John Jones Clarke

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John Jones Clarke
1st Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts
In office
1846–1846
Preceded by Board of Selectmen
Succeeded by Henry A. S. Dearborn
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1853–1853
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
1836–1837
Personal details
Born (1803-02-24)February 24, 1803
Norton, Massachusetts
Died November 5, 1887(1887-11-05) (aged 84)[2]
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Rebecca Cordis Haswell[3]
Children Mary L. Clarke (Hanson), Haswell C. Clarke
Alma mater Norton, Framingham and Phillips Andover[3] Academies, Harvard College.
Profession Attorney[1]
Religion Congregationalist,[3] Unitarian

John Jones Clarke (February 24, 1803 – November 25, 1887) was an American politician, who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature and as the first Mayor[4] of Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1846.[3]

References[edit]

  • A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown 1847-1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 327.
  • History of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1904 By Walter Eliot Thwing (1908).
  • The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880. Justin Winsor (1881).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hurd, Duane Hamilton Hurd (1884), History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume I, Philadelphia, PA: J. Lewis & CO., p. 20 
  2. ^ a b A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown 1847-1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 327  Printed by Order of the City Council
  3. ^ a b c d Thwing, Walter Eliot (1908), History of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1904, Boston, MA: W.A. Butterfield, p. 316. 
  4. ^ Winsor, Justin (1881), The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880 Vol. III, Boston, MA: Ticknor and Company, p. 578. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Board of Selectmen
Mayors of Roxbury, Massachusetts
1846
Succeeded by
Henry A. S. Dearborn