Theodore Lyman

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Theodore Lyman

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Death: July 18, 1849 (57)
Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Theodore Lyman and Lydia Pickering Lyman
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Lyman
Father of Henderson Lyman; Mary Henderson Lyman; Julia Lyman; Lt. Colonel Theodore Lyman (USA) and Cora Shaw
Brother of George Williams Lyman; Mary Eliot; Olive Lyman and Charles Lyman
Half brother of Waldo Lyman and Olive Paine

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About Theodore Lyman

Mayor of Boston

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Lyman_%28militiaman%29

Theodore Lyman II (September 20, 1792 – July 18, 1849) was an American philanthropist, politician, and author, born in Boston, the son of Theodore Lyman and Lydia Pickering Williams. He graduated at Harvard in 1810, visited Europe (1812–14), studied law, and with Edward Everett, revisited Europe in 1817–19. From 1819 to 1822 he was an aide to John Brooks, the Governor of Massachusetts. He became brigadier general of militia in 1823, and from 1820 to 1825 he served in the State Legislature,

Mayor of Boston

In 1833 Lyman defeated William Sullivan, the Whig candidate, and was elected the first Democratic Mayor of Boston. He served for two years from January 1834 through January 1836. Lyman was such a popular mayor that when he ran for reelection he was nominated by the Whigs.

Abolitionist

He was a steadfast opponent of the radical abolitionists, and in August 1835 presided over a pro-slavery meeting in Boston; though a few weeks later, during an anti-Abolitionist riot, he rescued William Lloyd Garrison from the mob and confined him to jail to save his life.

He was a liberal benefactor of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and of the Farm School and was the founder of the Lyman School for Boys, a reform school in Westborough to which he gave $72,000.

Writings

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Lyman_%28militiaman%29#Writings

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Theodore Lyman's Timeline

1792
February 19, 1792
1822
1822
1823
January 21, 1823
1825
April 30, 1825
1833
August 23, 1833
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
1849
July 18, 1849
Age 57
Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
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