Mayor of Michel Delving
Mayor of the Shire. The Mayor of Michel Delving was an elected official. He, along with the Thain and the Master of Buckland, ruled the Shire. The Mayor attended all parties and ceremonies. He was also the head police man of the Watch and the leader of the post office, or messenger service. He served seven years as mayor and was elected at the Free Fair in Midsummer. He resided at the Tow Hole in Michel Delving while mayor. Will Whitfoot was the Mayor during the War of the Ring. He was arrested by Lotho Sackville-Baggins, who named himself chief. In 3019, Will was released and Frodo served as Mayor until Will was well. In year 6 of the Fourth Age, Sam Gamgee was elected mayor. Tom Cotton served while he was in Gondor, but Sam came back to take the title. He resigned in year 55 of the Fourth Age.