Josiah Quincy


1859 – 1919


Who was Josiah Quincy?

Josiah Quincy was an American politician from Massachusetts who served as mayor of Boston from 1895 to 1899. His grandfather, Josiah Quincy, Jr., and great-grandfather, Josiah Quincy III, also served as mayor of Boston.

Quincy was born in Quincy, Massachusetts on October 15, 1859 and pursued a career as a lawyer. A Democrat he was a member of Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1887 to 1888 and from 1890 to 1891.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Representative from the 2nd District of Massachusetts in 1888 and served as the Massachusetts Democratic state chairman from 1891 to 1892 and 1906. He served as Mayor of Boston from 1896 to 1899.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in 1901 and a delegate to Massachusetts constitutional convention in 1917. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General in 1917.

He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Colonial Wars.

Quincy died on September 8, 1919 at the age of 59 years and 328 days.

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Oct 15, 1859
Also known as
  • Mayor Josiah Quincy
Lived in
  • Boston
Sep 8, 1919

on July 23, 2013


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