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Mayors and Postmasters of Albany, New York

Mayors of Albany, 1686-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Peter Schuyler 1686-94 Johannes Abeel 1694-95 Evert Bancker 1695-96 Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck 1696-98 Hendrick Hansen 1698-99 Pieter Van Brugh 1699-1700 Jan Jansen Bleecker 1700-01 Johannes Bleecker 1701-02 Albert Ryckman 1702-03 Johannes Schuyler 1703-06 David Schuyler 1706-07 Evert Bancker 1707-09 Johannes Abeel 1709-10 Robert Livingston the Younger 1710-19 Myndert Schuyler 1719-21 Pieter Van Brugh 1721-23 Myndert Schuyler 1723-25 Johannes Cuyler 1725-26 Rutger Bleecker 1726-29 Johannes DePeyster 1729-31 Hans Hansen 1731-32 Johannes DePeyster 1732-33 Edward Holland 1733-41 Johannes Schuyler 1741-42 Cornelis Cuyler 1742-46 Dirck Ten Broeck 1746-48 Jacob C. Ten Eyck 1748-50 Robert Sanders 1750-54 Johannes Hansen 1754-56 Sybrant G. Van Schaick 1756-61 Volkert P. Douw 1761-70 Abraham C. Cuyler 1770-76 John Barclay 1778-79 Abraham Ten Broeck 1779-83 John J. Beekman 1783-86 John Lansing, Jr. 1786-90 Abraham Yates 1790-96 Abraham Ten Broeck 1796-99 Philip S. Van Rensselaer 1799-1814 Elisha Jenkins 1814-19 Philip S. Van Rensselaer 1819-21 Charles E. Dudley 1821-24 Ambrose Spencer 1824-26 James Stevenson 1826-28 Charles E. Dudley 1828-29 John Townsend 1829-31 Francis Bloodgood 1831-34 Erastus Corning 1834-37 Teunis Van Vechten 1837-38 Jared Rathbone 1838-41 Teunis Van Vechten 1841-42 Barent P. Staats 1842-43 Friend Humphrey 1843-45 John Keyes Paige 1845-46 William Parmelee 1846-48 John Taylor 1848-49 Friend Humphrey 1849-50 Franklin Townsend 1850-51 Eli Perry 1851-54 William Parmelee 1854-56 Eli Perry 1856-60 George H. Thacher 1860-62 Eli Perry 1862-66 George H. Thacher 1866-68 Charles E. Bleecker 1868-70 George H. Thacher 1870-74 Edmund L. Judson 1874-76 A. Bleecker Banks 1876-78 Michael N. Nolan 1878-83 John Swinburne 1883-84 A. Bleecker Banks 1884-86 John Boyd Thacher 1886-88 Edward A. Maher 1888-90 James H. Manning 1890-94 Oren E. Wilson 1894-95 John Boyd Thacher 1896-97 Thomas J. Van Alstyne 1898-99 James H. Blessing 1900-01 Charles H. Gaus 1902-08 Henry F. Snyder 1909 James B. McEwan 1910-13 Joseph W. Stevens 1914-17 James R. Watt 1918-21 William S. Hackett 1922-26 John Boyd Thacher 1926-40 Herman F. Hoogkamp 1940-41 Erastus Corning II 1942-83 Frank S. Harris 1944-45 Thomas M. Whalen III 1983-93 Gerald D. Jennings 1994-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1903: William Gorham Rice, defeated.
  • 1911 Nov 7: James B. McEwan (Rep), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Joseph W. Stevens (Rep), elected.
  • 1919 Nov 4: James R. Watt (Rep), elected; Reynolds King Townsend (Dem), defeated.
  • 1921 Nov 8: William S. Hackett (Dem), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: William S. Hackett (Dem), elected; Edward Easton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Mar 4: William S. Hackett, died in office.
  • 1929 Nov 5: John Boyd Thacher (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: John Boyd Thacher (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: John Boyd Thacher (Dem), elected.
  • 1941 Nov 4: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Benjamin R. Hoff (Rep), defeated; Morris Zuckerman (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 6: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Harold J. Murphy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Charles E. Walsh (Rep), defeated; Beryl Beach (Liberal), defeated; Morris Zuckerman (Unity), defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Thomas E. Mulligan, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Scott K. Gray, Jr. (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Edward Ray (Rep), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Robert K. Hudnut (Rep), defeated.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Jacob Olshansky (Rep), defeated.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Albert S. Hartheimer (Rep), defeated; Joseph L. Kennedy (Conservative), defeated; Edward Carhart (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Carl E. Touhey (Rep), defeated; Vincent D. Bytner (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1977 Sep 8: Erastus Corning II (Dem), nominated; Howard C. Nolan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1977 Nov 8: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; E. Michael Ruberti (Rep), defeated; Howard C. Nolan (Liberal), defeated; Kevin E. Kellogg (Socialist Workers), defeated; Christopher Lewis (Labor), defeated.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Erastus Corning II (Dem), elected; Charles Touhey (Rep), defeated; Fred Dusenbury (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1983 May 28: Erastus Corning II, died in office.
  • 1985: Thomas M. Whalen III, elected.
  • 1989: Thomas M. Whalen III, elected.
  • 1993: Gerald D. Jennings (Dem), elected.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Katherine Sheehan (Dem), elected; Jesse Calhoun (Rep), defeated; Theresa Portelli (Green), defeated; Joseph Sullivan (Conservative), defeated.

    Postmasters at Albany, 1775-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Matthew Visscher 1775-82 Abraham G. Lansing 1782-92 George W. Mancius 1792-1814 Peter P. Dox 1814-15 Garret L. Dox 1816 Solomon Southwick 1816-22 Solomon Van Rensselaer 1822-39 Azariah C. Flagg 1839-41 Solomon Van Rensselaer 1841-43 James D. Wasson 1843-49 Lewis Benedict 1849-50 James Kidd 1850-53 John H. Reynolds 1853-54 Cornelius Vosburgh 1854-58 Calvert Comstock 1858-61 George Dawson 1861-66 Sylvanus H. H. Parsons 1866 Joseph Davis II 1866-69 Morgan L. Filkins 1869-70 John F. Smyth 1870-77 William H. Craig 1877-85 Daniel V. O'Leary 1885-89 James M. Warner 1889-94 Francis H. Woods 1894-99 Chauncey E. Argersinger 1899-1908 James B. McEwan 1908-09 Henry F. Synder 1909-14 William H. Murray 1914-21 William G. Van Cott 1922 Pearla S. Kling 1922-34 Edward P. McCormack 1934-35 Edward P. McCormack 1935-40 John P. Hayes 1940-41 John P. Hayes 1941-54 Henry W. Class 1954-55 Henry A. Goetz 1955-57 Henry A. Goetz 1957-60 Frank J. Murphy 1960-61 John J. Murray 1961-63 John J. Murray 1963-67 John F. Schumaker 1967 John F. Schumaker 1967-69

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