Maurice Carey Blake

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Maurice Carey Blake
19th Mayor of San Francisco
In office
December 5, 1881 – January 7, 1883
Preceded by Isaac Smith Kalloch
Succeeded by Washington Bartlett
Personal details
Born (1815-10-20)October 20, 1815
Otisville, Maine
Died September 26, 1897(1897-09-26) (aged 81)
San Francisco
Political party Republican

Maurice Carey Blake (October 20, 1815 – September 26, 1897)[1] was the 19th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from December 5, 1881 to January 7, 1883.[2]

Maurice C. Blake was born on October 20, 1815 in Otisville, Maine. He became a lawyer in California and practiced law there. In 1857, he became a member of the California State Assembly and served until 1858. After this he became the Mayor of San Francisco and served for only two years. Just one year after leaving office, he became a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884. Maurice C. Blake died of a heart attack in San Francisco on September 26, 1897. He is interred at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, California.


  1. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Index to Politicians: Blaise to Blake". Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mayor of San Francisco". NDDB. Soylent Communications. Retrieved November 16, 2011.