The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Bristol, Connecticut
including Forestville
Mayors, Wardens, First Selectmen, Postmasters

Mayors of Bristol, 1911-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph F. Dutton as of 1917-21 John F. Wade as of 1922-27 W. Raymond Crumb as of 1928-31 Joseph F. Dutton as of 1932-35 James P. Jennings as of 1940 Daniel Davis as of 1941-47 James P. Casey as of 1949-51 Daniel J. Donovan as of 1953 James P. Casey as of 1954-57 Frank J. Longo, Sr. as of 1975 Arthur J. Ward as of 2010-12

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1911 Oct 2: George W. Hull (Socialist), defeated; John F. Wade (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Oct 4: Joseph Harding (Rep), elected; Joseph F. Dutton (Dem), defeated.
  • 1989 Nov 7: John J. Leone (Dem), elected; Rosemary Nesci Benoit (Rep), defeated; Frank J. Longo, Sr., defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Arthur J. Ward (Dem), elected; Mary L. Alford (Rep), defeated; Gary L. Lawton, defeated.

    Wardens of Bristol, 1896-1911 (may be incomplete!)
    Miles Lewis Peck as of 1896 Henry A. Carrington as of 1897 John F. Wade as of 1904 Byron P. Webler as of 1909-10 George F. Linstead as of 1911

    First Selectmen of Bristol, 1888-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    Harrison S. Judd as of 1888 Hobart Booth as of 1896 Hobart A. Warner as of 1897-99 Patrick H. Condon as of 1901-09 Frederick N. Manross as of 1910-11 William A. Dunbar as of 1914 Henry A. Tibbals as of 1915 James L. Murray as of 1917 Oliver J. Bailey as of 1919-20 J. Fay Douglass as of 1921-27 Francis J. Mullins as of 1937 Anthony J. White as of 1947 Francis W. Mullins as of 1949-50 Keith E. Dubay as of 1954-55 Richard M. Maynard as of 1956 Eugene F. Marchand as of 1957

    Postmasters at Bristol, 1816-1985 (may be incomplete!)
    Lott Newell as of 1816 J. M. Norton as of 1885 S. K. Montgomery as of 1887 G. A. Warner as of 1901-03 Harry C. Polhill 1960-61 Philip V. Rokosa 1961-63 Philip V. Rokosa 1963-85


    Postmasters at Forestville, 1887-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    J. F. Holden as of 1887-1901

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