Samuel C. Cobb

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Samuel Crocker Cobb
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24th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
1874–1877
Preceded by Leonard R. Cutter
Succeeded by Frederick O. Prince
Member of the
Boston, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[1]
In office
1867[1] – 1867[1]
Member of the
Roxbury, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[1]
In office
1860[1] – 1860[1]
Personal details
Born May 22, 1826[2]
Taunton, Massachusetts[2]
Died February 18, 1891(1891-02-18) (aged 64)[2]
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Nationality American
Political party Whig; Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) Aurelia L. Beattie[1][3]
Alma mater Bristol Academy,[3] Taunton, Massachusetts

Samuel Crocker Cobb, (May 22, 1826 – February 18, 1891)[2] was a businessman and politician who served on the city councils of the cities Roxbury, Massachusetts and Boston, Massachusetts and who served three consecutive terms as the Mayor of Boston.

Early life[edit]

Cobb was born May 22, 1826 in Taunton, Massachusetts to David George Washington Cobb and Abby (Crocker) Cobb.[3]

Family life[edit]

On November 21, 1848, Cobb married Aurelia L. Beattie, in Belfast, Maine. Aurelia was the third daughter of William and Jane I. Beattie of East Thomaston, Maine.[4]

Cobb's election as mayor[edit]

Cobb was elected mayor in November 1873.

Cobb's mayoralty[edit]

Cobb opposed creating jobs for the unemployed after the Panic of 1873, declaring the idea subversive to our whole social fabric, tending directly to communism in its worst form.[5]

The event of greatest historical interest during Mayor Cobb's administration was the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is related that on this occasion many men who had taken leading parts in the war of the rebellion, both Unionists and Confederates, met for the first time in peace. Cobb was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. IX 1890–1897, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908, p. 38. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. IX 1890–1897, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908, p. 37. 
  3. ^ a b c Davis, William Thomas (1894), Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Volume II, Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 534. 
  4. ^ Davis, William Thomas (1894), Professional and Industrial History of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Volume II, Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 535. 
  5. ^ When in Boston: A Time Line at Google Books
  6. ^ Address by S.C. Cobb at Google Books

Further reading[edit]

  • Bugbee. Memoir of Hon. Samuel Crocker Cobb. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1892.
Political offices
Preceded by
Leonard R. Cutter
24th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
1874–1877
Succeeded by
Frederick O. Prince