Louis P. Fuhrmann

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Louis P. Fuhrmann
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Portrait of Louis P. Fuhrmann
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
1910–1917
Preceded by James N. Adam
Succeeded by George S. Buck
Personal details
Born November 7, 1868
Buffalo, New York
Died February 23, 1931(1931-02-23) (aged 62)
Buffalo, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alice S. Meald
Children three children
[1]

Louis P. Fuhrmann (1868–1931) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1910–1917. He was born in Buffalo, New York on November 7, 1868. He grew up on the city's east side, graduated from Central High School, and began working in the meat packing industry. In 1892, he started his own meat packing business at 1010 Clinton Street. He married Alice S. Meald on July 13, 1900.[2]

In 1905, Fuhrmann was first elected a member of the Board of Aldermen from the Fifth Ward. He was elected November 2, 1909, as the Democratic candidate. He was elected to a second term on November 4, 1913. During this term, America entered World War I and the Mayor was integral in assisting the Federal Government in coordination of the American forces. He was defeated in his quest for a third term on November 6, 1917, and returned to his meat packing business.[2]

In 1917, he was elected president of the Buffalo Baseball and Amusement Company and, in 1922, appointed a member of the Buffalo Board of Education. He died on February 23, 1931, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Louis P. Fuhrmann". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
James N. Adam
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
1910—1917
Succeeded by
George S. Buck