Lewis P. Dayton
|Lewis P. Dayton|
Portrait of Lewis P. Dayton
|Mayor of Buffalo|
|Preceded by||Alexander Brush|
|Succeeded by||Philip Becker|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Erie County, 3rd district
January 1, 1868 – December 31, 1868
|Preceded by||Roswell L. Burrows|
|Succeeded by||James A. Chase|
Eden, New York
May 14, 1900|
Buffalo, New York
|Spouse(s)||married three times; Grace Webster Holley, Mrs. Alice Maud Hayes, and Margaret Vogt|
Lewis P. Dayton (1821–1900) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1874–1875. He was born at Eden, New York on the family farm in 1821. He studied medicine in the office of Dr. Timothy T. Lockwood and moved to Buffalo. He graduated in 1846 from the Geneva Medical College, in Geneva, New York. He returned to Buffalo as a physician in the Black Rock section. Around 1846 he married Grace Webster Holley, who died at a young age. Dayton first remarried Mrs. Alice Maud Hayes, who died about a year after their marriage, then in 1892, he married Margaret Vogt.
He was first elected an alderman from the 12th Ward in 1855. He was Erie County Clerk from 1865 to 1867. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Erie Co., 3rd D.) in 1868. In 1868, Dayton was appointed to the first Board of Park Commissioners and was chosen health physician for the City in 1871. On November 4, 1873, Dayton was elected mayor as the Democratic candidate. He did not seek a second term and retired to his private medical practice. He died on May 14, 1900, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery His brain was preserved in alcohol, possibly for medical research.
- Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3.
- "Lewis P. Dayton". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27.
- "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/07/11 through 11/10/11. National Park Service. 2011-11-18.
|New York Assembly|
Roswell L. Burrows
|New York State Assembly
Erie County, 3rd District
James A. Chase
|Mayor of Buffalo, NY