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Troy, New York
including Lansingburgh
Mayors, Village Presidents, Postmasters

Mayors of Troy, 1816-1959 (may be incomplete!)
Albert Pawling 1816-20 Esaias Warren 1820-28 Samuel McCoun 1828-30 George Tibbits 1830-36 Richard P. Hart 1836-38 Jonas C. Heartt 1838-43 Gurdon Corning 1843-47 Francis N. Mann 1847-50 Day O. Kellogg 1850 Hanford N. Lockwood 1850-51 Joseph M. Warren 1851-52 George Gould 1852-53 Foster Bosworth 1853 Elias Plum 1853-54 Jonathan Edwards 1854-55 John A. Griswold 1855-56 Hiram Slocum 1856-57 Alfred Wotkyns 1857-58 Arba Read 1858-60 Isaac McConihe, Jr. 1860-61 George B. Warren, Jr. 1861-62 James S. Thorn 1862-63 William L. Van Alstyne 1863-64 James S. Thorn 1864-65 Uri Gilbert 1865-66 John L. Flagg 1866-68 Miles Beach 1868-70 Uri Gilbert 1870-71 Thomas B. Carroll 1871-73 William Kemp 1873-75 Edward Murphy, Jr. 1875-82 Edmund Fitzgerald 1882-86 Dennis J. Whelan 1886-94 Francis J. Molloy 1894-99 Daniel E. Conway 1900-03 Joseph F. Hogan 1904-05 Elias P. Mann 1906-11 Cornelius F. Burns as of 1912-16 James W. Fleming as of 1920-21 Harry E. Clinton as of 1925-27 Cornelius F. Burns as of 1928-35 Chester J. Atkinson as of 1936-37 Frank J. Hogan as of 1938-43 John J. Ahern as of 1944-49 Edward A. Fitzgerald 1951-55 John J. Purcell 1956-59

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1853 Mar 1: Foster Bosworth (Dem), elected.
  • 1911 Nov 7: Cornelius F. Burns (Dem), elected.
  • 1915 Nov 2: Cornelius F. Burns (Dem), elected.
  • 1921 Nov 8: James W. Fleming (Dem), elected.
  • 1925 Nov 3: Harry E. Clinton (Rep), elected.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Cornelius F. Burns (Dem), elected.
  • 1929 Nov 5: Cornelius F. Burns (Dem), elected.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Cornelius F. Burns (Dem), elected.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Chester J. Atkinson (Dem), elected.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Frank J. Hogan (Dem & American Labor), elected.
  • 1943 Nov 2: John J. Ahern (Rep & American Labor), elected.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Edward A. Fitzgerald (Rep), elected.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Thomas H. Brown (Rep), nominated; Edward A. Fitzgerald (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1955 Nov 8: John J. Purcell (Dem), elected; Thomas H. Brown (Rep & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Neil W. Kelleher (Rep), elected.

    Village Presidents of Troy, 1798-1816 (may be incomplete!)
    John McCoun 1798-99 Benjamin Gorton 1799-1800 Ephraim Morgan 1800-01 John McCoun 1801-02 Albert Pawling 1802-03 Edward Tylee 1803-04 Albert Pawling 1804-05 Edward Tylee 1805-08 Abraham Ten Eyck 1808-10 Edward Tylee 1810-11 Abraham Ten Eyck 1811-14 Derrick Lane 1814-15 Albert Pawling 1815-16

    Postmasters at Troy, 1836-1947 (may be incomplete!)
    Isaac McConihe as of 1836 Gilbert Robertson, Jr. as of 1881 Edward Dolan as of 1887 Michael F. Sheary as of 1897 James A. Leggett as of 1901 James H. Burns as of 1915-21 William T. Williamson as of 1928-35 Edward J. Fitzgerald as of 1937 Francis M. Collins as of 1943-47

    (annexed to Troy 1900)

    Village Presidents of Lansingburgh, 1790-1880 (may be incomplete!)
    Abraham J. Lansing 1790-91 Levinus Lansing 1791-92 Aaron Lane 1793 John I. Van Rensselaer 1794 James Hickok 1795-98 Elijah Janes 1799-1800 John D. Dickinson 1801-05 David Allen 1806-08 Ebenezer W. Walbridge 1809-10 John M. Caswell 1832-34 William McMurray 1835 John M. Caswell 1836-37 Ebenezer W. Walbridge 1838 Nicholas Weaver 1839 John B. Chipman 1840 Nicholas Weaver 1841 John B. Chipman 1842 John S. Fake 1843-46 John C. Filkin 1847 John B. Chipman 1848 John G. McMurray 1849 Jonathan E. Whipple 1850 Bailey G. Hathaway 1851 John G. McMurray 1852 Henry A. Mercer 1853 Joseph Fox 1854 F. B. Leonard 1855 John G. McMurray 1856 Thomas Curran 1857 Henry A. Mercer 1858 Bailey G. Hathaway 1859 Charles Clark 1860 Jonathan E. Whipple 1861 Robert Dickson 1862-63 Edward P. Pickett 1864 Robert Dickson 1865-66 William Allen 1867-68 Seth P. Welch 1869-72 Robert Dickson 1873-75 James McQuide 1876 Charles H. Dauchy 1877-78 Frederick E. Draper 1879-80

    Postmasters at Lansingburgh, 1836-81 (may be incomplete!)
    David C. Norton as of 1836 Gerothman W. Cornell 1874-81

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