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Ithaca, New York
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Ithaca, 1896-1966 (may be incomplete!)
Leroy C. Todd as of 1896 William C. Elmendorf as of 1900-01 William R. Gunderman as of 1902 George W. Miller as of 1903-04 Bradford Almy as of 1905-06 Jared T. Newman as of 1907-08 Randolph Horton as of 1909-11 Thomas Tree as of 1915 Frederick E. Bates as of 1916 Edwin C. Stewart 1920-21 Louis P. Smith 1922 W. M. Sawdon as of 1925 Fred B. Howe as of 1926-29 Herman Bergholtz as of 1930-33 Louis P. Smith 1934-35 Joseph B. Myers as of 1936-39 Joseph Campbell 1940-41 Melvin G. Comfort as of 1942-44 James Conley 1946 Arthur N. Gibb 1946-47 Bert T. Baker as of 1948-49 Ivan E. Cook 1952-55 John F. Ryan 1956-59 Hunna Johns as of 1966

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1911 Nov 7: John Reamer (Dem), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Frederick E. Bates (Rep), elected.
  • 1921 Jun 15: Edwin C. Stewart, died in office.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Louis P. Smith (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Fred B. Howe (Rep), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Fred B. Howe (Rep & Dem), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Herman Bergholtz (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Louis P. Smith (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Joseph B. Myers (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Joseph B. Myers (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Joseph Campbell (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Melvin G. Comfort (Rep), elected.
  • 1946 Aug 30: James Conley, resigned.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Arthur N. Gibb (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Lee H. Daniels (Dem), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Ivan E. Cook (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Ivan E. Cook (Rep), nominated; Nicholas P. Flores (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Nov 8: John F. Ryan (Dem), elected; Ivan E. Cook (Rep), defeated; Nicholas P. Flores, defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Ralph C. Smith (Rep), elected.


    Village Presidents of Ithaca, 1822-29 (may be incomplete!)
    Andrew De Witt Bruyn as of 1822 Charles Humphrey 1828-29


    Postmasters at Ithaca, 1805-1968 (may be incomplete!)
    Richard W. Pelton 1805-08 Marcus Stickney 1808-09 David Woodcock 1809-21 Robert J. Renwick 1821 Augustus Sherrill 1821-29 Jedediah Beebe 1829-33 Ebenezer Mack 1833-42 Francis A. Bloodgood 1842-43 Jacob M. McCormick 1843-48 Arthur S. Johnson 1848-49 Julius M. Ackley 1849-53 Arthur S. Johnson 1853-59 Obadiah B. Curran 1859-61 John H. Selkreg 1861-66 Anson Spencer 1866-67 William Glenny 1867-71 Marcus Lyon 1871-73 Henry H. Howe 1873-82 Eron C. Van Kirk 1882-85 Ward Gregory 1885-89 Edmund E. Robinson 1889-94 George W. Apgar 1894-98 Frank J. Enz 1898-1906 Leroy H. Van Kirk 1906-14 James Lynch 1914-16 B. Frank Lent 1916 B. Frank Lent 1916-21 Clarence D. Tarbell 1921-22 Clarence D. Tarbell 1922-32 Roscoe C. Van Marter 1932-34 Elwyn S. Sloughter 1934-35 Elwyn S. Sloughter 1935-53 Stanley C. Shaw 1953-54 Stanley C. Shaw 1954-68

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