George T. Ashe
|George T. Ashe|
|55th Mayor of
|Preceded by||Dewey G. Archambault|
|Succeeded by||Joseph J. Sweeney
|Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
15th Middlesex District
1935 – 1940
|Born||February 6, 1905
|Resting place||St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Mass|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Mary Grady; m. February 14th 1940; d July 23rd 1954.
Helen M; Henderson m. August 15th 1956.
|Residence||201 Cross Street, Lowell, Massachusetts|
|Alma mater||St. Patrick's Grammar School; St. Patrick's Academy|
George T. Ashe (February 6, 1905 – May 1975) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as the fifty fifth Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts. Ashe was the last administrative mayor of Lowell. In 1944 Lowell adopted the Massachusetts "Plan E" form of municipal government, under which the office of the mayor became a strictly ceremonial one.
In October 1942 Ashe was convicted on charges of conspiracy involving bribery for city purchases. In November 1942 Ashe was sentenced to a year in the House of Correction by Judge Vincent T. Erogna. He began his sentence on December 22, 1942.
- Howard, Richard T. (1937), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1937-1938, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Review, p. 82.
- Howard, Richard T. (1939), Public Officials of Massachusetts 1939-1940, Boston, Massachusetts: The Boston Review, p. 82.
- "Lowell Mayor, 3 Others Convicted of Conspiracy", The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut), October 28, 1942
- "Lowell's Mayor Is Sentenced", The New York Times (New York, New York), November 6, 1942
- "NEW ENGLAND MAYOR BEGINS JAIL SENTENCE; Ashe of Lowell Pleads Guilty to Accept Bribe for Contract", The New York Times, December 23, 1942
Dewey G. Archambault
|55th Mayor of
Joseph J. Sweeney