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New Britain, Connecticut
Mayors, First Selectmen, Postmasters


Mayors of New Britain, 1871-2019 (may be incomplete!)
Frederick T. Stanley 1871-72 Samuel Waldo Hart 1872-77 David Nelson Camp 1877-79 Ambrose Beatty 1879-80 John Butler Talcott 1880-82 Ambrose Beatty 1882-83 James Andrew Pickett 1883-86 Ambrose Beatty 1886-87 J. Clement Atwood 1887-88 John Walsh 1888-90 L. Hoyt Pease 1890-92 John Walsh 1892-94 George W. Corbin 1894-96 Robert J. Vance 1896-98 Morris C. Webster 1898-1900 Samuel Bassett 1900-06 George M. Landers 1906-10 Joseph M. Halloran 1910-14 George A. Quigley 1914-20 Orson F. Curtis 1920-22 Angelo M. Paonessa 1922-26 Gardner C. Weld 1926-28 Angelo M. Paonessa 1928-30 George A. Quigley 1930-34 David L. Dunn 1934-36 George A. Quigley 1936-38 George J. Coyle 1938-42 George A. Quigley 1942-46 Henry J. Gwiazda 1947-49 John L. Sullivan 1950-54 Edward B. Scott 1954-55 Joseph F. Morelli 1956-60 Julius J. Kremski 1960-62 Thomas J. Meskill 1962-64 James F. Dawson 1964-65 Paul J. Manafort 1965-71 Algert F. Politis 1971 Stanley J. Pac 1971-75 James J. Carey 1975 William J. McNamara 1975-89 Donald J. DeFronzo 1989-93 Linda A. Blogoslawski 1993-94 Lucian J. Pawlak 1995-2002 Timothy T. Stewart 2003-11 Timothy O'Brien 2011-13 Erin Stewart 2013-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1906 Apr 10: George M. Landers (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1971 Apr 5: Paul J. Manafort, resigned.
  • 1971 Apr 14: Algert F. Politis, appointed.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Stanley J. Pac (Dem), elected.
  • 1981 Sep 8: William J. McNamara (Dem), nominated; William P. Candelori (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1981 Nov 3: William J. McNamara (Dem), elected.
  • 1983 Nov 8: William J. McNamara (Dem), elected; Michael T. Kozlowski (Rep), defeated.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Donald J. DeFronzo (Dem), elected; Marilyn C. Kraczkowsky (Rep), defeated.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Linda A. Blogoslawski (Rep), elected; Lucian J. Pawlak (Dem), defeated.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Erin Stewart (Rep), elected; Timothy O'Brien (Dem), defeated.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Erin Stewart (Rep), elected.
  • 2017 Nov 7: Erin Stewart (Rep), elected.


    First Selectmen of New Britain, 1888-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    Samuel Bassett as of 1888 Charles H. Smith as of 1896-97 Newton R. Hurlburt as of 1899-1904 William E. Latham as of 1908-19 Arvid H. Nero as of 1920-22 Lewis W. Lawyer as of 1926-27 Patrick C. Nolan as of 1947-49 John Heath as of 1950 Anthony A. Grecki as of 1954-55 Anna T. Majewicz as of 1956-57


    Postmasters at New Britain, 1901-87 (may be incomplete!)
    W. S. Judd as of 1901 Joseph M. Halloran 1937 Joseph M. Halloran 1937-49 Edward J. Munson 1949 Stanley Sadowski 1949-50 Leonard S. Appell 1950-65 Arvid V. Carlson 1965-67 Joseph J. Perrotta 1967-87

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