Josiah Quincy (1859–1919)

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Josiah Quincy
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35th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
1895–1899
Preceded by Edwin Upton Curtis
Succeeded by Thomas N. Hart
Chairperson of the Massachusetts Democratic Party
In office
1905–1906
Preceded by John Flaherty
Succeeded by John P. Feeney
In office
1891–1894
Preceded by John W. Corcoran
Succeeded by John W. Corcoran
Personal details
Born (1859-10-15)October 15, 1859
Died September 8, 1919(1919-09-08) (aged 59)
Political party Democratic

Josiah Quincy (/ˈkwɪnzi/; October 15, 1859 – September 8, 1919) was an American politician from Massachusetts who served as mayor of Boston from 1895 to 1899. His grandfather, Josiah Quincy, Jr., and great-grandfather, Josiah Quincy III, also served as mayor of Boston. Quincy was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 15, 1859 and pursued a career as a lawyer. A Democrat he was a member of Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1887 to 1888 and from 1890 to 1891.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Representative from the 2nd District of Massachusetts in 1888 and served as the Massachusetts Democratic state chairman from 1891 to 1894 and in 1905 to 1906. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of State by President Cleveland in 1893 but resigned after six months. He served as Mayor of Boston from 1896 to 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1901 and a delegate to Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1917. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General in 1917. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars.

Quincy died on September 8, 1919 at the age of 59 years and 328 days.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William F. Wharton
United States Assistant Secretary of State
March 20, 1893 – September 22, 1893
Succeeded by
Edwin F. Uhl
Preceded by
Edwin Curtis
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
1895–1899
Succeeded by
Thomas N. Hart
Party political offices
Preceded by
John J. Flaherty
Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party
1905–1906
Succeeded by
John P. Feeney