Presidents and Mayors of the Village of Cazenovia, NY
1810 to 2004

Compiled by Daniel H. Weiskotten
 
Revised 8/19/2004
 
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        This is a listing of the men (yes, all men) who have served as Presidents and Mayors of the Village of Cazenovia, since it was incorporated in 1810.  This list was primarily compiled from an old list which may have been compiled by past Mayor, Robert S. Mansfield while he was in office in 1982.  I have examined many of the early Village records to fill in some gaps and clarify names and dates, and Village Clerk Laura Herbert, assisted in finding a few more and also looking in the books for the date when the title changed from Village "President" to "Mayor."
        For much of the history of the community the Village head was termed the "President," and this term, reminiscent of the Nation's early Federalist roots, was maintained until 1927 (last used in a meeting of June 6, 1927).  From that time to the present, very much in keeping with the rest of the Nation and the changing roll of the Village leaders, the position has been titled "Mayor" (first used on July 5, 1927).
        I would eventually like to go through the Village books and determine the exact dates of service for each mayor, and to clear up some questions I have.  If I see any need to change this list I'll make the necessary corrections.  If you have any information on these men, I would love to include it so we may know a little more about them (notice the continuity of names!  Cazenovia is indeed a small town).  Please contact me!
 

Presidents and Mayors Arranged by Year
(name arrangement given below)

1810     =     Fay, Jonas.
1811     =     Jackson, Eliphalet S.
1812     =     Forman, Samuel S.
1813     =     Hurd, Jabish N.M.
1814     =     Hurd, Jabish N.M.
1815     =     Johnson, Noble.
1816     =     Williams, John.
1817     =     Carpenter, Ezekiel.
1818     =     Whipple, William.
1819     =     Chandler, Mathew.
1820     =     Thomas, Samuel.
1821     =     Carpenter, Ezekiel.
1822     =     Sweetland, Zadock.
1823     =     Childs, Perry G.
1824     =     Childs, Perry G.
1825     =     Stebbins, Charles.
1826     =     Stebbins, Charles.
1827     =     Knowlton, Ebenezer.
1828     =     Williams, John.
1829     =     Kilborn, Jesse.
1830     =     Carpenter, Ezekiel.
1831     =     Carpenter, Ezekiel.
1832     =     Carpenter, Ezekiel.
1833     =     White, Lemuel.
1834     =     Williams, John.
1835     =     Williams, John.
1836     =     Burton, William.
1837     =     Burton, William.
1838     =     Hough, William J.
1839     =     Clarke, Benjamin T.
1840     =     Clarke, Benjamin T.
1841     =     Hough, William J.
1842     =     Jackson, Rensselaer.
1843     =     Jackson, Rensselaer.
1844     =     Hitchcock, S.C.
1845     =     Ten Eyck, Henry.
1846     =     Fairchild, Sidney T.
1847     =     Burton, William.
1848     =     Burton, William.
1849     =     Henry, Sylvanus H.
1850     =     Hitchcock, S.
1851     =     Litchfield, E.
1852     =     Litchfield, E.
1853     =     Litchfield, E.
1854     =     Litchfield, E.
1855     =     Litchfield, E.
1856     =     Litchfield, E.
1857     =     Raynor, Lewis.
1858     =     Stone, Lewis B.
1859     =     Wendell, B. Rush.
1860     =     Wendell, B. Rush.
1861     =     Stone, Lewis B.
1862     =     Stone, Lewis B.
1863     =     Stone, Lewis B.
1864     =     Haskell, D.E.
1865     =     Card, Albert.
1866     =     Stone, Lewis B.
1867     =     Stebbins, Charles Jr.
1868     =     Stebbins, Charles Jr.
1869     =     Ledyard, Jonathan D.
1870     =     Spear, Martin.
1871     =     Goff, I. Newton.
1872     =     Rouse, George.
1873     =     Card, E.S.
1874     =     Smyth, Winfield S.
1875     =     Smyth, Winfield S.
1876     =     Burr, William M.
1877     =     Burr, William M.
1878     =     Burr, William M.
1879     =     Hubbard, Robert J.
1880     =     Goff, I. Newton.
1881     =     Stebbins, John.
1882     =     Wendell, Burr.
1883     =     Potter, Charles M.
1884     =     Brown, Charles.
1885     =     Bass, Edgar C., Dr.
1886     =     Ledyard, L. Wolters.
1887     =     Ledyard, L. Wolters.
1888     =     Crittenden, Will H.
1889     =     Ledyard, L. Wolters.
1890     =     Bass, Edgar C., Dr.
1891     =     Bass, Edgar C., Dr.
1892     =     Goff, I. Newton.
1893     =     Kiley, Michael H.
1894     =     Doremus, David H.
1895     =     Watkins, William.
1896     =     Salisbury, George W. (in office until June).
1896     =     Donnelly, P.H. (in office from June).
1897     =     Howson, John W.
1898     =     Donnelly, P.H.
1899     =     Rice, William W.
1900     =     Card, Milton E.
1901     =     Clements, Isaac N.
1902     =     Doremus, David H.
1903     =     Howson, John W.
1904     =     Ford, Fred A.
1905     =     Joy, Milton R., Dr.
1906     =     Potter, Henry H.
1907     =     Rice, William W.
1908     =     Carr, Patrick J.
1909     =     Burroughs, L.J.
1910     =     Mulligan, P.E.
1911     =     Barrett, Charles W.
1912     =     Richardson, Frank E.
1913     =     Remington, Eliphalet.
1914     =     Remington, Eliphalet.
1915     =     Atwell, George T.
1916     =     Atwell, George T.
1917     =     Atwell, George T.
1918     =     Joy, Milton R., Dr.
1919     =     Richardson, Frank E.
1920     =     Hall, George H.
1921     =     Richardson, Frank E.
1922     =     Atwell, George T.
1923     =     Richardson, Frank E.
1924     =     Rouse, H.J.
1925     =     Kennedy, John W.
1926     =     Turner, Arthur E. (Last "President").
1927     =     Jackson, John (First "Mayor").
1928     =     Jackson, John.
1929     =     Atwell, George T.
1930     =     Atwell, George T.
1931-1932     =     Googin, Nicholas
1933-1934     =     Gage, Harry M.
1935-1936     =     Walsh, John.
1937-1938     =     Blodgett, Harry G.
1939-1940     =     White, William A.
1941-1942     =     Norton, Donald D.
1943-1944     =     Hubbard, R. James.
1945-1946     =     Kohler, Rollin H.
1947-1948     =     Mansfield, Donald C.
1949              =      Ryan, Howard J. (died in office).
1950              =      Evans, Arthur (to fill the term of Howard J. Ryan, who died in office).
1951-1952     =     Tremain, Edward.
1953-1954     =     Evans, Arthur.
1955-1956     =     White, David G.
1957-1958     =     English, Leland.
1959-1960     =     Dirksen, John L.
1961-1962     =     Gregg, Charles.
1963-1964     =     Clarke, Edward R.
1965-1966     =     White, Harold.
1967-1968     =     Cook, Clarence.
1969-1970     =     Ryan, John F.
1971-1972     =     Pace, Charles.
1973-1974     =     Stratton, Robert E.
1975-1976     =     Gregg, Robert W. Jr.
1977-1978     =     Gregg, Robert W. Jr.
1979-1980     =     Mansfield, Robert S.
1981-1982     =     Mansfield, Robert S.
1983              =     Clarke, Edward R. (1 year, resigned due to illness)
1984-1985     =     Ryan, John.
1986-1987     =     Ryan, John.
1988-1989     =     Ryan, John.
1990-1991     =     Ryan, John.
1992-1993     =     Ryan, John.
1994-1995     =     Ryan, John.
1996-1997     =     Ryan, John.
1998-1999     =     Ryan, John.
1999-2001     =     Gregg, Dennis
2002-2003     =     Gregg, Dennis (resigned February 2003)
2003-2004     =     Thomas Clarke (resigned July 1, 2004, moved to Nelson)
2004-present  =     Thomas Dougherty

 

Presidents and Mayors Arranged by Name

unknown   = 1891.
Atwell, George T. = 1915, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1929, 1930.
Barrett, Charles W. = 1911.
Bass, Edgar C. = 1885, 1890, 1891.
Blodgett, Harry G. = 1937-1938.
Brown, Charles = 1884.
Burr, William M. = 1876, 1877, 1878.
Burroughs, L.J. = 1909.
Burton, William = 1836, 1837, 1847, 1848.
Card, Albert = 1865.
Card, E.S. = 1873.
Card, Milton E. = 1900.
Carpenter, Ezekiel = 1817, 1821, 1830, 1831, 1832.
Carr, Patrick J. = 1908.
Chandler, Mathew = 1819.
Childs, Perry G. = 1823, 1824.
Clarke, Benjamin T. = 1839, 1840.
Clarke, Edward R. = 1963-1964, 1983.
Clarke, Thomas =  2003-2004 (resigned July 1, 2004, moved to Nelson)
Clements, Isaac N. = 1901.
Cook, Clarence = 1967-1968.
Crittenden, Will H. = 1888.
Dirksen, John L. = 1959-1960.
Donnelly, P.H. = 1896 (took office June 1896 to replace George W. Salisbury), 1898.
Doremus, David H. = 1894, 1902.
Dougherty, Thomas = 2004-present
English, Leland = 1957-1958.
Evans, Arthur = 1950 (to fill the term of Howard J. Ryan, who died in office), 1953-1954.
Fairchild, Sidney T. = 1846.
Fay, Jonas = 1810.
Ford, Fred A. = 1904.
Forman, Samuel S. = 1812.
Gage, Harry M. = 1933-1934.
Goff, I. Newton = 1871, 1880, 1892.
Googin, Nicholas = 1931-1932.
Gregg, Charles = 1961-1962.
Gregg, Dennis = 1999-2001, 2002-2003 (resigned February 2003).
Gregg, Robert W. Jr. = 1975-1976, 1977-1978.
Hall, George H. = 1920.
Haskell, D.E. = 1864.
Henry, Sylvanus H. = 1849.
Hitchcock, S. = 1850.
Hitchcock, S.C. = 1844.
Hough, William J. = 1838, 1841.
Howson, John W. = 1897, 1903.
Hubbard, R. James = 1943-1944.
Hubbard, Robert J. = 1879.
Hurd, Jabish N.M. = 1813, 1814.
Jackson, Eliphalet S. = 1811.
Jackson, John = 1927, 1928.
Jackson, Rensselaer = 1842, 1843.
Johnson, Noble = 1815.
Joy, Milton R., Dr. = 1905, 1918.
Kennedy, John W. = 1925.
Kilborn, Jesse = 1829.
Kiley, Michael H. = 1893.
Knowlton, Ebenezer = 1827.
Kohler, Rollin H. = 1945-1946.
Ledyard, Jonathan D. = 1869.
Ledyard, L. Wolters = 1886, 1887, 1889.
Litchfield, E. = 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856.
Mansfield, Donald C. = 1947-1948.
Mansfield, Robert S. = 1979-1980, 1981-1982.
Mulligan, P.E. = 1910.
Norton, Donald D. = 1941-1942.
Pace, Charles = 1971-1972.
Potter, Charles M. = 1883.
Potter, Henry H. = 1906.
Raynor, Lewis = 1857.
Remington, Eliphalet = 1913, 1914.
Rice, William W. = 1899, 1907.
Richardson, Frank E. = 1912, 1919, 1921, 1923.
Rouse, George = 1872.
Rouse, H.J. = 1924.
Ryan, Howard J. = 1949 (died in office, replaced by Arthur Evans).
Ryan, John = 1984-1999 (eight terms).
Ryan, John F. = 1969-1970.
Salisbury, George W. = 1896 (resigned June 1896, replaced by P.H. Donnelly).
Smyth, Winfield S. = 1874, 1875.
Spear, Martin = 1870.
Stebbins, Charles = 1825, 1826.
Stebbins, Charles Jr. = 1867, 1868.
Stebbins, John = 1881.
Stone, Lewis B. = 1858, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1866.
Stratton, Robert E. = 1973-1974.
Sweetland, Zadock = 1822.
Ten Eyck, Henry = 1845.
Thomas, Samuel = 1820.
Tremain, Edward = 1951-1952.
Turner, Arthur E. = 1926.
Walsh, John = 1935-1936.
Watkins, William = 1895.
Wendell, B. Rush = 1859, 1860.
Wendell, Burr = 1882.
Whipple, William = 1818.
White, David G. = 1955-1956.
White, Harold = 1965-1966.
White, Lemuel = 1833.
White, William A. = 1939-1940.
Williams, John = 1816, 1828, 1834, 1835.