Merchant W. Huxford

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Dr. Merchant Wayne Huxford
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Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
In office
1845–1849
Preceded by John M. Wallace
Succeeded by William Stewart
Personal details
Born 1789
Conway, Massachusetts
Died 1877 (aged 78–79)
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Merchant Wayne Huxford (1798–1877) was a physician, United States politician and former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born in Conway, Massachusetts and later moved to St. Marys, Ohio before finally settling permanently in Fort Wayne.

He was educated in pharmacy and was the first druggist in Fort Wayne. He practiced medicine and ran a drug store in the frontier town.

He was elected mayor of Fort Wayne in a special election to fill the vacancy left by John M. Wallace, who resigned as mayor after serving one year. He served as mayor of Fort Wayne for three terms after being reelected twice.

He is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

References[edit]

  • The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana, B. J Griswold (1927)
Preceded by
John M. Wallace
Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
1845 - 1849
Succeeded by
William Stewart