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Mayors of Yonkers, 1872-2021 (may be incomplete!)
James C. Courter 1872-74 Joseph Masten 1874-75 William A. Gibson 1876-77 Joseph Masten 1878-80 Norton P. Otis 1880-82 Samuel G. Swift 1882-84 William G. Stahlnecker 1884-86 J. Harvey Bell 1886-90 James Millward 1890-92 James H. Weller 1892-94 John G. Peene 1894-97 Leslie M. Sutherland 1898-1901 Michael J. Walsh 1902-03 John E. Andrus 1904-05 John H. Coyne 1906-07 Nathan A. Warren 1908-09 James T. Lennon 1910-17 William J. Wallin 1918-21 Walter M. Taussig 1922-23 Alfred E. Watson 1923 Ulrich Weisendanger 1924-25 William A. Walsh 1926-27 Thomas F. Larkin 1928 John J. Fogarty 1928-31 Joseph F. Loehr 1932-39 John J. Condon 1940-41 Benjamin F. Barnes 1942-43 Curtiss E. Frank 1944-49 John J. Whalen 1949 Edith P. Welty 1949 Kristen Kristensen 1950-61 John E. Flynn 1962-66 James F. X. O'Rourke 1966-69 Alfred B. DelBello 1970-73 Angelo R. Martinelli 1974-79 Gerald E. Loehr 1980-81 Nicholas J. Wasicsko as of 1988-89 Terrence M. Zaleski as of 1992-95 John D. Spencer 1996-2003 Phil Amicone 2004-11 Mike Spano 2012-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1873: Robert P. Getty, defeated.
  • 1880 Mar 30: Norton P. Otis (Rep), elected; Joseph Masten (Dem), defeated.
  • 1882 Mar 28: Samuel G. Swift (Dem), elected.
  • 1884 Mar 25: William G. Stahlnecker (Dem), elected; Rudolph Eickemeyer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1886 Mar 30: J. Harvey Bell (Dem), elected; Norton P. Otis (Rep), defeated.
  • 1888 Mar 27: J. Harvey Bell (Dem), elected; Edward Underhill (Rep), defeated.
  • 1890 Mar 25: James Millward (Rep), elected; Peter U. Fowler (Dem), defeated; Dennis Murphy (Ind), defeated.
  • 1892 Mar 29: James H. Weller (Rep), elected; B. F. Holde (Dem), defeated; Dennis Murphy (Ind), defeated.
  • 1894 Mar 27: John G. Peene (Rep), elected; John Kendrick Bangs (Dem), defeated.
  • 1895 Nov 5: John G. Peene (Rep), elected; John Eylers (Dem), defeated.
  • 1897 Nov 2: Leslie M. Sutherland (Rep), elected; Thomas Ewing, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1899 Nov 7: Leslie M. Sutherland (Rep), elected; Thomas Ewing, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1901 Nov 5: Michael J. Walsh (Dem), elected; John E. Andrus (Rep), defeated.
  • 1903 Nov 3: John E. Andrus (Rep), elected; Michael J. Walsh (Dem), defeated.
  • 1905 Nov 7: John H. Coyne (Dem), elected; William C. Kellogg (Rep), defeated.
  • 1907 Nov 5: Nathan A. Warren (Rep), elected; John H. Coyne (Dem), defeated.
  • 1909 Nov 2: James T. Lennon (Dem), elected; Nathan A. Warren (Rep), defeated.
  • 1911 Nov 7: James T. Lennon (Dem), elected; Daniel Cashin (Rep), defeated.
  • 1913 Nov 4: James T. Lennon (Dem), elected; William J. Wallin (Rep & Citizens Union), defeated; John H. Coyne (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1915 Sep 28: James T. Lennon (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1915 Sep 28: Gideon H. Peck (Rep), nominated; Arthur S. Maudlin (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1915 Sep 28: Harry M. Malone (Progressive), nominated unopposed.
  • 1915 Nov 2: James T. Lennon (Dem), elected; Gideon H. Peck (Rep), defeated; Robert Pearson (Socialist), defeated; Harry M. Malone (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1917 Sep 17: William J. Wallin (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1917 Sep 19: James T. Lennon (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1917 Nov 6: William J. Wallin (Rep), elected; James T. Lennon (Dem), defeated; Robert Pearson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1921: James J. Lynch (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1921 Nov 8: Walter M. Taussig (Dem), elected; Ulrich Weisendanger (Rep), defeated.
  • 1923 Nov 6: Ulrich Weisendanger (Rep), elected; Walter M. Taussig (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923 Nov 21: Walter M. Taussig, died in office.
  • 1925 Nov 3: William A. Walsh (Dem), elected; Ulrich Weisendanger (Rep), defeated.
  • 1927 Nov 8: Thomas F. Larkin (Dem), elected; Alfred E. Watson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1928 Jul 25: Thomas F. Larkin, died in office.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John J. Fogarty (Rep), elected; Leonard G. McAneny (Dem), defeated.
  • 1929 Nov 5: John J. Fogarty (Rep), elected; Edward J. Murray (Dem), defeated.
  • 1931 Sep 15: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1931 Sep 15: Harry Laragh (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1931 Nov 3: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), elected; Harry Laragh (Rep), defeated; Robert Pearson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1933 Nov 7: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), elected; Frank B. Cotter (Rep), defeated.
  • 1935 Sep 17: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1935 Sep 17: John J. Condon (Rep), nominated; Ulrich Weisendanger (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1935 Nov 5: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), elected; John J. Condon (Rep), defeated; Otto A. Riegelman (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Joseph F. Loehr (Dem), elected; Frank B. Cotter (Rep), defeated; Otto A. Riegelman (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1949 Sep 1: Curtiss E. Frank, resigned.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; John J. Whalen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1951 Aug 21: J. Jay Devitt (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Herbert C. Hewitt (American Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Aug 21: Magno Sapere (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; J. Jay Devitt (Dem), defeated; Herbert C. Hewitt (American Labor), defeated; Magno Sapere (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; W. Cronin (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1955 Sep 13: John A. Vaccaro (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Sep 13: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Sep 13: John A. Vaccaro (Liberal), nominated unopposed.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; John A. Vaccaro (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; Schuyler B. Patterson (Dem), defeated; William E. Slater (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: Kristen Kristensen (Rep), elected; Robert W. Cacace (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: John E. Flynn (Rep), elected; Aloysius Moczydlowski (Dem), defeated; Mary F. Van Nes (Liberal), defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 5: John E. Flynn (Rep), elected; W. J. Spitzer (Dem & Liberal), defeated.
  • 1987: Nicholas J. Wasicsko, elected; Angelo R. Martinelli (Rep), defeated.
  • 1989: Nicholas J. Wasicsko, defeated.
  • 1995: Terrence M. Zaleski (Dem), defeated.
  • 1995 Nov 7: John D. Spencer (Rep), elected.
  • 1999: Sam Borrelli (Dem), defeated.
  • 1999 Nov 2: John D. Spencer (Rep), elected.
  • 2003 Sep 9: Joe L. Farmer (Dem), nominated; Pauline Galvin (Dem), defeated in primary; John Liszewski (Dem), defeated in primary; Sam Borrelli (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 Sep 9: Phil Amicone (Rep), nominated; Mike Spano (Rep), defeated in primary; Vincenza Restiano (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Phil Amicone (Rep), elected; Joe L. Farmer (Dem), defeated.
  • 2015 Nov 3: Mike Spano (Dem & Working Families), elected; Bill Nuckel (Rep & Reform), defeated.


    Village Presidents of Yonkers, 1855-72 (may be incomplete!)
    William Radford 1855-56 William W. Woodworth 1857-58 Robert P. Getty 1859 Thomas F. Morris 1860 John T. Warring 1861-62 Everett Clapp 1863-64 James C. Bell 1865-66 Justus Lawrence 1867-68 Isaac H. Knox 1869-70 Robert P. Getty 1871-72


    Postmasters at Yonkers, 1796-1978 (may be incomplete!)
    Alpheus Pierson 1796-1809 Aaron Vark 1809-41 Thomas O. Farrington 1841-43 John Bashford 1843-48 Esther A. Bashford 1848-60 George L. Andrews 1860-61 William H. Post 1861-65 Levi P. Rose 1865-69 Matthew F. Rowe 1869-81 William Macfarlan 1881-83 Marvin N. Jones 1883-86 Edwin R. Keyes 1886 Lillian C. Keyes 1886-90 John Pentreath 1890-94 John G. P. Holden 1894-98 Henry Osterheld 1898-1905 John N. Parsons 1905-10 Nathan A. Warren 1910-14 John N. Parsons 1914-17 Michael J. Walsh 1917-19 James J. Fleming 1919 James J. Fleming 1919-23 Albert C. Bogert 1923-24 Albert C. Bogert 1924-36 William Cronin 1936 William Cronin 1936-51 Francis P. Tobin 1951-52 Francis P. Tobin 1952-78

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