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The city of Bloomington was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia who were so impressed with "a haven of blooms" that they called it Bloomington. The area in which Bloomington is situated was previously inhabited by the Delaware, Potawatomi, Miami, and Eel River Miami.* 

 

The following is a list of the mayors who have served Bloomington since 1847.

 

1847

 

John Lawrence

1848

 

David H. Maxwell

1851

 

John Throop

1852- Nov 1852

 

John P Reder

1852-1853

 

Johnathan Moon

March 1853-1857

 

Samuel Bonsall

1858-1878

 

Bloomington Unincorporated

1876-1878

Mayor Henderson

Carey W. Henderson

1878-1885

Mayor Dodds

Clelland F. Dodds

1887-1891

Mayor Dunlap

Morey M. Dunlap

1891-1897

Mayor Buskirk

Lawrence Van Buskirk

1897-1902

Mayor Hadley

A.M. Hadley

1902-1904

Mayor Dunn

Frank J. Dunn

1904-1909

Mayor Malott

Claude G. Malott

1910-1918

Mayor Harris

John Harris

1918-1921

Mayor Weaver

W.W. Weaver

1922-1925

Mayor Harris

John Harris

1925

Mayor Lewis

Lynn B Lewis

1926-1930

Mayor Hetherington

John L Hetherington

1930-1934

Mayor Campbell

Joseph H Campbell

1935-1939

Mayor Berndt

Arthur H Berndt

1939-1947

Mayor Brunor

Loba "Jack" Bruner

1948-1952

Mayor Lemon

Tom Lemon

1952-1956

Mayor Kelly

Emmett Kelley

1956-1962

Mayor Lemon

Tom Lemon

1962-1964

Mayor Dunlap

Mary Alice Dunlap

1964-1971

Mayor Hooker

John Hooker

1972-1982

Mayor McCloskey

Frank X. McCloskey

1983-1995

Mayor Allison

 

Tomilea Allison

1995-2004

Mayor Fernandez

John Fernandez

2004-2016

Mayor Kruzan

Mark Kruzan

2016-Present

Mayor Hamilton

John Hamilton

 

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*Wikipedia