Alderman: Since the guilds became identified with the corporation or ruling municipal body: A magistrate in English and Irish cities and boroughs, next in dignity to the mayor; properly, as in London, the chief officer of a ward.
Oxford English Dictionary
1789 - 1825: A city position in Pensacola FL, Savannah GA, New Orleans LA, Annapolis MD, Boston MA, St. Louis MO, Albany NY, Hudson NY and New York NY.
Office Scope: City
Role Scope: City