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Mayors and Postmasters of Hoboken, New Jersey


Mayors of Hoboken, 1855-2008 (may be incomplete!)
C. V. Clickener 1855-57 Franklin B. Carpenter 1857-58 George W. Morton 1858-59 Franklin B. Carpenter 1859-60 John R. Johnson 1860-63 Lorenzo Elder 1863-64 Charles T. Perry 1864-65 Frederick B. Ogden 1865-67 Frederick W. Bohnsted 1867-69 Hazen Kimball 1869-71 Frederick H. Schmersahl 1871-73 Peter McGavisk 1873-75 Joseph Russel 1875-78 Elbridge V. S. Besson 1878-80 John A. O'Neill 1880-81 Elbridge V. S. Besson 1881-83 Herman L. Timken 1883-86 Edwin J. Kerr 1886-88 August Grassman 1888-91 Edward R. Stanton 1891-92 William Ellis 1892-93 Lawrence Fagan 1894-1901 Adolph Lankering 1901-06 George Steil 1906-10 George Gonzales 1910-12 Martin Cooke 1912-15 Patrick R. Griffin 1915-26 Gustav Bach 1926-29 Bernard N. McFeely 1930-47 Fred M. DeSapio 1947-53 John J. Grogan 1953-65 Louis Depascale 1965 Silvio J. Failla 1965 Louis Depascale 1965-73 Steve Cappiello 1973-85 Thomas F. Vezzetti 1985-88 Patrick C. Pasculli 1988-93 Anthony Russo 1993-2001 David Roberts 2001-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1855 Apr 10: C. V. Clickener (Dem & Anti-Know-Nothing), elected; Benjamin S. Taylor (Union & Know-Nothing), defeated.
  • 1856 Apr 8: C. V. Clickener (Dem), elected.
  • 1857 Apr 14: Franklin B. Carpenter (Rep & Reform), elected; C. V. Clickener (Dem), defeated.
  • 1858 Apr 13: George W. Morton (Dem), elected.
  • 1909 Nov 2: George Gonzales (Rep), elected; Lawrence Fagan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1985 May 14: Steve Cappiello, advanced to runoff; Thomas F. Vezzetti, advanced to runoff; Thomas M. Kennedy, defeated; Nunzio Malfetti, defeated.
  • 1985 Jun 11: Thomas F. Vezzetti, elected; Steve Cappiello, defeated.
  • 1988 Mar 2: Thomas F. Vezzetti, died in office.
  • 2001 May 8: David Roberts, elected; Anthony Russo, defeated; Daniel Tumpson, defeated.


    Postmasters at Hoboken, 1887-1903 (may be incomplete!)
    James Curran as of 1887-89 L. Schroeder as of 1901 E. W. Martin as of 1903

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