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

Mayors of Waterbury, 1853-2012 (may be incomplete!)
Julius Hotchkiss 1853-54 David T. Bishop 1854-55 George W. Benedict 1855-56 John W. Webster 1856-57 Henry F. Fish 1857-58 Nathan Dikeman, Jr. 1858-59 Charles Benedict 1859-60 Aner Bradley, Jr. 1860-63 L. Sanford Davies 1863-64 John Kendrick 1864-66 Philo G. Rockwell 1866-67 Joseph B. Spencer 1867-68 John Kendrick 1868-69 Charles B. Merriman 1869-70 Isaac E. Newton 1870-71 George B. Thomas 1871-76 Archibald E. Rice 1876-78 Henry I. Boughton 1878-80 Guernsey S. Parsons 1880-82 Greene Kendrick 1882-84 Henry A. Matthews 1884-86 Henry I. Boughton 1886-90 Charles R. Baldwin 1890-92 Daniel F. Webster 1892-94 Edward G. Kilduff 1894-98 John P. Elton as of 1904 William E. Thoms 1906-09 William B. Hotchkiss 1910-11 Francis T. Reeves 1912-13 Martin A. Scully 1914-17 William H. Sandland 1918-21 Francis P. Guilfoile 1922-29 T. Frank Hayes 1930-39 Patrick M. Perriello 1939 Vincent A. Scully 1940-43 John S. Monagan 1943-47 Raymond E. Snyder as of 1948-55 Edward D. Bergin, Sr. as of 1955-57 Edward D. Bergin, Sr. as of 1959-63 George P. Harlamon 1968-69 Edward D. Bergin, Sr. 1969-71 Victor A. Mambruno as of 1975 Edward D. Bergin, Jr. 1976-85 Edward D. Bergin, Jr. as of 1992-95 Philip A. Giordano as of 1995-2001 Michael J. Jarjura 2006- Nail M. O'Leary as of 2012

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1858 Oct 4: Henry F. Fish, resigned.
  • 1907 Oct 7: William E. Thoms (Dem), elected; John E. Sewell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1909 Oct 4: William B. Hotchkiss (Rep), elected; Francis T. Reeves (Dem), defeated.
  • 1911 Oct 3: Francis T. Reeves (Dem), elected; William B. Hotchkiss (Rep), defeated.
  • 1913: Martin A. Scully (Dem), elected; Albert F. Sherwood (Rep), defeated.
  • 1915 Oct 5: Martin A. Scully (Dem), elected; John F. McGrath (Rep), defeated.
  • 1917 Oct 2: William H. Sandland (Rep), elected; Martin A. Scully (Dem), defeated.
  • 1921 Oct 4: Francis P. Guilfoile (Dem), elected; William H. Sandland (Rep), defeated.
  • 1923 Oct 2: Francis P. Guilfoile (Dem), elected; John C. Sherwood (Rep), defeated.
  • 1929: T. Frank Hayes, elected.
  • 1931: T. Frank Hayes, elected.
  • 1933 Oct 3: T. Frank Hayes (Dem), elected; Andrew J. Cooney (Rep), defeated.
  • 1935 Oct 8: T. Frank Hayes (Dem), elected; John M. Burrall (Rep), defeated; Roger V. Connor (Independent Democratic), defeated.
  • 1937 Oct 5: T. Frank Hayes (Dem), elected; George T. Culhane (Rep & Ind), defeated.
  • 1939: Vincent A. Scully (Dem), elected.
  • 1939 Sep 3: T. Frank Hayes, resigned.
  • 1941: Vincent A. Scully (Dem), elected.
  • 1943 Jan 9: Vincent A. Scully, died in office.
  • 1945 Nov 6: John S. Monagan (Dem), elected; Raymond E. Snyder (Rep), defeated.
  • 1947 Nov 4: Raymond E. Snyder (Rep), elected; John S. Monagan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Raymond E. Snyder (Rep), elected; Patrick Shea (Dem), defeated; Anthony R. Martino (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Raymond E. Snyder (Rep), elected; Harry X. Cashin (Dem), defeated; Anthony R. Martino (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Raymond E. Snyder (Rep), elected; William St. John (Dem), defeated; Anthony R. Martino (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Edward D. Bergin, Sr. (Dem), elected; George P. Harlamon (Rep), defeated.
  • 1971: Edward D. Bergin, Sr., died in office.
  • 1979 Sep 11: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Maurice Fabiani (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1979 Nov 6: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1981 Sep 8: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Timothy C. Moynahan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1981 Sep 8: Gaetano A. Russo (Rep), nominated; Salvatore Terenzo (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), elected; Gaetano A. Russo (Rep), defeated.
  • 1983 Sep 13: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), nominated; Thomas Carusello (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1983 Sep 13: Henry P. Capozzi (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Edward D. Bergin, Jr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1989 Nov 7: Joseph J. Santopietro (Rep), elected; Elizabeth Brown (Dem), defeated; George F. Flaherty, defeated.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Michael J. Jarjura, elected; Karen M. Mulcahy, defeated; Lawrence V. DePillo, defeated; Thomas M. Tremaglio, defeated; James N. Ayash, defeated.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Michael J. Jarjura, elected; Dennis Odle, defeated; Anthony J. D'Amelio, defeated; Joseph A. Zdonczyk, defeated.

    Wardens of Waterbury, 1825-53 (may be incomplete!)
    John Kingsbury 1825-27 Ard Warner 1827-28 Lemuel Harrison 1828-30 Moses Hall 1830-31 John Kingsbury 1831-32 Mark Leavenworth 1832-33 William H. Scovill 1833-38 Silas Grilley 1838-39 Green Kendrick 1839-40 Edward Chittenden 1840-43 George W. Benedict 1843-46 David S. Law 1846-50 Willard Spencer 1850-51 David B. Hurd 1851-52 Edward B. Cooke 1852-53

    First Selectmen of Waterbury, 1888-1957 (may be incomplete!)
    John B. Doherty as of 1888 Perry C. Morris as of 1896-99 Mortimer F. Doran as of 1901 Henry W. Atwood as of 1904 Franklin A. Wells as of 1908-09 Ralph Brandeley as of 1910-11 John H. Kirschbaum as of 1920-21 James W. Burns as of 1922-27 Joseph Hryniewicki as of 1947 Lura E. Dutton as of 1950-55 William F. Kelly as of 1956-57

    Postmasters at Waterbury, 1901-70 (may be incomplete!)
    J. H. Guernsey as of 1901 William J. Phelan 1950-51 William J. Phelan 1951-61 John J. Slattery 1961-63 John J. Slattery 1963-70


    Postmasters at Waterville, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    G. H. Ford as of 1901

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