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Lindenhurst, New York
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Lindenhurst, 1927-2009 (may be incomplete!)
George W. Irmish 1927-29 Walter B. Wellbrock 1929-31 Charles Heling 1931-37 Walter B. Wellbrock 1937-41 John C. Blankenhorn 1941-47 Milton Turk 1947-51 Alex Jaeger, Jr. 1951-55 Joseph P. Spellerberg 1955-59 Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. 1959-61 Ernest D. Scott 1961-63 Lester I. Kahan 1963-65 Charles J. Cowan 1965-73 Thomas H. Kost 1973-75 Roy Mathison 1999-2000 Lynda Distler 2000-04 Tom Brennan 2004-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1929 Mar 19: Walter B. Wellbrock (Liberty), elected; George W. Irmish, defeated; Edward J. McGraw, defeated.
  • 1931 Mar 17: Charles Heling (Progressive), elected; Walter B. Wellbrock (Liberty), defeated.
  • 1933 Mar 21: Charles Heling (Progressive), elected; Walter B. Wellbrock (Liberty), defeated.
  • 1935 Mar 19: Charles Heling (Progressive), elected; Alfred L. Pfeiffer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1937 Mar 16: Walter B. Wellbrock (Liberty & Progressive), elected; Robert C. Kienle (Fusion), defeated; John C. Blankenhorn (People's), defeated.
  • 1939 Mar 21: Walter B. Wellbrock (Progressive), elected; Alfred L. Pfeiffer (People's), defeated.
  • 1941 Mar 18: John C. Blankenhorn (Rep & People's), elected; Walter B. Wellbrock (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1947: Milton Turk (Dem), elected; John C. Blankenhorn (Rep), defeated.
  • 1949 Mar 15: Milton Turk (Dem), elected; John C. Blankenhorn (Rep), defeated.
  • 1951 Mar 20: Alex Jaeger, Jr. (Rep), elected; Milton Turk (Dem), defeated.
  • 1953 Mar 17: Alex Jaeger, Jr. (Rep & Veterans-Citizens), elected; Otto Kost (Dem), defeated.
  • 1955 Mar 15: Joseph P. Spellerberg (Rep), elected; Otto Kost (Ind), defeated; Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. (Dem), defeated; Mark Weiss (Friendly People's), defeated.
  • 1957 Mar 19: Joseph P. Spellerberg (Rep), elected; Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Mar 17: Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. (Dem), elected; Ernest D. Scott (Rep & Veterans-Citizens), defeated.
  • 1961 Mar 21: Ernest D. Scott (Rep), elected; Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Mar 17: Lester I. Kahan (Dem), elected.
  • 1965 Mar 16: Charles J. Cowan (Rep), elected; Lester I. Kahan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1967 Mar 21: Charles J. Cowan (Rep), elected; Leonard J. Guyre (Dem), defeated; Robert E. Morton (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1969 Mar 18: Charles J. Cowan (Rep), elected; Joseph F. Bassano, Sr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1971 Mar 16: Charles J. Cowan (Rep), elected; Charles A. Scutero (Dem), defeated; Dennis J. Harty (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1973 Mar 20: Thomas H. Kost (Dem), elected; Charles J. Cowan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1975 Mar 18: Thomas H. Kost (Dem), elected; Nicholas J. LaBue (Rep & Conservative), defeated.
  • 2000 Mar 21: Lynda Distler (Rep & Conservative & Right To Life), elected; Betty Dean (Dem & Independence), defeated.
  • 2004 Mar 16: Tom Brennan (Rep & Independence), elected; Ray Doran (Dem), defeated.
  • 2008 Mar 18: Tom Brennan (Rep & Dem & Independence), elected unopposed.


    Village Presidents of Lindenhurst, 1923-27 (may be incomplete!)
    Gustave M. Hahn as of 1923 George W. Irmish 1927

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1927 Mar 15: George W. Irmish (Progressive), elected; Edward J. McGraw (Ind), defeated.


    Postmasters at Lindenhurst, 1897-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    George W. Irmish as of 1897 Frederick Toms, Sr. as of 1901 William F. Wild as of 1915-21 Clarence E. Hirsch as of 1928 Arthur Cosgrove as of 1937-47

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