The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
New York: State Engineer and Surveyor

New York State Engineer and Surveyor, 1847-1926 (May be incomplete!)
Charles B. Stuart 1848-49 Hezekiah C. Seymour 1850-51 William J. McAlpine 1852-53 Henry Ramsey 1853 John T. Clark 1854-55 Silas Seymour 1856-57 Van Rensselaer Richmond 1858-61 William B. Taylor 1862-65 J. Platt Goodsell 1866-67 Van Rensselaer Richmond 1868-71 William B. Taylor 1872-73 Sylvanus H. Sweet 1874-75 John D. Van Buren, Jr. 1876-77 Horatio Seymour, Jr. 1878-81 Silas Seymour 1882-83 Elnathan Sweet 1884-87 John Bogart 1888-91 Martin Schenck 1892-93 Campbell W. Adams 1894-98 Edward A. Bond 1899-1904 Henry A. Van Alstyne 1904-06 Frederick Skene 1907-08 Frank M. Williams 1909-10 John A. Bensel 1911-14 Frank M. Williams 1915-22 Dwight B. La Du 1923-24 Roy G. Finch 1925-26

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1847 Nov 2: Charles B. Stuart, elected.
  • 1849 Nov 6: Hezekiah C. Seymour, elected.
  • 1851 Nov 4: William J. McAlpine, elected.
  • 1853 Aug 1: William J. McAlpine, resigned.
  • 1853 Nov 8: John T. Clark, elected.
  • 1853 Dec 10: Henry Ramsey, appointed.
  • 1855 Nov 7: Silas Seymour, elected.
  • 1857 Nov 3: Van Rensselaer Richmond, elected.
  • 1861 Nov 5: William B. Taylor, elected.
  • 1865 Nov 7: J. Platt Goodsell, elected.
  • 1867 Nov 5: Van Rensselaer Richmond, elected.
  • 1871 Nov 7: William B. Taylor, elected; Van Rensselaer Richmond, defeated; Charles J. Mills, defeated.
  • 1873: J. C. B. Wallace (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1873 Nov 4: Sylvanus H. Sweet, elected.
  • 1875 Nov 2: John D. Van Buren, Jr., elected.
  • 1877 Nov 6: Horatio Seymour, Jr. (Dem), elected.
  • 1881 Nov 8: Silas Seymour, elected.
  • 1883 Nov 6: Elnathan Sweet, elected.
  • 1887 Nov 8: John Bogart, elected.
  • 1889: Alpheus B. Kenyon (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1891 Nov 3: Martin Schenck, elected; Verplanck Colvin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1893 Nov 7: Campbell W. Adams, elected.
  • 1898 Nov 8: Edward A. Bond, elected.
  • 1900 Nov 6: Edward A. Bond (Rep), elected; Russell R. Stuart (Dem), defeated; Emmett F. Smith (Prohibition), defeated; John E. Wallace (Socialist Labor), defeated; Henry Stahl (Social Democratic), defeated.
  • 1902: Richard W. Sherman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1904 May 1: Edward A. Bond, resigned.
  • 1904 May 10: Henry A. Van Alstyne, appointed.
  • 1904 Nov 8: Henry A. Van Alstyne (Rep), elected; Thomas H. Stryker (Dem), defeated; Squire B. Early (Social Democratic), defeated; Vancleve C. Mott (Prohibition), defeated; Simon G. Levy (People's), defeated.
  • 1906 Nov 6: Frederick Skene, elected.
  • 1908 Nov 3: Frank M. Williams (Rep), elected; Philip P. Farley (Dem), defeated; Mario J. Cafiero (Independence League), defeated; F. Wilton James (Socialist), defeated; Albert W. Pierson (Prohibition), defeated; George Luck (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1910 Nov 8: John A. Bensel (Dem), elected; Frank M. Williams (Rep), defeated; William Lippelt (Socialist), defeated; James A. Lee (Independence League), defeated; Albert W. Pierson (Prohibition), defeated; Jeremiah D. Crowley (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: John A. Bensel (Dem), elected; Frank M. Williams (Rep), defeated; Ora M. Leland (Progressive & Independence League), defeated; Charles L. Furman (Socialist), defeated; Vancleve C. Mott (Prohibition), defeated; Thomas J. DeLee (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1914: August Gillhaus (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Frank M. Williams (Rep), elected.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Henry R. Beebe (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Frank M. Williams (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Sep 19: Frank M. Williams (Progressive), nominated unopposed.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Frank M. Williams (Rep & Independence League & Progressive), elected; Henry R. Beebe (Dem), defeated; George H. Warner (Socialist), defeated; William B. Timbrell (Prohibition), defeated; Ephraim H. Keyes (American), defeated; Lewis F. Alrutz (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1918 Sep 3: Dwight B. La Du (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1918 Sep 3: Frank M. Williams (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1918 Sep 3: Raymond Wilcox (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1918 Sep 3: David B. Passage (Prohibition), nominated unopposed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Frank M. Williams (Rep), elected; Dwight B. La Du (Dem), defeated; Raymond Wilcox (Socialist), defeated; David B. Passage (Prohibition), defeated; Joseph Galotta (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1920 Sep 14: Paul McLoud (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1920 Sep 14: Frank M. Williams (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Frank M. Williams (Rep), elected; Paul McLoud (Dem), defeated; Vladimir Karapetoff (Socialist), defeated; Arthur S. Light (Prohibition), defeated; Charles C. Crawford (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Roy G. Finch (Rep), elected; Dwight B. La Du (Dem), defeated; Vladimir Karapetoff (Socialist), defeated; Richard J. Verhagen (Workers), defeated; Simeon Bickweat (Socialist Labor), defeated.
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