Samuel M. Axford

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Samuel M. Axford
11th Mayor of the City of Flint, Michigan
In office
Preceded by Austin B. Witherbee
Succeeded by William S. Patrick[1]
Personal details
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation doctor
Profession Medical

Samuel M. Axford was a Michigan politician.[1]

Early life[edit]

Axford lived in his youth in Oakland County. He attended the University of Michigan for medical education. In 1858, he moved from Detroit to Flint.[2] He built Axford House as a joint residence and hospital.[3]

Political life[edit]

He was elected as the eleventh mayor of the Village of Flint in 1868 serving a single 1-year term.[1]

Axford died in 1873.[2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Austin B. Witherbee
Mayor of Flint
Succeeded by
William S. Patrick


  1. ^ a b c Chapter XIII: Roster of City Officials. The History of Genesee County, MI.
  2. ^ a b Chapter XVIII: Early Physicians & Medical Societies. The History of Genesee County, MI.
  3. ^ Private Hospitals: The Axford Archived 2008-12-09 at the Wayback Machine.. 1809-1930: History of Hospitals in Michigan. Author: Karen Stevenson .