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Mayors and Postmasters of Poughkeepsie, New York

Mayors of Poughkeepsie, 1854-1959 (may be incomplete!)
James Emott 1854-56 Henry D. Varick 1856 George Wilkinson 1856-57 George Innis 1862-66 Harvey G. Eastman as of 1869 Edward Elsworth as of 1892 Charles N. Arnold as of 1896 John K. Sague as of 1911 Daniel W. Wilbur as of 1915-16 Ralph F. Butts as of 1920-21 Frank B. Lovelace as of 1925-27 John K. Sague as of 1928-29 Alexander Caven as of 1930-33 George V. L. Spratt 1934-39 William H. Schrauth 1940-43 Frank M. Doran as of 1944-47 Horace S. Graham as of 1948-49 Robert E. Stevens 1952-55 J. Thomas Dietz as of 1956 J. George Spitz as of 1959

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1915 Nov 2: Daniel W. Wilbur (Rep), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: George D. Campbell (Rep), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Frank B. Lovelace (Rep), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: John K. Sague (Dem), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Alexander Caven (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: George V. L. Spratt (Dem), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 3: George V. L. Spratt (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: George V. L. Spratt (Dem), elected; Joseph P. Davis (Rep), defeated.
  • 1939 Nov 7: William H. Schrauth (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Frank M. Doran (Rep), elected.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Horace S. Graham (Dem), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Robert E. Stevens (Rep & Liberal), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: J. Thomas Dietz (Rep), elected.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Victor C. Waryas (Dem), elected.

    Postmasters at Poughkeepsie, 1791-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Nicholas Powers 1791-1802 Levi McKeen 1802-19 Jacob Van Ness 1819-21 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge 1821-25 Lawrence Van Kleeck 1825-29 Jacob Van Benthuysen 1829-46 Egbert B. Killey 1846-49 Isaac Platt 1849-53 Albert S. Pease 1853-57 George P. Pelton 1857-61 Albert Van Kleeck 1861-66 Henry C. Smith 1866-67 Alfred B. Smith 1867-75 George Parker 1875-79 Robert H. Hunter 1879-87 William M. Ketcham 1887-91 John I. Platt 1891-95 Frank Hasbrouck 1895-99 Frank W. Halsted 1899-1900 Isaac W. Sherrill 1900-09 Robert H. Hunter 1909-14 Patrick W. Limner 1914-15 John E. Townsend 1915-21 Elmer J. Conklin 1921-34 Charles I. Lavery 1934 Charles I. Lavery 1934-51 William T. Kinsella 1951-54 Henry A. Glasstetter 1954 Henry A. Glasstetter 1954-72

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