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Mayors and Postmasters of Cohoes, New York


Mayors of Cohoes, 1870-2000 (may be incomplete!)
Charles H. Adams 1870-72 D. J. Johnston 1872-74 H. S. Bogue 1874-76 D. J. Johnston 1876-78 William E. Thorn 1878-82 Alfred LeRoy 1882-85 Charles F. Doyle 1885-86 John Garside 1886-92 Henry A. Strong 1892-96 James H. Mitchell, Sr. 1896-1902 John H. Murphy 1902-03 James H. Wilson 1904-05 John Archibald 1906-07 Merritt D. Hanson 1908-11 Clarence E. Carruth 1912 Gilbert Robert 1912 Andrew Nelson 1912 John H. Kline 1912 John F. Scott 1912-13 James S. Calkins 1914-17 Michael J. Foley 1918-19 James H. McDonald 1920-21 Daniel J. Cosgro 1922-29 James Dooley 1930-31 Michael J. Foley 1932-33 John J. Morrissey 1934-35 Frank S. Ablett 1936-39 Rudolph I. Roulier 1940-59 Andrew H. Santspree 1960-63 James E. McDonald 1964-69 Frank D. Colaruotolo 1969 Virginia B. McDonald 1970-75 Ronald J. Canestrari 1976-88 Frederick E. Julian, Jr. 1989 Robert D. Signoracci 1990-99 John T. McDonald III 2000-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1885 Oct 5: Alfred LeRoy, died in office.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Clarence E. Carruth (Rep), elected.
  • 1912 Aug 31: Clarence E. Carruth, died in office.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Daniel J. Cosgro (Dem), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Daniel J. Cosgro (Dem), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Daniel J. Cosgro (Dem), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: James Dooley (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: John J. Morrissey (Ind), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Frank S. Ablett (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Frank S. Ablett (Dem), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Rudolph I. Roulier (Dem), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Rudolph I. Roulier (Dem & American Labor), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Rudolph I. Roulier (Dem & Liberal), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Rudolph I. Roulier (Dem), elected; Edward T. Barna (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Andrew H. Santspree (Dem), elected.
  • 1969 Jun 22: James E. McDonald, died in office.


    Postmasters at Cohoes, 1836-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    Frederick S. Waterman as of 1836 James H. Masten as of 1881-87 C. N. Cantor as of 1893-94 James B. McKee as of 1897 William B. Le Roy as of 1901-07 John H. Bullock as of 1915-21 James E. McDonald as of 1925-28 Michael J. O'Donnell as of 1937-47

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