Hugh O'Brien

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For the American actor with a similar name, see Hugh O'Brian.
Hugh O'Brien
Hugh O Brien Former Mayor of Boston.png
31st Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1885[1] – January 7, 1889[2]
Preceded by Augustus P. Martin
Succeeded by Thomas N. Hart
Personal details
Born (1827-07-13)July 13, 1827
Ireland
Died August 1, 1895(1895-08-01) (aged 68)
Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

Hugh O'Brien (July 13, 1827 – August 1, 1895) was the 31st mayor of Boston, from 1884–1888. O'Brien is notable as Boston's first Irish mayor, having emigrated from Ireland to America in the early 1830s. O'Brien was the editor of the Shipping and Commercial List, and served as a Boston alderman, from 1875–83.

References[edit]

  • Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, Page 39, (1914).
  1. ^ A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822–1908, Roxbury, 1846–1867, Charlestown 1847–1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634–1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 275  Printed by Order of the City Council
  2. ^ A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822–1908, Roxbury, 1846–1867, Charlestown 1847–1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634–1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 279  Printed by Order of the City Council

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Political offices
Preceded by
Augustus Martin
31st Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
January 5, 1885 – January 7, 1889
Succeeded by
Thomas N. Hart