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Morning Star, January 8, 2006, pg. 8

This month we will be featuring some City of Albion-related photographs in this column. How many former Albion Mayors are still living? Wouldn’t it be interesting if they could all get together for a group photograph for some event, like at the Festival of the Forks?

That concept was accomplished once before. It was sometime in the 1930s that all of the living former Mayors of the City of Albion gathered in front of the home of William H. Barney at 319 E. Michigan (now State Farm Insurance) Avenue for a group photograph. There were eight of them, which included the then-current Mayor, Norman H. Wiener.

From our Historical Notebook this week we present that very special photograph. After each name are the years these men served as Mayor of Albion. From left to right: E. Floyd Hoaglin 1917-20; Adrian Cooper 1909-10; George U. McCarty 1912; Daniel McAuliffe 1906-08; William Bemer 1917; C. Owen Brownell 1904-05; Archer Young 1921-24; and of course Norman H. Wiener then in office, 1931-44, 1949-54.

If we could gather such a group of former Albion Mayors today for a photograph, who would be in it?

Eight Albion Mayors circa 1930


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