|20th Mayor of Columbus|
|Preceded by||Alexander Patton|
|Succeeded by||Wray Thomas|
May 22, 1819|
Herkimer County, New York
|Died||March 14, 1888 (aged 68)|
|Resting place||Green Lawn Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Cynthia A. Cole
Laura S. English
|Residence||Herkimer County, New York
Mount Vernon, Ohio
|Alma mater||Oberlin College|
Lorenzo English (May 22, 1819 – March 14, 1888) was a Whig and later Republican politician from the U. S. State of Ohio. He served as the 20th mayor of Columbus, Ohio and the 18th person to serve in that office. He served Columbus prior to the American Civil War for five terms spanning eleven years. His successor was Wray Thomas after 1861.
He was born in Herkimer County, New York on May 22, 1819. His parents were John and Laura S. English. He attended the public schools in Herkimer county. In 1837, his family moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio, then later to Columbus, Ohio. He attended Oberlin College and graduated in August 1843.
Legacy and depictions
- Lorenzo is depicted as a ghost and a "shadow man" in The Dead Files, an American paranormal television series, in Season 2, episode 11 titled, "Blood in the Bordello." The television program was filmed at The Jury Room, a local pub in Columbus, Ohio. The pub serves an alcoholic drink called Lorenzo's Revenge named after the former mayor.
- A Centennial Biographical History of the City of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. County and regional histories of the "Old Northwest.": Ohio. Lewis Publishing Company. 1901.
- Egger, Charles, ed. (1975). Columbus Mayors. Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Citizen-Journal.
- Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: A Compendium of History and Biography. Volume 2. Chicago, Illinois: The Century publishing and engraving company.
- Tigges, Jesse (June 6, 2013). "The Jury Room, 32 Must-drink Summer Cocktails From Columbus Bars". Columbus Alive (Columbus, Ohio: The Dispatch Printing Company). p. 48. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
- Albery, Herman B. (July 1907). "Personal Recollections of the Franklin County Bar of Fifty Years Ago". The "Old Northwest" Genealogical Quarterly (Columbus, Ohio: "Old Northwest" Genealogical Society) 10: 211–212.
- Dodds, Gilbert F. (1967). Central Market House: Columbus' First City Hall, Farmers' Hotel, Mayor Lorenzo English. Columbus, Ohio: Franklin County Historical Society.
- Franklin County at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Ohio: Sheppard & company book and job printers. 1901. p. 41.
- Michael, W. H. (1880). "Ninth District," Directory of ... Congress. United States. Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 55.
|Mayor of Columbus, Ohio