Charles S. Ashley

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Charles Sumner Ashley, Sr.
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34th Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1927–1936
Preceded by Edward R. Hathaway
Succeeded by Leo E.J. Carney
31st Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1917–1921
Preceded by Edward R. Hathaway
Succeeded by Walter H.B. Remington
29th Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1910–1914
Preceded by William J. Bullock
Succeeded by Edward R. Hathaway
27th Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1907–1907
Preceded by Thomas Thompson
Succeeded by William J. Bullock
25th Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1897–1905
Preceded by David Parker
Succeeded by Thomas Thompson
21st Mayor of
New Bedford, Massachusetts
In office
1891–1892
Preceded by William Clifford
Succeeded by Jethro C. Brock
Personal details
Born September 5, 1858
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Died February 6, 1941 (aged 82)
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic


Charles Sumner Ashley, Sr., (September 5, 1858- February 6, 1941) was the Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts various times from 1890 to 1936.[1] He served for over 25 terms.

Biography[edit]

He was elected as mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts first in December 1890,[2] he also served as mayor from 1897 to 1905. He then served from 1910 to 1914; 1917 to 1921; and his final terms were from 1927 to 1936.[3]

Legacy[edit]

Charles S. Ashley Elementary school in New Bedford, Massachusetts is named in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayors of New Bedford". New Bedford, Massachusetts. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ New York Times (December 3, 1890), Article 10 -- No Title, New York, New York: New York Times 
  3. ^ "New Bedford Refuses to Let Him Retire After 25 Terms". New York Times. December 7, 1932. Retrieved 2010-07-23. It is part of the life of Charles S. Ashley to be Mayor of New Bedford, and part of New Bedford's official life to have Mr. Ashley as Mayor. ...