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Weirton, West Virginia
including Hollidays Cove, Marland Heights, Weirton Heights
Mayors, City Managers, Postmasters


Mayors of Weirton, 1947-2004 (may be incomplete!)
Thomas E. Millsop 1947-55 Samuel Kusic as of 1955 David T. Frew as of 1959-63 Frank A. Rybka as of 1964-70 Mike J. Andochick, Jr. as of 1971-78 Donald T. Mentzer as of 1979-86 Edwin J. Bowman as of 1987-95 Dean M. Harris as of 1996-99 William Miller as of 2004

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1947: Thomas E. Millsop, elected.
  • 1951: Thomas E. Millsop, elected.


    City Managers of Weirton, 1949-51 (may be incomplete!)
    Dan Sweaney as of 1949-51


    Postmasters at Weirton, 1910-70 (may be incomplete!)
    Louis Lowmiller 1910-16 Walter S. Bambrick 1916-23 Curtis K. Stem 1923-33 Gilbert E. Walters 1933-35 Gilbert E. Walters 1935-37 Stephen P. Shlanta 1937-39 Stephen P. Shlanta 1939-43 Elisha M. Crabtree 1944-47 Walter S. Bambrick 1947-49 Walter S. Bambrick 1949-56 Samuel J. Rees 1956-57 Samuel J. Rees 1957-65 Michael P. McHale 1965 Harry O. Givens, Jr. 1965-69 Glenn D. Ramsay 1969-70

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1956 Jun 16: Walter S. Bambrick, died in office.


    Hollidays Cove
    (merged into Weirton 1947)

    Mayors of Hollidays Cove, 1934-47 (may be incomplete!)
    C. S. Cattrell as of 1934 Samuel V. Wright 1941-47


    Postmasters at Hollidays Cove, 1879-1938 (may be incomplete!)
    Maria Roberts as of 1879 James H. Shimer as of 1901-05 Thomas T. Bambrick as of 1933-38


    Marland Heights
    (merged into Weirton 1947)

    Mayors of Marland Heights, 1941-46 (may be incomplete!)
    H. H. Smurthwaite as of 1941-45 Donald C. Ackley as of 1946


    Weirton Heights
    (merged into Weirton 1947)

    Mayors of Weirton Heights, 1941-46 (may be incomplete!)
    James Stephenson as of 1941 Howard A. Walker as of 1942-46

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