Scrapbook 1966: Singers, new law library and newly elected Schenectady and Schoharie county officials. Gazette file photos by Sid Brown and Ed Schultz.
Martha Dayton - - the first woman ever elected to the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors -- is welcomed by 15 male colleagues on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1966. Democrat Dayton had won the position of Jefferson supervisor in the November election, defeating Republican incumbent Morton Treadwell by nine votes. Dayton, a graduate of Skidmore College, worked as a substitute teacher in Schoharie schools. Gazette file photo
Jefferson Supervisor Martha Dayton settles into her desk at the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 1966. Gazette file photo
Charles Ward Brown, right , welcomes people to the dedication of the new Joseph F. Egan Law Library on Sunday, Jan. 16, 1966. The library served as law text center in Schenectady County's judicial building. Members of the Egan family are seated in the front row; Egan, a former assemblyman, died March 22, 1964 after suffering a heart attack in his Furman Street home. Gazette file photo
Schenectady County Republican Chairman Guy A. Graves installs new officers of the Schenectady County Women's Republican Club in January 1966. Seated, from left, are Mrs. Hugh McGrath, retiring president and Mrs. William Holzhauer, new president. Standing, from left, are Rae Forster, Mrs. Ernest Berger, Mrs. Jack Raffan; and Felicia Dente. Gazette file photo
The Octavo Singers rehearse for the 32nd performance of Hendel's "Messiah" in January 1966. From left are betty Valenta, organist; Edwin W. Burne (in glasses), vice president of the Octavos; Gordon Mason, founder and director of the oratorio society; and Lela Boville, corresponding secretary. The show was held Friday, Jan. 14, at the Union College Memorial Chapel. Gazette file photo
Smiles and handshakes are part of the Schenectady County Board of Supervisors' organizational meeting on New Year's Day, 1966. From left are Fifth Ward Supervisor and board Chairman Frank A. Torra, county Purchasing Agent Erwin Shapiro and Theodore Birbilis, Schenectady's first county manager. Gazette file photo
Members of the Egan family receive a tour of Schenectady County's law library, named after Joseph F. Egan, on January 16, 1966. Gazette file photo