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 Thomas Jefferson Humes

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Thomas Jefferson Humes

Birth
Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Nov 1904 (aged 55)
Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Lot 389, Grave NE
Memorial ID 27811883 View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 25 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27811883
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/27811883/thomas-jefferson-humes : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Humes (14 Feb 1849–9 Nov 1904), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27811883, citing Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .