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Philip Becker

  • Birth 25 Apr 1830 Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 4 Jul 1898 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 7957038

Mayor of Buffalo, New York. Becker initially made his money in the grocery business. In 1867 Becker was instrumental in organizing the German Insurance Company. He was president of the company from 1869 until his death. In 1830 Buffalo's population was nearly half German-born or descendants of German heritage. It was their support which helped elect Becker to the position of mayor, the first German-born mayor of Buffalo.

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  • Originally Created by: James Scott
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7957038
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Becker (25 Apr 1830–4 Jul 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7957038, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .