Alonzo Kimball

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Alonzo Kimball (November 29, 1808 – 1900) was an American politician. He served as Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1871 and 1873.

Kimball was born in Jefferson County, New York, the fifth of twelve children to Ruel and Hannah Kimball.[1]

He attended Union College and Andover Theological Seminary. Kimball had intended to become a clergyman, but health problems kept him from doing so. He married the daughter of a clergyman when he married Sarah Weston (1811-1891), daughter of Rev. Isaiah Weston of Dalton, Massachusetts, in 1840. The couple had six children: William, Sarah, Mary, Alonzo, Charles and Mather. Alonzo Kimball moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1847, before moving to Green Bay in 1849. After a few years of teaching in the public school he engaged in the hardware trade. At the time of his death in 1900, aged 91, he was the oldest living graduate of Union College. He was survived by five of his six children.[2]

Career[edit]

Kimball was Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1871 and 1873. He was also an alderman and a member of the school board, as well as Postmaster of Green Bay from 1877 to 1884. Green Bay named a street after him, Kimball Street.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alonzo Kimball (1808–1900)". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 2011-11-29. [dead link]
  2. ^ Profile, findagrave.com; accessed February 23, 2015.