Jesse Milton Coburn

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Jesse Milton Coburn
20th Mayor of South Norwalk, Connecticut
In office
1897 – 1898[1]
Preceded by Charles G. Bohannan
Succeeded by Charles G. Bohannan
Personal details
Born (1853-03-27)March 27, 1853[2][3][4]
Pittsfield, New Hampshire[3][4]
Died August 13, 1923(1923-08-13) (aged 70)[4]
Bridgeport Hospital
Bridgeport, Connecticut[4]
Resting place Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport[4]
Political party Prohibitionist[3]


Spouse(s) Abbie M. Cutler[3] (m. August 4th, 1879)[2][4]
Children two sons,[3] Harrie Cutter Coburn (b. 1883), Aaron Cutter Coburn (b. 1885)[2]
Residence Brooklyn, Connecticut[2]

South Norwalk, Connecticut[2]

Alma mater Pembroke Academy[2][3]
Hahnemann Medical College[2]
Boston University (M.D., 1874)[2][3]
Occupation physician[2][3][4]
Religion Congregationalist,[4][5] Baptist[3]

Jesse Milton Coburn (1853–1923) was a one-term Republican mayor of South Norwalk, Connecticut, from 1897 to 1898.

Early life and family[edit]

Coburn was born and raised in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. He was the son of clergyman Jesse Milton Coburn and Almira Morse Coburn, who died at his birth.[2] As a youth, he worked finishing leather in a currying shop.[2] He attended high school in Manchester, New Hampshire, and at the Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, New Hampshire. He then worked in a doctor's office, and later studied at the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree at the Medical School of Boston University, where he was graduated in 1874.[2]

He opened his practice in Brooklyn, Connecticut.[2] He was soon made surgeon to the Boston and Albany Railroad.[2]

In 1893 he moved to South Norwalk and became the surgeon for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, as well as city physician of South Norwalk.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1899, he was elected mayor of South Norwalk as a Republican.[2]



Preceded by
Charles G. Bohannan
Mayor of South Norwalk, Connecticut
Succeeded by
Charles G. Bohannan