Hazen Kimball

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Hazen Kimball
10th Mayor of Hoboken
In office
April 1869 – April 1871
Preceded by Frederick W. Bohnstedt
Succeeded by Frederick H. Schmersahl
Personal details
Born February 19, 1835
Barton, Vermont
Died June 22, 1890
Hoboken, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Eliza Nye
Residence Hoboken, New Jersey

Hazen Kimball (February 19, 1835 - June 22, 1890) was an American merchant, banker, and politician who served as the tenth Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey from 1869 to 1871.[1][2] Kimball was vice president of the First National Bank of Hoboken and president of the Gansevoort Bank of New York.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on February 19, 1835 in Barton, Vermont.

He served as the tenth Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey from 1869 to 1871.[1] Prior to the 1869 vote concerning consolidation with Jersey City, Kimball asserted the health of his city: "Hoboken keeps pace at least, if it does not goes beyond, our sister cities in rapid increase of population and wealth." Unlike Bergen City and Hudson City, Hoboken chose to remain independent.[3]

He was vice president of the First National Bank of Hoboken and president of the Gansevoort Bank of New York.[1]

He died on June 22, 1890 of apoplexy in Hoboken, New Jersey.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituary Notes". New York Times. June 23, 1890. Hazen Kimball dropped dead in Hoboken yesterday of apoplexy. He was one of the best known citizens of Hoboken, and in 1869 and 1870 was Mayor of that city. At the time of his death ... 
  2. ^ Winfield, Charles (1874). History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: from its earliest settlement to the present time. New York, NY: Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Co. p. 319. 
  3. ^ Richardson Dilworth (2005). The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy. Harvard University Press. p. 120. ISBN 9780674015319.  quoting "Council Proceedings". Hoboken Standard. May 8, 1869.