The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Middletown, Connecticut
including Middlefield, Little River, Rockfall
Mayors, First Selectmen, Postmasters

Mayors of Middletown, 1784-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Jabez Hamlin 1784-91 Asher Miller 1792-1821 Samuel W. Dana 1822-30 Elijah Hubbard 1830-38 Richard Hubbard 1838-39 Samuel D. Hubbard 1840-42 Noah A. Phelps 1842-43 Charles R. Alsop 1843-46 Horace Clark 1846-50 William B. Casey 1850 Benjamin Douglas 1850-53 Samuel L. Warner 1862-66 Bartlett Bent, Jr. as of 1867 O. Vincent Coffin as of 1872-73 William T. Elmer as of 1876 Charles R. Lewis as of 1888 D. Luther Briggs as of 1890-93 Charles G. R. Vinal as of 1894-95 Samuel Russell as of 1896-97 Albert R. Crittenden as of 1904 T. Macdonough Russell as of 1909 Willard C. Fisher as of 1910-11 Harold M. Meech as of 1917 Arthur V. McDowell as of 1918-19 James F. Connery as of 1920-22 John W. Rogers as of 1926 Frederick J. Bielefield as of 1927-34 Leo B. Santangelo as of 1935 Charles A. Schaefer as of 1940 James F. Connery as of 1941 Salvatore T. Cubeta as of 1943 Emilio Q. Daddario as of 1946-48 Herbert C. F. Bell as of 1949-50 Salvatore T. Cubeta as of 1951 Stephen K. Bailey as of 1953-54 Harry T. Clew as of 1955-57 Lester M. Gowin as of 1975 Daniel T. Drew as of 2012

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1791 Apr 25: Jabez Hamlin, died in office.
  • 1821 Dec 24: Asher Miller, died in office.
  • 1830 Jul 21: Samuel W. Dana, died in office.
  • 1839: Richard Hubbard, died in office.
  • 1950 Oct 2: Salvatore T. Cubeta (Rep), elected; William J. Scanlon (Dem), defeated.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Paul Gionfriddo (Dem), elected; Sebastian J. Garafalo (Dem), defeated.

    First Selectmen of Middletown, 1888-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    Sherman M. Bacon as of 1888 Martin Loveland as of 1896-97 Nathan H. Smith as of 1899-1901 Charles C. Tryon as of 1904-11 Howard S. Peck as of 1915-27 Raymond H. Wilcox as of 1947 Raymond J. Wamester as of 1949-50 John C. O'Brien as of 1954-57

    Postmasters at Middletown, 1775-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Wensley Hobby 1775-1807 Thaddeus Nichol 1807-16 Joshua Stow 1816-19 Samuel Williams 1819-21 Joshua Stow 1821-41 Elihu W. N. Starr 1841-42 Eli Wilcox 1842-45 Allen May 1845-49 William Woodward 1849-53 Norman Smith 1853-57 Samuel Babcock 1857-61 Arthur B. Calef 1861-69 Bartlett Bent, Jr. 1869-86 David W. Northropp 1886-90 S. Harris Warner 1890-94 Conrad G. Bacon 1894-98 George I. Allen 1898-1909 Arthur B. Calef, Jr. 1909-13 T. Howard Thompson 1913-14 Michael H. Walsh 1914-17 T. Howard Thompson 1917-18 Daniel J. McCarthy 1918-23 Alfred C. Ward 1923-35 Frederick J. Bielefield 1935 Frederick J. Bielefield 1935-50 Raymond J. Wamester 1950-51 Raymond J. Wamester 1951-57 Michael S. Petruzzello 1957-60 Salvatore J. Puglisi 1960-71


    First Selectmen of Middlefield, 1901-89 (may be incomplete!)
    Luther W. Fowler as of 1901

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1989 Nov 7: David G. Webster (Dem), elected; James R. Blois (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Middlefield, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Rosa A. Coe as of 1901

    Little River

    Postmasters at Little River, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    John Keefe as of 1901


    Postmasters at Rockfall, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Elizabeth T. Doyle as of 1901

  • "Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
    Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
    The Political Graveyard

    The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
      The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
      Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
      The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/CT/ofc/middletown.html .  
      Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
      If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
      More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
      If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
    Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
    Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]