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Mayors and Postmasters of Mt. Vernon, New York


Mayors of Mt. Vernon, 1892-2015 (may be incomplete!)
Edward F. Brush 1892-94 Edson Lewis 1894-96 Edwin W. Fiske 1896-1903 Edward F. Brush as of 1904-07 Edwin W. Fiske 1910-17 Edward F. Brush as of 1918-19 Elmer L. Kincaid as of 1920-21 William D. MacQuesten as of 1924-27 James Berg 1928-31 Leslie V. Bateman 1932-35 Denton Pearsall, Jr. as of 1936-39 William Hart Hussey 1940-51 Joseph P. Vaccarella 1952-59 P. Raymond Sirignano as of 1960-63 Joseph P. Vaccarella as of 1964-66

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1892 May 17: Edward F. Brush (Rep), elected; John Berry (Dem), defeated.
  • 1894 May 15: Edson Lewis (Rep), elected; Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), defeated.
  • 1896 May 10: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected; William Archer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1898 May 17: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected; Walter C. Reed (Rep), defeated.
  • 1900 May 15: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected.
  • 1901 Nov 5: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected; Edward F. Brush (Rep), defeated.
  • 1903 Nov 3: Edward F. Brush (Rep), elected.
  • 1905 Nov 7: Edward F. Brush (Ind), elected; William Archer (Rep), defeated; William D. Grant (Dem), defeated.
  • 1907 Nov 5: Benjamin Howe (Rep), elected.
  • 1909 Nov 2: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected; George H. Taylor, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1913 Nov 4: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected; James Berg (Rep), defeated; William D. Howe (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected.
  • 1917: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), defeated; Edward F. Brush, elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), elected.
  • 1923 Nov 6: William D. MacQuesten (Rep), elected; Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), defeated.
  • 1927: Clarence G. Martens (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1927 Nov 8: James Berg (Rep), elected; Edwin W. Fiske (Dem), defeated.
  • 1931: James Berg, resigned; Leslie V. Bateman (Dem), elected.
  • 1931 Sep 15: Leslie V. Bateman (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1931 Sep 15: Clarence G. Martens (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1935 Sep 17: Leslie V. Bateman (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1935 Sep 17: Denton Pearsall, Jr. (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Denton Pearsall, Jr. (Rep), elected; Leslie V. Bateman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1939 Sep 17: Ranson Caygill (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1939 Sep 19: William Hart Hussey (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1939 Sep 19: A. Berman (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1939 Nov 7: William Hart Hussey (Rep), elected; Ranson Caygill (Dem), defeated; A. Berman (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1943 Nov 2: William Hart Hussey (Rep), elected; Oscar L. Spears (Dem), defeated.
  • 1947 Nov 4: William Hart Hussey (Rep), elected; Michael I. Silverstein (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Aug 21: William Hart Hussey (Rep), nominated; Harold Ruscher (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Dem & Liberal), elected; William Hart Hussey (Rep), defeated; Harold Ruscher (Ind), defeated.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Elmer Hildreth (Rep), nominated; Harold Ruscher (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Dem & Liberal), elected; Elmer Hildreth (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: P. Raymond Sirignano (Rep), elected; Herbert W. Aronson (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Joseph P. Vaccarella (Dem & Liberal), elected; P. Raymond Sirignano (Rep), defeated; Harry Krauss (Conservative), defeated.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Richard Thomas (Dem & Rep & Independence & Reform), elected; Ruth H. Thompson (Working Families), defeated; Ernest D. Davis, defeated; Deborah Reynolds (Conservative), defeated.


    Postmasters at Mt. Vernon, 1887-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    D. Quackinbush as of 1887 Clarence S. McClellan as of 1897 David O. Williams as of 1901 Stephen Van Tassel as of 1915-21 Sumter L. Happy as of 1928 Eugene S. Fiske as of 1937-47

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