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Thomas Jefferson Humes
Birth: Feb. 14, 1849
Clinton County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1904
Fairbanks
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Alaska, USA

Seattle Mayor. He served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from November 1897 to March 1904. He was appointed to the office of mayor by the Seattle City Council, after being chosen on the 65th ballot, to fill the remaining term of William D. Wood, who had resigned his office to take part in the Alaskan gold rush. He spent his early years in Illinois and Iowa, acquiring an education in the field of law. He was admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association in 1870 and began his legal career in Washington, Washington County, Kansas, before being elected to the office of county prosecutor for two years. From 1877 to 1880 he served as a member of the Kansas State Legislature, and from 1880 to 1882 as an Assistant United States Attorney. He arrived in Seattle in 1882 setting up a joint law firm with William R. Andrews. In 1890 he was appointed as a judge to the King County Superior Court by Governor Elisha P. Ferry, a position he held before being elected to the office of Seattle mayor. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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  Alma E. Roberts Humes (1855 - 1921)*
 
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Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Lot 389, Grave NE
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Jun 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27811883
Thomas Jefferson Humes
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Thomas Jefferson Humes
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Thomas Jefferson Humes
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- Geraldine "Gerry" Humes
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 Added: Feb. 14, 2010

- Jennifer
 Added: Feb. 14, 2010
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