Joseph W. Mansur
Joseph Warren Mansur (December 7, 1808 – February 4, 1892) was an American lawyer, politician, and investor. He represented Lowell, Massachusetts in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1837, and in 1852 represented Fitchburg. He served in the Massachusetts Senate representing Middlesex in 1840 and Worcester District in 1854.
Mansur was born in Pembroke, New Hampshire, the son of Aaron Mansur and Rebecca Warren. He studied at Phillips Academy and graduated from Harvard College and Law School in 1831. He later settled in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he owned a textile mill, and served as director in two local companies and as Postmaster (1859- Sept. 1861). He married Anna Fitzpatrick of Ireland and they had four children.
Mansur also held local office, ran unsuccessfully for US Congress in 1842, and ran unsuccessfully for statewide office on the Democratic ticket in 1860. Mansur's eulogy of Daniel Webster (who died in 1852) won him note.
- Charles Cowley, 1868, A History of Lowell, 2nd Revised Ed., Boston: Lee & Shepard.
- Charles Carroll Carpenter, 1903, Biographical Catalogue of the Trustees, Teachers and Students of Phillips Academy, Andover, 1778-1830, Andover Press. p. 139
- Executive and Legislative Departments of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1854. Boston, 1854.
- William A.Emerson, 1903, Fitchburg Past and Present
- The Harvard Graduates Magazine, Vol. 1, 1892-93. pp. 320-1 (The brief obituary indicates he served in the Massachusetts Senate in 1857, a date not corroborated by other sources consulted.)
- C.W. Sever, 1888, Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Law School of Harvard University, 1817-1887, Harvard Law School.
- Charles Warren, 1908, History of the Harvard Law School and of early legal conditions in America, New York: Lewiston Publishing Co.
- George Boutwell, 1896, Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1, New York: McClure, Phillips & Co.
- "Death Notices," The Newtown Register, Thursday, February 18, 1892
- Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1863-4, 2nd edition.
- Samuel W. Durant, 1880, History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott. pp. 263-4.
- Kalamazoo Gazette, Nov. 7, 1862
- The April 21, 1865 edition of the Gazette was the last available issue bearing his name as editor and proprietor.
- "New England News," Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Feb. 3, 1887
- 1832: Joseph Warren Mansur to William Saxton Morton (correspondence)