Benjamin Shoemaker

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Benjamin Shoemaker (3 August 1704 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – c. 1767 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a colonial Pennsylvania Quaker, merchant, and politician. He served as mayor of Philadelphia in 1743, 1752, and 1760, and as city treasurer from 1751 to 1767. He also served on the Pennsylvania Provincial Council from 1745 to 1767.[1]

His son Samuel Shoemaker (1725–1800) served two terms as mayor (1769–1771).

His father, Isaac Schumacher (1669–1732),[2] was born in Heidelberg, Germany and settled in the Province of Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, ed. John W. Jordan, Volume 1, 1911, p. 446
  2. ^ familysearch.org

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Till
Mayor of Philadelphia
1743–1744
Succeeded by
Edward Shippen
Preceded by
Robert Strettell
Mayor of Philadelphia
1752–1753
Succeeded by
Thomas Lawrence
Preceded by
John Stamper
Mayor of Philadelphia
1760–1761
Succeeded by
Jacob Duché, Sr.