Aide to the Grand Marshal

Since January 1975 when The Grand Council was reorganized, the Grand Council of United Emerald Societies has been the governing body in selecting the Aide to Grand Marshal representing the Emerald Societies in the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Prior to that date, some of the winners of the coveted “Aide to the Grand Marshal” included Bill McGowan, Frank Brady, Barney Ferguson, Gerald O’Malley, Jim O’Meara and John Clark. Barney Ferguson was also the Grand Marshal of the 1978 Parade.

This is an ongoing project and we seek your help in identifying the Aides for the following years 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1992.

1975- FRANK CULL, FDNY ES

1976- WILLIAM CONKLIN, SCPD ES

1977- PHILIP BOLGER, NYCDOE ES

1978- JOHN WARNE, NYPD ES

1979- GERALD SULLIVAN, CON ED ES

1980- JOHN MCINERNEY, NYSCTS ES

1981- MATTHEW FEELEY, NYPD ES

1982- MARTIN HARDING, WCPES

1983- JERRY KRUGER, NYCHAPD ES

1984- TOM DOYLE, FDNY ES

1985- JIM HARRINGTON, NYPD ES

1986-TBD

1987-TBD

1988-TBD

1989-TBD

1990- THOMAS CONNAUGHTON, DSNY ES

1991- ROBERT ALGAR, SCPD ES

1992 TBD

1993- Charles Duffy Wagner, NYCHA ES

1994- MICHAEL P. LAVALLE, NYCTA PD ES

1995- PATRICK COMASKEY, US CUSTOMS ES

1996- WILLIAM WHELAN, FDNY ES 

1997- LOUIS WALKER, NCPES

1998- BRIAN J. SHARKEY, NYCD ES

1999- MICHAEL P. DONNEGAN, GCUES LEGAL COUNSEL

2000- WILLIAM LAWRENCE, CON ED ES

2001- THOMAS DUNN, FDNY ES

2002- ROBERT GOFF, NYCHA ES

2003- WILLIAM REILLY, MABSTOA ES

2004- JAMES W. BYRNE, SCPD ES

2005- FRANK JORDAN, TELEPHONE & COMMUNICATION EMERALD SOCIETY

2006- THOMAS GORMLEY, WCPES

2007- ROBERT J. EARLEY, SCFF ES

2008- ROBERT GIBSON, TBTA ES

2009- DENNIS MULCAHY, NYPD ES 

2010- BERNARD SULLIVAN, DSNY ES

2011- FRANK BEIRNE, FDNY ES

2012- WILLIAM FITZPATRICK, WCFF ES

2013- ROBERT J. CREIGHTON, SCPD ES

2014- EDWIN DAY, ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE

2015- THOMAS DOYLE, DSNY ES

2016- KEITH LAVALLE, GCUES LEGAL COUNSEL

2017- BRIAN COUGHLAN, NYPD ES

2018- KATHLEEN CASHIN, NYCDOE ES

2019- THOMAS B. FARRELL, NYCD ES

2020-2021 EDWARD P. BOLES, FDNY ES

2022- TBA