35th Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the prominent Quincy political family of Boston which included congressman, lawyers, governors and mayors. This included his father Josiah Phillips Quincy, his uncle Samuel Miller Quincy, grandfather Josiah Quincy Jr, his great-grandfather Josiah Quincy, and many others. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, he pursued a career as a lawyer. A Democrat, he then entered politics and served two terms as a Member of the Massachusetts House or Representatives from 1887 to 1888, and 1890 to 1891. He also served two terms as the Massachusetts State Chairman from 1891 to 1894, and again from 1905 to 1906. In 1893, President Grover Cleveland named Quincy as the United States Secretary of State but he resigned the post on September 22, 1893, after only six months in office. He then ran for the office of mayor beating out Edwin Curtis, who was running for another term. He served as the Mayor of Boston from 1895 to 1899. In 1901, he ran as unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. He was also a Delegate to the Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention, and a Candidate for Massachusetts State Attorney General, both in 1917. He was lastly a Member of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars.
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