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Mayors and Postmasters of Amsterdam, New York

Mayors of Amsterdam, 1885-2000 (may be incomplete!)
John Carmichael 1885 Harlan P. Kline 1886 Thomas Liddle 1887-88 John F. Dwyer 1889 Hicks B. Waldron 1890 William A. Breedon 1891-92 Charles S. Nisbet 1893 George R. Hannon 1894 William A. Fisher 1895-96 William H. Kafman 1897 Zerah S. Westbrook 1898-99 Samuel Wallin 1900-01 William A. Gardner 1902-03 Robert N. Clark 1904-05 Jacob H. Dealy 1906-09 Seely Conover 1910-11 Jacob H. Dealy 1912-13 James R. Cline 1914-17 Seely Conover 1918-19 Theron Akin 1920-23 Carl S. Salmon 1924-29 William A. Gardner 1930-31 Robert B. Brumagim 1932-33 Arthur Carter 1934-43 John Klobukowski 1943 Wilbur H. Lynch 1944-45 Joseph P. Hand 1946-47 Burtiss E. Deal 1948-55 Frank J. Martuscello 1956-57 Thomas F. Gregg 1958-59 Frank J. Martuscello 1960-63 Marcus I. Breier 1964-67 John P. Gomulka 1968-79 Mario Villa 1980-87 Paul M. Parillo 1988-91 Mario Villa 1992-95 John M. Duchessi 1996-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 2: Seely Conover (Rep), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Jacob H. Dealy (Dem), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: James R. Cline (Rep), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Theron Akin (Dem & Rep & Socialist), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Carl S. Salmon (Rep), elected.
  • 1927: Theron Akin, defeated for nomination.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Carl S. Salmon (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: William A. Gardner (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Arthur Carter (Dem), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Arthur Carter (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Arthur Carter (Dem), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Arthur Carter (Dem), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Burtiss E. Deal (Rep & American Labor), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Burtiss E. Deal (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Frank J. Martuscello (Rep), elected; John J. Mycek (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Frank J. Martuscello (Rep), elected.

    Postmasters at Amsterdam, 1836-1948 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph French as of 1836 Almarin Young as of 1874 W. J. Kline as of 1881 J. Wasserman as of 1887 Richard F. Caney as of 1892 Julia A. Caney as of 1893-97 Thomas Liddle as of 1901-07 Robert E. L. Reynolds as of 1915-21 James McD. Reid as of 1925-28 William A. Gardner as of 1937-43 Thomas J. Tighe, Jr. as of 1947-48

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