William M. Rodman
|William M. Rodman|
|7th Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island|
June 1857 – June 1859
|Preceded by||James Y. Smith|
|Succeeded by||Jabez C. Knight|
June 19, 1814|
Newport, Rhode Island
December 11, 1868 (aged 54)|
Providence, Rhode Island
|Resting place||Swan Point Cemetery|
|Residence||Providence, Rhode Island|
William Mitchell Rodman (June 19, 1814 – December 11, 1868) was a tailor and 7th mayor of Providence, Rhode Island 1857-1859.
Rodman was born June 19, 1814 in Newport, Rhode Island. Young William attended the school taught by his father, a Quaker school-master. At age 16, he moved to Providence to become a tailor's apprentice with the firm E.C. & T. Wells.
Wells were the leading tailors of Providence. Starting from about 1850, Rodman teamed with Sullivan Moulton to form the tailoring firm of Moulton and Rodman, located first in the Arcade, then at 27 Westminster Street. Their customers included some of the most prominent people of Providence.
Rodman was a member of the school committee and City Council before being elected to two consecutive terms as mayor 1857-1859. After his political career, Rodman went into the insurance business.
- "Mayors of the City of Providence". The City of Providence website. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- Greene, Welcome Arnold (1886). Providence Plantations for 250 Years. Providence, Rhode Island: J.A. & R.A. Reid. p. 104.
- Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island. J.H. Beers & Company. 1908. p. 1487. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- William M. Rodman at Find a Grave
James Y. Smith
| Mayor of Providence
Jabez C. Knight