George Lewis (politician)

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George Lewis
9th Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1863 – January 5, 1868
Preceded by William Gaston
Succeeded by None - Office Abolished
Personal details
Born May 25, 1820[1]
Roxbury, Massachusetts[1]
Died October 9, 1887[1]
Boston, Massachusetts[1]
Nationality American

George Lewis was an American politician, who served as the ninth, and final, Mayor[2] of Roxbury, Massachusetts from 1863-1867. Lewis was born in Roxbury to Eliajh Lewis[3] and Elizabeth Sumner (Doggetrt) Lewis.[4] Lewis was first elected mayor in the election of December 8, 1862. Lewis defeated his opponent S. U. Williams by about 300 votes.[5] Pursuant to Roxbury city charter,[6] Lewis was sworn into office on the first Monday of the new year, January 5, 1863. Lewis' was mayor until the City of Roxbury was formerly annexed by the City of Boston on January 5, 1867.[7][not in citation given]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown 1847-1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 327 
  2. ^ Winsor, Justin (1881), The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880 Vol. III, Boston, MA: Ticknor and Company, p. 578. 
  3. ^ Drake, Francis Samuel (1881), The town of Roxbury: its memorable persons and places, its history and Antiquities, with Numerous Illustrations of its Old Landmarks and Noted Personages v. 34, Boston, MA: Registry Department of the City of Boston, p. 207. 
  4. ^ Drake, Francis Samuel (1881), The town of Roxbury: its memorable persons and places, its history and Antiquities, with Numerous Illustrations of its Old Landmarks and Noted Personages v. 34, Boston, MA: Registry Department of the City of Boston, p. 88. 
  5. ^ Hartford Daily Courant (Dec 10, 1862), Massachusetts Municipal Elections, Hartford, Conn.: Hartford Daily Courant, p. 3. 
  6. ^ Adams, George (1856), The Massachusetts Register, Boston, MA: George Adams, p. 274. 
  7. ^ Wright, Carroll D. (1889), Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, And Counties, Boston, MA: Massachusetts. Public Records Division, p. 300. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822–1908, Roxbury, 1846–1867, Charlestown 1847-1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 327.
  • The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880. Justin Winsor (1881).

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Gaston
Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts
1863-1867
Succeeded by
None - Office Abolished