The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Queens, New York
including Long Island City, Astoria, Bayside, Broad Channel, College Point, Corona, Creedmoor, Far Rockaway, Flushing, Fort Totten, Fosters Meadow, Glendale Station, Jamaica, Little Neck, Maspeth, Newtown, Oceanus, Ravenswood, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Springfield Store, Whitestone, Winfield Junction, Woodhaven, Woodside
Borough Presidents, Mayors, Postmasters

Borough Presidents of Queens, 1897-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Frederick W. Bowley 1898-1901 Joseph Cassidy 1902-05 Joseph Bermel 1906-08 Lawrence Gresser 1908-11 Maurice E. Connolly 1911-28 Bernard M. Patten 1928 George U. Harvey 1929-41 James A. Burke 1942-49 Maurice A. FitzGerald 1950-51 Joseph F. Mafera 1951 James A. Lundy 1952-57 James J. Crisona 1958-59 John T. Clancy 1959-62 Mario J. Cariello 1963-68 Sidney Leviss 1969-71 Donald R. Manes 1971-86 Claire K. Shulman 1986-2001 Helen M. Marshall 2002-13 Melinda Katz 2014-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1897 Nov 2: Frederick W. Bowley (Dem & German-American), elected; Felix Fritsche (Rep & Independent Voters), defeated; Frederick W. Dunton (Gold Democratic), defeated; James A. Renwick (Citizens Union), defeated; Charles Berg (Socialist Labor), defeated; Earl Lee (Prohibition), defeated; James Davren (United Democracy), defeated.
  • 1901 Nov 5: Joseph Cassidy (Dem), elected; Henry Doht (Rep), defeated; Robert B. Lawrence (Citizens Union), defeated.
  • 1903 Nov 3: Joseph Cassidy (Dem), elected; James E. Clonin (Rep & Citizens Union), defeated.
  • 1905: Joseph Cassidy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1908 Apr 29: Joseph Bermel, resigned.
  • 1909: Joseph Cassidy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1909 Nov 2: Lawrence Gresser (Fusion), elected.
  • 1911 Sep 26: Lawrence Gresser, removed.
  • 1917 Nov 6: Maurice E. Connolly (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Sep 13: Maurice E. Connolly (Dem), nominated; Denis O'Leary (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Sep 13: Edgar F. Hazelton (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Maurice E. Connolly (Dem), elected; Edgar F. Hazelton (Rep), defeated; Barnet Wolff (Socialist), defeated; Fred Hesse, defeated.
  • 1925 Sep 15: Maurice E. Connolly (Dem), nominated; C. Pope Caldwell (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1925 Sep 15: John L. Karle (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1925 Sep 15: James Oneal (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Maurice E. Connolly (Dem), elected; John L. Karle (Rep), defeated; James Oneal (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Apr 3: Maurice E. Connolly, resigned.
  • 1929: George E. Powers (Workers), defeated.
  • 1933 Sep 19: Charles S. Colden (Dem), nominated; Joseph P. Farley (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Sep 19: George U. Harvey (Rep), nominated; Emil Wolfertz (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Sep 19: James Oneal (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1933 Nov 7: George U. Harvey (Rep & City Fusion), elected; Charles S. Colden (Dem & Jeffersonian), defeated; Robert S. Girling (Reunion & Taxpayers), defeated; Richard E. Welden (Vigilant), defeated; James F. O'Kelly (Assurance), defeated; James Oneal (Socialist), defeated; George E. Powers (Communist), defeated.
  • 1937 Sep 16: William F. Brunner (Dem), nominated; James A. Burke (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1937 Sep 16: George U. Harvey (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1937 Nov 2: George U. Harvey (Rep & City Fusion), elected; William F. Brunner (Dem), defeated; Leonard Lazarus (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1941 Nov 4: James A. Burke (Dem), elected; George U. Harvey (Rep & City Fusion), defeated; A. Joseph Donnelly (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 6: James A. Burke (Dem), elected; George Archinal (Rep), defeated; Thomas J. Gray (No Deal), defeated.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Maurice A. FitzGerald (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Sep 6: James A. Lundy (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Mary Murphy (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Sep 6: George Rifkin (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Maurice A. FitzGerald (Dem), elected; James A. Lundy (Rep), defeated; George Rifkin (Liberal), defeated; Mary Murphy (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1951 Aug 25: Maurice A. FitzGerald, died in office.
  • 1951 Nov 6: James A. Lundy (Rep), elected.
  • 1953 Sep 15: James A. Phillips (Dem), nominated; John T. Clancy (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1953 Sep 15: James A. Lundy (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1953 Sep 15: Herbert A. Shingler (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1953 Sep 15: John F. Rapp (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1953 Nov 3: James A. Lundy (Rep), elected; James A. Phillips (Dem), defeated; John F. Rapp (Liberal & Ind), defeated; Herbert A. Shingler (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1957 Sep 10: James J. Crisona (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Sep 10: James A. Lundy (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Sep 10: James J. Crisona (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Nov 5: James J. Crisona (Dem & Liberal & City Fusion), elected; James A. Lundy (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959: Robert E. Barnes (Rep), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: John T. Clancy (Dem), elected; Robert E. Barnes (Rep & Civic Action), defeated; Leo Brown (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Mario J. Cariello (Dem & Rep), elected; Michael J. Yorke (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1969 Jun 17: Sidney Leviss (Dem), nominated; John J. Santucci (Dem), defeated in primary; Leonard P. Stavisky (Dem), defeated in primary; Martha Kregman Zelman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Sidney Leviss (Dem), elected; Morton Greenspan (Liberal), defeated; Ralph Kress (Rep), defeated; Hugh F. McShane (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Donald R. Manes (Dem & Rep), elected; Robert J. Hanophy (Conservative), defeated.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Donald R. Manes (Dem & Rep), elected; Catherine S. Lynch (Conservative), defeated; Victor Levin (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1985: Donald R. Manes, elected.
  • 1986 Feb 11: Donald R. Manes, resigned.
  • 2001 Sep 25: Helen M. Marshall (Dem), nominated; Carol A. Gresser (Dem), defeated in primary; Sheldon S. Leffler (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2001 Nov 6: Helen M. Marshall (Dem & Liberal), elected; Al C. Stabile (Rep & Conservative), defeated; Dorothy Williams-Pereira (Green), defeated.
  • 2005 Nov 8: Helen M. Marshall (Dem & Working Families), elected; Philip T. Sica (Rep & Conservative), defeated.
  • 2009 Sep 15: Helen M. Marshall (Dem), nominated; Marc C. Leavitt (Dem), defeated in primary; Robert Schwartz (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2009 Nov 3: Helen M. Marshall (Dem & Working Families), elected; Robert A. Hornak (Rep), defeated; Robert Schwartz (Conservative), defeated.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Melinda Katz (Dem), elected; Tony Arcabascio (Rep), defeated; Everly Brown, defeated.

    Long Island City
    (consolidated with New York City 1898)

    Mayors of Long Island City, 1870-97 (may be incomplete!)
    Abram D. Ditmars 1870-71 Henry S. DeBevoise 1872-75 Abram D. Ditmars 1875 John Quinn 1876 Henry S. DeBevoise 1876-83 George Petry 1883-86 Patrick J. Gleason 1887-92 Horatio S. Sanford 1893-95 Patrick J. Gleason 1896-97

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1886: W. Remsen Taylor (Rep), defeated.
  • 1892 Nov 8: Horatio S. Sanford (Jeffersonian Democratic), elected; Patrick J. Gleason (Dem), defeated; Lucius N. Manley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1895 Nov 5: Patrick J. Gleason (Dem), elected; John P. Madden (Jeffersonian Democratic), defeated; Benjamin G. Strong (Rep), defeated; Woodruff, defeated.

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Astoria, 1881-83 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry C. Johnson as of 1881-83

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Bayside, 1874-1907 (may be incomplete!)
    William S. Brockaw as of 1874 Benjamin R. Newcomb as of 1881-83 James Hope as of 1887 G. H. Drapel as of 1892 James Hope as of 1893-97 John J. Johnston as of 1901 George Bouse as of 1907

    Broad Channel
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Broad Channel, 1907-28 (may be incomplete!)
    Alfred Shaw as of 1907 Etta Shaw as of 1915-18 Selena Harris as of 1919-21 Joshua Brady as of 1925 Elizabeth H. Oschmann as of 1928

    College Point
    (post office)

    Postmasters at College Point, 1881-82 (may be incomplete!)
    Ferdinand Gentner as of 1881-82

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Corona, 1881-82 (may be incomplete!)
    Thomas W. Howard as of 1881 Frank Wickham as of 1882

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Creedmoor, 1881-82 (may be incomplete!)
    Rosa Klein as of 1881-82

    Far Rockaway
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Far Rockaway, 1881-1943 (may be incomplete!)
    Eugene H. Cole as of 1881 D. H. Jennings as of 1887 Thomas Henderson as of 1893-94 Andrew McTigue as of 1897 Henry A. France as of 1901 William J. McVay as of 1915-17 Thomas A. McMahon as of 1918-21 George F. Vreeland as of 1925-28 Euphemia M. Fitter as of 1937-43

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Flushing, 1836-1943 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph Bloodgood as of 1836 John W. Rickey as of 1881 A. W. Smith as of 1887 E. F. Harris as of 1893-94 James H. Quinlan as of 1897 John D. Van Nostrand as of 1901 Alfred J. Kennedy 1913-21 John A. Rapelye as of 1925-28 Joseph A. Doyle as of 1937-43

    Fort Totten
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Fort Totten, 1915-18 (may be incomplete!)
    George H. Martens as of 1915-18

    Fosters Meadow
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Fosters Meadow, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph S. Roeckel as of 1881

    Glendale Station
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Glendale Station, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    Peter L. Affourtit as of 1881

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Jamaica, 1797-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Eliphalet Wickes 1797-1805 Nehemiah Hinckman 1806-07 Eliphalet Wickes 1807-35 James Rider 1835-41 John C. Smith 1841-45 Martin Johnson 1845-49 Richard Brush 1849-53 Martin V. N. Rider 1853-57 Zebulon M. P. Black 1857-61 Charles Welling 1861-66 Hiram U. Rider 1866-69 Charles Welling 1869-82 George W. Callow 1882-86 Paul Barthel 1886-90 George W. Callow 1890-94 George C. Damon 1894-99 Henry M. Haviland 1899-1907 Warren B. Ashmead 1907-14 Daniel F. Shea 1914-23 Skidmore Pettit, Jr. 1923-24 Skidmore Pettit, Jr. 1924-28 Lorenz D. Brown 1928 Lorenz D. Brown 1928-34 Gilbert W. Rosenquest 1934-35 Gilbert W. Rosenquest 1935-57 Edward H. Essig 1957-59 Edward H. Essig 1959-71

    Little Neck
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Little Neck, 1881-1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Stephen Wilson as of 1881-87 Charles A. Van Nostrand as of 1897 Stephen Wilson as of 1901

    Long Island City
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Long Island City, 1881-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    Lewis Graves as of 1881 James A. McKenna as of 1887 James A. McKenna as of 1897 George Ripperger as of 1901 James W. Kelly as of 1915-21 Henry Strube as of 1928 Francis J. Littig as of 1937 Moses Symington as of 1943-47

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Maspeth, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    S. A. Brackenbury as of 1881

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