George S. Buck

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George S. Buck
George Sturgess Buck (1875–1931), 1918.jpg
Portrait of George S. Buck
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded by Louis P. Fuhrmann
Succeeded by Frank X. Schwab
Personal details
Born February 10, 1875
Chicago, Illinois
Died July 5, 1931(1931-07-05) (aged 56)
Buffalo, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ellen Louise Hussey
Children four children

George Sturgess Buck (1875–1931) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1918–1922. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 10, 1875, and moved to Buffalo the following year. He graduated from Buffalo's Central High School in 1892, and received a B. A. from Yale University in 1896. He graduated from the Buffalo Law School in 1898, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He married Ellen Louise Hussey on October 6, 1903.[2]

He was elected Mayor on November 6, 1917, as the Republican candidate. During his term, he worked to avert a strike by the International Railway Company (I.R.C.). In addition, he was active throughout World War I in fostering patriotism and aided the various war organizations in any way he could. Buck lost his bid for re-election on November 8, 1921. After his term as mayor was over, he returned to his law practice and became a director of the Buffalo City Planning Association. He died on July 5, 1931, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery .[2]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3. 
  2. ^ a b "George S. Buck". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Louis P. Fuhrmann
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
Succeeded by
Frank X. Schwab