Jesse Hunt

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Jesse Hunt
Mayor of Annapolis
In office
1832–1834
Preceded by William Steuart
Succeeded by Samuel Smith
Personal details
Born unknown
Occupation Banker

Jesse Hunt was Mayor of Baltimore from 1832 to 1834. He resigned office following a banking crisis in which, as a director of the failed bank, he was personally implicated.

In 1834, the Bank of Maryland, of which Hunt was a director, experienced a liquidity crisis and collapsed. Months passed and creditors grew tired of waiting in vain for a settlement, and violence soon followed. On August 6, 1835, a mob gathered and broke the windows of the house of Reverdy Johnson one of the bank's directors. Hunt attempted to protect his colleague's home, but was unable to prevent the destruction of that and many other bank directors' homes, including - eventually - his own.

Hunt, having lost control of the city, resigned five days later, on August 11, 1835.[1]

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  1. ^ Frederick N. Rasmussen (January 10, 2010). "City had 9 other mayors resign". The Baltimore Sun. 
Preceded by
William Steuart (Mayor of Baltimore)
Mayor of Baltimore
1831–1832
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith (Maryland)

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