John W. Cummings

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John William Cummings[1]
John William Cummings at the time he was the Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts
Delegate to the 1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention[2]
In office
June 6, 1917 – August 13, 1919
14thMayor of
Fall River, Massachusetts[2]
In office
Preceded by Milton Reed
Succeeded by William S. Greene
16thMayor of
Fall River, Massachusetts[2]
In office
Preceded by William S. Greene
Succeeded by James Frederick Jackson
Majority 261 in 1886, and 196 in 1887.[3]
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate[2]
In office
1883[2] – 1883[2]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[2]
8th Bristol District[4]
In office
Personal details
Born August 25, 1855[2]
Stockport, England[2]
Died August 28, 1929[5]
Political party Independent, (1917–1918)[2]
Spouse(s) Mary Catherine Cecelia Brennan[1]
Children Mary Cummings, b. June 28, 1884, d. 1884;
Margaret Cummings, b. September 30, 1885, d. April 8, 1968.
Sarah T. Cummings, b. June 11, 1887, d. abt. 1920.
John Brennan Cummings[1][5] b. June 19, 1889, d. August 28, 1978.
Mary C. Cummings, b. March 9, 1891, d. May 2, 1971.
Frances Mary Cummings, b. October 16, 1900 d. January 23, 1981.
Joseph W. Cummings, b. March 10, 1894, d. January 21, 1981.
Alma mater Public schools of Providence, Rhode Island and Fall River, Massachusetts[2]
Profession Lawyer[2]
Religion Catholic[5]
John W. Cummings in March 1895, from The Fall River Daily Globe.

John William Cummings (August 25, 1855 – August 28, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician who served in the both branches of the Massachusetts legislature,[2] in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917,[2] and as the 14th and 16th[5] Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ a b c Tufts, Jr., Walter (June 1917), Harvard College Class of 1913 Secretary's Second Report June 1917, Norwood, MA: Harvard College Class of 1913, p. 72.  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Bridgman, Arthur Milnor (1919), A Souvenir of the Massachusetts Constitutional convention, Boston, Stoughton, MA: A. M. (Arthur Milnor) Bridgman, p. 68. 
  3. ^ Laughton, H. J. (November 1908), The Master, Mate and Pilot, Volume 1, No. 6, New York, NY: The National Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots of America, p. 204.  External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ Gifford, Stephen Nye (1878), A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1878, Boston, MA: The Massachusetts General Court, p. 358. 
  5. ^ a b c d Holtzman, Michael (November 30, 2008), Portrait of the mayor Old mayor's portrait resurfaces in Government Center, Fall River, MA: The Herald News  External link in |title= (help)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Milton Reed
14th Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
William S. Greene
Preceded by
William S. Greene
16thMayor of Fall River, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
James Frederick Jackson