The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Hornell, New York
including Hornellsville
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Hornell, 1907-2009 (may be incomplete!)
Richard M. Prangen 1907-09 Frank J. Nelson 1910-11 Frank J. Nelson as of 1915 Edward J. Davis as of 1916 Fred A. Robbins as of 1920-21 Stephen Hollands as of 1925-27 Delbert L. McDowell as of 1928-30 George Conderman as of 1931 George S. Peters as of 1932-33 Leon F. Wheatley as of 1934-37 Ernest G. Stewart as of 1938-41 Lee Dennison as of 1942-44 Ernest G. Stewart as of 1947-49 Francis P. Hogan 1952-55 Marshall E. Gurnsey 1955 Lloyd R. Burdett 1956-57 Frank F. Wolfanger, Sr. as of 1959 Harold B. Crandall as of 1966 Shawn D. Hogan 1986-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 2: Frank J. Nelson (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Frank J. Nelson (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Fred A. Robbins (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Stephen Hollands (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Delbert L. McDowell (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Leon F. Wheatley (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Leon F. Wheatley (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Ernest G. Stewart (Dem), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Ernest G. Stewart (Dem), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Lee Dennison (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Ernest G. Stewart (Dem & American Labor), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Francis P. Hogan (Dem), elected.
  • 1955 Aug 1: Francis P. Hogan, resigned.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Lloyd R. Burdett (Dem), elected; Marshall E. Gurnsey (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Frank F. Wolfanger, Sr. (Rep), elected.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Shawn D. Hogan (Dem), elected; Joseph J. Duffy, defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Shawn D. Hogan (Dem), elected; Joseph J. Duffy (Green), defeated.

    Postmasters at Hornell, 1915-47 (may be incomplete!)
    William H. Prangen as of 1915-16 William S. Charles as of 1917-21 Roy M. Hackett as of 1928 Francis J. Kelly as of 1937-47

    (renamed Hornell 1906)

    Mayors of Hornellsville, 1896-1906 (may be incomplete!)
    E. F. Willets as of 1896 Fay P. Rathbun as of 1900 Frank J. Nelson as of 1901-04 William S. Charles as of 1905-06

    Postmasters at Hornellsville, 1836-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    John R. Morris as of 1836 W. H. Greenhow as of 1887 William H. Murray as of 1897 W. F. Sherwood as of 1901

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