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1851 Hon. Charles Theodore


1882


Russell.




1852 Rev. Thomas Starr King.


1883


1853 Timothy Bigelow.


1884


1854 Rev. A. L. Stone.


1885


1855 Rev. A. A. Miner.


1886


1856 Edward Griffin Parker.


1887


1857 Rev. William Rounseville


1888


Alger.


1889


1858 John S. Holmes.


1890


1859 George Sumner.


1891


1860 Hon. Edward Everett.


1892


1861 Hon. Theophilus Parsons.


1893


1862 Hon. George Ticknor Curtis.


1894


1863 Oliver Wendell Holmes.


1895


1864 Hon. Thomas Russell.


1896


1865 Rev. Jacob M. Manning.





Rev. S. K. Lothrop, D.D.
Rev. George H. Hepworth.
Samuel Eliot, LL.D.
Hon. Ellis W. Morton.
William Everett.
General Horace Binney

Sargent.
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Rev. John F. W. Ware.
Hon. Richard Frothingham.
Rev. James Freeman Clarke.
Hon. Robert C. Winthrop.
Hon. William Wirt Warren.
Joseph Healy.
Henry Cabot Lodge.
Robert Dickson Smith.
Hon. George Washington

Warren.
His Excellency John Davis

Long.
H. Bernard Carpenter.
Harvey N. Shepard.
Thomas J. Gargan.
Geo. Fred. Williams.
John E. Fitzgerald.
William E. L. Dillaway.
Gen. John L. Swift.
Albert E. Pillsbury.
Josiah Quincy.
John R. Murphy.
Henry W. Putnam.
Hon. Joseph H. O'Neil.
Rev. Adolph A. Berle.
Hon. John F. Fitzgerald.



Note. — All the addresses delivered by the annual orators were published, except those
of 1806, 1812, and 1852. The orations of 1792, 1798, 1804, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1816, 1821,
1850, 1854, 1859, and 1876 went through a second edition each; those of 1863 and 1876 were
published also in a more elegant form; those of 1842 and 1845 went through four editions,
each; that of 1857 through five. The orations from 1771 to 178S, and the large-paper editions
of the orations of 1863 and 1876, are in quarto, all others in octavo.

The names given above are copied from the orations as officially published. The
Massacre orations were reprinted in a volume in 17S5, by Peter Edes, and again in 1807.
For the orators from 1771 to 1851, inclusive, see " The Hundred Boston Orators," by James
ripear Loriag (Boston, 1852) ; and the appendix to the oration of 1889, for the full names of
the orators from 1783 to 1889, inclusive.



justices. 235

Justices of the Police, Justices', and Municipal Courts.

The Police Court of the City of Boston was established in 1822, and
at the same time the Justices' Court for the County of Suffolk (civil
business) was established. The duties of the Justices of the Justices'
court were discharged by the Justices of the Police Court. The juris-
diction of the Justices' Coui't was transferred to the Police Court for civil
business, June 1, 1860. In 1866 this court was succeeded by the
Municipal Court of the City of Boston. The names of the successive
justices and their terms of office are as follows :

JUSTICES OF THE POLICE COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON, SERVING
ALSO AS THE JOSTICES OF THE JUSTICES' COURT FOR THE COUNTY
OF SUFFOLK.

Benjamin Whitman, 1822 to 1833, Senior Justice.

William Simmons, 1822 to 1843.

Henry Orne, 1822 to 1830.

John Gray Rogers, 1831 to 1866.

James Cushing Merrill, 1834 to 1852.

Abel Cushing, 1843 to 1858.

Thomas Russell, 1852 to 1858.

Sebeus C. Maine, 1858 to 1866.

George D. Wells, 1858 to 1864.

Edwin Wright, 1864 to 1866.

JUSTICES OF THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY BOSTON.

John W. Bacon, Chief Justice, 1866 to 1871.

Mellen Chamberlain, 1866 to 1878. Chief Justice, 1871 to 1878.

Francis W. Hurd, 1866 to 1870.

Joseph M. Churchill, 1870 to 1886.

William E. Parmenter, 1871. Chief Justice, 1883.

J. Wilder May, Chief Justice, 1878 to 1883.

William J. Forsaith, 1882.

Matthew J. McCafferty, 1883 to 1885.

John H. Hardy, 1885.

Benjamin R. Curtis, 1886 to 1891.

Frederick D. Ely, 1888.

John H. Burke, 1891.

John F. Brown, 1894.



236



MUNICIPAL REGISTER.



Mayors of the City of Boston,

From IS 22 to the Present Time.




*John Phillips ....
*Josiah Quincy ....
♦Harrison Gray Otis .
*Charles "Wells ....
♦Theodore Lyman, Jr.
*Samuel T. Armstrong
*Sarnuel A. Eliot . .
♦Jonathan Chapman .
♦Martin Brimmer . . .
♦Thomas A. Davis . .
♦Josiah Quincy, Jr. .
♦John P. Bigelow . . .
♦Benjamin Seaver . . .
♦Jerome V. C. Smith .
♦Alexander H. Rice . .
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr
♦Joseph M. Wightman
Frederic W. Lincoln, Jr
♦Otis Norcross ....
♦Nathaniel B. Shurtleff
♦William Gaston . . .
Henry L. Pierce . . .
♦Samuel C. Cobb . . .
Frederick O. Prince . .
Henry L. Pierce ....
Frederick O. Prince . .
Samuel A. Green . . .
♦Albert Palmer ....



Boston Nov. 26,

" Feb. 4,

" Oct. 8,

" Dec. 30,

" Feb. 19,

Dorchester .... Apr. 29,

Boston Mar. 5,

" Jan. 23,

Roxbury June S,

Brookline .... Dec. 11,

Boston Jan. 17,

Groton Aug. 25,

Roxbury Apr. 12,

Conway, N.H. . . July 20,

Newton Aug. 30,

Boston Feb. 27,

" Oct. 19,

" • Feb. 27,

" Nov. 2,

" June 29,

Killingly, Conn. . Oct. 3,
Stoughton, Mass. . Aug. 23,

Taunton May 22,

Boston Jan. 18,

Stoughton, Mass. . Aug. 23,

Boston Jan. 18,

Groton Mar. 16,

Candia, N.H. . . . Jan. 17,

♦Deceaged.



1770
1772
1765
1786
]792
1784
1798
1807
1793
1798
1802
1797
1795
1800
1818
1817
1812
1817
1811
1810
1820
1825
1826
1818
1825
1818
1830
1831



May 29, 1823

July 1, 1864

Oct. 28, 184S

June 3, 1866

July 17, 1849
March 26, 1850

Jan. 29, 1S62

May 25, 1848

April 25, 1847

Nov. 22, 1845

Nov. 2, 1882

July 4, 1872

Feb. 14, 1856

Aug. 20, 1879

July 22,1895



Jan. 25, 1855

Sept. 5, 1882
Oct. 17, 1874
Jan. 19, 1894



Feb. 18, 1891



May 21, 1887



1822 .
1823-28
1829-31
1832-33
1834-35
1836 .
1837-39
1840-42
1843-44.
1845 . ,
1846-48
1849-51 ,
1852-53
1854-55
1856-57 ,
1858-60 ,
1861-62.
1863-66 ,
1867 . .
1868-70 .
1871-72 ,
1873 . .
1S74-76 .
1877 . .
1S7S . .
1879-81 .
18S2 . .
1883 . .



MAYORS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 237

mayors of the city of boston — Concluded.



Name.


Place and Date of Birth.


Died.


Term of
Service.




Abbot, Me Nov. 23, 1835

Ireland July 13, 1827

North Reading . . Jan. 20, 1829


Aug. 1, 1895 .


1884 . . 1
1885-88 . 4
1889-90 . 2
1891-94 . 4
1895 . . 1
1896



The election of Mayor for 1845 was more warmly contested than in
any former year. There were not less than eight several ballotings by
the citizens. At the eighth trial, on the twenty-first of February,
Thomas A. Davis was elected.

In the meantime, from January to Febi'uary 27, 1845, William Parker,
one of the Aldermen, having been elected Chairman of the Board of
Aldermen, performed the duties of Mayor.

On the sixth of October Thomas A. Davis, being in declining health,
resigned the office of Mayor, which resignation, however, was not
accepted by the City Council ; and on the twenty-second of November
he died, being the only Mayor who has died in office since the organi-
zation of the city government in 1822.

On the eleventh of December Josiah Quincy, Jr., was elected Mayor
by the City Council, for the unexpired term of 1845. Benson Leavitt,
one of the Board of Aldermen, acted as Chairman of the Board in the
interval between the death of Mr. Davis and the election of Mr.
Quincy.

In 1851 Benjamin Seaver, having already been elected an Alderman
of the city for 1852, was afterwards chosen Mayor for said year. At
the commencement of the ensuing municipal year, 1852, he resigned as
an Alderman, and accepted the office of Mayor.

The election of Mayor for 1854 was continued through three ballot-
ings, from December 12, 1853, to January 9, 1854. In the meantime
the duties of Mayor were performed by Benjamin L. Allen, Chairman
of the Board of Aldermen.

At the municipal election in 1872 William Gaston was certified, by
the returns of the officers of the several wards, to have been elected
Mayor of the city for the next municipal term. But, upon charges of
alleged fraudulent jjractices in one of the wards of the city, a recount

* Deceased.



238



MUNICIPAL REGISTER.



of all the ballots cast at said election was demanded and made ; and it
appearing therefrom that Henry L. Pierce had seventy-nine plurality,
he was declared duly elected Mayor for the year 1873.

In 1873 Henry L. Pierce, Mayor of the city, was elected a member of
the Forty-third Congress from the Third Massachusetts District, in place
of William Whiting, deceased. Mr. Pierce resigned his office as Mayor
on November 29, and occupied his seat in Congress on December 1.
1873.

The duties of the Mayor for the remainder of the municipal year
were performed by Leonard R. Cutter, Chairman of the Board of
Aldermen, who signed all official paper's as " Acting Mayor."



Aldermen.



The following table gives the chairmen of the Board of Aldermen in order
of service, with places and dates of birth :



Name.



♦William Washburn

♦Pelhana Bonney

♦Joseph Milner Wightman . . .

*Silas Peirce

♦Otis Clapp

*Silas Peirce

♦Thomas Phillips Rich

♦Thomas Coffin Amory, Jr. . . .

♦Otis Norcross

♦George Washington Messinger .

♦Charles Wesley Slack

♦George Washington Messinger .

Benjamin James

Newton Talbot

♦Charles Edward Jenkins ....



Place and Date of Birth.



Lyme, N.H., Oct. 7, 1808 ....
Pembroke, Mass., Feb. 21, 1802 .

Boston, Oct. 19, 1812

Scituate, Feb. 15, 1793

Westhampton, Mass.,Mch. 3, 1806

(See above)

Lynn, March 31, 1S03 ! Dec. 11, 1875.



Oct. 30, 1890.
Apr. 29, 1861.
Jan. 25, 1885.
Aug. 27, 1879.
Sept. 18, 1886.



Boston, Aug. 16,1812 . . .
Boston, Nov. 2, 1811 . . .
Boston, Feb. 5, 1813 . . .
Boston, Feb. 21, 1825 . . .

(See above)

Scituate, Aug. 22, 1814 . .
Stoughton, March 10, 1815
Scituate, July 29, 1817 . .



Oct. 20, 1889,
Sept. 5, 1882.
Apr. 27, 1870,
Apr. 11,1885.



Aug. 1,1882.



Term of
Service.



1855

1856-7

1858

1859

1S60

1861

1862

1863

1864

1865-6

1867

1868

1869

1870

1871



♦ Deceased.



ALDERMEN. 239

CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN — Concluded.



Name.



Samuel Little

♦Leonard Richardson Cutter .
*John Taylor Clark

Solomon Bliss Stebbins • . .
*Hugh O'Brien

Solomon Bliss Stebbins . . .
*Hugh O'Brien

Charles Varney Whitten . . .

Charles Hastings Allen ....

Patrick John Donovan ....

Charles Hastings Allen . . .

Homer Rogers

William Power Wilson ....

Herbert Schaw Carruth . . .

John Henry Lee

Alpheus Sanford

John Henry Lee



Place and Date of Birth.



Hingham, August 15, 1827 . . .
Jaffrey, N.H., July 1, 1825 . . .
Sanbornton, N.H., Sept. 19, 1825.

Warren, Jan. 18, 1830

Ireland, July 13, 1827

(See above)

(See above)

Vassalboro' , Me., May 10, 1829 .

Boston, June 14, 1828

Charlestown, April 9, 1848 . . .

(See above) . . .

Sudbury, Oct. 11, 1840

Baltimore, Md.,Nov. 15, 1852 . .
Dorchester, Feb. 15, 1855 . . . .

Boston, April 26, 1846

North Attleboro', July 5, 1856 .
(See above)



Died.



July 13, 1894.
Oct. 29, 1880.



Aug. 1,1895.



Term of
Service.



1872

1873

1874-77

1878

1879-81

1882

1883

1884-85

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892-93

1894-95

1896



The Mayor was ex officio Chairman of the Board of Aldermen until 1855.

Nathaniel P. Russell, Daniel Baxter, Joseph H. Dorr, reelected ; and
Thomas C. Wales and Redford Webster, elected 1825, declined.

George Blake, reelected for 1826, declined.

In 1828 Robert Fennelly died while in office.

John Stevens, elected for 1832, died prior to the organization.

James Savage, elected for 1834, declined.

In 1845 William Parker resigned.

In 1848 George E. Head resigned, and was chosen one of the Princi-
pal Assessors.

In 1853 Lyman Perry, who had been elected, died before his qualifi-
cation.

In 1855 John M. Clark resigned, and was appointed Sheriff of Suffolk
County.

In 1856 Levi B. Meriam died while in office.

In 1858 Rufus B. Bradford resigned, and was afterwards appointed
Measurer of Grain.



* Deceased.



240 MUNICIPAL REGISTER.

In 1859 Timothy A. Sumner resigned, on account of illness, and soon
afterwards died.

In 1878 Samuel C. Perkins died while in office.

In 1879 Benjamin Pope died while in office.

In 1880 George E. Bell died while in office.

In 1885 Edwin F. Leighton died while in office.

In 1888 William P. Carroll died while in office.

The junior of Charles E. Folsom omitted, 1894.

At the municipal election, in 1852, nine Aldermen had a majority of
ballots ; but, in accordance with the statute, the eight who had the
highest number of votes were declared elected.

The municipal government for 1855 was the first one that was organ-
ized under the new or revised City Charter, which provided for the
annual election of tivelve Aldermen.

At the municipal election, Dec. 14, 1880, the returns of the precinct
officers showed William Frost to be elected Alderman by a plurality of
fifteen votes over James J. Flynn, and a very slight difference in the
number of ballots cast for other candidates who failed of election. A
recount of the ballots cast for Mayor and Aldermen was thereupon
demanded in legal form. A committee of the Board of 1880, having
made the recount, reported, December 27, that Mr. Flynn was elected,
having received a plurality of votes over Mr. Frost; and Mr. Flynn
took the seat at the organization of the Board of 1881. Mr. Frost gave
notice of his intention to contest the seat of Mr. Flynn, and also of Mr.
Haldeman, who had received the next greatest number of votes. A
committee of the Board of 1881 was appointed to consider the matter,
and reported, March 14, 1881 (City Document No. 38 of 1881), the
majority declaring Mr. Frost entitled to the seat held by Mr. Flynn,
with two minority reports. The majority report was accepted March
21, and Mr. Frost took the seat. One peculiar incident in this case
was the reception of a numerously signed petition asking the Board to
examine and recount the ballots for Messrs. Woolley, Haldeman, and
Flynn, sitting members, and Messrs. William Frost, John Thompson,
and Geoi'ge S. Dexter, standing next highest on the precinct returns ;
another was the fact that many ballots were either mislaid or stolen, in
Precinct 3 of Ward 13, on election day.

At the municipal election Dec. 13, 1881, the returns of the precinct
officers showed William Frost to be elected Alderman by a plurality of
154 votes over Charles V. Whitten. On petition, in due legal form, a
committee of the Board of 1881 made a recount of the ballots cast for
Mayor and Aldermen, and reported that Mr. Whitten was elected over
Mr. Frost, and Mr. Whitten took the seat. Mr. Frost contested the
seat of Mr. Whitten, and called for a reexamination of the ballots cast



ALDERMEN. 241

Such examination was made by a new committee, which reported,
January 17, that William Frost had 19,861, and Charles V. Whitten had
19.825. On Jan. 19, 1882, the seat was awarded to Mr. Frost.

For reports of contested seats in the Board of Aldermen, see City
Document No. 7 for 1861, and City Document No. 16 for 1862.

At the municipal election, Dec. 12, 1882, the returns of the precinct
officers showed Edwin F. Leighton to be elected Alderman by a plurality
of 102 votes over Joseph Caldwell. On petition in due legal form a com-
mittee of the Board of 1882 recounted the ballots cast for these two candi-
dates, and reported, December 26, that Joseph Caldwell appeared to be
chosen by a plurality of 14, and that in addition there were found 3 ballots

for " Caldwell," 1 for "E. F. Leighton," 18 for "F. Leighton,"

and 11 for " Leighton; " also that, "with the exception of the

name ' E. F. Leighton, 1 which was written, the abbreviated names
above recited were plainly legible beyond the edges of ' stickers,' or
' pasters,' which covered and concealed the Christian names of Messrs.
Caldwell and Leighton, those stickers having been pasted ujDon an
adjoining name, but being of such length as to partly cover the names
in question." The committee further reported that there was plainly
no intent to cancel the names over which the stickers extended. Mr.
Caldwell, who was a member of the Board of 1882, thereupon stated
his intention of not appearing to claim a seat in the Board of 1883, and
introduced an order, which was passed, declaiing that, in the opinion
of the Board, the abbreviated ballots should be credited to Mr. Leighton.
The Board of 1883, on petition of Mr. Leighton, awarded him the seat
at the first meeting, January 1.



242



MUNICIPAL REGISTER.



Common Council.



The following table gives the Presidents of the Common Council in order
of service, with places and dates of birth :




*William Prescott

*John Welles

*Francis Johonnot Oliver . . .
*John Richardson Adan . . . .

*Eliphalet Williams

*Benjaniin Toppan Pickman ,
*John Prescott Bigelow . . . ,

*Josiah Quincy, Jr

*Philip Marett

*Edward Blake

*Peleg Whitman Chandler .

*George Stillman Hillard . .

*Benjamin Seaver

*Francis Brinley

*Henry Joseph Gardner . . .

* Alexander Hamilton Rice .

Joseph Story

Oliver Stevens

*Samuel Wallace Waldron, Jr
*Josiah Putnam Bradley . .

* Joseph Hildreth Bradley . .
*Joshua Dorsey Ball ....

George Silsbee Hale ....
William Bentley Fowle, Jr.

Joseph Story

*Weston Lewis

i To July 1.



Pepperell, Aug. 19, 1762 . . .

Boston, Oct. 14, 1764

Boston, Oct. 10, 1777

Boston, 1793

Taunton, Mass., Mch. 7, 1778 .

Salem, Sept. 17, 1790

Groton, Aug. 25, 1797 ....

Boston, Jan. 17, 1802

Boston, Sept. 25, 1792 ....
Boston, Sept. 2S, 1805



New Gloucester, Me., Apr. 12,
1816



Machias, Me., Sept. 22, 1808 . .
Roxbury, April 12, 1795 ....

Boston, Nov. 10, 1800

Dorchester, June 14, 1818 ....

Newton, Aug. 30, 1818

Marblehead, Nov. 11, 1822 . . .
Andover, Mass., June 22, 1825 .
Portsmouth, N.H., Oct. 24, 1828,

Boston, June 10, 1817

Haverhill, March 5, 1822 . . . .
Baltimore, Md., July 11, 1828 . .
Keene, N.H., Sept. 24, 1825 . .

Boston, July 27, 1826

Marblehead, Nov. 11, 1822 . . .
Hingham, April 14, 1834 . . . .



Dec. 8, 1844.
Sept. 26, 1855.
Aug. 21, 1858.
July 4, 1849.
June 12, 1855.
Mch. 22, 1835.
July 4, 1872.
Nov. 2, 1882.
Mch. 22, 1869,
Sept. 4, 1873

May 28, 1889.
Jan. 21, 1879
Feb. 14, 1856
June 14, 1889
July 19, 1892
July 22, 1895



Aug. 24,1882
Feb. 2, 1887.
Oct. 5, 1882.
Dec. 18, 1892.



April 6, 1893



1822

1823

1824-25

1826-28

1829

1830-31

1832

1834-36

1S37^0

1841-43

1844-45

1846-471

18472-49

1850-51

1S52-53

1854

1855

1S56-57

1858

1S59-60

1861

1862

1863-64

1865

1866

1867



2 From July 1.



COMMON COUNCIL. 243

presidents of the common council. — Concluded.



Name.



Charles Hastings Allen

William Giles Harris

Melville Ezra Ingalls

Matthias Rich

Marquis Fayette Dickinson, Jr.

Edward Olcott Shepard ....

Halsey Joseph Boardman . . .

John Quincy Adams Braekett .
*Benjamin Pope

William Henry Whitmore . . .

Harvey Newton Shepard . . . .

Andrew Jackson Bailey . . . .

Charles Edward Pratt

*James Joseph Flynn

Godfrey Morse

John Henry Lee

Edward John Jenkins

David Franklin Barry

Horace Gwynne Allen

David Franklin Barry

Christopher F. O'Brien . . . .
Joseph A. Conry

i To Oct. 27.
s From Oct. 27.



Place and Date of Birth.



Boston, June 14, 1828

Revere, May 15, 1828

Harrison, Me., Sept. 6, 1842 . .

Truro, June 8, 1820

Amherst, Jan. 16, 1S40

Hampton, N.H., Nov. 25, 1835 .

Norwich, Vt., May 19, 1834 . . .

Bradford, N.H., June 8, 1842 . .

Waterford, Ireland, Jan. 13, 1829,

Dorchester, Sept. 6, 1836 ....

Boston, 1850

Charlestown, July 18, 1840 . . .

Vassafboro, Me., March 13, 1845,

St. John, N.B., 1835

Wachenheim, Germany, May 17,
1846



Boston, April 26, 1846

London, England, Dec. 20, 1854

Sturgis place, a part of old Fort
Hill, Boston, Feb. 28, 1852



Jamaica Plain, July 27, 1855 .

(See above)

Boston, Feb. 17, 1869

Brookline, Mass., Sept. 12, 1868



Died.



Term of
Service.



Sept. 24, 1879.



Mch.26, 1884.



1868

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873-74

1875

1876

1877-78

1879

1880

18811

18812-82

18833

1883*
1884
1885-86

1887-88
1889-90
1891-93
1894-95



2 To June 11.
4 From June 14.



244 MUNICIPAL EEGISTEE.

William Bowes Bradford, Ward 3, elected 1822, did not qualify him-
self, declining to be sworn, there being then no provision for affirmation,
except for Quakers.

Lucius Manlius Sargent, Ward 5, elected for 1827, declined.

Henry D. Gray and Isaac Harris, Ward 1, Eleazer Howard, Ward 2,
and Joseph H. Thayer, Ward 9, elected for 1828; also, Holmes
Hinkley, Ward 11, for 1845, declined prior to the organization.

Samuel Thaxter, Ward 6, elected for 1830, declined.

AVilliam Foster, Ward 6, elected for 1831, declined.

John Boles, Ward 3, reelected for 1838, declined.

The Junior of George Morey omitted 1829.

Asa Adams, Ward 3, took the intermediate name of Perry, 1830.

Henry Andrews, Ward 2, elected in 1833, afterwards took the inter-
mediate letter R.

The Junior of Joshua Seaver, Ward 6, omitted 1833.

The Junior of Henry Fowle, Ward 2, omitted 1837.

The Junior of Francis Brinley, Ward 10, omitted 1838.

The Junior of Ezra Lincoln omitted 1851.

The Junior of William B. Fowle omitted 1865.

Ezra Forristall, Ward 6, resigned in May, 1853, and was elected
Superintendent of Health.

Daniel J. Coburn, Ward 5, resigned in April, 1856, and was thereafter
appointed Chief of Police.

Edward F. Robinson, Ward 11, resigned in May, 1861, and was elected
a Principal Assessor.

Charles J. McCarthy, Ward 7, resigned in March, 1862, and was
appointed Paymaster of Relief Funds to families of soldiers in the
United States service from Boston.

Daniel Dowd, a member from Ward 13, died in office, September,
1872.

Thomas H. Doherty, of Ward 2, died in office, August, 1873.

Hillman B. Barnes, of Ward 11, died in office, September, 1874.

Edward J. Long, of Ward 8, died in office, November, 1875.

Stephen G. Jones, of Ward 4, resigned in March, 1876.
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, of Ward 13, died in office, March, 1876.

Joseph Healy, of Ward 10, died in office, April 18, 1880.

George T. Perkins, of Ward 17, died in office, December 7, 1880.

Daniel J. Sweeney, Porter street, Ward 2, East Boston, and reelected
to the Common Council of 1881, died in office, December 19, 1880.

Eugene B. Hagar, of Ward 10, resigned June 16, 1881, and was
appointed Assistant City Solicitor.

Andrew J. Bailey, of Ward 4, resigned October 27, 1881, and was
chosen City Solicitor.



COMMON COUNCIL. 245

Nahum M. Morrison, of Ward 23, resigned March 16, 1882, and
was appointed Assistant Inspector of Buildings.

Abraham T. Rogers, of Ward 22, resigned July 13, 1882, and was
appointed Assistant Inspector of Buildings.

William L. Harding, of Ward 3, died in office, March 4, 1882.

James J. Flynn, of Ward 13, resigned in June, 1883, and was chosen
Superintendent of Streets.

Cornelius F. Doherty, of Ward 2, resigned in July, 1883, and was
appointed in the Service Division of the Water Department.

Michael J. Houghton, of Ward 6, resigned in July, 1883, and was
appointed Assistant Superintendent in the Inspection and Waste Divis-
ion of the Water Department.

Eugene D. Sullivan, of Ward 12, resigned in September, 1883, and
was appointed Clerk in the City Collector's Department.

George E. Bacon, of Ward 4, resigned March 6, 1884.

Francis P. Maguire, of Ward 8, resigned February 20, 1884.

William J. Kilduff, of Ward 19, died in office, December 7, 1884.

William M. Osborne, of Ward 21, resigned August 27, 1885, and was
appointed a member of the Board of Police.

Neil J. Gillespie, of Ward 7, died in office, November 28, 1888.

Charles J. Brooks, of Ward 10, died in office, January 21, 1889.

Thomas F. Nunan, of Ward 15, died in office, August 13, 1889.

Francis W. Sprague, 2d, of Ward 10, resigned October 10, 1889.

Horace Bacon, of Ward 23, resigned April 10, 1891.

John P. O'Connor, of Ward 14, died in office, October 3, 1895.

Timothy J. Butler, of Ward 12, died in office, March 15, 1896.

There have been the following successfully coutested elections :

The first, February 22, 1830, vacated the seat of a member from
Ward 6, on the ground that " closing the poll before the hour at which
the voters were notified it would be closed was a violation of the rights
of the voters."

The second, May 7, 1835, vacated the seats of the members of Ward
3, who were returned as having been elected at an adjourned meeting,
December 11, 1834, on the ground of irregular proceeding, to render
the whole number of votes certain by taking the highest number of votes


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