Josiah Quincy, III

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Josiah Quincy, III

Birthdate: (92)
Birthplace: Boston, MA, USA
Death: Died in Quincy, MA, USA
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah "The Patriot" Quincy, II and Abigail Phillips
Husband of Eliza Susa Quincy
Father of Eliza Susan Quincy; Josiah Quincy, Jr.; Abigail Phillips Quincy; Anna Cabot Lowell Waterston; Maria Sophia Quincy and 2 others

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About Josiah Quincy, III

Josiah Quincy III was a U.S. educator and political figure. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805–1813), Mayor of Boston (1823–1828), and President of Harvard University (1829–1845). The historic Quincy Market in downtown Boston is named in his honor.


Josiah Quincy III, who saw to the improvements of the marketplace now known as Quincy Market while he was mayor of Boston, later became a longtime president of Harvard.

US Congressman, Boston Mayor. The 1790 graduate of Harvard College was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1793 and continued to practice law through 1804 when he was elected to the state senate. As a Federalist, he was elected to the US House of Representatives, serving from March 4, 1805 until March 3, 1813. Reelected to the state senate, he served from 1813 until 1820. From the senate, he was elected to the state house for one term. Elected as the Mayor of Boston, he served from 1823 until 1828 and is credited with reorganizing the fire and police departments; creating a system to care for the city's poor; and rejuvenating downtown Boston. He became the president of Harvard College, a position he held from 1828 until 1845. His publications include, "History of Harvard University" 1836, "A Municipal History of Boston" 1852; and "A History of the Boston Athenaeum" 1851. The historical Quincy Market in downtown Boston was named in his honor. (bio by: Thom Painter)

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Josiah Quincy, III's Timeline

February 4, 1772
Boston, MA, USA
Age 25
January 17, 1802
Age 29
Boston, MA, USA
Age 30
Age 32
Age 33
February 1, 1808
Age 35
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Age 39
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
July 1, 1864
Age 92
Quincy, MA, USA