George T. Ashe

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George T. Ashe
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55th Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
1940–1943
Preceded by Dewey G. Archambault
Succeeded by Joseph J. Sweeney
(Acting mayor)
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
15th Middlesex District[1]
In office
1935[1] – 1940[2]
Personal details
Born February 6, 1905[1]
Lowell, Massachusetts
Died May 1975
Lowell, Massachusetts
Resting place St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Margaret Mary Grady; m. February 14th 1940; d July 23rd 1954.
Helen M; Henderson m. August 15th 1956.
Residence 201 Cross Street, Lowell, Massachusetts[2]
Alma mater St. Patrick's Grammar School;[2] St. Patrick's Academy[2]
Occupation Salesman[1][1]
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

George T. Ashe (February 6, 1905 – May 1975) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as the fifty fifth Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts. Ashe was the last administrative mayor of Lowell. In 1944 Lowell adopted the Massachusetts "Plan E" form of municipal government, under which the office of the mayor became a strictly ceremonial one.

Early life[edit]

Ashe was born February 6, 1905,[2] in Lowell, Massachusetts,[2] to John Joseph and Mary Ellen (Sullivan) Ashe.

Corruption conviction[edit]

In October 1942 Ashe was convicted on charges of conspiracy involving bribery for city purchases.[3] In November 1942 Ashe was sentenced to a year in the House of Correction by Judge Vincent T. Erogna.[4] He began his sentence on December 22, 1942.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Howard, Richard T. (1937), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1937-1938, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Review, p. 82. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Howard, Richard T. (1939), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1939-1940, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Review, p. 82. 
  3. ^ "Lowell Mayor, 3 Others Convicted of Conspiracy", The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), October 28, 1942 
  4. ^ "Lowell's Mayor Is Sentenced", The New York Times (New York, New York), November 6, 1942 
  5. ^ "NEW ENGLAND MAYOR BEGINS JAIL SENTENCE; Ashe of Lowell Pleads Guilty to Accept Bribe for Contract", The New York Times, December 23, 1942 
Political offices
Preceded by
Dewey G. Archambault
55th Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts

1940-1943
Succeeded by
Joseph J. Sweeney
(Acting mayor)