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The official list of NYC mayors does not mention Hood, so I did some Googling. As near as I can tell, a 19th century list had Hood instead of Noell, that list was widely copied, and some contemporary sources "corrected" that by including them both. However, the vast majority of definitive sources, such as the city's Green Book and New York City Mayors by Ralph J. Caliendo  include Noell and not Hood. I've therefore removed Hood rom List of mayors of New York City and this template and redirected the article Thomas Hood (mayor) to Thomas Noell until some other evidence comes along. Beyond My Ken (talk) 04:02, 5 January 2012 (UTC)