Elisha Huntington

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Elisha Huntington
19th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts[1]
In office
January 14, 1853 – January 12, 1854
GovernorJohn H. Clifford
Preceded byHenry W. Cushman
Succeeded byWilliam C. Plunkett
3rd Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts[1]
In office
April 1840[2] – April 1842
Preceded byHimself as Acting Mayor
Succeeded byNathaniel Wright
5th Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
April 1844 – January 1846[2]
Preceded byNathaniel Wright
Succeeded byJefferson Bancroft
9th Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
January 1852 – January 1853
Preceded byJames H. B. Ayer
Succeeded bySewall G. Mack
12th Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
January 1856 – January 1857
Preceded byAmbrose Lawrence
Succeeded byStephen Mansur
14th Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
In office
January 1858 – January 1859
Preceded byStephen Mansur
Succeeded byJames Cook
Acting Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1839[1] – April 1840[1]
Preceded byLuther Lawrence[1]
Succeeded byHimself as 3rd Mayor
President of the Lowell, Massachusetts
Common Council[1]
In office
1838[3] – 1839[4]
Preceded byJohn Clark[3]
Succeeded byThomas Hopkinson[4]
Member of the Lowell, Massachusetts
Common Council[1]
Ward 3[4]
In office
1837[5] – 1839[5]
Member of the Lowell, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[1][6]
In office
1847[6] – 1847[6]
In office
1853[1] – 1854[1]
Member of the Lowell, Massachusetts
Board of Selectmen[1][7]
In office
1833[7] – 1834[7]
Preceded byJoshua Crosby[7]
Personal details
BornApril 9, 1796
DiedDecember 13, 1865(1865-12-13) (aged 69)
Lowell, Massachusetts
Political partyWhig

Elisha Huntington (April 9, 1796 – December 13, 1865) was an American physician and politician who served as the Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts and as the 19th Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1853 to 1854.[8][9]

Early life[edit]

Huntington was born in Topsfield, Massachusetts on July 23, 1798 to Rev. Asahel and Alethea (Lord) Huntington. Huntington was the brother of Salem, Massachusetts mayor Asahel Huntington.

He was graduated at Dartmouth College in 1815 and from Yale Medical School in 1823. Commencing his professional life at Lowell in 1824, two years before the incorporation of that city, he was identified for the last quarter of a century with its growth and improvement, and was eight times elected mayor. In 1853 he was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. He was also at one time president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and from 1860 to 1365 an overseer of Harvard College. He married in 1825, Miss Hannah Hinckley, of Marblehead, who died in 1859. They had five children.

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Yale Obituary Record.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Abbot, Samuel L. (January 4, 1866), Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol LXIII, No. 3, Boston, Ma.: Massachusetts Medical Society, p. 465.
  2. ^ a b Cowley, Charles (1868), A History of Lowell 2nd Ed., Boston, Ma.: Lee and Shepard, p. 167.
  3. ^ a b Lowell City Council (1894), Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lowell, Lowell, Ma.: Lowell City Council, pp. 202–203.
  4. ^ a b c Lowell City Council (1894), Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lowell, Lowell, Ma.: Lowell City Council, pp. 203–204.
  5. ^ a b Lowell City Council (1894), Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lowell, Lowell, Ma.: Lowell City Council, pp. 202–204.
  6. ^ a b c Lowell City Council (1894), Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lowell, Lowell, Ma.: Lowell City Council, p. 208.
  7. ^ a b c d Cowley, Charles (1868), A History of Lowell 2nd Ed., Boston, Ma.: Lee and Shepard, p. 166
  8. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Kelly, Howard A.; Burrage, Walter L., eds. (1920). "Huntington, Elisha" . American Medical Biographies . Baltimore: The Norman, Remington Company.
  9. ^ "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NWVX-8QJ : 22 May 2019), Elisha Huntington, 13 Dec 1865; citing Lowell, Massachusetts, v 184 p 117, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 960,187.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry W. Cushman
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
1853–1854
Succeeded by
William C. Plunkett
Preceded by
Stephen Mansur
Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
January 1858 – January 1859
Succeeded by
James Cook
Preceded by
Ambrose Lawrence
Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
January 1856 – January 1857
Succeeded by
Stephen Mansur
Preceded by
James H. B. Ayer
Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
January 1852 – January 1853
Succeeded by
Sewall G. Mack
Preceded by
Nathaniel Wright
Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
April 1844 – January 1846
Succeeded by
Jefferson Bancroft
Preceded by
Luther Lawrence

Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts

April 1840 – April 1842
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Wright
Preceded by
Luther Lawrence
Acting Mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts
1839 – April 1840
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Wright
Preceded by
John Clark
President of the Lowell, Massachusetts Common Council
1838–1839
Succeeded by
Thomas Hopkinson