Samuel Howell Ashbridge

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Samuel Howell Ashbridge (December 5, 1848 in Philadelphia – March 1, 1906) was the mayor of Philadelphia from April 3, 1899 to April 5, 1903. The Republican candidate, he received 145,778 votes, over 84% of the vote (total of 172,940 votes).

Some highlights of his tenure as mayor include proposing what would become Roosevelt Boulevard and throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the first baseball game played at Columbia Park. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Franklin Warwick
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
John Weaver