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Mayors and Postmasters of Batavia, New York

Mayors of Batavia, 1902-57 (may be incomplete!)
Harvey J. Burkhart 1902-04 Harvey J. Burkhart as of 1915-16 Ashton W. Caney as of 1920 John W. Mullen as of 1921-25 Charles W. Hartley as of 1926-29 Charles A. Williams as of 1930-31 Charles W. Hartley 1932-35 James J. Mahaney 1935-39 Frank H. Homelius 1940-41 W. Elby Keyser 1942-43 Philip R. Marcello 1943-44 James J. Mahaney as of 1947 Judd L. Perkins 1948-53 Herman D. Gabriel 1954-57

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1923 Nov 6: John W. Mullen (Rep), elected; Floyd A. Cutler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Charles W. Hartley (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Charles A. Williams (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Charles W. Hartley (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Jan 16: Charles W. Hartley, died in office.
  • 1935 Feb 20: James J. Mahaney, appointed.
  • 1935 Nov 5: James J. Mahaney (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: James J. Mahaney (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Frank H. Homelius (Dem), elected.
  • 1943 Mar 10: W. Elby Keyser, died in office.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Philip R. Marcello (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Judd L. Perkins (Rep), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Judd L. Perkins (Rep), elected.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Herman D. Gabriel (Dem), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Herman D. Gabriel (Dem), elected; H. Wilfred Adelman (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Batavia, 1836-1948 (may be incomplete!)
    Simeon Cummings as of 1836 William Tyrrell as of 1874-81 M. H. Peck as of 1887 Henry F. Tarbox as of 1893-94 Joseph F. Hall as of 1897 John M. Hamilton as of 1901-07 John F. Ryan as of 1915-21 John E. Gubb as of 1925 Henry W. Ware as of 1928 Lorenzo J. Burns as of 1937-47 Joseph J. Schmitt as of 1948

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