Stephen H. Rhodes

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Stephen Holbrook Rhodes
Stephen Holbrook Rhodes 1870.jpg
2nd Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts
In office
June 19, 1867[1] – 1870[1]
Preceded by Edmund H. Bennett[1]
Succeeded by Daniel L. Mitchell[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate[2]
In office
1870[2] – 1871[2]
Member of the
Taunton, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
Ward One[1]
In office
1867[1] – June 19, 1867[1]
Preceded by Edgar H. Reed[1]
Succeeded by Abram Biggs[1]
4th President[3] of The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.[2][4]
In office
March 1879[3] – June 11, 1909[5][4]
Preceded by George Thornton[3]
Succeeded by Roland O. Lamb[5]
11th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts
In office
December 8, 1874[6][7] – March 12, 1879[6][7]
Preceded by Julius L. Clarke
Succeeded by Julius L. Clarke
Personal details
Born November 7, 1825
Franklin, Massachusetts
Died June 11, 1909(1909-06-11) (aged 83)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) E. M. Godfry[2]

Stephen Holbrook Rhodes (November 7, 1825 – June 11, 1909) was a Massachusetts businessman and politician who served in the Massachusetts Senate,[2] as the second Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts,[4] and as the fourth President[3] of The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.[2][4]

Early life[edit]

Rhodes was born in Franklin, Massachusetts on November 7, 1825 to Stephen and Betsy (Bird) Rhodes.[2]

Family life[edit]

Rhodes married E. M. Godfry[2] in Taunton, Massachusetts on November 27, 1847.[2]

Death[edit]

Rhodes died on June 11, 1909 at his home in Brookline, Massachusetts.[4][5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1883), History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Philadelphia, PA: J. W. Lewis & Co., p. 820. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j John William Leonard, ed. (1906), Who's Who in America 1906-1907, Chicago, Illinois: A. N. Marquis & Company, p. 1484. 
  3. ^ a b c d Hayden's Annual Cyclopedia (1903), Hayden's Annual Cyclopedia of Insurance in the United States 1902-1903, Hartford, Connecticut: Insurance Journal Co., p. 230. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Special to the New York Times (June 13, 1909), Stephen Holbrook Rhodes., New York, New York: The New York Times, p. 9. 
  5. ^ a b c The Standard. (April 20, 1912), The Standard. A Weekly Insurance Newspaper, Vol. LXX, Boston, Massachusetts: The Standard Publishing Company, p. 408. 
  6. ^ a b Singer, Isidore (1910), International Insurance Encyclopedia, Volume One. Insurance, Men Past and Present, New York, New York: The New York Times, p. 585. 
  7. ^ a b Singer, Isidore (1894), The Annual Cyclopedia of Insurance in the United States., 1893-1894, Hartford, Connecticut: H. R. Hayden, p. 301. 
Business positions
Preceded by
George Thornton
4th President of
The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company

March 1879–June 11, 1909
Succeeded by
Roland O. Lamb
Political offices
Preceded by
Edmund H. Bennett
2nd Mayor of Taunton, Massachusetts
June 19, 1867-1870
Succeeded by
Daniel L. Mitchell
Preceded by
Edgar H. Reed
Member of the Taunton, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
Ward 1

1867 – June 19, 1867
Succeeded by
Abram Biggs
Preceded by
Julius L. Clarke
11th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts
December 8, 1874–March 12, 1879
Succeeded by
Julius L. Clarke