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Edwin Upton Curtis

  • Birth 26 May 1861 Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 1922 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Sect 20/21, Catalpa Avenue, near plot 433
  • Memorial ID 18846779

Boston Mayor, Police Commissioner. A lawyer, he held a number of government positions in the city of Boston, including serving as Mayor in 1895. He was Boston's Police Commissioner during the Boston Police Strike in 1919. He forbid the largely Irish-American police force, who felt underpaid and over worked, to unionize. Over 1100 police officers went on strike, causing several days of riots to erupt across the city. Governor Calvin Coolidge sent in the National Guard to fully restore order to the city. Commissioner Curtis refused to rehire the strikers, but gave new officers, including, for the first time, African-Americans, the better working conditions and pay that had been sought by the strikers.

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  • Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
  • Added: 10 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18846779
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Upton Curtis (26 May 1861–28 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18846779, citing Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory, Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .