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Benjamin Wright Raymond
3rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Buckner Stith Morris
Succeeded by Alexander Loyd
6th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by Francis Cornwall Sherman
Succeeded by Augustus Garrett
Personal details
Born June 15, 1801(1801-06-15)
Rome, New York
Died April 6, 1883(1883-04-06) (aged 81)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Amelia Porter (m. 1835–1883) «start: (1835)–end+1: (1884)»"Marriage: Amelia Porter to Benjamin Wright Raymond" Location: (linkback: (his death)
Children George Lansing Raymond
Residence Chicago, Illinois

Benjamin Wright Raymond (June 15, 1801 – April 6, 1883) was an American politician who twice served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1839–1840, 1842–1843) for the Whig Party.

Raymond was born on June 15, 1801 in Rome, New York.[1] He studied at St. Lawrence Academy. Raymond was married to Amelia Porter from 1835 until his death in 1883. They had a son, George Lansing. Raymond died on April 6, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois from an illness, aged 81.


  1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. XII. New York: James T. White & Co. 1904. pp. 449.

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