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Clarksburg, West Virginia
Mayors, City Managers, Postmasters

Mayors of Clarksburg, 1906-99 (may be incomplete!)
Harvey W. Harmer 1906-07 Joe N. Craddock as of 1919 Frank J. McAndrew as of 1937 R. M. Thomason as of 1937 Late B. Davisson as of 1939-40 Ernest W. James as of 1959 Roger Garrett as of 1961-63 Edward J. Forinash as of 1964 Kenneth L. Trimble as of 1965-67 Ray M. Payne as of 1968 Ray Eugene Myers as of 1969-70 William A. Lear as of 1971 E. James Olean as of 1972-74 S. James Shaffer, Jr. as of 1975-76 Richard O. Ritter as of 1977-78 Arch N. Benninger as of 1979-80 Charles O. Thayer III as of 1981-82 William E. Reynolds as of 1983 Albert N. Cox II as of 1985-86 Mildred A. Zink as of 1987 E. James Olean as of 1989 Tom Flynn as of 1996 Louis Iquinto as of 1997 David Kates as of 1999

City Managers of Clarksburg, 1934-51 (may be incomplete!)
James S. Rodney as of 1934 Roy F. Ash as of 1949 W. Dale Strother as of 1950 J. Frank Wiseman as of 1951

Postmasters at Clarksburg, 1867-1971 (may be incomplete!)
John H. Shuttleworth 1867-83 Wilbur F. Richards 1883-85 Lloyd Reed 1885-90 Daniel W. Boughner 1890-93 Lee H. Vance 1893-95 Lloyd Reed 1895-97 Stuart F. Reed 1897-1901 Sherman C. Denham 1901-08 Homer W. Williams 1908-11 Sherman C. Denham 1911-14 J. Carl Vance 1914-17 J. Hornor Davis 1917-21 John J. Denham 1921-27 John J. Denham 1927-30 Lucius Hoge, Jr. 1930-34 Frank J. Maxwell 1934-35 Frank J. Maxwell 1935-43 Wade H. Garrett 1943-44 Wade H. Garrett 1944-54 Paul F. Sheets 1954-55 Paul F. Sheets 1955-67 Norval J. Tutwiler 1967-68 Norval J. Tutwiler 1968-71

(became part of West Virginia 1863)

Postmasters at Clarksburg, 1797-1863 (may be incomplete!)
John Webster 1797-1808 Joseph Newelle 1808-15 William Williams 1815-19 John W. Williams 1820-28 William Williams 1828-40 Hamilton G. Johnson 1840-49 Elias Bruen 1849-52 Frederick T. Harrison 1852-53 Benjamin S. Griffin 1853-58 Cyrus Vance 1858-63

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