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Wheeling, West Virginia
Mayors, City Managers, Postmasters


Mayors of Wheeling, 1863-2013 (may be incomplete!)
George Baird 1863-64 Henry Crangle 1864-65 Andrew J. Sweeney 1865-68 Sobieski Brady 1868-69 Samuel McClellan, Jr. 1869-71 George W. Jeffers 1871-75 Andrew J. Sweeney 1875-81 Alfred C. Egerter 1881-83 Jeremiah A. Miller 1883-85 Jacob W. Grubb 1885-87 Charles W. Seabright 1887-93 Benjamin F. Caldwell 1893-97 John R. Butts 1897-99 Andrew T. Sweeney 1899-1905 Charles C. Schmidt 1905-12 William O. Alexander 1912 Harvey L. Kirk 1912-17 Clifford M. Vester 1917-19 Thomas F. Thoner 1919-25 William J. Steen 1925-29 Thomas Y. Beckett 1929-32 Gordon P. Fought 1932-35 Charles F. Schultze 1935-38 John J. Mathison 1938-43 Russell B. Goodwin 1943-47 Carl G. Bachmann 1947-51 Charles J. Schuck 1951-55 Jack R. Adams 1955-59 John J. Gast 1959-63 Charles L. Ihlenfeld 1963-67 James L. Rogers 1967-71 James J. Haranzo 1971-75 John E. Fahey 1975-79 Cuyler E. Ewing 1979-81 William H. Muegge 1981-84 John W. Lipphardt 1984-85 Stella C. Koerner 1985-88 Thomas J. Baller 1988-92 John W. Lipphardt 1992-2000 Nicholas A. Sparachane 2000-08 Andy McKenzie 2008-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1912 Aug 24: Charles C. Schmidt, died in office.
  • 1938 May 8: Charles F. Schultze, died in office.


    City Managers of Wheeling, 1929-51 (may be incomplete!)
    Thomas Y. Beckett 1929-32 Gordon P. Fought 1932-35 William N. Hunter as of 1949-50 Robert L. Plummer as of 1951


    Postmasters at Wheeling, 1863-1990 (may be incomplete!)
    Archibald W. Campbell 1863-64 Theodore M. Gorrell 1864-65 Archibald W. Campbell 1865-66 Odell S. Long 1866-67 Charles J. Rawling 1867-79 Hugh Sterling 1879-85 Robert Simpson 1885-89 William J. W. Cowden 1889-93 Michael J. O'Kane 1893-97 George Wise 1897-1902 James K. Hall 1902-11 Robert Hazlett 1911-14 A. H. Wiedebusch 1914 James W. Ewing 1914 William W. Irwin 1914-23 Willis H. Marshall 1923 Willis H. Marshall 1923-24 Charles F. Schultze 1924-25 August E. Marschner 1925-29 Fred E. Cowl 1929 Fred E. Cowl 1929-33 William H. Hornish 1933-34 William L. Brice 1934-42 Forest L. Perkins 1942-44 John J. Mathison 1944-62 George A. Fahey 1962-65 George A. Fahey 1965-90


    Wheeling
    (became part of West Virginia 1863)

    Mayors of Wheeling, 1806-63 (may be incomplete!)
    George Miller 1806-07 Moses Chapline 1807-09 William Irwin 1809-10 Noah Linsly 1810-14 William Irwin 1814 George Knox 1815-16 William Irwin 1816-17 Peter Yarnell 1817-19 Moses Chapline 1819-20 Moses W. Chapline 1820-24 Zachariah Jacob 1824-28 Samuel Sprigg 1828 John McLure 1828-30 Moses W. Chapline 1830-34 Zachariah Jacob 1834-36 Moses W. Chapline 1836-40 George Dulty 1840-46 Moses C. Good 1846-47 William W. Shriver 1847-48 Sobieski Brady 1848-50 Alfred Caldwell 1850-52 Morgan Nelson 1852-53 Sobieski Brady 1853-55 James Paull 1855 Andrew J. Sweeney 1855-56 Alfred Caldwell 1856-58 James Tanner 1858-59 Andrew Wilson 1859-61 Andrew J. Sweeney 1861-63

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1814 Sep 26: William Irwin, resigned.
  • 1828 Sep 28: Samuel Sprigg, resigned.


    Wheeling
    (became part of West Virginia 1863)

    Postmasters at Wheeling, 1794-1863 (may be incomplete!)
    John Finley 1794-95 John McIntire 1795-98 Andrew Woods 1798-1810 Richard McClure 1810-38 George W. Thompson 1838-41 David Agnew 1841-45 Isaih B. B. Hale 1845-46 Alexander Newman 1846-49 George W. Clutter 1849 James E. Wharton 1849-50 Jacob S. Shriver 1850-53 George A. Cracraft 1853-57 Hugh F. Feeney 1857-61 Archibald W. Campbell 1861-63

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