Troy's One Hundred Years 1789-1889:
City Officials

These are excerpts from Troy's One Hundred Years 1789-1889, compiled by Arthur James Weise, M. A., and published in 1891 by William H. Young of 7-9 First Street in Troy. They were transcribed and contributed by Bill McGrath of Clifton Park, Saratoga County, NY.

TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF TROY
page 323
Under the Act of March 25th, 1794, the Trustees were elected annually on the second Tuesday of May. The Village of Troy became the City of Troy in 1816.

1794

    Benjamin COVELL
    Samuel GALE
    Anthony GOODSPEED
    Christopher HUTTON
    Ephraim MORGAN
    John PEASE
    Jacob D. VAN DER HEYDEN

1795, 1796, 1797

    No records extant

1798-1799

    Silas COVELL
    Benjamin GORTON
    Ebenezer JONES
    John MCCOUN
    John WOODWORTH

1799-1800

    Benjamin GORTON
    Ebenezer JONES
    Albert PAWLING
    Abraham TEN EYCK
    John WOODWORTH

1800-1801

    Ebenezer JONES
    Ephraim MORGAN
    Albert PAWLING
    George TIBBITS
    John WOODWORTH

1801-1802

    George ALLEN
    Ebenezer JONES
    John MCCOUN
    Edward TYLEE
    John WOODWORTH

1802-1803

    Jesse BACON
    David BUEL
    Tmothy HUTTON
    Aaron LANE
    Albert PAWLING

1803-1804

    George ALLEN
    Nathan BETTS
    Benjamin COVELL
    Ruggles HUBBARD
    Edward TYLEE

1804-1805

    George ALLEN
    Benjamin COVELL
    Albert PAWLING
    Jeremiah OSBORN
    Edward TYLEE

1805-1806

    Albert PAWLING
    Benjamin SMITH
    Abraham TEN EYCK
    Edward TYLEE
    Ebenezer WILSON

1806-1807

    1st Ward: Silas COVELL
    2nd Ward: Ephraim MORGAN
    3rd Ward: Townse'd MCCOUN
    4th Ward: Timothy HUTTON

1807-1808

    1st Ward: Samuel GALE
    2nd Ward: Ephraim MORGAN
    3rd Ward: Townse'd MCCOUN
    4th Ward: Timothy HUTTON

1808-1809

    1st Ward: Samuel GALE
    2nd Ward: Ephraim MORGAN
    3rd Ward: Edward TYLEE
    4th Ward: Timothy HUTTON

1809-1810

    1st Ward: Ebenezer WILSON
    2nd Ward: Ephraim MORGAN
    3rd Ward: Edward TYLEE
    4th Ward: Timothy HUTTON

1810-1811.

    1st Ward: Daniel T. WANDELL
    2nd Ward: Hugh PEEBLES
    3rd Ward: Humphrey CLARK
    4th Ward: Timothy HUTTON

1811-1812

    1st Ward: Hazard KIMBERLY
    2nd Ward: Hugh PEEBLES
    3rd Ward: William BRADLEY
    4th Ward: Lewis RICHARDS

1812-1813

    1st Ward: Elisha SHELDON
    2nd Ward: Hugh PEEBLES
    3rd Ward: William BRADLEY
    4th Ward: Lewis RICHARDS

1813-1814

    1st Ward: Hazard KIMBERLY
    2nd Ward: Hugh PEEBLES
    3rd Ward: Esaias WARREN
    4th Ward: Lewis RICHARDS

1814-1815

    1st Ward: Ebenezer WILSON
    2nd Ward: Hugh PEEBLES
    3rd Ward: Esaias WARREN
    4th Ward: Stephen ROSS

1815-1816.

    1st Ward: Henry TOWNSEND
    2nd Ward: John LOUDON
    3rd Ward: Esaias WARREN
    4th Ward: Ira FORD

MAYORS OF THE CITY OF TROY
page 326
Under the Act of April 12th, 1816, the mayors were appointed by the Governor and Council of Appointment until 1822.

From 1822 to 1840, they were elected annually by the Common Council.

Under the Act of February 13th, 1840, they were elected at the charter elections on the first Tuesday of March, in every year.

Under the Act of May 3rd, 1870, they were elected once in two years.

Under the Act of May 11th, 1880, they were elected at the general election in November.

Mayors of the City of Troy:

    Albert PAWLING, appointed, April 15th, 1816-1820.
    Thomas TURNER, appointed, July 3d, 1819, declined to serve.
    Esaias WARREN, appointed, February 10th, 1820-1828.
    Albert PAWLING, appointed, February 14th, 1821, declined to serve.
    Samuel MCCOUN, appointed, February 7th, 1828, died March 28th, 1830.
    George TIBBITS, appointed, April 1st, 1830-1836.
    Richard P. HART, appointed, December 22d, 1836-1837.
    Jonas C. HEARTT, appointed, December 29th, 1837-1843.
    Gurdon CORNING, March 6th, 1843-1847.
    Francis N. MANN, March 2d, 1847-1850.
    Day O. KELLOGG, March 5th, 1850, resigned November 7th, 1850.
    Hanford N. LOCKWOOD, November 7th, 1850-1851.
    Joseph M. WARREN, March 4th, 1851-1852.
    George GOULD, March 2d, 1852-1853.
    Foster BOSWORTH, March 1st, 1853-1853.
    Elias PLUM, December 20th, 1853-1854.
    Jonathan EDWARDS, March 7th, 1854-1855.
    John A. GRISWOLD, March 5th, 1855-1856.
    Hiram SLOCUM, March 4th, 1856-1857.
    Alfred WOTKYNS, March 3d, 1857-1858.
    Arba REED, March 2d, 1858-1860.
    Isaac MCCONIHE, jr., March 6th, 1860-1861.
    George B. WARREN, jr., March 5th, 1861-1862.
    James THORN, March 4th, 1862-1863.
    Wm. L. VAN ALSTYNE, March 3d, 1863-1864.
    James THORN, March 1st, 1864-1865.
    Uri GILBERT, March 1st, 1865-1866.
    John L. FLAGG, March 6th, 1866-1868.
    Miles BEACH, March 3d, 1868-1870.
    Uri GILBERT, March 1st, 1870-1871.
    Thomas B. CARROLL, March 7th, 1871-1873.
    William KEMP, March 4th, 1873-1875.
    Edward MURPHY, jr., March 2d, 1875-1882.
    Edmund FITZGERALD, November 14th, 1882-1886.
    Dennis J. WHELAN, November 9th, 1886.

COMPTROLLERS OF THE CITY OF TROY
page 337
Under the Act of May 3rd, 1870, the comptrollers were to be nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council, to hold the office for a term of three years.

Comptrollers of the City of Troy:

    William H. VAN EVERY, March 22nd, 1871-1872.
    John P. ALBERTSON, April 4th, 1872-August 17th, 1881.
    Isaac W. CRISSEY, October 7th, 1881-1883.
    John D. SPICER, March 19th, 1883-1886.
    William J. ROCHE, December 21st, 1886-1890.
    James W. COFFEY, October 2d, 1890.

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS 1889
pages 341-342
By the Act of Legislature approved on May 29th, 1889, the Mayor was empowered to appoint seven persons to "constitute a commission" to be known as "the public improvement commission," whose terms of office were not to exceed a period of seven years from the passage of the Act. The votes of not fewer than four of the commissioners are required to elect their successors.

Appointed June 13th, 1889.

    Charles W. TILLINGHAST
    Walter P. WARREN
    John DOW
    Edward F. MURRAY
    Peter H. BUCKLEY
    Robert H. THOMPSON
    James H. NICHOLS



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