Alexander Brush

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Alexander Brush
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Portrait of Alexander Brush
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
1870–1873, 1880–1881
Preceded by William Findlay Rogers, Solomon Scheu
Succeeded by Lewis P. Dayton, Grover Cleveland
Personal details
Born February 8, 1824
Brushland, New York
Died June 1, 1892(1892-06-01) (aged 68)
at sea
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) married twice; Lucinda Bucklin and Sarah A. Leonard
Children no children
[1]

Alexander Brush (1824–1892) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1870–1873 and 1880–1881. He was born on February 8, 1824 at Brushland, New York. In 1848, he moved to Buffalo and opened a brick making business. In April 1863, he married Lucinda Bucklin of Titusville, Pennsylvania; she died within the year and he remarried in 1866 to Mrs. Sarah A. Leonard, (née Warner) of South Wales, New York.[2]

Brush first served as Alderman for the third Ward in 1861 and reelected to that position until becoming street commissioner. He was elected mayor November 2, 1869, as the Republican candidate. He was re-elected in a special election held in February 1872 During his term the cornerstone was laid for the County and City Hall, which was not completed until early in 1876. At the end of his second term, he declined to be a candidate for re-election. In 1879, six years after retiring from public office, on November 4, 1879, he was once again elected mayor and served until 1881.[2]

He died while traveling across the ocean to Europe on June 1, 1892. His body was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alexander Brush". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William Findlay Rogers
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
1870—1873
Succeeded by
Lewis P. Dayton
Preceded by
Solomon Scheu
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
1880—1881
Succeeded by
Grover Cleveland