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Camden, New Jersey
including Cooper's Ferry
Mayors, Postmasters


Mayors of Camden, 1828-2007 (may be incomplete!)
Samuel Laning 1828-30 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-38 Elias Kaighn 1838-40 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-44 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-45 Charles Kaighn 1845-46 Thomas B. Wood 1846-48 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-49 Charles Sexton 1849-51 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-52 Charles D. Hineline 1852-53 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-55 Samuel Scull 1855-56 James W. Shroff 1856-57 Benjamin A. Hammell 1857-58 Clayton Truax 1858-60 Thomas B. Atkinson 1860-62 Paul C. Budd 1862-63 Timothy Middleton 1863-64 Paul C. Budd 1864-67 Charles Cox 1867-71 Samuel M. Gaul 1871-74 John H. Jones 1874-76 John Morgan 1876-77 James W. Ayers 1877-80 Claudius W. Bradshaw 1880-86 Jesse Pratt 1886-92 John E. Nowrey as of 1901-04 Charles H. Ellis as of 1915 R. T. Stewart as of 1932 Frederick von Nieda as of 1935-36 George E. Brunner as of 1937-56 Angelo J. Errichetti 1974-77 Milton Milan as of 1997-2000 Gwendolyn A. Faison as of 2007

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1830: Samuel Laning, resigned.
  • 1844: John K. Cowperthwaite, elected.
  • 1845: Richard W. Howell, elected, but never took office.
  • 1846: Thomas B. Wood, elected.
  • 1847: Thomas B. Wood, elected.
  • 1848: Benjamin A. Hammell (American), elected; Jonathan Burr (Dem), defeated; Lorenzo F. Fisler (Whig), defeated.
  • 1849: Charles Sexton (Whig & American), elected; Charles D. Hineline (Dem), defeated.
  • 1850: Charles Sexton (Whig), elected; George Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1851: Lorenzo F. Fisler (American), elected; John Sands (Dem), defeated; Othniel H. Taylor (Whig), defeated.
  • 1852: Charles D. Hineline (Dem), elected; Lorenzo F. Fisler (American), defeated; Walter Patton (Whig), defeated.
  • 1853: Lorenzo F. Fisler (American & Whig), elected; Albert W. Markley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1854: Lorenzo F. Fisler (American), elected; John K. Cowperthwaite (Dem), defeated.
  • 1857: Benjamin A. Hammell (Dem), elected; Joseph J. Moore (American), defeated; Charles Reeves (Rep), defeated.
  • 1859: Gideon V. Stivers (Dem), defeated; Lorenzo F. Fisler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1866: Lorenzo F. Fisler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1869: Lorenzo F. Fisler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1973 May 8: Major B. Coxson, defeated.
  • 1985 May 14: Melvin R. Primas, elected; Helen McHugh, defeated.


    Postmasters at Camden, 1829-1982 (may be incomplete!)
    Isaiah Toy 1829-38 Isaac Bullock 1838-40 James Elwell 1840-49 Charles Bontemps 1849-52 Jonathan Burr 1852-53 John Hanna 1853-61 Samuel Andrews 1861-63 Richard H. Lee 1863-66 Timothy C. Moore 1866-67 Richard H. Lee 1867-79 Henry B. Wilson 1879-83 William T. Bailey 1883-85 Charles Janney 1885-89 William J. Browning 1889-94 Harry B. Paul 1894-98 Louis T. DeRousse 1898-1903 Robert L. Barber 1903-13 Charles P. Sayrs 1913 Harry M. Knight 1913-22 Charles H. Ellis 1922-34 Emma E. Hyland 1934-35 Emma E. Hyland 1935-45 Edward Praiss 1945-46 Edward Praiss 1946-64 Dennis J. Manning 1964-67 Robert W. McArthur 1967-68 Frederick H. Martin 1968 Frederick H. Martin 1968-82


    Cooper's Ferry
    (incorporated as Camden 1828)

    Postmasters at Cooper's Ferry, 1802-29 (may be incomplete!)
    Benjamin B. Cooper 1802-05 Charles Cooper 1806-10 Richard M. Cooper 1810-29

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