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|27th Mayor of San Francisco|
July 9, 1907 – July 16, 1907
|Preceded by||Eugene Schmitz|
|Succeeded by||Edward Robeson Taylor|
April 24, 1860|
Shasta County, California
August 29, 1927 (aged 67)|
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)