History of Concord, New Hampshire; From the Original Grant in Seventeen Hundred and Twenty-Five to the Opening of the Twentieth Century
General Books LLC, 2009 - 584 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1896. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. The City Of Concord.--Two Decades Of Progress.--Tories, Old And New, Treated To Conclusion. 1880-1900. The biennial system of electing city and ward officers had, under the amended charter, gone into operation in Concord on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November of the year 1878. On that day those officers were chosen for the two ensuing years, as thereafter their successors were to be. Horace A. Brown, who had already served in the mayoralty eight months under the old, or annual, system, was the first to be elected to the same office under the new. The amended charter also extended the term of office of the city council, elected in November, 1878, from March, 1879, to the Tuesday next after the day of the biennial election in November, 1880. The mayors during the years of the next two decades were: George A. Cummings, 1881/82; Edgar H. Woodman, 1883, '84, '85, '86; John E. Robertson, 1887, '88; Stillman Humphrey, 1889, '90; Henry W. Clapp, 1891, "92; Parsons B. Cogswell, 1893, '94; Henry Robinson, 1895, '96; Albert B. Woodworth, 1897, '98; Nathaniel E. Martin, 1899, 1900. With the change of time for holding the municipal election, the date of organizing a newly-elected city government was changed from the third Tuesday in March to the fourth Tuesday of January next after the November election. Under an amendment of the charter, the city council in 1882 came to be composed of an equal number of aldermen and common councilmen, each ward having as many men in either branch as it had members of the general court. Hitherto the board of aldermen had consisted of seven members, and the common council of fourteen; now each had twelve until 1891, when the number was increased to fifteen. When, however, in 1894, the two new wards, eight and nine...
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