Listing of Mayors Since 1869

Mayors of the City of Cohoes Since City's Incorporation in 1869

*President of Common Council
Name Mayor From
Mayor Until
Charles H. Adams
April 17, 1870
March 12, 1872
D.J. Johnston
March 12, 1872
March 18, 1874
H.S. Bogue
March 23, 1874
March 14, 1876
D.J. Johnston
March 14, 1876
March 14, 1878
William E. Thorn
March 14, 1878
March 14, 1882
Alfred LeRoy
March 14, 1882
October 5, 1885 (Died)
Charles F. Doyle
October 13, 1885
April 13, 1886
John Garside
April 13, 1886
April 19, 1892
Henry A. Strong
April 22, 1892
March 31, 1896
James H. Mitchell, Sr.
April 21, 1896
April 1,1902
John H. Murphy
May 6, 1902
December 15, 1903
James H. Wilson
January 5, 1904
December 19, 1905
John Archibald
January 2, 1906
December 3, 1907
Merritt D. Hanson
January 7, 1908
December 19, 1911
Clarence E. Carruth
January 2, 1912
August 31, 1912 (Died)
Gilbert Robert
September 10, 1912
September 15, 1912
Andrew Nelson
September 16, 1912
September 17, 1912
John H. Kline
September 17, 1912
November 19, 1912
John F. Scott
December 3, 1912
December 2, 1913
James S. Calkins
January 6, 1914
December 31, 1917
Michael J. Foley
January 1, 1918
December 31, 1919
James H. McDonald
January 1, 1920
December 31, 1921
Daniel J. Cosgro
January 1, 1922
December 31, 1929
James J. Dooley
January 1, 1930 December 31, 1931
Michael J. Foley January 1, 1932 December 31, 1933
John Morrissey January 1, 1934 December 31, 1935
Frank S. Ablett January 1, 1936 December 31, 1939
Rudolph Roulier January 1,1940 December 31, 1959
Andrew H. Santspree January 1, 1960 December 31, 1963
James E. McDonald January 1, 1964 June 22, 1969 (Died)
Frank D. Colaruotolo* June 22, 1969 December 31, 1969
Virginia B. McDonald January 1, 1970 December 31, 1975
Ronald Canestrari January 1, 1976 December 31, 1988
Frederick E. Julian Jr.* January 1, 1988 December 31, 1989
Robert D. Signoracci January 1, 1990 December 31, 1999
John T. McDonald III January 1, 2000 December 31, 2012
George E. Primeau Sr.* January 1, 2013 December 31, 2015
Shawn M. Morse January 1, 2016 Present