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Mayors and Postmasters of Rochester, New York


Mayors of Rochester, 1834-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Jonathan Child 1834-35 Jacob Gould 1835-36 Abraham M. Schermerhorn 1837 Thomas Kempshall 1837 Elisha Johnson 1838 Thomas H. Rochester 1839 Samuel G. Andrews 1840 Elijah F. Smith 1841 Charles J. Hill 1842 Isaac Hills 1843 John Allen 1844 William Pitkin 1845-46 John B. Elwood 1847 Joseph Field 1848 Levi A. Ward 1849 Samuel Richardson 1850 Nicholas E. Paine 1851 Hamlin Stillwell 1852-53 John Williams 1853 Maltby Strong 1854 Charles J. Hayden 1855 Samuel G. Andrews 1856 Rufus Keeler 1857 Charles H. Clark 1858 Samuel W. D. Moore 1859 Hamlet D. Scrantom 1860 John C. Nash 1861 Michael Filon 1862 Nehemiah C. Bradstreet 1863 James Brackett 1864 Daniel D. T. Moore 1865 Samuel W. D. Moore 1866 Henry L. Fish 1867-68 Edward M. Smith 1869 John Lutes 1870 Charles W. Briggs 1871 A. Carter Wilder 1872-73 George G. Clarkson 1874-75 Cornelius R. Parsons 1876-87 William Carroll as of 1892 George W. Aldridge as of 1894 George E. Warner as of 1896 George A. Carnahan as of 1900-01 Adolph J. Rodenbeck as of 1902-03 James G. Cutler as of 1904-07 Hiram H. Edgerton 1908-21 Clarence D. Van Zandt 1922-26 Martin B. O'Neil 1926-27 Joseph C. Wilson 1927-30 Isaac Adler 1930-31 Charles S. Owen 1932-33 Percival D. Oviatt 1933 Charles Stanton 1934-37 Lester B. Rapp 1938 Samuel B. Dicker 1939-55 Peter Barry 1955-59 Henry E. Gillette 1962-63 Frank T. Lamb 1964-69 Stephen May 1970 William A. Johnson, Jr. as of 1994-2003

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1835 Jul 2: Jonathan Child, resigned.
  • 1837 Mar 7: Abraham M. Schermerhorn, resigned.
  • 1853 Mar 1: John Williams (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Hiram H. Edgerton (Rep), elected.
  • 1914: George C. Staud (Dem), defeated.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Hiram H. Edgerton (Rep), elected.
  • 1921: Clarence D. Van Zandt (Rep), elected; Frederick D. Lamb (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Clarence D. Van Zandt (Rep), elected; Frederick D. Lamb (Dem), defeated; John W. Dennis (Socialist), defeated; Franklin W. Bock (Ind), defeated.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Clarence D. Van Zandt (Rep), elected.
  • 1926 Jun 17: Clarence D. Van Zandt, died in office.
  • 1930 Mar 5: Joseph C. Wilson, died in office.
  • 1933 Apr 28: Charles S. Owen, resigned; Percival D. Oviatt, appointed.
  • 1938 Dec 31: Lester B. Rapp, resigned.
  • 1939 Jan 10: Samuel B. Dicker, appointed.
  • 1955 Jun 14: Samuel B. Dicker, resigned.
  • 1993: William A. Johnson, Jr., elected.
  • 1997: William A. Johnson, Jr., elected.
  • 2013 Nov 5: Lovely Ann Warren (Dem), elected; Thomas Richards (Working Families), defeated; Alex White (Green), defeated.


    Postmasters at Rochester, 1829-1969 (may be incomplete!)
    John B. Elwood 1829-38 Henry O'Reilly 1838-42 Samuel G. Andrews 1842-46 Henry Campbell 1846-49 Darius Perrin 1849-53 Hubbard S. Allis 1853-58 Nicholas E. Paine 1858-61 Scott W. Updike 1861-67 John W. Stebbins 1867-71 Edward M. Smith 1871-75 Daniel T. Hunt 1875-87 Valentine Fleckenstein 1887-90 John A. Reynolds 1890-94 George H. Perkins 1894-98 James S. Graham 1898-1907 W. Seward Whittlesey 1907-11 Joseph A. Crane 1911-14 William A. Buckley 1914-17 George C. Staud 1917-21 John B. Mullan 1921-22 John B. Mullan 1922-30 Adolph M. Spiehler 1930-34 William J. Hunt 1934-35 William J. Hunt 1935-41 Donald A. Dailey 1941 Donald A. Dailey 1941-53 John S. Cain 1953 Louis B. Cartwright 1953-54 Louis B. Cartwright 1954-62 John G. Bittner 1962-63 John G. Bittner 1963-69

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