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Ossining, New York
including Sing Sing
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters


Mayors of Ossining, 1940-59 (may be incomplete!)
Howard Dunscomb as of 1940-41 George W. Haddow as of 1942 George E. Giese as of 1951 Jesse A. Collyer, Jr. as of 1953-59


Village Presidents of Ossining, 1921-50 (may be incomplete!)
Edward B. Sherwood 1910 Milan E. Goodrich as of 1921-22 Albert W. Twiggar as of 1923 William H. Jackson as of 1927-35 Howard Dunscomb as of 1937-38 Thomas H. Barnes 1943-44 George E. Giese as of 1947-50

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1927 Mar 8: William H. Jackson (Rep), elected; Bernard Carlson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1929 Mar 12: William H. Jackson (Ind & Dem), elected; J. Harold Purdy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1931 Mar 10: William H. Jackson (Rep & Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1933 Mar 14: William H. Jackson (Rep), elected; Harry M. Carpenter (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934 Dec 11: William H. Jackson (Rep), elected; Terence J. Cornelis (Dem), defeated.
  • 1936 Dec 8: Howard Dunscomb (Rep), elected; E. B. Packard (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Dec 12: Vincent J. Fuller (Rep), elected; Thomas H. Barnes (Dem), defeated.
  • 1945 Dec 11: Edward J. McCormack (Dem), elected; Morton C. Hasbrouck (Rep), defeated.
  • 1948 Dec 14: George E. Giese (Rep), elected; John F. Halpin (Citizens Independent), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: George E. Giese (Rep & Dem), elected unopposed.


    Postmasters at Ossining, 1901-77 (may be incomplete!)
    John McNally 1901-15 Francis Larkin 1915-23 James Owen 1923-24 James Owen 1924-36 Thomas A. Kenney 1936 Thomas A. Kenney 1936-53 Hazel C. Kenney 1953 Francis X. Hannigan 1953-54 Francis X. Hannigan 1954-77


    Sing Sing
    (renamed Ossining 1901)

    Village Presidents of Sing Sing, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    J. Edward Holla 1901

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1901 Mar 12: J. Edward Holla (Rep), elected; Seth G. Ellegood (Dem), defeated.


    Postmasters at Sing Sing, 1830-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Robert K. Foster 1830-37 George Sherwood 1837-41 George E. Stanton 1841-49 James W. Robinson 1849-53 Alfred Buckhout 1853-61 Reuben Quimby 1861-70 James Williamson 1870-82 Charles A. Fowler 1882 James Williamson 1882-85 W. Edgar Lawrence 1885-90 Edwin A. McAlpin 1890-91 John F. Jenkins 1891-94 John I. Kane 1894-98 John McNally 1898-1901

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