Nathan P. Payne

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Nathan P. Payne
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Nathan P. Payne circa 1875
24th Mayor of Cleveland
In office
Preceded by Charles A. Otis Sr.
Succeeded by William G. Rose
Personal details
Born Nathan Perry Payne
(1837-08-13)August 13, 1837
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died May 11, 1885(1885-05-11) (aged 47)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Brown University

Nathan Perry Payne (August 13, 1837 – May 11, 1885) was the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1875 to 1876. He was a Democrat.

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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Cleave 1875 : pages 98–99


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