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 Brenton D. Babcock

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Brenton D. Babcock Famous memorial

Birth
Adams, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death
9 Jan 1906 (aged 75)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot
17-30-0-8161
Memorial ID
8082374 View Source

Mayor of Cleveland. Born in Adams, New York, he graduated from Watertown College and moved to Cleveland in 1865. Finding employment in the coal industry, he rose from bookeeper to partner of a successful trading and mining firm, Babcock & Morris Co., in 1878. A Democrat, Babcock was elected Mayor of Cleveland and served from 1887 to 1888; his uneventful term consisted primarily of rubber-stamping legislation pushed by the local Democratic Party machine. He was also a prominent Freemason and founded Cleveland's Scottish Rite Masonry.

Mayor of Cleveland. Born in Adams, New York, he graduated from Watertown College and moved to Cleveland in 1865. Finding employment in the coal industry, he rose from bookeeper to partner of a successful trading and mining firm, Babcock & Morris Co., in 1878. A Democrat, Babcock was elected Mayor of Cleveland and served from 1887 to 1888; his uneventful term consisted primarily of rubber-stamping legislation pushed by the local Democratic Party machine. He was also a prominent Freemason and founded Cleveland's Scottish Rite Masonry.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards

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