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Mayors and Postmasters of Schenectady, New York

Mayors of Schenectady, 1798-1959 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph C. Yates 1798-1807 John Yates 1808-09 Abraham Oothout 1810 John Yates 1811-12 Maus Schermerhorn 1813-16 Henry Yates, Jr. 1817-24 Isaac M. Schermerhorn 1825 David Boyd 1826-27 Isaac M. Schermerhorn 1828-30 Archibald L. Linn 1831 John I. De Graff 1832-34 Archibald L. Linn 1835 John I. De Graff 1836 Samuel W. Jones 1837-38 Archibald L. Linn 1839 Alexander C. Gibson 1840-41 John I. De Graff 1842 Alexander C. Gibson 1843-44 John I. De Graff 1845 Peter Rowe 1846-47 James E. VanHorne 1848-49 Peter Rowe 1850 Mordecai Myers 1851 Abraham A. VanVoast 1852-53 Mordecai Myers 1854 Casper F. Hoag 1855 Abel Smith 1855-56 Benjamin V. S. Vedder 1857 Alexander M. Vedder 1858 David P. Forest 1859 Benjamin F. Potter 1860 Arthur W. Hunter 1861-64 Andrew McMullen 1865-68 Abraham A. VanVoast 1869-70 William J. VanHorne 1871-72 Arthur W. Hunter 1873-74 Peter B. Yates 1875 William Howes Smith 1876-78 Joseph B. Graham 1879-80 Abraham A. VanVoast 1881-82 John Young 1883-84 Henry S. DeForest 1885-86 T. Low Barhydt 1887-88 Henry S. DeForest 1889-90 Everett Smith 1891-92 Jacob W. Clute 1893-97 Charles C. Duryee 1898-99 John H. White 1900-01 Horace S. Van Voast 1902-03 Fredrick F. Eisenmenger 1904-05 Jacob W. Clute 1906-07 Horace S. Van Voast 1908-09 Charles C. Duryee 1910-11 George R. Lunn 1912-13 J. Teller Schoolcraft 1914-15 George R. Lunn 1916-17 Charles A. Simon 1918-19 George R. Lunn 1920-22 William W. Campbell as of 1925 Alexander T. Blessing as of 1926-27 Henry C. Fagal as of 1928-31 J. Ward White as of 1932-33 Henry C. Fagal as of 1934-35 Robert W. Baxter as of 1936-39 Mills Ten Eyck 1940-47 Owen M. Begley 1947-51 Archibald C. Wemple 1952-55 Samuel S. Stratton as of 1956-58 Kenneth S. Sheldon as of 1959

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1909 Nov 2: Charles C. Duryee (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: George R. Lunn (Socialist), elected.
  • 1913: J. Teller Schoolcraft (Fusion), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: George R. Lunn (Socialist), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: George R. Lunn (Dem), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Alexander T. Blessing (Dem), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Henry C. Fagal (Rep), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Henry C. Fagal (Rep), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Henry C. Fagal (Rep), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 3: Robert W. Baxter (Rep), elected.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Mills Ten Eyck (Rep), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Mills Ten Eyck (Rep), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Archibald C. Wemple (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Samuel S. Stratton (Dem & Liberal), elected.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Malcolm E. Ellis (Rep), elected.

    Postmasters at Schenectady, 1793-1971 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph Shurtleff 1793-1810 Jacob Thurston 1810-20 James V. S. Ryley 1820-37 John J. Yates 1837-41 Thomas L. Thompson 1841-43 James M. Bouck 1843-49 Peter Banker 1849-53 Luke Dodge 1853-61 John W. Veeder 1861-70 William H. Beal 1870-71 John A. De Remer 1871-75 Solyman G. Hamlin 1875-81 John A. De Remer 1881-85 John Keyes Paige 1885-90 Charles E. Palmer 1890-94 J. Teller Schoolcraft 1894-98 Matthew Taylor 1898-1903 James H. Callanan 1903-13 Edwin Clute 1913-20 James C. McDonald 1920 James C. McDonald 1920-21 Edwin G. Conde 1921-34 James F. Moffett 1934 James F. Moffett 1934-40 James C. McDonald 1940-50 Walter J. Reagles 1950-51 Joseph F. Connelly 1951-58 Victor H. Girard 1958-59 Robert H. Jones 1959 William H. Dunn 1959-61 John H. Cornelius 1961 William B. Mackey 1961-63 William B. Mackey 1963-71

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