Robert Eneas Lamberton

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Robert Lamberton
114th Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In office
January 1, 1940 – August 22, 1941
Preceded by George Connell
Succeeded by Bernard Samuel
Personal details
Born (1886-09-14)September 14, 1886
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Died August 22, 1941(1941-08-22) (aged 54)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Robert Eneas Lamberton (September 14, 1886 – August 22, 1941) was a Republican politician who served as the 114th mayor of Philadelphia from 1940 to 1941.[1]

He was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and ran an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania Governor in 1934. He ran successfully for Philadelphia mayor against Robert White, a Democrat, garnering 398,384 votes to White's 361,143.[2]

Lamberton died in office, and was immediately succeeded by City Council President Bernard Samuel.

Several years later, a school was named after him in Philadelphia's Overbrook Park section. The school has been called Robert E. Lamberton Public School, Lamberton Public School, Robert E. Lamberton High School, Robert E. Lamberton Eastern Early College High School, and Lamberton High School.[3]


  1. ^ Weigley, Russell F., ed. Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, New York: W. W. Norton, 1982.
  2. ^ "The Great Depression," The Philadelphia Encyclopedia, Internet website [1], accessed September 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Curtis, John Trevor, The Public Schools of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: Burk and McFetridge, 1897.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Connell
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Bernard Samuel