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Sworn in in ’48, Owen M. Begley vowed to be worthy of the people’s confidence

Democratic mayor led Schenectady for four years

Owen M. Begley supports women raising funds to fight heart disease. The woman at right places a support pin on the mayor’s lapel.
Owen M. Begley supports women raising funds to fight heart disease. The woman at right places a support pin on the mayor’s lapel.
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Owen M. Begley was honored to become mayor of Schenectady. “But with that honor comes many responsibilities,” Begley said, after taking the oath of office on Jan. 1, 1948. “I hope that in the performance of the duties of that office I will prove worthy of the confidence that you people of Schenectady have placed in me.” Begley, a Democrat, had been elected to office in 1947. He served two two-year terms, and was succeeded ...


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