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Ansonia, Connecticut
Mayors, Wardens, First Selectmen, Postmasters


Mayors of Ansonia, 1894-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Arthur H. Bartholomew as of 1894-95 Erwin W. Webster as of 1896-97 Stephen Charters as of 1902-11 John C. Mead as of 1917-26 Michael J. Cook as of 1927-32 Peter Hart as of 1933-35 Andrew F. Nolan 1937-45 Thomas J. Nelligan 1945-47 Frank P. Fitzpatrick as of 1949-51 William T. Sheasby as of 1953-56 Joseph A. Doyle as of 1957 Michael J. Adanti 1973-77 James Finnucan as of 1978 James T. Della Volpe as of 2010-12

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Nov 5: Stephen Charters, elected.
  • 1905 Nov 7: Alton Farrel, elected.
  • 1936: Andrew F. Nolan (Dem), elected.
  • 1945 Apr 28: Andrew F. Nolan, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Thomas J. Nelligan (Dem), elected; James J. Morgan, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Thomas P. Clifford III (Dem), elected; Brian F. Butler (Rep), defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: James T. Della Volpe (Dem), elected; Judy Larkin-Niccolari (Rep), defeated.


    Wardens of Ansonia, 1888 (may be incomplete!)
    Reuben H. Tucker as of 1888


    First Selectmen of Ansonia, 1896-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    John L. Lindley as of 1896 Jonah C. Platt as of 1897-98 Morris Drew as of 1899-1904 Charles B. Wooster as of 1906 Arthur R. Morgan as of 1907-11 John C. Mead as of 1914-15 John Bazley as of 1917 Thomas E. Houlihan as of 1919-22 Samuel J. Kyle as of 1924 George Lyon as of 1927 Walter Birmingham as of 1937 John H. McNamara as of 1947-49 Dennis Neville as of 1950 William Mead as of 1954 J. Clement Larkin as of 1955-57


    Postmasters at Ansonia, 1849-1982 (may be incomplete!)
    George Bristol 1849-53 Burr Perkins 1853-58 John Lindley 1858-61 George Bristol 1861-69 Charles E. Bristol 1869-85 John L. Lindley 1885-90 Morris Drew 1890-94 Dennis T. Walsh 1894-98 Frederick L. Gaylord 1898-1910 Michael J. Cook 1939-40 Daniel J. McCarthy 1940 Daniel J. McCarthy 1940-66 Jerry F. Mahoney 1966-67 Joseph A. Doyle 1967-82

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1940 Feb 29: Michael J. Cook, died in office.
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