The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Stafford, Connecticut
including Stafford Springs, Staffordville, West Stafford
First Selectmen, Postmasters, Wardens

First Selectmen of Stafford, 1888-1989 (may be incomplete!)
William A. Colburn as of 1888 Myron W. Leonard as of 1896-1904 Charles G. Ellis as of 1909 Myron W. Leonard as of 1910-11 William R. Preble as of 1919-22 William H. Bumstead as of 1926 Burt T. Eaton as of 1927 Milo E. Bradway as of 1947 Attilio R. Frassinelli as of 1950

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1989 Nov 7: Benjamin Muzio (Dem), elected; Constant Luty, Jr. (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Stafford, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Herbert F. Cady as of 1901

    Stafford Springs

    Wardens of Stafford Springs, 1888-1950 (may be incomplete!)
    George C. Parkess as of 1888 Ebenezer C. Dennis as of 1896 Anthony Adams as of 1897 Freeman F. Patten as of 1904 David Bissett as of 1909 J. Allen Mix as of 1910-11 John M. Leach as of 1917 James Sheppard, Jr. as of 1920-22 Walter Scott as of 1926 John J. Quinn as of 1927-28 Francis C. Luce as of 1929-30 Ronald A. Mitchell as of 1937 Aldo Peloni as of 1947 William L. Sorensen as of 1950

    Postmasters at Stafford Springs, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    J. W. Chandler as of 1901


    Postmasters at Staffordville, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    W. V. Odell as of 1901

    West Stafford

    Postmasters at West Stafford, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    M. A. Cady as of 1901

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