Flavel W. Bingham

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Flavel W. Bingham (May 15, 1803? – 1867) was the mayor of Cleveland in 1849.

Bingham was born in New York to Flavel and Fanny White Bingham. He studied law, moved to Cleveland in 1837, and began Collins & Bingham, a law practice. He was elected to the position of city council president in 1845. He was elected alderman in 1847 and 1848 while still serving as city council president. He was elected mayor in 1849, served one year, and then returned to practicing law. Bingham was Cleveland's first probate judge, being elected in 1852 and serving until 1855. In 1863, Bingham left Cleveland for New Orleans, where he died in 1867.

Bingham married Emmeline, and they had 3 children: Frances, Charles, and Edward.

Political offices
Preceded by
Lorenzo A. Kelsey
Mayor of Cleveland
Succeeded by
William Case


  • The Encyclopedia Of Cleveland History by Cleveland Bicentennial Commission (Cleveland, Ohio), David D. Van Tassel (Editor), and John J. Grabowski (Editor) ISBN 0-253-33056-4