Martin Brimmer

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Martin Brimmer
Martin Brimmer Boston's ninth Mayor.png
9th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 1843[1] – January 6, 1845[2]
Preceded by Jonathan Chapman
Succeeded by Thomas Aspinwall Davis
Majority 2744 (1842); 2537 (1843)[3]
Member of the Board of Aldermen of
Boston, Massachusetts[4]
In office
January 1, 1838[4][5] – January 7, 1839[6]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1838–1839
Personal details
Born June 8, 1793[4]
Roxbury, Massachusetts[4]
Died April 27, 1847(1847-04-27) (aged 53)[4]
Political party Whig[4]
Children Martin Brimmer[7]
Alma mater Harvard[4]

Martin Brimmer (June 8, 1793 – April 25, 1847) was an American businessman and politician, who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives,[7] in the Boston Board of Alderman, and as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Brimmer was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts[4] on June 8, 1793[4] to Martin a merchant on Brimmer's T wharf,[7] and Sarah (Watson) Brimmer.[4][7]

Education[edit]

Brimmer attended Harvard,[4] graduating in 1814.[4]

Marriage[edit]

Brimmer married Harriet E Wadsworth of Geneseo, New York. They had one child, Martin Brimmer (1829-1896), an 1849 graduate of Harvard who served from 1859 to 1861 in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was for 26 years the president of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.[7][8]

Business career[edit]

Brimmer began his business career working with Isaac Winslow on Long Wharf.[7] Later Brimmer ran a counting room on Brimmer's Wharf.[7]

Government service[edit]

Brimmer was a Member of the Boston Board of Alderman from January 1, 1838[5] to January 7, 1839.[6] Brimmer serve in the Massachusetts House of Representatives[7] in 1838 and 1839.[7] On December 12, 1842 Brimmer was elected Mayor of Boston for 1843,[3] on December 11, 1843 Brimmer was reelected mayor for the 1844 term.[3][4]

Death[edit]

Brimmer died on April 25, 1847.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Image from Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, Page 16, (1914).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 233 
  2. ^ City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 45 
  3. ^ a b c City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 50 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, 1914, p. 17 
  5. ^ a b City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 228 
  6. ^ a b City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 229 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Boston Directory for the Year 1851, Boston, MA: George Adams, 1851, p. 8 
  8. ^ Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 31, p. 361.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Chapman
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
January 2, 1843 – January 6, 1845
Succeeded by
Thomas Aspinwall Davis