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Image from page 137 of “Massachusetts of today : a memorial of the state, historical and biographical, issued for the World’s Columbian exposition at Chicago.” (1892)

Image from page 137 of “Massachusetts of today : a memorial of the state, historical and biographical, issued for the World’s Columbian exposition at Chicago.” (1892)
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Title: Massachusetts of today : a memorial of the state, historical and biographical, issued for the World’s Columbian exposition at Chicago.
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: Toomey, Daniel P Massachusetts Board of Managers, World’s Fair, 1893 Quinn, Thomas Charles, 1864-
Subjects: World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Massachusetts — Biography
Publisher: Boston : Columbia Publishing Company
Contributing Library: UMass Amherst Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: UMass Amherst Libraries

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was due tohis kindly, frank, andstraightforward man-ner, and to the nat-^v.^ ural desire of State officials to gain the» vote and influence of an independent con-gressman for theirspecial measures.He was one of thestrongest advocatesof a national bank-ruptcy law, and wasidentified with thecause of civil serxicereform in Congress.He was also a lead-ing supporter of tariffreform. In 1S88 hemight have had theDemocratic nomina-tion for governor ofMassachusetts if hehad but said theLEOPOLD MORSE word. Mr. Morse was twice a delegateto National Demo-cratic conventions. In business he was one of the con-spicuous successes of New England, and his great wealthwas generously used. He was prominent in many chari-ties, having founded and endowed the Boston Home forAged and Infirm Hebrews and Orphanage. Mr. Morsewas president of the .Suffolk Club, and was at one timepresident of the Boston Post Publishing Company. Hedied suddenly in December, 1892, h;ning been taken illat a business mens banquet.

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BOSTON. 135 FOUR years in succession the Republicans of Bostonnominated Thomas Norton Hart for mayor, andtwice he was elected, serving in 1S89 and 1890. In1891 he was appointed by President Harrison postmas-ter of Boston, to succeed General Corse, and he haskept the efficiency of the post-office up to the standardset by his predecessors. He was born in North Reading,Mass., Jan. 20, 1829. His father was Daniel Hart,whose ancestors settled in I.ynnfield. His mothersfather was MajorJohn N o r t o n, ofRoyalston, whofought in the Revo-lution. Mr. Hartreceived a plain edu-cation, such as thecount r y schoolsafforded in the thir-ties, and when a ladof thirteen he cameto Boston to earn hisliving. He founde m ]) 1 o y m e n t withWheelock, Pratt lS:Co., dry goods deal-ers. Two years later,in 1844, he was clerkin a hat store, andsubsequently becamepartner in the firmof Philip A. Locke &Co., in Dock Square.In i860, Mr. Lockeretired from business,and Mr. Hart as-sumed control, form-ing short

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