Roland G. Usher

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Roland Greene Usher[1]
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Member of the
Massachusetts Executive Council
5th Council District
11th Mayor[2]
of Lynn, Massachusetts
In office
January 1, 1866 – January 4, 1869
Preceded by Peter M. Neal
Succeeded by James N. Buffum
Member of the
Lynn, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[3]
Personal details
Born January 6, 1823[1]
Medford, Massachusetts[1][2]
Died March 5, 1894(1894-03-05) (aged 71)[2]
Political party Republican[4]
Spouse(s) Carolyn M. Mudge, June 5, 1844[5]
Children Caroline A. Usher; Abbott L. Usher; Edward P. Usher; Caroline M. Usher[5]
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Union[2]
Service/branch Union Army
Battles/wars American Civil War

Roland Greene Usher (January 6, 1823 – March 5, 1895) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the 11th[2] Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit]

Usher was born on January 6, 1823[1] to Eleazer[2] and Fanny (Bucknan) Usher[5] in Medford, Massachusetts[1][2]

Family life[edit]

Usher married Carolyn M. Mudge on June 5, 1844,[5] they had four children, Caroline A. Usher; Abbott L. Usher; Edward P. Usher; Caroline M. Usher.[5]

Civil War service[edit]

During the American Civil War, Usher was Paymaster-in-Chief of the Department of the Gulf.[2]

Warden of the Massachusetts State Prison[edit]

In 1883 Usher was appointed warden of the Massachusetts state prison by Governor Butler, Usher served as warden until 1886.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume 1, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & CO., p. 261. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Boston Daily Globe (March 6, 1895), "COL R. G. USHER DEAD. Served in City Government of Lynn and as Mayor. West to the Front at Breaking Out of War and Won Distinction. Was Paymaster-in-Chief of the Famous Department of the Gulf.", The Boston Daily Globe, Boston, MA, p. 3 
  3. ^ Dawley, Alan (2000), Class and Community: the industrial revolution in Lynn, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, p. 103. 
  4. ^ Dawley, Alan (2000), Class and Community: the industrial revolution in Lynn, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, p. 106. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Brooks, Charles (1886), History of the Town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first Settlement in 1630 to 1855, Revised, Enlarged, and Brought Down to 1885 by James M. Usher, Boston, MA: Rand, Avery, & Company., p. 576. 
  6. ^ The New York Times (May 18, 1886), "WARDEN USHER RETIRES.", The New York Times, New York, NY, p. 1. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter M. Neal
11th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts
January 1, 1866
to
January 4, 1869
Succeeded by
James N. Buffum