Jefferson Bancroft

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Jefferson Bancroft
Jefferson Bancroft portrait at Lowell Masonic Temple; Lowell, MA; 2012-05-18.jpg
6th Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
1846–1848
Preceded by Elisha Huntington
Succeeded by Josiah B. French
Member of the
Lowell, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
In office
1841–1842
Member of the
Lowell, Massachusetts
City Council
In office
1839–1840
Personal details
Born April 30, 1803
Warwick, Massachusetts
Died January 3, 1890(1890-01-03) (aged 86)
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
Political party Whig
Occupation Farmer, Deputy Sheriff

Jefferson Bancroft (April 30, 1803 – January 3, 1890) was a farmer and politician who served as the sixth Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Bancroft was born on April 30, 1803 in Warwick, Massachusetts.[1][2]

From 1831 to his death in 1890 Bancroft was a Deputy Sheriff of Middlesex County.[3]

Bancroft was a member of the Lowell City Council[3] in 1839 and 1840, and a member of the Lowell Board of Aldermen from 1841 and 1842.[3]

Massachusetts House of Representatives[edit]

Beginning in 1840[1] Bancroft served four terms in the Massachusetts House[3] representing Lowell.[1][3] While in the Massachusetts House Bancroft sat as a member of the Whig Party.[4]

Death[edit]

Gravestone among the Bancroft family lot in Lowell Cemetery

Bancroft died on January 3, 1890 at his farm in Tyngborough, Massachusetts.[2] He is buried in Lowell Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Poole, Alexis (1847), Statistical View of the Executive and Legislative Department of the Government of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: The Government of Massachusetts, p. Page 7. 
  2. ^ a b Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association Vol. IV, No. 3, Lowell, MA: Old Residents' Historical Association, September 1890, p. 286. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Contributions of the Old Residents' Historical Association Vol. IV, No. 3, Lowell, MA: Old Residents' Historical Association, September 1890, p. 287. 
  4. ^ Answer of the Whig Members of the Legislature of Massachusetts, Constituting a Majority of both Branches: to the Address of His Excellency Marcus Morton, Delivered in the Convention of the Two Houses, January 22, 1840, Boston, Massachusetts: Massachusetts General Court, Whig Party, 1840, p. 36. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Elisha Huntington
6th Mayor of
Lowell, Massachusetts

1846–1848
Succeeded by
Josiah B. French