The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Newtown, Connecticut
including Botsford, Hawleyville, Sandy Hook
First Selectmen, Wardens, Postmasters

First Selectmen of Newtown, 1888-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Aaron Sanford as of 1888 William H. Glover as of 1896 William Homer Hubbell as of 1897 William H. Glover as of 1899 Levi C. Morris as of 1901 Samuel A. Blackman as of 1904-11 Ephraim D. Brisco as of 1915 William B. Glover as of 1919 John J. Northrop as of 1920 William B. Glover as of 1921 John J. Northrop as of 1922 Thomas F. Brew as of 1926-27 Stanley J. Blackman as of 1947 William W. Holcombe as of 1949 A. Fenn Dickinson as of 1950-54 Edward J. Coleman as of 1956-57 Patricia E. Llodra as of 2011-12

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1961 Oct 2: Charles W. Terrell, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1963 Oct 7: Charles W. Terrell, Jr. (Rep), elected.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Zita B. McMahon (Dem), elected; Joseph E. Borst, Sr. (Rep), defeated.

    Wardens of Newtown, 1888-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    Marcus C. Hawley as of 1888 Marcus C. Hawley as of 1896-97 D. C. Peck as of 1909-11 Charles G. Peck as of 1917 Arthur T. Nettleton as of 1920-22 Levi C. Morris as of 1926-30 Arthur Joseph Smith as of 1937 Arthur Joseph Smith as of 1947 Henry L. McCarthy as of 1950 Russell F. Strasburger as of 1954-57

    Postmasters at Newtown, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    George F. Duncombe as of 1901


    Postmasters at Botsford, 1885-1903 (may be incomplete!)
    A. B. Blakeman as of 1885-1903


    Postmasters at Hawleyville, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    A. B. Fancher as of 1901

    Sandy Hook

    Postmasters at Sandy Hook, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    William B. Siffen as of 1901

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