Martin Brimmer

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Martin Brimmer
Martin Brimmer Boston's ninth Mayor.png
9th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
In office
January 2, 1843[1] – January 6, 1845[2]
Preceded by Jonathan Chapman
Succeeded by Thomas Aspinwall Davis
Majority 2744 (1842); 2537 (1843)[3]
Member of the Board of Aldermen of
Boston, Massachusetts[4]
In office
January 1, 1838[4][5] – January 7, 1839[6]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
1838–1839
Personal details
Born June 8, 1793[4]
Roxbury, Massachusetts[4]
Died April 27, 1847(1847-04-27) (aged 53)[4]
Political party Whig[4]
Children Martin Brimmer[7]
Alma mater Harvard[4]

Martin Brimmer (June 8, 1793 – April 25, 1847) was an American businessman and politician, who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives,[7] in the Boston Board of Alderman, and as the mayor of Boston, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Brimmer was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts[4] on June 8, 1793[4] to Martin a merchant on Brimmer's T wharf,[7] and Sarah (Watson) Brimmer.[4][7]

Education[edit]

Brimmer attended Harvard,[4] graduating in 1814.[4]

Marriage[edit]

Brimmer married Harriet E Wadsworth of Geneseo, New York. They had one child, Martin Brimmer (1829–1896), an 1849 graduate of Harvard who served from 1859 to 1861 in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was for 26 years the president of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.[7][8]

Business career[edit]

Brimmer began his business career working with Isaac Winslow on Long Wharf.[7] Later Brimmer ran a counting room on Brimmer's Wharf.[7]

Government service[edit]

Brimmer was a Member of the Boston Board of Alderman from January 1, 1838[5] to January 7, 1839.[6] Brimmer serve in the Massachusetts House of Representatives[7] in 1838 and 1839.[7] On December 12, 1842 Brimmer was elected Mayor of Boston for 1843,[3] on December 11, 1843 Brimmer was reelected mayor for the 1844 term.[3][4]

Death[edit]

Brimmer died on April 25, 1847.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Image from Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, Page 16, (1914).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 233 
  2. ^ City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 45 
  3. ^ a b c City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 50 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mayors of Boston: An Illustrated Epitome of who the Mayors Have Been and What they Have Done, Boston, MA: State Street Trust Company, 1914, p. 17 
  5. ^ a b City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 228 
  6. ^ a b City Council of Boston (1909), 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, p. 229 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i Boston Directory for the Year 1851, Boston, MA: George Adams, 1851, p. 8 
  8. ^ Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 31, p. 361.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Chapman
Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
January 2, 1843 – January 6, 1845
Succeeded by
Thomas Aspinwall Davis