George A. Hibbard

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George Albee Hibbard
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39th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
January 6, 1908[1] – February 7, 1910[2]
Preceded byJohn F. Fitzgerald
Succeeded byJohn F. Fitzgerald
Majority2,177
Massachusetts House of Representatives
18th Suffolk District
In office
1894–1895
Personal details
BornOctober 27, 1864[3]
Boston
DiedMay 29, 1910(1910-05-29) (aged 45)[4]
Dorchester, Boston
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)M. Adelaide Ford[5]
Residence35 Beaumont Street, Dorchester, Boston[5]
Alma materHarvard University[6]
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George Albee Hibbard (October 27, 1864 – May 29, 1910)[4] was an American political figure who was the Mayor of Boston from 1908 to 1910.

Early years[edit]

Hibbard was born in Boston in 1864,[3] graduated from Harvard University in 1800, and passed the bar in 1885.[6]

Career[edit]

Hibbard became Postmaster of Boston in 1899.[6] In the December 1907 mayoral election, Hibbard ran as a Republican against incumbent and Democratic candidate John F. Fitzgerald. Hubbard defeated Fitzgerald, 38,112 votes to 35,935; a third candidate, John Coulthurst, a Democrat running as the Independence League candidate, had 15,811 votes. Hubbard served as mayor from January 1908 to February 1910. He ran for re-election in January 1910, but finished third in a field of four nonpartisan candidates, with Fitzgerald winning.

Hubbard died in his Dorchester, Boston, home in May 1910 of tuberculosis.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEW HAND AT HELM". The Boston Globe. January 7, 1908. p. 1. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  2. ^ "New Mayor of Boston". Arkansas Democrat. Little Rock, Arkansas. February 7, 1910. Retrieved March 16, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b State Street Trust Company (1914). Mayors of Boston: Illustrated Epitome of Who the Mayors Have Been and What They Have Done. Boston: Walter Advertising and Printing. p. 48 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b "Mayor George Albee Hibbard, Served 1908-1909". celebrateboston.com.
  5. ^ a b c "EX-MAYOR HIBBARD DEAD". The Boston Globe. May 30, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via pqarchiver.com.
  6. ^ a b c "New Mayor of Boston". Simpson County News. Mendenhall, Mississippi. January 2, 1908. Retrieved March 17, 2018 – via newspapers.com.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John F. Fitzgerald
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
1908–1910
Succeeded by
John F. Fitzgerald