The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Staten Island, New York
including Richmond, Castleton Corners, Green Ridge, Linoleumville, Mariner's Harbor, New Brighton, New Dorp, New Springville, Port Richmond, Prince's Bay, Rossville, Sea Side, Stapleton, Tompkinsville, Tottenville, West New Brighton
Borough Presidents, Postmasters

Borough Presidents of Staten Island, 1975-2013 (may be incomplete!)
Robert T. Connor 1975-77 Anthony R. Gaeta 1977-84 Ralph J. Lamberti 1984-89 Guy V. Molinari 1990-2001 James P. Molinaro 2002-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 2001 Nov 6: James P. Molinaro, elected.
  • 2005 Nov 8: James P. Molinaro (Rep & Conservative), elected; John V. Luisi (Dem & Independence), defeated.
  • 2009 Nov 3: James P. Molinaro (Rep & Independence), elected; John V. Luisi (Dem & Working Families), defeated.
  • 2013 Nov 5: James Oddo (Rep), elected; Louis Liedy (Dem), defeated; Henry J. Bardel (Green), defeated; Silas Johnson (Libertarian), defeated.

    (borough of NYC from 1898; renamed Staten Island in 1975)

    Borough Presidents of Richmond, 1897-1975 (may be incomplete!)
    George Cromwell 1898-1913 Charles J. McCormack 1914-15 Calvin D. Van Namee 1915-21 Matthew J. Cahill 1922 John A. Lynch 1922-33 Joseph A. Palma 1934-45 Cornelius A. Hall 1946-53 Edward G. Baker 1953-54 Albert V. Maniscalco 1955-65 Robert T. Connor 1966-75

    Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1897 Nov 2: George Cromwell (Rep & Citizens Union & Jeffersonian Democratic), elected; John L. Feeney (Dem), defeated; Otto Fransecky (Socialist), defeated; Robert Scott (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1901 Nov 5: George Cromwell (Rep & Citizens Union), elected; Nicholas Muller (Dem), defeated.
  • 1903 Nov 3: George Cromwell (Rep & Citizens Union), elected; Nathaniel Marsh (Dem), defeated.
  • 1909 Nov 2: George Cromwell (Fusion), elected.
  • 1915: Charles J. McCormack, died in office.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Calvin D. Van Namee (Dem), elected.
  • 1917 Nov 6: Calvin D. Van Namee (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Sep 13: Matthew J. Cahill (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1921 Sep 13: George Cromwell (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Matthew J. Cahill (Dem), elected; George Cromwell (Rep), defeated; Harry Kuhn (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1925 Sep 15: John A. Lynch (Dem), nominated; J. Harry Tiernan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1925 Sep 15: Frank S. Gannon (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1925 Sep 15: Walter H. Dearing (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1925 Nov 3: John A. Lynch (Dem), elected; Frank S. Gannon (Rep), defeated; Walter H. Dearing (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1933 Sep 19: Charles F. Pallister (Dem), nominated; William S. Hart (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1933 Sep 19: Joseph A. Palma (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1933 Sep 19: Walter H. Dearing (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Joseph A. Palma (Rep & City Fusion), elected; John A. Lynch (Ind), defeated; Charles F. Pallister (Dem & Recovery), defeated; Anning S. Prall (Honest Government), defeated; Walter H. Dearing (Socialist), defeated; Harold Kerthlin (Communist), defeated.
  • 1937 Sep 16: William T. Fetherston (Dem), nominated; Joseph A. Palma (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1937 Sep 16: Joseph A. Palma (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Joseph A. Palma (Rep & City Fusion), elected; William T. Fetherston (Dem), defeated; Zekor Antonsen (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1941 Nov 4: Joseph A. Palma (Rep & American Labor & City Fusion), elected; Bertram G. Eadie (Dem), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 6: Cornelius A. Hall (Rep & American Labor & City Fusion), elected; John A. Lynch (Dem), defeated.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Cornelius A. Hall (Dem), nominated; Harry Cassidy (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Cornelius A. Hall (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Anthony Fusco (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Sep 6: Harry Cassidy (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Cornelius A. Hall (Dem & Rep), elected; Harry Cassidy (Liberal), defeated; Anthony Fusco (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1953 Feb 12: Cornelius A. Hall, retired.
  • 1953 Sep 15: Edward G. Baker (Dem), nominated; Harry Cassidy (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1953 Sep 15: Harold A. McCormick (Rep), nominated; S. R. Molinari (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1953 Sep 15: Gilbert Wasserman (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1953 Sep 15: Harry Cassidy (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Edward G. Baker (Dem), elected; Harold A. McCormick (Rep), defeated; Harry Cassidy (Liberal), defeated; Gilbert Wasserman (American Labor), defeated.
  • 1957 Sep 10: Albert V. Maniscalco (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Sep 10: P. Vincent Sullivan (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Sep 10: Albert V. Maniscalco (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Albert V. Maniscalco (Dem & Liberal & City Fusion), elected; P. Vincent Sullivan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Albert V. Maniscalco (Dem & Liberal & Brotherhood), elected; John J. Marchi (Rep), defeated.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Robert T. Connor (Rep & Conservative), elected; Albert V. Maniscalco (Dem & Liberal & City Fusion), defeated.
  • 1969 Nov 4: Robert T. Connor (Rep & Conservative), elected; Charles J. D'Arrigo (Dem), defeated; Norma E. Cossey (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1973 Nov 6: Robert T. Connor (Dem & City Fusion), elected; Ferdinand C. Marchi (Rep & Integrity), defeated; Robert Silverman (Liberal), defeated.

    Castleton Corners
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Castleton Corners, 1881-82 (may be incomplete!)
    George W. Vroom as of 1881-82

    Green Ridge
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Green Ridge, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    John A. Ridner as of 1881

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Linoleumville, 1887-1917 (may be incomplete!)
    Edmund Decker as of 1887 Pauline E. Decker as of 1897-1901 Helen B. Minto as of 1915 Harry R. Decker as of 1916-17

    Mariner's Harbor
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Mariner's Harbor, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    Joseph L. Sherwood as of 1881

    New Brighton
    (post office)

    Postmasters at New Brighton, 1881-1917 (may be incomplete!)
    Minnietta Smith as of 1881 Robert Humphrey as of 1887 James E. Mulligan as of 1897 John H. Eadie as of 1901 William H. Sullivan as of 1915-17

    New Dorp
    (post office)

    Postmasters at New Dorp, 1881-1917 (may be incomplete!)
    Henry S. Lavand as of 1881 W. S. Levand as of 1887 Thomas Smith as of 1897 Max Geldner as of 1901 Willett L. Conner as of 1915 John P. Purcell as of 1916-17

    New Springville
    (post office)

    Postmasters at New Springville, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    Olin M. Barber as of 1881

    Port Richmond
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Port Richmond, 1881-1917 (may be incomplete!)
    Alfred G. S. Gale as of 1881 D. L. La Grange as of 1887 Horatio Judah as of 1897 Frank Foggin as of 1901 George C. Tranter as of 1915-17

    Prince's Bay
    (post office)

    Postmasters at Prince's Bay, 1881 (may be incomplete!)
    Abraham J. Wood as of 1881

    (post office)

    Postmasters at Richmond, 1836-1919 (may be incomplete!)
    John Johnson as of 1836 M. J. Bedell, Miss as of 1881 W. Black as of 1887 Mary Black as of 1897 George D. Sharpe as of 1901-15 Sylvester Curry as of 1916-17 Willett L. Conner as of 1918-19

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