Roswell B. Mason
|Roswell B. Mason|
|25th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||John B. Rice|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Medill|
September 19, 1805|
New Hartford, New York, United States
|Died||January 1, 1892
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Political party||Citizens Party|
Roswell held a high position with the Illinois Central Railroad until he decided to run to be Mayor of Chicago on a reform ticket. During Mason's administration, the Great Chicago Fire occurred. Mason responded by directing General Philip Sheridan to place the city under martial law. To date he is the last non republican or democratic Mayor of Chicago
- Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. p. 389.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 201.
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