Francis Ball Fay

Francis Ball Fay

Birth
Southborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 6 Oct 1876 (aged 83)
South Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7087445 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Successful in mercantile pursuits, he was postmaster of Southboro, Massachusetts, (1817-32), a deputy sheriff in Worcester County, (1824-30) and a member of the Massachusetts General Court, (1830-31). He also represented in the Massachusetts General Court, (1834-36, 40) and served in the Massachusetts State Senate, (1843-45, 48). In 1852, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert Rantoul Jr., serving until 1853. Not a candidate or reelection, he was Mayor of Chelsea, in 1857, founded the Massachusetts State reform school in Lancaster, 1858 and was again a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, in 1868. After leaving politics, he lived in retirement until his death at age 83.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Ball Fay (12 Jun 1793–6 Oct 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7087445, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .