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Peekskill, New York
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Peekskill, 1939-2015 (may be incomplete!)
James Mackay 1940 William T. Horton 1940-41 Ralph F. Hopkins as of 1942-47 John N. Schneider as of 1948-49 John E. Hayes as of 1952-56 Bartholomew A. Moynahan as of 1958-59 Cyrus A. Bleakley as of 1961 George Pataki 1981-84 Mary F. Foster 2011-13

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1939 Sep 19: James Mackay (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1939 Sep 19: Stuart H. Robinson (Rep), nominated; Joseph Schroeder (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1939 Sep 19: James Mackay (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1939 Nov 7: James Mackay (Dem & American Labor), elected; Stuart H. Robinson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Dec 4: James Mackay, resigned.
  • 1940 Dec 10: William T. Horton, appointed.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Ralph F. Hopkins (Rep), elected; F. P. Berlingoff (Dem), defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Frank J. Mahoney (Rep), elected; John F. Hayes (Dem), defeated.
  • 1951 Aug 21: John E. Hayes (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Bartholomew A. Moynahan (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Nov 6: John E. Hayes (Dem), elected; Bartholomew A. Moynahan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: John E. Hayes (Dem), elected; Peter G. Choulas (Rep), defeated.
  • 1955 Sep 13: John E. Hayes (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Douglas H. Rolfe (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Nov 8: John E. Hayes (Dem), elected; Douglas H. Rolfe (Rep), defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Bartholomew A. Moynahan (Rep), elected.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Bartholomew A. Moynahan (Rep), elected; Harry F. Cothren (Dem), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Cyrus A. Bleakley (Rep), elected; William F. Gallagher (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Salvatore T. Gambino (Dem), elected; V. Donohue (Rep), defeated.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Frank A. Catalina (Rep & Conservative), elected; Mary F. Foster (Dem & Working Families), defeated.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Frank A. Catalina (Rep & Reform), elected; Kenneth C. Martin (Dem & Working Families), defeated.

    Village Presidents of Peekskill, 1925-40 (may be incomplete!)
    Hickson F. Hart 1920 James K. Apgar 1925-27 James Mackay as of 1934-37 Myle J. Holley 1937-39 James Mackay 1940

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1935 Apr 9: James Mackay (Dem), elected; Stuart H. Robinson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1937: Myle J. Holley (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Jan 13: Myle J. Holley, resigned.
  • 1940 Apr 9: James Mackay (Dem & American Labor), elected; John J. Heleker (Rep), defeated.

    Postmasters at Peekskill, 1836-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    William Boyce as of 1836 Joseph Hudson as of 1881 N. G. Foshay as of 1887 William R. Thorne as of 1897 David G. Montross as of 1901 John Mabie as of 1915-16 Fred W. Otte as of 1917-21 J. Arthur Haight as of 1928 James Boylan as of 1937-47

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