Charles Boxton

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Charles Boxton
27th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
July 9, 1907 – July 16, 1907
Preceded by Eugene Schmitz
Succeeded by Edward Robeson Taylor
Personal details
Born (1860-04-24)April 24, 1860
Shasta County, California
Died August 29, 1927(1927-08-29) (aged 67)
San Francisco
Profession Dentist

Charles Boxton (April 24, 1860 in Shasta County, California – August 29, 1927 in San Mateo, California) served as the 27th mayor of San Francisco from July 9 to July 16, 1907.

He attended the San Francisco public schools and then entered a dental apprenticeship. Afterwards he entered the University of California, where he earned a D.D.S. degree, and then entered private practice in San Francisco.

He soon left his dental practice to fight in the Philippine–American War. After returning home, he entered politics and was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1899. He also became dean of the Dental Department at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

After the corruption trial of mayor Eugene Schmitz, the Board of Supervisors chose him to serve out Schmitz's remaining term. However, during the trial, it was revealed that Boxton had taken bribes and he was forced to resign after only a week in office. He then resumed his dentistry practice.


  • Walton Bean: Boss Ruef's San Francisco: The Story of the Union Labor Party, Big Business, and the Graft Prosecution (Cambridge University Press, London, 1952; republished Greenwood Press, 1981, ISBN 0-313-23211-3)
  • Hanson, Gladys: San Francisco Almanac (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1995, ISBN 0-8118-0841-6)

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