Francis Babbitt

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Francis Sanford Babbitt
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14th Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts
In office
1891[1] – 1893[1]
Preceded by Arthur Alger
Succeeded by Willis Hodgman
Majority 193 (1890)[2]
Chief of Police of
Taunton, Massachusetts[3]
In office
1897[3] – 1900
Member of the
Taunton, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[3]
In office
1887[3] – 1887[3]
Chairman of the
Bristol County, Massachusetts
County Commission[1]
In office
1888[1] – 1893[1][3]
Member of the
Bristol County, Massachusetts
County Commission[3]
In office
1887[1][3] – 1893[3]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[3]
In office
1882[3] – 1883[3]
Personal details
Born December 22, 1843[3][4]
Taunton, Massachusetts[4]
Died August 22, 1917[4]
Taunton, Massachusetts[4]
Spouse(s) Abbie L. Hitch[3]
Children A. Louise Babbitt[3]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1862[1]
August 1862[1]-June 28, 1865[1]
Unit Company F, 4th Regiment; Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
Company F, 39th Regiment; Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
Commands United States Signal Corps[1]
Battles/wars American Civil War

Francis Sanford Babbitt (December 22, 1843 – August 22, 1917) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the fourteenth Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts.

Babbitt was born in Taunton, Massachusetts to George H. and Seraphene S. Babbitt on December 22, 1843.[3]

Mayor of Taunton[edit]

Babbitt ran for the Mayor of Taunton in 1890. On December 2, 1890, he was elected Mayor as the candidate of the Beau. and Citizen party by a plurality of 193 over Brown, (Ind.).[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 477. 
  2. ^ a b New York Times (December 3, 1890), Article 10 -- No Title, New York, New York: New York Times 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Borden, Alanson (1899), Our County and its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Part 2, New Bedford, Massachusetts: The Boston History Company, p. 10 
  4. ^ a b c d Collections of the Old Colony Historical Society, No. 8 (1921), REPORT OF THE HISTORIOGRAPHER NECROLOGY, 1905-1921, Taunton, Massachusetts: Old Colony Historical Society, p. 157. 

References[edit]

  • Toomey, Daniel P.: Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 477, (1892).
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Alger
14th Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts
1891 - 1892
Succeeded by
Willis Hodgman