James Goold Cutler

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James Goold Cutler
48th Mayor of Rochester, New York
In office
January 1, 1904 – December 31, 1907
Preceded byAdolph J. Rodenbeck
Succeeded byHiram H. Edgerton
Personal details
Born(1848-04-24)April 24, 1848
Albany, New York
DiedApril 21, 1927(1927-04-21) (aged 78)
Rochester, New York
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery, Rochester
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anna Catherine Abbey

James Goold Cutler (April 24, 1848 – April 21, 1927) was a prominent Rochester, New York architect and businessman, and served as the Mayor of Rochester from 1904 to 1907.[1] He was born in Albany, New York, the son of John N. Cutler and Mary E. (Goold) Cutler.[2] On September 27, 1871, he married Anna Catherine Abbey, and in 1872 he and his brother J. W. Cutler moved with their families to the Rochester, New York area.[3] Here he was a practicing architect from 1872 to 1884 in partnership with Andrew Jackson Warner (1833–1910) from 1875 to 1877.[4] He was a republican presidential elector for New York State in 1896 and was the mayor of Rochester, N.Y. from 1904 to 1907. He was the inventor of the Cutler mail chute, a mail delivery system for tall buildings, and was associated with his brother, J. W. Cutler, in management of the Cutler Manufacturing company, controlling and operating the Cutler mail chute patents. He died on April 21, 1927 in Rochester and was eulogized by his many friends including former U.S. president William Howard Taft, former governor of New York Charles Evans Hughes and former presidential candidate John W. Davis.

The University of Rochester's Cutler Union as viewed from its southeast side. The Union was made possible by a bequest from the Cutlers.


  1. ^ Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, April 22, 1927, ISSN 1088-5153 Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Devoy, John (1895), A History of the City of Rochester from the Earliest Times, Rochester, New York: Post Express Printing Co., p. 159, OCLC 5426522, retrieved January 4, 2010
  3. ^ Peck, William F. (1895), Landmarks of Monroe County, New York Containing an Historical Sketch of Monroe County and the City of Rochester, III, Boston: Boston History Co., p. 147, OCLC 5921596, retrieved January 4, 2010
  4. ^ "The Architectural Heritage of the Warners in Rochester, NY". Rochester's Own: Local Architects of the Past. Rochester, New York: Monroe County (NY) Library System. Retrieved January 4, 2009.

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