Thomas Henry Selby
|Thomas Henry Selby|
|13th Mayor of San Francisco|
December 6, 1869 – December 3, 1871
|Preceded by||Frank McCoppin|
|Succeeded by||William Alvord|
May 14, 1820|
New York City, New York
|Died||June 17, 1875
San Francisco, California
Thomas Henry Selby (May 14, 1820 – June 17, 1875) was the 13th Mayor of San Francisco serving from December 6, 1869 to December 3, 1871.
Thomas Henry Selby was born on May 14, 1820 in New York, NY. When he was 29 years old, Selby went to California for the California Gold Rush. He moved to San Francisco, California and became a merchant in the city. Selby built the Selby Shot Tower in San Francisco and founded the Selby Smelting Works. He was then elected mayor and served from December 6, 1869 to December 3, 1871. He died in San Francisco on June 17, 1875 of pneumonia. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland.
Selby's daughter, Jeanie, married Faxon Dean Atherton Jr., a son of Atherton namesake Faxon Dean Atherton.
His daughter Clair married Andrew Jackson Ralston, brother of William Chapman Ralston.
His son, Prentiss, married Nattie Cofin of the Nantucket Cofins.
His daughter, Cornelia, married Rear-Admiral Louis Kempff of Belleville, Ill.
- The San Francisco Genealogy The History of San Mateo County by Phillip Alexander
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