The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Corning, New York
including Painted Post
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Corning, 1896-2009 (may be incomplete!)
W. W. Adams as of 1896 W. L. McGeorge as of 1900 George W. Lane as of 1901-02 John L. Miller as of 1903-04 Valentine Rettig as of 1905-07 Thomas A. McNamara 1908-09 Frederick A. Ellison 1910-11 Lewis N. Lattin as of 1915 George W. Lane as of 1916 George W. Lane as of 1920-21 James P. Hallahan as of 1925 Harry A. Rood as of 1926-27 William H. Tew as of 1928-29 John L. Miller 1930-33 Alfred G. Hood 1933-35 Daniel Stimson as of 1936-47 Howard F. V. Cole as of 1948-49 George E. Keenan 1952-53 Joseph L. Andrews 1954-55 Daniel Stimson as of 1956-57 George E. Keenan as of 1959 Joseph J. Nasser as of 1960-66 Tom Reed 2008-09

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 2: Frederick A. Ellison (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Frederick A. Ellison (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Samuel E. Quackenbush (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Harry A. Rood (Rep & Dem), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: William H. Tew (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: John L. Miller (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Jan 6: John L. Miller, died in office.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Alfred G. Hood (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Daniel Stimson (Rep & Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Daniel Stimson (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Daniel Stimson (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Daniel Stimson (Rep & Dem), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Howard F. V. Cole (Rep), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: George E. Keenan (Dem), elected.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Joseph L. Andrews (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Daniel Stimson (Rep), elected; Frank L. King (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Joseph J. Nasser (Rep), elected.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Alan D. Lewis, Sr. (Rep & Conservative), elected unopposed.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Frank P. Coccho (Dem), elected; Alan D. Lewis, Sr. (Rep & Conservative), defeated.
  • 2007 Nov 6: Tom Reed (Rep & Independence), elected; Frank P. Coccho (Dem), defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Richard P. Negri (Rep & Independence), elected; Frank P. Coccho (Dem), defeated.

    Postmasters at Corning, 1840-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    Philo P. Hubbell 1840-41 Shubael B. Denton 1841-44 John McBurney 1844-45 George P. Loveland 1845-48 Philo P. Hubbell 1848-49 William B. Whiting 1849-51 Thomas Messenger 1851 David B. Cumpston 1851-53 George W. Dyer 1853-56 Charles C. B. Walker 1856-60 Dwight A. Fuller 1860-61 Charles H. Thomson 1861-72 George W. Pratt 1872-77 Edward Clisdell 1877-81 Ephraim P. Rogers 1881-86 Frank B. Brown 1886-90 George W. Pratt 1890-94 George W. Drake 1894-98 John S. Kennedy 1898-1905 Harry H. Pratt 1905-14 John W. Lynahan 1914-23 Benjamin W. Wellington 1923-35 Harrie J. Millspaugh 1935 Harrie J. Millspaugh 1935-46 John F. Kennedy 1946-47 John F. Kennedy 1947-52 Sebastian J. Frey 1952-53 Floyd W. English 1953-54 Floyd W. English 1954-68 John W. Ross 1968 Alexander Kosty 1968-69

    Painted Post
    (now Corning)

    Postmasters at Painted Post, 1826-40 (may be incomplete!)
    Daniel E. Brown 1826-31 Edward Bacon 1831-33 Philo P. Hubbell 1833-40

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