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Mayors and Postmasters of Trenton, New Jersey


Mayors of Trenton, 1792-2016 (may be incomplete!)
Moore Furman 1792-94 Aaron D. Woodruff 1794-97 James Ewing 1797-1803 Joshua Wright 1803-06 Stacy Potts 1806-14 Robert McNealy 1814-32 Charles Burroughs 1832-47 Samuel R. Hamilton 1847-49 William C. Howell 1849-50 William Napton 1850-52 John R. Tucker 1852-54 William Napton 1854-55 William P. Sherman 1855 John R. Tucker 1855-56 Joseph Wood 1856-59 Franklin S. Mills 1859-61 William R. McKean 1861-63 Franklin S. Mills 1863-67 Alfred Reed 1867-68 William Napton 1868-71 John Briest 1871-75 Wesley Creveling 1875-77 Daniel R. Bodine 1877-79 William Rice 1879-81 Garrett D. W. Vroom 1881-84 Richard A. Donnelly 1884-86 John Woolverton 1886-87 Frank A. Magowan 1887-89 Anthony A. Skirm 1889-91 Daniel J. Bechtel 1891-93 Joseph B. Shaw 1893-95 Emory N. Yard 1895-97 Welling G. Sickel 1897-99 Frank O. Briggs 1899-1902 Frank S. Katzenbach, Jr. 1902-06 Frederick W. Gnichtel 1906-08 Walter Madden 1908-11 Frederick W. Donnelly 1911-32 William J. Connor as of 1937 Donal J. Connolly as of 1953-54 Arthur J. Holland 1959-66 Carmen J. Armenti 1966-70 Arthur J. Holland 1970-89 Douglas H. Palmer 1990-2010 Tony F. Mack 2010-14 George Muschal 2014 Eric Jackson 2014-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1851: Mercer Beasley (Whig), defeated.
  • 1858 Apr 13: Joseph Wood (Dem), elected.
  • 1909 Nov 2: Walter Madden (Dem), elected.
  • 1974 May 14: Arthur J. Holland, elected.
  • 1989 Nov 9: Arthur J. Holland, died in office.
  • 2010: Eric Jackson, defeated.
  • 2014 Feb 26: Tony F. Mack, removed.
  • 2014 Jun 10: Eric Jackson, elected.


    Postmasters at Trenton, 1764-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Abraham Hunt 1764-78 James Paxton 1778-82 Benjamin Smith 1782-87 John Singer 1787-92 Peter Gordon 1792-1803 Charles Rice 1803-21 James J. Wilson 1821-24 Jane Wilson 1824-35 Joseph Cunningham 1835-42 John McKelway 1842-43 Joseph Justice 1843-49 John S. McCully 1849-53 William A. Benjamin 1853-61 Joshua Jones 1861-66 Frederick S. McNeely 1866-71 Israel Howell 1871-83 Charles H. Skirm 1883-86 Eckford Moore 1886-89 Alexander C. Yard 1889-94 Frank H. Lalor 1894-98 Alexander C. Yard 1898-1914 Enoch Furman Hooper 1914-22 Charles H. Updike 1922 Charles H. Updike 1922-33 Edward J. Jennings 1933-34 Edward J. Jennings 1934-39 Joseph M. Carson 1939-43 Edward J. Jennings 1943-45 Edward J. Jennings 1945-52 John L. Malley 1952 John L. Malley 1952-53 John Dawson 1953-54 John Dawson 1954-68 Robert V. Suydam 1968-71

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1824 Jul 28: James J. Wilson, died in office.
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