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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
including North Milwaukee
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Milwaukee, 1846-2005 (may be incomplete!)
Solomon Juneau 1846-47 Horatio N. Wells 1847-48 Byron H. Kilbourn 1848-49 Don A. J. Upham 1849-50 George H. Walker 1851-52 Hans Crocker 1852-53 George H. Walker 1853-54 Byron H. Kilbourn 1854-55 James B. Cross 1855-58 William Augustus Prentiss 1858-59 Herman L. Page 1859-60 William P. Lynde 1860-61 James S. Brown 1861-62 Horace Chase 1862-63 Edward O'Neill 1863-64 Abner Kirby 1864-65 John J. Tallmadge 1865-66 Edward O'Neill 1867-69 Joseph Phillips 1870-71 Harrison Ludington 1871-72 David G. Hooker 1873 Harrison Ludington 1873-74 Levi H. Kellogg 1874-75 Harrison Ludington 1875 H. M. Benjamin 1875-76 Ammi R. Butler 1876-78 John Black 1878-80 Thomas H. Brown 1880-82 John M. Stowell 1882-84 Emil Wallber 1884-88 Thomas H. Brown 1888-90 George W. Peck 1890 Peter J. Somers 1890-93 Henry Hase 1893 John C. Koch 1893-96 William G. Rauschenberger 1896-98 David S. Rose 1898-1906 Sherburn M. Becker 1906-08 David S. Rose 1908-10 Emil Seidel 1910-12 Gerhard A. Bading 1912-16 Daniel W. Hoan 1916-40 Carl Zeidler 1940-42 John L. Bohn 1942-48 Frank P. Zeidler 1948-60 Henry W. Maier 1960-88 John O. Norquist 1988-2003 Marvin Pratt 2004 Thomas M. Barrett 2004-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1910: Emil Seidel, elected.
  • 1942 Apr 8: Carl Zeidler, resigned.
  • 1948 Mar 16: Frank P. Zeidler, nominated; Henry S. Reuss, nominated; John J. Fleming, defeated in primary; Daniel W. Hoan, defeated in primary; Arthur S. Ehrmann, defeated in primary; Henry W. Maier, defeated in primary; George M. Hanley, defeated in primary; August B. Priegel, defeated in primary; Charles Mazurek, defeated in primary; Louis R. Schmaus, defeated in primary; Ruth Foster Froemming, defeated in primary; Sigmund G. Eisenscher, defeated in primary; Russell DeMarks, defeated in primary; James E. Boulton, defeated in primary; George R. Skramstad, defeated in primary.
  • 1948 Apr 6: Frank P. Zeidler, elected; Henry S. Reuss, defeated.
  • 1952 Mar 4: Frank P. Zeidler, nominated; Leonard C. Fons, nominated; Otto R. Werkmeister, defeated in primary; Russell H. Leitch, defeated in primary; Joseph Fibeger, defeated in primary.
  • 1952 Apr 1: Frank P. Zeidler, elected; Leonard C. Fons, defeated.
  • 1956 Mar 6: Frank P. Zeidler, nominated; Milton J. McGuire, nominated; Ambrose A. Knapinski, defeated in primary; Paul A. Schmelter, defeated in primary.
  • 1956 Apr 3: Frank P. Zeidler, elected; Milton J. McGuire, defeated.
  • 1960: Henry S. Reuss, defeated.
  • 1972 Apr 4: Henry W. Maier, elected.


    Postmasters at Milwaukee, 1835-1970 (may be incomplete!)
    Solomon Juneau 1835-43 Josiah A. Noonan 1843-49 Elisha Starr 1849-50 John H. Tweedy 1850-51 James D. Merrill 1851-53 Josiah A. Noonan 1853-57 John R. Sharpstein 1857-58 Mitchell Steever 1858-61 John Lockwood 1861-63 C. Lathan Sholes 1863-64 Charles K. Wells 1864-66 Henry A. Starr 1866-70 Samuel C. West 1870-76 Henry C. Payne 1876-85 George H. Paul 1885-89 Winslow A. Nowell 1889-93 George W. Porth 1893-98 Ellicott R. Stillman 1898-1906 David C. Owen 1906-14 Frank B. Schutz 1914-23 Peter F. Piasecki 1923-36 John A. Fleissner 1936-52 Edward J. Mesheski 1952-53 Edward F. Kelly 1953-54 Frederick C. T. John 1954 Frederick C. T. John 1954-65 Stanley J. Cybulski 1965 Stanley J. Cybulski 1965-70


    North Milwaukee
    (annexed to Milwaukee 1929)

    Postmasters at North Milwaukee, 1901-05 (may be incomplete!)
    Byron R. Godfrey as of 1901-05

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