He became Acting Mayor of New York when the resignation of Mayor John Thompson Hoffman (who had just been elected Governor of the State of New York) became effective on November 30, 1868, and he served one month as Mayor until A. Oakey Hall, elected Mayor on December 1, took office on January 4, 1869.
- Resignation of Mayor Hoffman. The New York Times, December 1, 1868, page 5, seen without charge on June 7, 2008 Also see these New York Times stories: Board of Aldermen's Session (November 18, 1868) and THE CHARTER ELECTION.; Tabular Statement of Voting---Arrests of Illegal Voters. A. Oakey Hall Mayor Elect---Richard O'Gorman Corporation Counsel. The Tammany Nominees Elected by Large Majorities. (December 2, 1868)
- The Encyclopedia of New York City, edited by Kenneth T. Jackson (Yale University Press and The New York Historical Society, 1995, ISBN 0-300-05536-6 )
John T. Hoffman
|Mayor of New York City
1868 - 1869
A. Oakey Hall
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