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Roswell B. Mason
|Roswell B. Mason|
|25th Mayor of Chicago|
|Preceded by||John B. Rice|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Medill|
|Born|| September 19, 1805|
New Hartford, New York, United States
|Died|| January 1, 1892 (aged 86)|
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Political party||Citizens Party|
Roswell held a high position with the Illinois Central Railroad until he decided to run to be Mayor of Chicago on a reform ticket. During Mason's administration, the Great Chicago Fire occurred. Mason responded by directing General Philip Sheridan to place the city under martial law.
- Gale, Edwin O. (1902). Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity. Chicago: Revell. pp. 389.