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Henry Lillie PIERCE

(1825-1896)

PIERCE, Henry Lillie, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Stoughton, Norfolk County, Mass., August 23, 1825; pursued classical studies; attended the State normal school at Bridgewater, Mass.; engaged in manufacturing; member of the State house of representatives 1860-1862 and in 1866; member of the Boston Board of Aldermen in 1870 and 1871; mayor of Boston in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Whiting; reelected to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from December 1, 1873, to March 3, 1877; declined to be a candidate for renomination; again mayor of Boston in 1878; died in Boston, Mass., December 17, 1896; interment in Dorchester Burying Ground, Dorchester, Mass.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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