champ T. Barksdale 1898-1908 Frank D. Lumpkin 1908-14 William N. Brown 1914-21 Frank D. Lumpkin 1921-24 Walter A. Sommers 1924-25 Samuel W. Collie 1925-33 James C. Wellman 1933 Henry C. Swanson 1933-34 Henry C. Swanson 1934-48 Howard G. Gentry 1948-50 Howard G. Gentry 1950-65 Randall J. Wilmarth 1965-66 Randall J. Wilmarth 1966-70

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