New York City Fire Commissioner

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New York City Fire Commissioner
Occupation
Activity sectors
Fire fighting

The New York City Fire Commissioner is the civilian administrator of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York. There have been 33 commissioners since Manhattan and the Bronx consolidated with Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island to form The City of New York in 1898. The current Fire Commissioner is Daniel A. Nigro, who has held the office since June 7, 2014.

List of Fire Commissioners of the pre-consolidated City of New York
Name Dates in Office Administration
Richard Croker 1883–1887
S. Howland Robbins  ?–1893 Hugh J. Grant
John Jay Scannell and Henry Winthrop Gray 1893–1898 Thomas F. Gilroy
List of Fire Commissioners of the consolidated City of New York
Name Dates in Office Administration
John Jay Scannell [1] January 1, 1898 – December 31, 1901 Robert Anderson Van Wyck
Thomas Sturgis [2] January 1, 1902 – December 31, 1903 Seth Low
Nicholas J. Hayes January 1, 1904 – December 31, 1905 George Brinton McClellan, Jr.
John H. O'Brien January 1, 1906 – October 10, 1906
Francis J. Lantry October 10, 1906 – February 10, 1908
Hugh Bonner February 10, 1908 – March 13, 1908
Nicholas J. Hayes March 13, 1908 – January 3, 1910
Rhinelander Waldo January 3, 1910 – May 23, 1911 William Jay Gaynor
Joseph Johnson June 1, 1911 – December 31, 1913 William Jay Gaynor / Ardolph Loges Kline
Robert Adamson January 1, 1914 – December 31, 1917 John Purroy Mitchel
Thomas J. Drennan January 1, 1918 – April 30, 1926 John Francis Hylan
John J. Dorman May 5, 1926 – December 31, 1933 Jimmy Walker / Joseph V. McKee / John P. O'Brien
John J. McElligott January 1, 1934 – February 23, 1940 Fiorello H. La Guardia
Elmer Mustard February 23, 1940 – February 26, 1940
John J. McElligott February 26, 1940 – May 8, 1941
Patrick Walsh May 8, 1941 – December 31, 1945
Frank J. Quayle, Jr. January 1, 1946 – December 1, 1950 William O'Dwyer
George P. Monaghan December 6, 1950 – July 18, 1951 Vincent R. Impellitteri
Jacob B. Grumet July 18, 1951 – December 31, 1953
Edward F. Cavanagh Jr. January 1, 1954 – December 31, 1961 Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
Edward Thompson January 1, 1962 – August 6, 1964
Martin Scott August 6, 1964 – December 31, 1965
Robert O. Lowery January 1, 1966 – September 29, 1973 John Lindsay
John T. O'Hagan October 11, 1973 – January 17, 1978 John Lindsay / Abraham Beame
Augustus A. Beekman January 17, 1978 – November 5, 1980 Ed Koch
Charles J. Hynes November 5, 1980 – October 22, 1982
Joseph E. Spinnato October 22, 1982 – October 20, 1987
Joseph F. Bruno October 20, 1987 – December 31, 1989
Carlos M. Rivera January 1, 1990 – August 31, 1993 David Dinkins
William M. Feehan August 31, 1993 – December 31, 1993
Howard Safir January 1, 1994 – April 15, 1996 Rudy Giuliani
Thomas Von Essen April 15, 1996 – December 31, 2001
Nicholas Scoppetta January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2009 Michael Bloomberg
Salvatore Cassano January 1, 2010 – June 7, 2014 Michael Bloomberg / Bill de Blasio
Daniel A. Nigro June 7,2014 - Bill de Blasio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J. J. Scannell, Old Tammanyite, Dies. Ex-Fire Commissioner and Ex-Fire Chief Expires of Pneumonia at 78 Years. Avenged Brother's Death. Acquitted as Insanc, His Political Rise Followed Friendship Made with Croker in Tombs". New York Times. March 6, 1918. Retrieved 2010-03-25. "John Jay Scannell, ex-Fire Commissioner of this city, an intimate of Richard Croker, and one of the picturesque figures in New York Politics for many years, died yesterday in St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica, L. I. from pneumonia. He was 78 years old, and his" 
  2. ^ "To Succeed Austin E. Ford. Thomas Sturgis Made a Fire Commissioner by the Mayor". New York Times. September 27, 1896. Retrieved 2008-10-05. "Mayor Strong yesterday announced the appointment of Thomas Sturgis as a Commissioner of the Fire Department, in place of Austin E. Ford, who died Sept. 17. Mr. Sturgis, accompanied by his wife, went to the Mayor's office at 11 o'clock. After the usual preliminaries Mr. Sturgis took the oath of office and received his commission." 

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