Frederick Mansfield

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Frederick Mansfield
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46th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
1934–1938
Preceded by James Michael Curley
Succeeded by Maurice J. Tobin
38th Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
In office
1914–1915
Preceded by Elmer A. Stevens
Succeeded by Charles L. Burrill
Majority 17,002[1]
Personal details
Born March 26, 1877[2]
East Boston, Massachusetts
Died November 6, 1958(1958-11-06) (aged 81)[3][4]
Boston, Massachusetts
Resting place Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Helen Elizabeth Roe (June 29, 1904)[2]
Children Walter R. Mansfield
Alma mater Boston University School of Law
Religion Roman Catholic[2][5]
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1898
Unit USS Vulcan[2]
Battles/wars Spanish American War[2]

Frederick William Mansfield (March 26, 1877 – November 6, 1958) was an American politician and 46th Mayor of Boston.

Early life[edit]

Mansfield was born in East Boston, Massachusetts,[2] March 26, 1877.[2] Mansfield was the son of Michael Read Mansfield and Catherine (McDonough)[2] Mansfield.

Mansfield graduated from East Boston High School in 1894, and went on to Boston University School of Law[2] where he received a L.L.B. degree in 1902.[2]

Mansfield served as an apothecary[2] in the U.S. Navy on the USS Vulcan during the Spanish American War.[2] After working as a pharmacist, Mansfield was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1902 [2] he worked as an Attorney.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1913 Mansfield was elected Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts serving from 1914-1915. In 1914 Mansfield lost his bid for reelection to Charles L. Burrill.[6]

Mansfield was the Mayor of Boston from 1934 to 1938.

Personal life[edit]

Mansfield married Helen Elizabeth Roe on June 29, 1904.[2] Mansfield's son, Walter Roe Mansfield,[7] was born on July 1, 1911.[8]

Death[edit]

Mansfield died in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 1958. He was buried in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Massachusetts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hennessy, Michael Edmund (1917), Twenty-five Years of Massachusetts Politics: from Russell to McCall, 1890-1915, Boston, Ma: Practical Politics, p. 349. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Marquis, Albert Nelson (1915), Who's who in New England, Chicago, IL: University Press of New England, p. 718 
  3. ^ Beaver Valley Times (November 12, 1958), Last of City Political Bosses Dies, Beaver, PA: The Beaver Valley Times, p. 2. 
  4. ^ New York Times (November 7, 1958), F. W. MANSFIELD, CURLEY FOE, DIES; Ex-Mayor of Boston Served 1933-37--Lawyer Aided Catholic Archdiocese, New York, NY: The New York Times, p. 28. 
  5. ^ O'Connor, Thomas H. (1998), Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People, Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, p. 231, ISBN 1-55553-359-0 
  6. ^ Coolidge, Henry D. (1915), A Manual for the Use of the General Court, Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Court, p. 426. 
  7. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (January 8, 1987), William R. Mansfield, Federal Judge is Dead at 75, New York, NY: The New York Times. 
  8. ^ Walter R. Mansfield, at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges (accessed January 22, 2009).

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hevesi, Dennis.: William R. Mansfield, Federal Judge is Dead at 75, New York Times (January 8, 1987).
Political offices
Preceded by
Elmer A. Stevens
Treasurer and Receiver General,
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

1914-1915
Succeeded by
Charles L. Burrill
Preceded by
James Michael Curley
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
1934-1938
Succeeded by
Maurice Tobin