Our Police Protectors
History of New York Police
Chapter 20, Part 4

By Holice and Debbie

 

METROPOLITAN POLICE

Name of Commissioner

By Whom appointed

Under What Law

Date of Appointment

Appointed in place of

.

Simeon Draper

Governor

Chap 569, Laws of 1857

April, 1857

. .

James Bowen

"

"

. . .

James W. Nye

"

"

. . .

Jacob Cholwelll

"

"

. .  

James S. T. Strrananhan

"

"

. . .

Pilatiah Perit

"

"

Nov. 5, 1857

Simeon Draper

.

Thomas B. Stillman

"

"

May 1, 1858

Jacob Cholwell

.

S. B. Ward

"

"

Dec. 2, 1858

Pilatiah Perit

.

Michael Ulshoffer

"

"

May 1, 1859

. .

Isaac H. Bailey

"

"

May 1, 1859

. .

John G. Bergen

"

Chap 259 Laws of 1860

April 11, 1860

. .

Amos Pillsbury

"

 

April 14, 1860

. .

James Bowen

"

"

April 14, 1860

. .

Thomas C. Acton

"

"

May 15, 1860

Amos Pillsbury

.

Wm. McMurray

Legislature

Chap 41, Laws of 1864

Mar 15, 1864

. .

Joseph S. Bosworth

"

"

Mar 15, 1864

. .

Thomas C. Acton

"

"

Mar 15, 1864

. .

John G. Bergen

"

 

Mar 1, 1866

.

Died July ,1867

Ben. F. Manierre

"

"

Mar 1, 1866

Wm. McMurray

.

Matthew T. Brennan

"

"

Feb 12, 1868

John G. Bergen

.

Henry Smith

"

"

May 1, 1869

Thos. C. Acton resigned May 1, 1869

.

 

MUNICIPAL POLICE

Joseph S. Bosworth

Mayor Hall

Chap 137, Laws of 1870

April, 1870

.

Legislated out by Act of 1873.

Matthew T. Brennan

"

"

April, 1870

.

Resigned Nov. 1870

Ben. F. Manierre

"

"

April, 1870

.

Legislated out by Act of 1873

Thomas J. Barr

"

"

Nov. 28, 1870

Matthew T. Brennan

"

Henry Smith

"

"

April, 1870

Thomas C. Acton

Henry Smith was continued in office by Act of 187

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Name of Commissioner

By Whom Appointed

Under What Law

Date

In Place of

Expiration

.

Henry Smith

Mayor Havemeyer

Chap 335, Laws of 1873

May 1, 1873

.

May 1, 1877

.

Oliver Charlick

"

"

May 1, 1873

.

May 1, 1878

.

*Hugh Gardner

"

"

May 1, 1873

.

May 1, 1876

.

Abm. Duryea

"

"

May 1, 1873

.

May 1, 1875

.

John R. Russell

"

"

May 1, 1873

.

May 1, 1874

.

Abm. Disbecker

"

"

May 1, 1874

Henry Smith

May 1,m 1877

Smith died Feb. 23, 1874

*Hugh Gardner

"

"

July 1, 1874

.

May 1, 1878

.

Oliver Charlick

"

"

July 1, 1874

.

May 1, 1876

Died

*Geo. W. Matsell

"

"

July 7, 1874

Hugh Gardner

May 1m 1878

Gardner Sept. 9, 1884

John H. Voorhis

"

"

July 7, 1874

Oliver Charlick

May 1, 1876

Charlick died

*Wm. F. Smith

Mayor Wickham

"

May 1, 1875

Abm. Duryea

May 1, 1881

.

DeWitt C. Wheeler

"

"

Dec. 31, 1875

Geo. W. Matsell

May 1, 1878

Matsell died

Joel B. Erhardt

"

"

Dec. 31, 1875

Abm. Disbecker

May 1, 1877

Disbecker removed by Mayor

Sidney P. Nichols

"

"

May 1, 1876

John P. Voorhis

May 1, 1882

Removed by Court

Charles F. McLean

Mayor Cooper

"

April 18, 1879

Sidney P. Nichols

May 1, 1882

Removed by Court

*Stephen B. French

"

"

May 20, 1879

Joel B. Erhardt

May 1, 1877

.

James E. Morrison

"

"

Aug. 5, `879

Wm. F. Smith

May 1, 1881

.

John R. Voorhis

"

"

Nov. 24, 1879

Jas. E. Morrison

May 1, 1881

Morrison Resigned Nov. 24, 1879

Sidney P. Nichols

"

"

Feb. 7, 1880

Chas. F. MacLean

May 1, 1882

.

Wm. F. Smith

"

"

July 7, 1880

John R. Voorhis

May 1, 1881

Resigned Mar. 11, 1881

Joel W. Mason

"

"

May 25, 1880

Dewitt C. Wheeler

May 1, 1878

.

James Matthews

Mayor Grace

"

Mar. 11, 1881

Wm. F. Smith

. .

James Matthews

"

"

Conf. Sept. 14, 1881

James Matthews

May 1, 1887

.

Sidney P. Nichols

Mayor Edson

"

Jan. 9, 1883

Sidney P. Nichols

May 1, 1888

Died Oct. 20, 1884

Fitz John Porter

"

"

Oct. 28, 1884

Sidney P. Nichols

May 1, 1888

.

*Stephen B. French

"

"

Nov. 25, 1885

Stephen B. French

. .

John McClave

"

'

Nov. 25, 1885

Joel W. Mason

. .

*President of the Board.

Commissioner Nichols removed by Mayor and governor Charles F. MacLean appointed in his place.

Commissioner Nichols, February 7, 1880, declared by Court never to have been removed; same in case of Wm. F. Smith and John R. Voorhis.

Question as to the expiration of time of office held by French and McClave.

 

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Our Police Protectors, History of the New York Police, Published for the benefit of the Police Pension Fund, by Augustine Costello, Published by Author, 1885.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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