City Recorder John Thompson Hoffman, a Democrat, is elected the Mayor of New York City
Democrat John Thompson Hoffman was elected Mayor of New York in a tight election marred for the Republicans by a split ticket. He served for two years and resigned when he was elected Governor of New York, one of only two New York City mayors to reach that office. (By John Osborne)
The Mayoralty. Yesterday's Election," New York Times, December 6, 1865, p. 4.