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, N.Y





CHARTER



OF TH E



CITY OF BUFFALO



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THE CHARTER



OF THE



CITY OF BUFFALO



Being Chapter No. 217 of the Laws of 1914 of the State

of New York, accepted by the Electors of Buffalo

on referendum vote November 2, 1914.

Operative January 1, 1916



COMMISSION GOVERNMENT



Edited and Indexed by

DANIEL J. SWEENEY

City Clerk



Containing List of all Officials of the City
since it* incorporation



PUBLISHED BY THE CITY
1915

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OFFICERS

OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE

CITY OF BUFFALO

FROM ITS INCORPORATION IN 1832 TO 1915



AN ACT "To INCORPORATE THE CITY or BUFFALO," CHAPTER
179, LAWS OF 1832, created the corporation of the "City of
Buffalo," dividing the city into five wards, and providing for the
election by the people annually, of two Aldermen and one Assessor
in each ward, the Aldermen and the Mayor to be known as the
"Common Council," with power to annually appoint a Mayor,
Clerk, Treasurer, Attorney, Street Commissioner, Collector, Clerk
of the Markets, Police Constables, Pound Masters, Porters, Car-
riers, Cartmen, Packers, Beadles, Bellmen. Sextons, Criers, Scaven-
gers, Measurers, Surveyors, Weighers, Sealers of Weights and
Measures, and Gaugers. ^Following is a list of the Aldermen
elected under this Charter, and the names of the principal officers
appointed by the Council:

1832.*

Mayor Ebenezer Johnson.

Clerk Dyre Tillinghast.

Treasurer Henry R. Seymour.

Attorney George P. Barker.

Surveyor James J. Baldwin.

Street Commissioner Edward Baldwin.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Isaac S. Smith, Joseph W. Brown.
2d " John G. Camp, Henry Root.
3d " David M. Day, Ira A. Blossom.
4th " Henry White, Major A. Andrews.
5th " Ebenezer Walden, Thomas C. Love.

From the ye*rl8S2 to 1841, the Mayor WM elected by the Common Council.



4 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1833.

Mayor Major A. Andrews.

Clerk Elijah J. Roberts.

Treasurer Henry R. Seymour.

A ttorney William. A. Moseley.

Surveyor James J. Baldwin.

Street Commissioner Edward Baldwin.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Stephen Clark, Joseph W. Brown.
2d ' ' John G. Camp, James Durick.
3d " George B. Webster, Darius Burton.
4th " Philander Bennett, Moses Baker.
5th " Sheldon Smith, Sylvester Mathews.

1834.

Mayor Ebenezer Johnson.

Clerk Elijah J. Roberts.

Treasurer Orlando Allen.

Attorney William A. Moseley.

Surveyor James J. Baldwin.

Street Commissioner Edward Baldwin.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Isaac S. Smith, Stephen Clark.

2d " Squire S. Case, Henry Root.

3d " Birdsey Wilcox, John T. Hudson.

4th " Moses Baker, Elijah Ford.

5th " Sylvester Mathews, James Miller.

1835.

Mayor Hiram Pratt.

Clerk Theodotus Burwell.

Treasurer Henry Root.

Attorney Nathan K. Hall.

Surveyor William B. Gilbert.

Street Commissioner Sylvester Mathews.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward John W. Clark, John Prince.

2d " Squire S. Case, Orlando Allen.

3d " Ira A. Blossom, William F. P. Taylor.

4th " Elijah Ford, Noyes Darrow.

5th " Manly Colton, Nathaniel Voaburgh.

1836.

Mayor Samuel Wilkeson.

Clerk Elbridge G. Spaulding.

Treasurer A. J. Douglas.

Attorney John L. Talcott.

Surveyor William B. Gilbert.

Street Commissioner Alanson Webster.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward John Prince, Aaron Goodrich.
2d " James Durick, M. L. Faulkner.
3d " S. K. Grosvenor, Silas Sawin.
4th li Nathaniel Wilgus, Harlow French.
5th " Dan. F. Kimball, Jeremiah Staats.

1837.

Mayor . . . Josiah Trowbridge, M. D.

Clerk Theodore C. Peters.

Treasurer Hamlet Scranton.

Attorney Theodore C. Peters.

Surveyor William B. Gilbert.

Street Commissioner William K. Scott.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward William Valleau. William J. Mack.
2d " Jacob A. Barker, George E. Hayes.
3d ' ' Walter Joy, Edward L. Stevenson.
4th " Nathaniel Wilgus, Moses Baker.
r>th " Pierre A. Barker, Nathan K. Hall.



Resigned December 22. 1837. and Pierre A. Barker elected.



6 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1833.

Mayor Ebenezer Walden.

Clerk . .- Theodore C. Peters.

Treasurer Hamlet Scranton.

Attorney Theodotus Burvvell.

Surveyor William K. Scott.

Street Commissioner William K. Scott.

Superintendent of Schools. . .0. G. Steele.*
Police Justice James L. Burton.*

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Daniel F. Kimball, Charles S. Pierce,
2d " Squire S. Case, Lucius Storrs.
3d " William F. P. Taylor, James McKay.
4th ' ' Nathaniel Wilgus, Moses Baker.
5th " Charles Winne, Alonzo Raynor.

1839.

Mayor Hiram Pratt.

Clerk Theodore C. Peters.

Treasurer William Moore.

Attorney Harlow S. Love.

Surveyor William K. Scott.

Street Commissioner William K. Scott.

Superintendent of Schools. . .0. G. Steele.
Police Justice James L. Barton.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward ^ordyce W. Atkins, Henry Lamb.
2d ' ' Lucius Storrs, Thomas R. Stocking.
3d " Wm. Hollister, Jr., Edw. L. Stevenson.
4th " Morgan L. Faulkner, F. Dellenbaugh.
5th " Peter Curtis, Augustine Kimball.



The office of Superintendent of Schools and Police Justice were created
by act of the Legislature in 1837, and the Council was authorized to fill the same.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1840.

Mayor ,Sheldon Thompson.*

Clerk Squire S. Case.

Treasurer John R. Lee.

Attorney Ilarlow S. Love.

Surveyor William K. Scott.

Street Commissioner William K. Scott.

Superintendent of Schools. . . Daniel Bowen.
Police Justice 1 Torace Clark.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st "Ward Henry Lamb, Charles A. Comstock.
2d " Xoah H. Gardner. William Evans.t
3d William Williams, Horatio Shumway.

4th " Philander Bennett, Fred Dellenbaugh.
5th " Peter Curtis, Isaac R. Harrington.

1841.

Mayor Isaac R. Harrington.

Clerk John T. Lacy.

Treasurer William Williams.

Attorney < leorge W. Houghton.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Henry Lovejoy.

Superintendent of Schools. . . Silas Kingsley.
I'flice Justice Horace Clark.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Henry Lamb, Ephraim S. Havens.
2d Edward Root, Noah H. Gardner.

3d Richard Sears, Elbridge G. Spaulding.

4th " Philander Bennett, 0. G. Steele.
5th " John R. Lee, Henry Roop.



Hy Chap. 21. Laws 1840, Mayor* of cities were made elective by thi people,
-Lion Thompson was the first one so chosen for Buffalo.

t Died, and Aaron Rumsey elected to the vacancy.



8 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1842.

Mayor George W. Clinton.

Clerk John T. Lacy.

Treasurer John C. Lee.

Attorney Samuel Wilkeson, Jr.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Abram Hemstreet.

Superintendent of Schools. . Samuel Caldwell.
Police Justice Horace Clark.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Ephraim S. Havens, Erasmus D. Robinson
2d ' Xoah H. Gardner,* Lucius H. Pratt.
3d " John Wilkeson,t Orasmus H. Marshall.
4th ' ; Oliver G. Steele, Nelson Randall.
5th " Hiram W. Pierce, Ashahel Camp.

1843.

Mayor Joseph G. Masten.

Clerk John T. Lacy.

Treasurer George C. White.

Attorney Asher P. Nichols.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Charles S. Pierce.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Samuel Caldwell.
Police Justice Horace Clark.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward John Cummings, Patrick Smith.

2d " Francis S. Ellis, Alex McCulloch, Jr.

3d " Abel M. Grosvenor. Manuel Taff.

4th ' ' William R. Andrews, Thompson Hersee.

5th " Hiram W. Pierce, Elbridge Farwell.



* Resigned, and Elisha A. Maynard elected to the vacancy.
t Resigned, and Abel M. Grosvenor elected to the vacancy.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1841

Mayor William Ketchum.

Clerk John T. Lacy.

Treasurer Robert Pomeroy.

Attorney Seth E. Sill.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Isaac T. Hathaway.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Elias S. Hawley.
Police Justice Elisha A. Maynard.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward John Cummings, Patrick Smith.
2d " Samuel F. Pratt, Francis S. Ellis.
3d " Daniel Bowen, Hiram Barton.
4th " James DeLong, Thompson Hersee.
5th " Lewis L. Hodges, Samuel G. Walker.



1845.

Mayor Joseph G. Masten.

Clerk Joseph Stringham.

Treasurer William Levering.

Attorney Eli Cook.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Abram Hemstreet.

Superintendent of Schools. . .0. G. Steele.
Police Justice E. A. Maynard.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Walter W. Stanard, Patrick Smith.
2d " Orlando Allen, Sherman S. Jewett.
3d " Daniel Bowen, C. A. Van Slyke.
4th " Thompson Hersee, Chas. Esslinger.
5th " William Williams, Robert Russell.



10 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1846.

Mayor Solomon G. Haven.

Clerk M. Cadwallader.

Treasurer James Crooker.

Attorney . . James Mullett.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Samuel G. Walker.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Daniel Bowen.
Police Justice Pearly A. Child.



COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Patrick Smith, Jacob W. Banta.
2d " Sherman S. Jewett, Samuel T. Atwater.
3d " George R. Babcock, Lester Brace.
4th " Nelson Ransdall, Harlow French.
5th " Benoni Thompson. Samuel Haines.



1847.

Mayor Elbridge G. Spaulding.

Clerk Jesse Walker.

Treasurer John R. Lee.

Attorney James Sheldon, Jr.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Samuel G. Walker.

Superintendent of Schools. . . Elias S. Hawley.
Police Justice Pearly A. Child.



COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Jacob W. Banta, Patrick Smith.

2d " Orlando Allen, Latham A. Burrows.

3d " Calvin Bishop, Hiram Barton.

4th " Albert S. Merrill, Oliver G. Steele.

5th " Luman K. Plimpton, Watkins Williams.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT 11

1848.

Maiior Orlando Allen.

Clerk Jesse Walker.

Comptroller M. Cadwallader.*

Treasurer John R. Lee.

A ttorncy J. F. Brown.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Sfimuel G. Walker.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Elias S. Hawley.
Police Justice Pearly A. Child.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Walter W. Stanard, John M. Smith.
2d " Daniel Bowen, Daniel M. Vanderpool.
3d " Levi Allen, Paul Roberts.
4th " Albert S. Merrill, Harry H. Matteson.
5th " Luman K. Plimpton, Watkins Williams.

1849.

I/ ' or Hiram B'arton.

Cltrk -. Jesse Walker.

!>tro1ler M. Cadwallader.

Trcasur< r John R. Lee.

Attorney Charles D. Norton.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Samuel G. Walker.

Sum n'titi ndent of Schools. . .Daniel Bowt-p.
Police Justice Pearly A. Child.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Warren Lampman, Horace Thomas.
LM Sherman S. Jewett, Myron P. Bush.

3d Sainud A. Bigclow, Charles F. Miller.

4th " Albert S. Merrill, Harrison Park.
5th " William K. Scott, Lucius F. Tiffany.



* The Conncll was authorized In 1813 to appoint Comptroller, hut none was
chosen until 184*.



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1850.

Mayor Henry K. Smith.

Clerk Horatio Seymour, Jr.

Comptroller M. Oadwallader.

Treasurer Daniel T. Marey.

Attorney Jumes Wadsworth.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner ...... .Albert S. Merrill.

Superintendent of Schools. ..Henry K. Viele.
Police Justice .Pearly A. CiiiM.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st "Ward Jacob W. Banta, John "Walsh.

2d " Myron P. Bush, Milo W. Hill.

3d " Paul Roberts, Miles Perry.

4th " Harrison Park, Abram S. Swartz.

5th " Lucius F. Tiffany, George L. Hubbard.

1851.

Mayor James Wadsworth.

Clerk William L. (> Smith.

Comptroller M. Cadwallader.

Treasurer Cyrenius C. Bristol.

Attorney Eli Cook

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner Abram Hemstreet.

Superintendent of Schools. . .0. G. Steele.
Police Justice Pearly A. Child.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Charles S. Pierce, John Walsh.

2d " Milo W. Hill, Myron P. Bush.

3d " Alexander McKay, Paul Roberts.

4th " Abram S. Swartz, Harrison Park.

5th " Lucius F. Tiffany, George L. Hubbard.



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1852

Mayor Hiram Barton.

Clerk Roswell L. Burrows.

Comptroller M. Cadwallader.

Treasurer George R. Kibbe.

Attorney Cyrus 0. Poole.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner James Howells.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Victor M. Rice.
Police Justice Charles R. Gold.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward John Walsh, Charles S. Pierce.

2d " John R. Evans, Milo W. Hill.

3d Asaph S. Bemis, Alexander McKay.

4th " James C. Harrison, Abram S. Swartz.

5th " Albert L. Baker, Lucius F. Tiffany.

1853.

Mayor Eli Cook.

Clerk Roswell L. Burrows.

Comptroller M. Cadwallader.

Treasurer George R. Kibbe.

Attorney Cyrus 0. Poole.

Surveyor Henry Lovejoy.

Street Commissioner John Howells.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Victor M. Rice.
Police Justice Charles R. Gold.

COMMON COUNCIL.

1st Ward Charles S. Pierce, John Walsh.

2d " Chandler J. Wells, John R. Evans.

3d " Alexander McKay. Asaph L. Bemis.

4th " Dnniel Devening, Jr., James C. Harrison.

5th " Hunting S. Chamberlain, Albert L. Baker.



14 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1854.

AN ACT entitled, "AN ACT TO REVISE THE CHARTER OF THE
CITY OF BUFFALO, AND TO ENLARGE ITS BOUNDARIES," CHAPTER
230, LAWS OP 1853, divided the city into thirteen wards, and pro-
vided for the election of two Aldermen in each of them, and also
for the election by the people of a Mayor, Eecorder, Comptroller,
Attorney, Street Commissioner, Treasurer, Keceiver of Taxes,
Surveyor, Superintendent of Schools, Police Justice, Chief of
Police, Overseer of the Poor, and three Assessors, all for a term
of two years, except the Assessors, who were chosen for three
years, and the Eecorder and Police Justice for four years. The
Council was authorized to appoint a presiding officer from their
own number, and to elect a City Clerk, and other subordinate
officers. By this act the city was enlarged and its limits were
extended so as to include the town of Black Eock on the north,
east, south and west. * The following is a list of the persons chosen
to the principal offices under this Charter:

Mayor Eli Cook.

Comptroller William Chard.*

Treasurer John R. Evans.

Receiver of Taxes Michael Banner.

Attorney John Hubbell.

Surveyor George Cole.

Street Commissioner Jacob L. Barnes.

Superintendent of Schools. .EphraimF. Cook.

Overseer of Poor Robert Nevitt.

Police Justice George Drullard.

Assessors Benjamin Hodge, Samuel

G. Walker, A. C. Moore.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Stephen W. Howell.t
City Clerk 'toswell L. Burrows.
1st Ward John H. Bidwell, Charles S. Pierce.
2d " Daniel D. Bidwell, Chandler J. Wells.
3d " George W. Barker, Samuel Slade.
4th " Hiram Chambers, John J. Weber.
5th " Edward Bennett, Henry Lamb.



* Died during this year, and William Ketchum was elected by the Council
for the remainder of the term.

t Prior to this date the Mayor acted as President of the Common Council.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT 15

6th Ward Harry Miller, Solomon Scheu.

7th " Alien S. Plumley, Edwin Thayer.

8th " Zoroster Bonney, Bartholomew Logan.

9th " Asaph S. Bemis, Charles F. MiUer.

10th " Michael Clor, Watkins Williams,

llth " Franklin A. Alberger, James Haggart.

12th " Stephen W. Howell, Fayette Rumsey.

13th " Joseph A. Bridge, Samuel Twichell, Jr.

1855.

Mayor Eli Cook.

Comptroller William Ketchum.

Treasurer John R. Evans.

Receiver of Taxes Michael Banner.

Attorney John Hubbell.

Siin-cyor George Cole.

Street Commissioner Jacob L. Barnes.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Ephraim F. Cook.

Overseer of Poor Robert Nevitt.

I 'oiler Justice George Drullard.

Assessors Samuel G. Walker, Benja-
min Hodge, W. W. Stanard.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Charles S. Pierce.

City Clerk Hoswell L. Burrows.

1st Ward John H. Bidwell, Charles S. Pierce.

2d " Levi J. Waters. Chandler J. Wells.

3d " Samuel Slade. George W. Barker.

4th " Hiram Chambers. John J. Weber.

5th " Frederick Dellenbaugh, Edward Bennett.

6th " Solomon Scheu, Harry Miller.

7th " A J. McNett, Allen S. Plumley.

8th " <. Verge J. Rehm, Z. Bonn.-y.

9th " John F. Lockwood. C. F. Mill.-r.
10th " I vnnis Bowi-n. Watkins Williams,
llth " i-'n-d.-riok P. Stovons. James TIaggart.
iL'th " L. P. Dayton. Fayotte Hum-
13th " William C. Prrsoott. Josoph A. P.ri.lge.



16 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1856.

Mayor Frederick P. Stevens.

Comptroller Charles S. Pierce.

Treasurer William L. G. Smith.

Receiver of Taxes Solomon Scheu.

Attorney Andrew J. McNett.

Surveyor George Cole.

Street Commissioner Patrick Smith.

Superintendent of Schools . . . Ephraim F. Cook.

Overseer of Poor John Rodney.

Police Justice George Drullard.

Assessors S-aniuel G. Walker, Thos.

B. Shepard, Francis G.

Pattison.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Lewis P. Dayton.

City Clerk William H. Albro.

1st Ward -John H. Bidwell, Jarvis Davis.

2d " Levi J. Waters. Chandler J. Wells.

3d " Norman Haverman, James 'Brian.

4th " Hiram Chambers, Hiram P. Thayer.

5th " Frederick Dellenbaugh, Edward Bennett.

6th " Lorenz Gillig. Peter Rechtenwalt.

7th " Allen S. Plumley. William Hellriegel.

8th " Oorsre G. Rehm, Thomas Merrigan.

9th " J. F. Lockwood, Hunting S. Chamberlain.
10th " Dennis Bowen, Miles Jones,
llth " Edward S. Dann, Henry P. Clinton.
12th " L. P. Dayton, John Ambrose.
13th " William C. Prescott, Joseph A. Bridge.

1857.

Mayor Frederick Stevens.

Comptroller Charles S. Pierce.

Treasurer William L. G. Smith.

Receiver of Taxes Solomon Scheu.



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Attorney Andrew J. McNett.

Surveyor George Cole.

Street Commissioner Patrick Smith.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Ephraim F. Cook.

Overseer of Poor John Rodney.

Police Justice George Drullard.

Assessors Jarvis Davis, Thos. B.

Shepard, Francis G. Pat-

tison.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Lewis P. Dayton.

City Clerk '.Villiam H. Albro.

1st Ward Michael Hagen, John H. Bid well.

2d " Chandler J. Wells, James B. Dubois.

3d " James 'Brian, Joshua Barnes.

4th " Hiram P. Thayer, Stephen Bettinger.

5th ' Edward Bennett, Edwin Thayer.

6th " P. Bechtenwalt, Christopher Rodenbach.

7th " William Hellriegel, Henry A. Goodrich.

8th " Thomas Merrigan, Thomas O'Grady.

9th '* Hunting S. Chamberlain, S. W. Carpenter.
10th *' Miles Jones, Henry Martin,
llth " Henry P. Clinton, Edward S. Dann.
12th " John Ambrose, Lewis P. Dayton.
13th ' Joseph A. Bridge, Benjamin Dole.

1858.

Mat/or Timothy T. Lockwood.

Comptroller Charles S. Pierce.

Treasurer 0. A. W. Sherman.

Receiver of Taxes Solomon Scheu.

Attorney Kdwin Thayer.

Surveyor (Justavns G. Berger.

Street Commissioner I <>vi J. Waters.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Joseph Warren.



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Overseer of Poor John Rodney.

Police Justice George Drullard.

Assessors Francis G. Pattison, Jarvis

Davis, Thos. B. Shepard.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President 3aniel D evening, Jr.

City Clerk^ Villiam H. Albro.

1st Ward j John H. Bidwell, Michael Hagan.

2d " James B. Dubois, Chandler J. Wells.

3d " Joshua Barnes, James 'Brian.

4th " Stephen Bettinger, Harry Hersee.

5th " 3ela H. Colgrove, Daniel Devening, Jr.

6th " Christopher Rodenbach, Harry Miller.

7th " Allen S. Plumley, George F. Pfeiffer.

8th " Thomas O'Crady. Thomas Truman.

9th " Socrates W Carpenter, H. S. Chamberlain.
10th " Henry Martin, Alonzo Tanner.
llth " Edward S. Dann, Henry P. Clinton.
12th " Lewis P. Dayton, John Ambrose.
13th " Benjamin Dole, George Moore.



1859.

Mayor Timothy T. Lockwood.

Comptroller Charles S. Pierce.

Treasurer C. A. W. Sherman.

Receiver of Taxes Solomon Scheu.

Attorney Edwin Thayer.

Surveyor Gustavus G. Berger.

Street Commissioner Levi J. Waters.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Joseph Warren.

Overseer of Poor T ohn Rodney.

Police Justice Daniel D. Bidwell.

Assessors Lorenz Gillig, Francis G.

Pattison. Jarvis Davis.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT 19

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Alonzo Tanner.

City Clerk Charles S. Macomber.

1st Ward Michael Hagan, Patrick Walsh.

2d " . Chandler J. Wells, James B. Dubois.

3d " James 'Brian, James G. Turner.

4th " Harry Hersee, Jacob Beyer.

5th " Daniel Devening, Jr., John W. A. Meyer.

6th " Harry Miller, William Messing.

7th " George F. Pfeiffer, Frederick M. Pratt.

8th " Thomas Truman, Pliny F. Barton.

9th " H. S. Chamberlain, Franklin A. Alberger.
10th " Alonzo Tanner, Asaph S. Bemis.
llth " Henry P. Clinton, Austin A. Howard.
12th " John Ambrose. Stephen W. Howell.
13th " George Moore, Lewis L. Wilgus.

1860.

Mayor Franklin A. Alberger.

Comptroller Alonzo Tanner.

Treasurer John S. Trowbridge.

Receiver of Taxes Michael Weidrich.

Attorney George Wadsworth.

Surveyor Peter Emslie.

Street Commissioner Levi J. Waters.

Superintendent of Schools. . .Sanford B. Hunt.

Overseer of Poor Charles B. Morse.

Police Justice Daniel D. Bidwell.

Assessors Francis G. Pattdson, Lor-

enz Gillig, Job Gorton.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President \saph S. Bemis.
< 'ity Clerk Charles S. Macomber.
1st Ward John H.mavan. Patrick Walsh.
2d " Nathaniel Jones, James B. Dubois.



20 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

3d Ward Zadock G. Allen, James G. Turner.

1th " Everacrd Palmer, Jacob Beyer.

5th " Charles Beckwith, John W. A. Meyer

6th " Paul Goembel, William Messing.

7th " Jacob F. Schwartz, Frederick M. Pratt,

8th " Robert Mills, Pliny F. Barton.

9th " James Adams, Jacob L. Barnes.

10th " George R. Yaw, Asaph S. Bemis.

llth " Jacob Crowder, Austin A. Howard.

12th' " Washington Russell, Stephen W. Howell.

13th " Thomas Savage, Lewis L. Wilgus.

1861.

Mayor Franklin A. Alberger.

Comptroller Alonzo Tanner.

Treasurer John S. Trowbridge.

Receiver of Taxes Michael Weidrich.

Attorney George Wadsworth.

Surveyor Peter Emslie.

Street Commissioner Levi J. Waters.

Superintendent of Schools . . . Sunford B. Hunt.

Overseer of Poor Charles B. Morse.

Police Justice Daniel D. Bidwell.

Assessors Job Gorton, Lorenz Gillig,

Fayette Rumsey.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Asaph S. Bemis.
City Clerk^Otis F. Presbry.
1st Ward 'John Hanavan, Patrick Walsh.
2d " Nathaniel Jones, Joel Wheeler.
3d " Zadock G. Allen. Nathaniel Brush.
4th " Everard Palmer, Edward Storck.
5th " Charles Beckwith, Andrew Grass.
6th " Paul Goembel, Jacob Scheu.
7th " Jacob F. Schwartz, Frederick M. Pratt.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT 21

8th Ward Robert Mills, Charles E. Felton.

9th " James Adams, Ebenezer P. Dorr.
10th " George R. Yaw, Asaph S. Bemis.
llth " Jacob Crowder, Austin A. Howard.
12th " Washington Russell, Stephen W. HoweU.
13th " Thomas Savage, Thomas Rutter.

1862.

Mayor William G. Fargo.

Comptroller Peter M. Vosburgh.

Treasurer Joseph K. Tyler.

Receiver of Taxes Jacob Domedian.

Attorney Harmon S. Cutting.

Surveyor Francis F. Curry.

Street Commissioner James 'Brian.

Superintendent of Schools. . . John B. Sackett.

Overseer of Poor John McManus.

Police Justice Alonzo Tanner.

Assessors Fayette Rumsey, John II.

Bidwell, Jab Gorton.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Charles Beckwith.

City Clerk Oharles S. Maeomber.

1st Ward 'Patrick Walsh, John Hanavan.

2d " James B. Dubois, Joel Wheeler.

3d " James D. Colie, Alexander Brush.

4th " Orson C. Hoyt, Edward Storck.

5th " Charles Beckwith, Andrew Grass.

6th " Paul Goembel, Jacob Scheu.

7th " Frederick Bangasser, William A. Sutton.

8th " Charles E. Felton, Robert Mills.

9th " Edward S. Warren, Ebenezer P. Dorr.
10th " George R. Yaw, Asaph S. Bemis.
llth " Jacob Crowder, Nelson K. Hopkins.
12th " Lewis P. Dayton, Peter Burgard.
13th " Rodney M. Taylor, Thomas Rutter.



22 OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT

1863.

Mayor William G. Fargo.

Comptroller Peter M. Vosburgh.

Treasurer Joseph K. Tyler.

Receiver of Taxes Jacob Domedian.

Attorney Harmon S. Cutting.

Surveyor Francis F. Curry.

Street Commissioner James 'Brian.

Superintendent of Schools. . .John B. Sackett.

Overseer of Poor John McManus.

Police Justice Alonzo Tanner.

Assessors Francis G. Pattison, John

H. Bidwell, John A.

Smith.

COMMON COUNCIL.

President Charles Beckwith.

City Clerk Charles S. Macomber.

1st "Ward Patrick Walsh, John Hanavan.

2d " George B. Gates, James B. Dubois.

3d " William P. Moores, S. D. Colie.

4th " Richard Flach, Orson C. Hoyt.

5th " Elijah Ambrose, Charles Beckwith.

6th " Jacob Scheu, Paul Goembel.

7th " William A. Sutton, Frederick Bangasser.

8th " Henry C. Persch, Robert Drills.

9th " William I. Mills, Edward S. Warren.
10th " Seth Clark, George R. Yaw.
llth *' Nelson K. Hopkins, Jacob Crowder.
12th " Lewis P. Dayton, Peter Burgard.
13th " Christian Klink, Rodney M. Taylor.

1864.

"Mayor William G. Fargo.

Comptroller Ralph Courter.

Treasurer . . . John Hanavan.



OFFICERS OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT 23

Receiver of Taxes Jacob Domedian.


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