Isaac H. Edgett

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Isaac H. Edgett
Acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
In office
April 15, 1911 – April 28, 1911
Preceded by William M. Olin
Succeeded by Albert P. Langtry
Alderman at Large
Constituency Beverly, Massachusetts
Personal details
Born March 13, 1838
Hillsborough, New Brunswick, Canada[1]
Died March 9, 1917[2] (aged 78)
Beverly, Massachusetts
Resting place Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Boden Fiske, b. April 19, 1841[1][1]
Children Horace Pierce Edgett (March 3, 1866[1] - 1918);
Carrie Cousins Edgett (1870 - 1966);
Grace Lawrence Edgett (May 12, 1874[3] - 1968);
Ruth Fiske Edgett (1876 - 1964). [2]
Residence 239 Cabot Street, Beverly
Profession Cabinet maker [1]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch Union Army
Unit Twenty-Third Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Isaac H. Edgett (March 13, 1838 – March 9, 1917) was an American civil servant and politician who served as the acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Early life[edit]

Edgett was born in Hillsborough, New Brunswick on March 13, 1838 to Handyside P. and Ruth Edgett.[1] Edgett married Elizabeth Boden Fiske, b. April 19, 1841.[1]

Military service[edit]

Edgett joined up with the Twenty-Third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry early in the American Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor. He was mustered out at the end of the war with the rank of captain.[4]

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth[edit]

Edgett, worked as the First Deputy to Secretary of the Commonwealth's office for 37 years, retiring in 1913.[2][5] As the First Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth Edgett became the acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth upon the death of William M. Olin. Edgett served as the acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth[6] until Albert P. Langtry was elected by the Massachusetts legislature to serve out the remainder of Olin's term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Historical Collections of the Essex Institute (September 1866), Historical Collections of the Essex Institute, Volume VIII, No. 3., Salem, MA: Essex Institute Press, p. 188 
  2. ^ a b Special Dispatch to the Globe (March 10, 1917), I. H. EDGETT DEAD IN BEVERLY, Boston, MA: The Boston Daily Globe, p. 14 
  3. ^ Leonard, John William (1914), Woman's Who's Who of America: a Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada 1914-1915, New York, NY: The American Commonwealth Company, p. 269 
  4. ^ "Death Takes Capt. Edgett". Boston Post. 10 Mar 1917. p. 6. Retrieved 6 August 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Boston Daily Globe (February 1, 1913), CAPT EDGETT RETIRES First Deputy to Secretary of State Served 37 Years, Boston, MA: The Boston Daily Globe, p. 9 
  6. ^ Boston Daily Globe (April 18, 1911), HOUSE RECORDED FOR INCOME TAX Walker Asks Reconsideration--- Senate Adopts 54-Hour Bill. Insane Hospital Inquiry Killed--- Anti-Lorimer Resolution. IMPORTANT EVENTS AT STATE HOUSE YESTERDAY., Boston, MA: The Boston Daily Globe, p. 1 

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Political offices
Preceded by
William M. Olin
Acting Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
April 15, 1911–April 28, 1911
Succeeded by
Albert P. Langtry