Alpheus B. Alger

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Alpheus Brown Alger[1]
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Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
In office
January 1891 – January 1892
Preceded by Henry Gilmore
Succeeded by William Bancroft
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
Third Middlesex District[2]
In office
1886[1] – 1887[3]
Member of the
Board of Aldermen
of Cambridge, Massachusetts[2]
In office
1884[4] – 1884[4]
Personal details
Born October 8, 1854[2]
Lowell, Massachusetts[2]
Died May 4, 1895[5]
Cambridge, Massachusetts[5]
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Harvard College, Harvard Law School[2]
Occupation Attorney[2]

Alpheus Brown Alger (October 8, 1854 – May 4, 1895) was a Massachusetts politician who served in the Massachusetts State Senate, as a member of the Board of Aldermen and as the Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Biography[edit]

Alger was born to Edwin Alden and Amanda Malvina Buswell.[6] From October 1875 to January 1877 Alger studied law at Harvard Law School and he was admitted to the bar for the County of Middlesex on June 4, 1877.[1]

Alger was active in the Democratic party. From 1878 to 1891 Alger was a member of the Cambridge Democratic Committee, from 1884 to 1891 he was a member of Massachusetts' Democratic party state committee, and he represented Massachusetts' eight Congressional District at the 1888 Democratic National Convention.[5] He died on May 4, 1895 in North Cambridge, Massachusetts.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reed, Warren A. (1888), Harvard College Class of 1875 Secretary's Report, No. V., Cambridge, Ma: Harvard College, p. 7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: a Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 296. 
  3. ^ Reed, Warren A. (1888), Harvard College Class of 1875 Secretary's Report, No. V., Cambridge, Ma: Harvard College, p. 8. 
  4. ^ a b Cambridge City Council (1890), The Revised Ordinances of 1889 of the city of Cambridge, Boston, MA: Cambridge City Council, p. 166. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Ex-Mayor Alger of Cambridge". Boston Evening Transcript. May 4, 1895. p. 8. "Died This Morning. Once Aldermen of Cambridge, Senator for Two Terms and Twice Chosen Mayor of Cambridge" 
  6. ^ Reed, Warren A. (1891), Harvard College Class of 1875 Secretary's Report, No. VI. - 1875-1891, Harvard College, p. 9. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Gilmore
Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts
January 1891 - January 1892
Succeeded by
William Bancroft