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Elmira, New York
including Newtown
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Elmira, 1864-2017 (may be incomplete!)
John Arnot, Jr. 1864-65 John I. Nicks 1865-67 Eaton N. Frisby 1867-68 Stephen McDonald 1868-70 John Arnot, Jr. 1870-71 Patrick H. Flood 1871-73 Luther Caldwell 1873-74 John Arnot, Jr. 1874-75 Howard M. Smith 1875-76 Robert T. Turner 1876-78 Granville D. Parsons 1878-80 Alexander Samuel Diven 1880-82 David B. Hill 1882 Stephen T. Hunt 1882-83 John B. Stanchfield as of 1886-88 Charles S. Davison as of 1892 Frederick Collin 1894-98 Edgar Denton as of 1900 Frank H. Flood 1900-02 Daniel Sheehan 1903-04 William T. Coleman as of 1905 Z. Reed Brockway as of 1906-07 Daniel Sheehan 1908-11 Harry N. Hoffman as of 1915-16 George W. Peck 1920-21 J. Norton Wood 1922-25 David N. Heller 1926-29 Frank P. Robinson 1930-31 W. Glenn Sweet 1932-33 Henry W. Honan 1934-35 Frank H. Parks 1935 J. Maxwell Beers 1936-41 Emory Strachen 1942-55 Edward A. Mooers 1956-61 Edward T. Lagonegro 1962-65 Howard H. Kimball 1966-67 Edward T. Lagonegro 1968-71 Richard C. Loll 1972-75 John M. Kennedy 1976-79 Robert G. Densberger 1980-81 Mary P. Ciccariello 1982-83 Stephen J. Fesh, Jr. 1984-87 James E. Hare 1988-93 Howard F. Townsend 1994-97 Stephen M. Hughes 1998-2005 J. William O'Brien 2005-06 John S. Tonello 2006-11 Susan J. Skidmore 2012-15 Daniel J. Mandell 2016-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1882 Dec 28: David B. Hill, resigned.
  • 1900 Mar 6: Frank H. Flood, elected.
  • 1909 Nov 2: Daniel Sheehan (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Daniel Sheehan (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: J. Norton Wood (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: David N. Heller (Dem), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: David N. Heller (Dem & Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Frank P. Robinson (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Henry W. Honan (Dem), elected.
  • 1935 May 20: Henry W. Honan, died in office.
  • 1935 Nov 5: J. Maxwell Beers (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: J. Maxwell Beers (Rep), elected; John E. Sullivan (Dem), defeated; John B. Sheehe (Ind), defeated.
  • 1941 Nov 29: J. Maxwell Beers, died in office.
  • 1942: Emory Strachen (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Emory Strachen (Rep), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Emory Strachen (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Edward A. Mooers (Rep), elected; Wickham B. Smith (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Edward A. Mooers (Rep), elected.

    Village Presidents of Elmira, 1859-61 (may be incomplete!)
    John Arnot, Jr. 1859-61

    Postmasters at Elmira, 1816-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    Aaron Konkle as of 1816 Thomas Maxwell 1834-39 Daniel F. Pickering as of 1881 E. F. Babcock as of 1887 L. G. Rathbun as of 1893-94 George H. Cotton as of 1897 M. M. Conklin as of 1901 William H. Lovell as of 1915-17 Daniel Sheehan as of 1918-21 George M. Diven as of 1925-28 George W. Sheahan as of 1937-43 Charles J. O'Connell as of 1947

    (renamed Elmira)

    Postmasters at Newtown, 1836 (may be incomplete!)
    John Dodge as of 1836

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