Nathan P. Payne
|Nathan P. Payne|
|Nathan P. Payne circa 1875|
|24th Mayor of Cleveland|
|Preceded by||Charles A. Otis Sr.|
|Succeeded by||William G. Rose|
|Born||Nathan P. Payne
August 13, 1837
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||1885 (aged 47–48)|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Payne was born in Cleveland, the oldest son of Henry B. Payne. He attended local schools, and Pierce Academy in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Ill health caused him to return home before entering Brown University. In 1855, he took charge of McIntosh nurseries, and in 1857 he went to work for a coal dealer, in a company that eventually came to be known as Payne, Newton and Company.
In 1875, he was elected Mayor of Cleveland as a Democrat in the strongly Republican city, after serving two terms on the board of education and six years on city council.
- Cleave 1875 : pages 98–99
- Cleave, Egbert (1875). City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County: taken from Cleave's Biographical Cyclopaedie of the state of Ohio. Cleveland: Fairbanks, Benedict & Co.