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Kingston, New York
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Kingston, 1872-1966 (may be incomplete!)
James G. Lindsley 1872 William Lounsbery as of 1878-80 Henry E. Wieber as of 1896 James E. Phinney as of 1900-01 Morris Block as of 1902-05 A. W. Thompson as of 1906-07 Walter P. Crane 1908-09 Roscoe Irwin 1910-11 Palmer Canfield, Jr. as of 1915-16 Palmer Canfield, Jr. as of 1920-21 Morris Block 1925-26 Edgar J. Dempsey 1926-31 Eugene B. Carey as of 1932-33 Harry B. Walker 1934 Conrad J. Heiselman 1934-41 William F. Edelmuth as of 1942-47 Oscar V. Newkirk as of 1948-53 Frederick H. Stang as of 1954-57 Edwin F. Radel as of 1959 Raymond W. Garraghan as of 1966

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 2: Roscoe Irwin (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Roscoe Irwin (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Walter P. Crane (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Morris Block (Dem), elected.
  • 1926 Nov 7: Morris Block, died in office.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Edgar J. Dempsey (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Edgar J. Dempsey (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Harry B. Walker (Rep & Socialist), elected; E. Frank Flanagan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934 Jan 11: Harry B. Walker, resigned.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Conrad J. Heiselman (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Conrad J. Heiselman (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Conrad J. Heiselman (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: William F. Edelmuth (Dem & American Labor), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Oscar V. Newkirk (Rep), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Oscar V. Newkirk (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Frederick H. Stang (Rep), elected; William F. Edelmuth (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Edwin F. Radel (Dem), elected.


    Village Presidents of Kingston, 1866-70 (may be incomplete!)
    Marius Schoonmaker as of 1866 Marius Schoonmaker as of 1869-70


    Postmasters at Kingston, 1793-1976 (may be incomplete!)
    Christopher Tappen 1793 John C. Wyncoop 1794-96 John C. Elmendorf 1796 Conrad I. Elmendorf 1803-04 Daniel Broadhead 1804-09 Hasbrouck 1809 Jacob H. Trumpbour as of 1836 William Culley 1841-45 Ira Van Buren 1845-48 David Young 1848-49 H. Roman 1849-53 William Kerr 1853-61 Caleb Clay 1861-69 Joseph S. Smith 1869-73 Daniel Bradbury 1873-82 William M. Hayes 1882-86 W. Scott Gillespie 1886-90 Noah Wolven 1890-94 Henry G. Crouch 1894-98 George M. Brink 1898-1902 Walter C. Dolson 1902-10 Walter P. Crane 1910-15 Sylvester R. Deyo 1915-17 William C. DeWitt 1917-19 William C. DeWitt 1919-24 Walter P. Crane 1924-30 Edward L. Merritt 1930-34 William R. Kraft 1934-35 William R. Kraft 1935-42 James A. DeLaney 1942-46 William R. Kraft 1946-56 Oscar V. Newkirk 1956-57 Oscar V. Newkirk 1957-76

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