The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Middletown, New York
including South Middletown
Mayors, Postmasters

Mayors of Middletown, 1896-2013 (may be incomplete!)
W. K. Stansbury as of 1896 Charles L. Elwood as of 1900-01 Charles E. Mance as of 1902 Rosslyn M. Cox as of 1911 Rosslyn M. Cox as of 1915 Arch C. N. Thompson as of 1916 Rosslyn M. Cox as of 1920-21 Abram B. Macardell as of 1924-29 Clarence C. Van Fleet 1930-33 Edwin P. Valkenburg 1933 Harry Terhune 1934-35 Joseph D. Mellis 1935 Charles C. Chappell as of 1936-37 Robert P. Anderson as of 1938-41 Harold H. Smith as of 1942-43 T. Edward Brochu as of 1944 Samuel Mitchell as of 1947-49 Louis V. Mills 1952-55 Raymond E. Swalm 1956-59 John N. Botens as of 1966

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1921 Nov 8: Robert Lawrence (Rep), elected; Abram B. Macardell (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923: Abram B. Macardell (Dem), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Abram B. Macardell (Dem), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Abram B. Macardell (Dem), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Clarence C. Van Fleet, elected.
  • 1931: Clarence C. Van Fleet, elected.
  • 1933 Sep 22: Clarence C. Van Fleet, died in office.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Harry Terhune (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Jul 17: Harry Terhune, died in office.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Charles C. Chappell (Rep), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Robert P. Anderson (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: T. Edward Brochu (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Samuel Mitchell (Dem), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Louis V. Mills (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Raymond E. Swalm (Rep), elected; Frank Fesualdo (Dem), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Raymond E. Swalm (Rep), elected.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Joseph De Stefano, elected unopposed.

    Postmasters at Middletown, 1887-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    I. Dorrance as of 1887 Charles L. Elwood as of 1897 Byron S. Dayton as of 1901 James F. Moore as of 1915 Daniel B. Sweeney as of 1916-21 John D. Stivers as of 1928 Frederic F. Sheerin as of 1937-47

    South Middletown
    (now Middletown)

    Postmasters at South Middletown, 1836 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry S. Beakes as of 1836

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