The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Auburn, New York
including Aurelius
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Auburn, 1848-1975 (may be incomplete!)
Cyrus C. Dennis 1848 Daniel Hewson 1849 Aurelius Conkling 1850-51 Benjamin F. Hall 1852-53 Thomas Y. Howe, Jr. 1853 George Underwood 1854 Joshua Burt 1854 John L. Watrous 1855 Sylvanus H. Henry 1856 Lansing Briggs 1857-59 Christopher Morgan 1860 George Humphreys 1861-62 Jonas White, Jr. 1863 Charles G. Briggs 1864 George Humphreys 1865 John S. Fowler 1866-67 James E. Tyler 1868 John M. Hurd 1869 Eli Gallup 1870 Thomas Kirkpatrick 1871 Edward A. Thomas 1872 John S. Brown 1873 Charles N. Ross 1874 Theodore M. Pomeroy 1875-76 Alexander McCrea 1877 Martin L. Walley 1878 David M. Osborne 1879-80 Cyrenus Wheeler, Jr. 1881-86 Mortimer V. Austin 1887-88 Cyrenus Wheeler, Jr. 1889-90 David Wadsworth, Jr. 1891-92 John E. McIntosh 1893-94 Orlando Lewis 1895-1900 William C. Burgess 1901-02 Thomas M. Osborne 1903-05 E. Clarence Aiken 1906-07 C. August Koenig 1908-09 Thomas H. O'Neill 1910-13 Charles W. Brister as of 1915 Mark L. Koon as of 1916-17 Adam P. Burkhart as of 1920-21 Roy A. Weld as of 1924-27 Charles D. Osborne 1928-31 Kirk Bowen as of 1932-35 Charles D. Osborne 1936-39 Carl R. Brister 1940-43 Edward T. Boyle as of 1944-49 Robert A. Nelson 1952-55 Herbert T. Anderson as of 1956-59 Maurice I. Schwartz as of 1960-67 Paul W. Lattimore as of 1975

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1853 Mar 1: Thomas Y. Howe, Jr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1854: George Underwood, resigned.
  • 1909 Nov 2: Thomas H. O'Neill (Rep), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Thomas H. O'Neill (Rep), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Mark L. Koon (Dem), elected.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Roy A. Weld (Rep), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Charles D. Osborne (Dem), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Charles D. Osborne (Dem), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Carl R. Brister (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Edward T. Boyle (Dem & American Labor), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Robert A. Nelson (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Herbert T. Anderson (Dem), elected.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Maurice I. Schwartz (Rep), elected.

    Village Presidents of Auburn, 1815-48 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph Colt 1815-17 David Brinkerhoff 1817-18 Horace Hills 1818-19 David Hyde 1819-22 John Grover 1822-24 William Bostwick 1824-25 Allen Warden 1825-27 Walter Weed 1827-28 Ezekial Williams 1828-30 Bradley Tuttle 1830-31 Allen Warden 1831-32 Truman J. McMaster 1832-33 Amos Underwood 1833-34 Asaph D. Leonard 1834-35 Michael S. Myers 1835-36 Isaac S. Miller 1836-37 Robert Minn 1837-38 John H. Beach 1838-39 Allen Warden 1839-40 Cyrus C. Dennis 1840-43 John L. Watrous 1843-44 George B. Chase 1844-46 Ethan A. Warden 1846-47 Daniel Hewson 1847-48

    Postmasters at Auburn, 1818-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    George B. Throop 1818-35 Hiram Bostwick 1835-40 George Rathbun 1840-41 William C. Beardsley 1841-45 Amos S. Rathbun 1845-48 Michael S. Myers 1848-49 Ethan A. Warden 1849-53 Elmore P. Ross 1853-58 Charles W. Pomeroy 1858-61 William Allen 1861-69 Clinton D. MacDougall 1869-73 John B. Richardson 1873-77 Noah P. Clark 1877-82 E. Delevan Woodruff 1882-86 William J. Moses 1886-90 John N. Knapp 1890-93 Henry L. Storke 1893-98 Paul R. Clark 1898-1915 Patrick T. Quigley 1915-24 Thomas C. Richardson 1924-36 John F. McGrath 1936 John F. McGrath 1936-52 George Train 1952-53 Charles L. Messer 1953-54 Charles L. Messer 1954-61 Joseph A. Murphy 1961-62 Thomas H. Brogan 1962-63 Thomas H. Brogan 1963-67 Raymond P. Riordan 1968-71

    (renamed Auburn)

    Postmasters at Aurelius, 1798-1818 (may be incomplete!)
    Walter D. Nicoll 1798-99 Samuel Crossett 1799-1807 Enos T. Throop 1807-14 George B. Throop 1814-18

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