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Mayors and Postmasters of Newark, New Jersey

Mayors of Newark, 1836-2013 (may be incomplete!)
William Halsey 1836-37 Theodore Frelinghuysen 1837-38 James Miller 1838-40 Oliver S. Halsted 1840-41 William Wright 1841-43 Stephen Dod 1844-45 Isaac Baldwin 1845-46 Beach Vanderpool 1846-48 James Miller 1848-51 James M. Quinby 1851-54 Horace J. Poinier 1854-57 Moses Bigelow 1857-64 Theodore Runyon 1864-66 Thomas B. Peddie 1866-70 Frederick W. Ricord 1870-74 Nehemiah Perry 1874-76 Henry J. Yates 1876-80 William H. F. Fiedler 1880-82 Henry Lang 1882-84 Joseph E. Haynes 1884-94 Julius A. Lebkuecher 1894-96 James M. Seymour 1896-1902 Henry M. Doremus 1903-06 Jacob Haussling 1907-14 Thomas L. Raymond 1915-17 Charles P. Gillen 1917-21 Alexander Archibald 1921-22 Frederick C. Breidenbach 1922-25 Thomas L. Raymond 1925-28 Jerome T. Congleton 1928-33 Meyer C. Ellenstein 1933-41 Vincent J. Murphy 1941-49 Ralph A. Villani 1949-53 Leo P. Carlin 1953-62 Hugh J. Addonizio 1962-70 Kenneth A. Gibson 1970-86 Sharpe James 1986-2006 Cory A. Booker 2006-13

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1836 Apr 11: William Halsey, elected.
  • 1904: William H. F. Fiedler, defeated.
  • 1906: Jacob Haussling, elected.
  • 1908: Jacob Haussling, elected.
  • 1910: Jacob Haussling, elected.
  • 1912: Jacob Haussling, elected.
  • 1914: Jacob Haussling, defeated.
  • 1922 Feb 11: Alexander Archibald, died in office.
  • 1954: Leo P. Carlin, elected.
  • 1958: Leo P. Carlin, elected.
  • 1962 May 8: Hugh J. Addonizio, elected; Leo P. Carlin, defeated; Herbert Z. Weiner, defeated.
  • 1966: Hugh J. Addonizio, elected; Kenneth A. Gibson, defeated.
  • 1970 May 12: Kenneth A. Gibson, advanced to runoff; Hugh J. Addonizio, advanced to runoff; Anthony Imperiale, defeated; John Pershing Caulfield, defeated; Alexander J. Matturri, defeated; George C. Richardson, defeated; Harry J. Wheeler, defeated.
  • 1970 Jun 16: Kenneth A. Gibson, elected; Hugh J. Addonizio, defeated.
  • 1974 May 14: Kenneth A. Gibson, elected; Anthony Imperiale, defeated.
  • 1986 May 13: Sharpe James, elected.
  • 2002 May 14: Sharpe James, elected; Cory A. Booker, defeated; Dwayne Smith, defeated.
  • 2006 May 9: Cory A. Booker, elected; Ronald L. Rice, defeated; David Blount, defeated; Nancy Rosenstock, defeated.
  • 2010 May 11: Cory A. Booker, elected; Clifford J. Minor, defeated; Yvonne Garrett Moore, defeated; Mirna L. White, defeated.

    Postmasters at Newark, 1775-1986 (may be incomplete!)
    William Camp 1775-84 John Burnet 1784-1803 Samuel Hay 1803-04 Mathias Day 1804-21 Frank J. Bock 1821-33 Pruden Alling 1833-41 William Stevens 1841-43 Jacob K. Mead 1843-44 John J. Plume 1844-45 Wilson Knott 1845-49 Rodney Wilbur 1849-53 Charles T. Gray 1853-61 David Price 1861-66 Ezra A. Caiman 1866 John J. Craven 1866-67 Alexander N. Dougherty 1867-69 William Ward 1869-86 William H. F. Fielder 1886-89 Edward L. Conklin 1889-94 William D. Rutan 1894-95 Joseph E. Haynes 1895-97 David D. Bragan 1898-99 James L. Hays 1899-1912 Frank J. Bock 1912-16 John F. Sinnott 1916-18 John F. Sinnott, Jr. 1918-21 Frank J. Bock 1921-33 John F. Sinnott, Jr. 1933-34 John F. Sinnott, Jr. 1934-43 Louis A. Reilly 1943 Louis A. Reilly 1943-62 Joseph J. Benucci 1962-65 Joseph J. Benucci 1965-86

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1897 Dec 6: Joseph E. Haynes, died in office.
  • 1918 May 1: John F. Sinnott, died in office.
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