Isaac R. Harrington

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Isaac R. Harrington
Portrait of Isaac R. Harrington
Mayor of Buffalo
In office
March 2, 1841 – March 8, 1842
Preceded by Ebenezer Walden
Succeeded by George William Clinton
Personal details
Born 1789
LaGrange, New York
Died (1851-08-20)August 20, 1851
Buffalo, New York
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Amanda unknown
Children five children

Isaac R. "Cuff" Harrington (1789–1851) was mayor of Buffalo, New York, serving in 1841–1842. He was born in 1789 and came to Buffalo around 1832. He purchased the land along Main and Court Streets and built homes on this property. His home was No. 3 Court Street. In 1833, Harrington purchased the Eagle Tavern from Benjamin Rathbun; one of the best known taverns in the country.[2]

On March 2, 1841, Harrington was elected as a Whig over Ira A. Blossom. His term ended March 8, 1842. On May 5, 1849, he was appointed to the position of Postmaster of Buffalo and held that position until his death, August 20, 1851. He 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 "Isaac R. Harrington". 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
Ebenezer Walden
Mayor of Buffalo, NY
Succeeded by
George William Clinton