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Democrats enjoyed big Election Nght in city, county 50 years ago (photos)

Congressman Leo W. O’Brien, left, raises the arm of former wrestling champ Carroll “Pink” Gardner. Gardner, a Democrat, had just won re-election to his 10th consecutive three-year term.
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Congressman Leo W. O’Brien, left, raises the arm of former wrestling champ Carroll “Pink” Gardner. Gardner, a Democrat, had just won re-election to his 10th consecutive three-year term.
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Joseph S. Hoffman, Roger P. Kambour and W. Edward Antkowiak were all smiles on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1963. It was Election Night, and the three Democrats had just won seats on the Schenectady County Board of Supervisors. Their victories helped give Democrats majority control of the board. Democrats also took over City Hall 50 years ago. Chester Godlewski, Raymond E. DeMatteo and Edward G. Wallingford were all victorious in their races for City Council spots. ...

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