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Mayors and Postmasters of Keyser, West Virginia

Mayors of Keyser, 1907-83 (may be incomplete!)
C. L. Everhart as of 1934 John C. Freeland as of 1941-50 Chester J. Compton as of 1951 Harland D. Ridder as of 1965-67 Irving T. Athey as of 1977-82 H. Edward Miller as of 1983

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1907 Jan 3: Richard A. Welch (Dem), elected.

    Postmasters at Keyser, 1874-1974 (may be incomplete!)
    Frederick Huffman 1874-78 James T. Carskadon 1878 John R. Carskadon 1878-85 Edgar H. Davis 1885-89 John Miller 1889-94 Philip H. Keys 1894-98 John W. Matlick 1898-1903 Thad T. Huffman 1903-15 Philip H. Keys 1915-21 Elmer E. Hood 1921-22 Elmer E. Hood 1922-27 Paul J. Davis 1927-33 Thomas F. Ward 1933-34 Thomas F. Ward 1934-54 Harry O. Rogers 1954 Harry O. Rogers 1954-62 James R. Broome 1962-64 Phillip B. Jordan 1964 Phillip B. Jordan 1964-74

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