1895 Massachusetts legislature

The 116th Massachusetts General Court, consisting of the Massachusetts Senate and the Massachusetts House of Representatives, met in 1895 during the governorship of Frederic T. Greenhalge. William M. Butler served as president of the Senate and George von Lengerke Meyer served as speaker of the House.[4]

116th
Massachusetts General Court
115th 117th
Overview
Legislative bodyGeneral Court
ElectionNovember 6, 1894
Senate
Members40
PresidentWilliam M. Butler
Party controlRepublican (36–4)[1]
House
Members240
SpeakerGeorge von Lengerke Meyer
Party controlRepublican (194–46)[2]
Sessions
1stJanuary 2, 1895 (1895-01-02) – June 5, 1895 (1895-06-05) [3]
William M. Butler
William Butler, Senate president.
George von Lengerke Meyer
George von Lengerke Meyer, House speaker.
Leaders of the Massachusetts General Court, 1895.

Notable legislation included an act related to "the Question of Granting Municipal Suffrage to Women."[5]

SenatorsEdit

image name [6] date of birth [7] district
Horace H. Atherton October 23, 1847
Edward B. Atwood May 13, 1845
Eugene A. Bessom June 11, 1855
Ledyard Bill 1836
Percival Blodgett July 18, 1841
Edward S. Bradford December 1, 1842
George J. Burns July 14, 1855
William M. Butler January 29, 1861
Joseph J. Corbett December 24, 1863
Francis W. Darling December 16, 1852
William B. Durant September 29, 1844
Ether S. Foss June 10, 1834
Edward G. Frothingham August 12, 1837
Granville Austin Fuller March 13, 1837
George L. Gage February 6, 1845
George A. Galloupe October 28, 1850
Michael B. Gilbride February 13, 1866
Robert S. Gray September 28, 1847
Edwin B. Harvey April 4, 1834
Isaac P. Hutchinson February 26, 1860
George P. Lawrence May 19, 1859
James Cushing Leach June 11, 1831
Joseph B. Maccabe November 19, 1857
Dana Malone October 8, 1857
William Henry McMorrow March 23, 1871
Joel D. Miller October 10, 1837
William A. Morse July 27, 1863
Joseph O. Neill January 31, 1838
George W. Perkins July 1, 1842
John Quinn, Jr. December 16, 1859
George A. Reed September 10, 1842
John B. Ripley July 8, 1849
Stephen Salisbury III March 31, 1835
George P. Sanger September 6, 1852
Sylvanus Smith March 10, 1829
Louis C. Southard April 1, 1854
Charles F. Sprague June 10, 1857
Arthur Holbrook Wellman October 30, 1855
Marciene H. Whitcomb October 24, 1837

RepresentativesEdit

image name [6] date of birth [7] district
Daniel W. Allen June 17, 1827
Romeo E. Allen October 17, 1852
Isaiah P. Atsatt March 17, 1848
Frederick E. Austin August 6, 1865
George W. Bailey March 20, 1848
James Alderson Bailey Jr. March 25, 1867
Theophilus B. Baker May 16, 1830
Charles T. Balch February 23, 1844
Charles Grey Bancroft December 3, 1866
Solon Bancroft June 22, 1839
Harding R. Barber December 20, 1839
Albert F. Barker October 24, 1859
Erwin F. Barnes March 14, 1846
Franklin O. Barnes November 11, 1841
Daniel J. Barry August 27, 1859
John L. Bates September 18, 1859
Algernon T. Beaman 1847
Frank S. Bennett May 12, 1857
George B. Bird February 15, 1867
Henry Clay Bliss May 5, 1846
Benjamin F. Blodgett June 6, 1843
Charles P. Bond July 24, 1855
Samuel S. Bourne December 9, 1850
Harvey L. Boutwell April 5, 1860
Fred H. Bradford July 13, 1850
Manassah Edward Bradley August 15, 1863
Charles Donnell Brown June 5, 1862
Frederick A. Brown October 24, 1856
Benjamin S. Bullock May 12, 1850
William H. Burges November 3, 1835
J. Marshall Burt August 28, 1842
T. Preston Burt July 20, 1844
Charles W. Carroll November 1, 1863
William Carter February 25, 1830
Daniel C. Casey August 10, 1867
Frank Chandler February 20, 1852
Luther W. Clark September 19, 1851
James A. Cochran June 27, 1847
Michael W. Collins August 5, 1868
Heman S. Cook May 13, 1840
Gilbert Cooke August 4, 1841
Ellery B. Crane November 12, 1836
James F. Creed December 4, 1869
Frederick W. Dallinger October 2, 1871
William W. Davis August 8, 1862
Thomas M. Denham February 2, 1840
David T. Dickinson August 13, 1867
Thomas Donahue August 20, 1853
Timothy J. Donovan April 7, 1867
William F. Donovan December 29, 1866
William J. Donovan October 31, 1862
Harry R. Dow February 12, 1862
William H. Drew March 27, 1855
Daniel M. Driscoll January 2, 1861
William P. Driscoll May 1, 1857
Levi A. Drury August 9, 1847
Robert Duddy 1847
George Morton Eddy August 5, 1843
Henry Edgarton December 29, 1820
Albert H. Edgerton August 23, 1843
Alpheus M. Eldredge January 25, 1828
Benjamin F. Estes August 28, 1836
Thomas F. Fallon December 7, 1857
Clarentine E. Ferson May 19, 1845
Wellington Fillmore October 18, 1850
Henry H. Fisk June 5, 1843
James H. Flint June 25, 1852
Silas W. Flint September 4, 1843
Joseph J. Flynn May 1, 1862
William H. Foote January 15, 1833
William E. Ford July 20, 1823
Otis Foss October 4, 1838
George E. Fowle July 4, 1837
Zenas A. French September 4, 1843
James A. Gallivan October 22, 1866
John J. Gardner February 23, 1853
John Dennis Hammond Gauss January 4, 1861
Henry E. Gaylord June 5, 1846
Michael P. Geary August 16, 1868
Samuel Wesley George April 26, 1862
James Love Gillingham July 12, 1857
Charles W. Goodrich December 30, 1840
William T. Graham February 1, 1861
Alexander Grant September 26, 1853
Joshua S. Gray August 16, 1840
Abner Greenwood September 10, 1826
Thomas Ellwood Grover February 9, 1846
Edward A. Hale January 11, 1850
Charles L. Hammond September 1, 1860
George Hammond December 14, 1839
Franklin P. Harlow
Benjamin C. Harvey September 4, 1847
Albert L. Harwood September 10, 1847
Samuel Hastings February 1, 1837
Bowers C. Hathaway March 18, 1823
Frederic W. Hathaway March 6, 1836
Wesley O. Hawkes July 7, 1842
William Henry Irving Hayes June 21, 1848
George A. Hibbard October 27, 1864
Sumner C. Higgins November 24, 1843
Thomas F. Hoban December 20, 1860
Joshua B. Holden March 5, 1850
Timothy Holland July 12, 1865
J. Edward Hollis 1840
E. Clarence Holt January 13, 1850
John Gregory Horan November 28, 1868
Louis P. Howe May 29, 1858
Henry D. Humphrey June 20, 1861
Caleb Burroughs Huse September 13, 1833
William H. Hutchinson March 26, 1834
Richard William Irwin February 18, 1857
Dwight H. Ives January 28, 1837
William S. Jenks December 1, 1855
Edward P. Johnson October 21, 1844
George R. Jones February 8, 1862
Cyrus Anson Jordan April 7, 1859
Benjamin Adams Jourdan July 20, 1832
Frank W. Kaan September 11, 1861
James Keenan March 4, 1850
Thomas F. Keenan March 11, 1854
John E. Kellogg July 2, 1845
William G. Kimball December 25, 1846
Francis M. Kingman May 25, 1837
Joseph Brewster Knox December 12, 1828
Franz H. Krebs, Jr 1868
Amos A. Lawrence November 3, 1847
George A. Leach February 3, 1848
Osgood L. Leach September 18, 1848
Warren S. Leach February 23, 1847
Charles F. Light August 1, 1860
Francis Cabot Lowell January 7, 1855
John M. Lynch November 26, 1860
John A. Macomber, 2d January 25, 1849
Hugo Mann September 27, 1837
William H. Marden May 30, 1843
Samuel N. Mayo May 24, 1839
Jeremiah Justin McCarthy March 29, 1852
Bernard McMackin April 2, 1869
James F. Melaven November 19, 1858
George H. Mellen October 7, 1850
James H. Mellen November 7, 1845
George von Lengerke Meyer June 24, 1858
Charles E. Mills December 28, 1847
Samuel H. Mitchell November 2, 1854
Joseph F. Mooney May 21, 1866
E. Lewis Moore January 21, 1834
William Moran September 6, 1855
Eugene Michael Moriarty April 15, 1849
Mark B. Mulvey July 9, 1868
Timothy F. Murphy August 9, 1864
James J. Myers November 20, 1842
Herbert Newell April 2, 1855
Richard Newell April 17, 1839
George H. Newhall October 24, 1850
John B. Newhall October 1, 1862
Joseph J. Norton November 19, 1870
Michael J. O'Brien November 9, 1855
John J. O'Connor April 13, 1871
John M. O'Hara July 2, 1865
L. Edgar Osgood February 13, 1865
Theodore K. Parker September 3, 1841
George W. Penniman May 31, 1859
Lyman H. Perkins March 29, 1864
Carlton T. Phelps October 13, 1867
Edward W. Pinkham February 9, 1839
Burrill Porter February 22, 1832
George W. Porter January 30, 1844
J. Frank Porter April 8, 1847
John Jacob Prevaux March 16, 1857
George E. Putnam February 9, 1851
Nicolas M. Quint July 18, 1838
Charles I. Quirk August 15, 1871
Henry F. Rice January 29, 1844
Robert A. Richardson 1840
Ernest W. Roberts November 22, 1858
Alfred Seelye Roe June 8, 1844
Silas B. Root July 21, 1850
George A. Roper July 25, 1849
Samuel Ross February 2, 1865
Daniel D. Rourke July 16, 1869
Fred H. Rourke May 23, 1867
George G. Russell November 4, 1845
James F. Ryan January 6, 1864
Martin F. Ryder November 1, 1854
Charles F. Sargent August 31, 1858
George Melville Scates September 30, 1841
William P. Searls June 3, 1851
John Timothy Shea February 14, 1866
John F. Sheehan September 2, 1861
William Shepherd September 17, 1837
Frank M. Sibley October 12, 1854
Henry D. Sisson December 8, 1836
David F. Slade November 5, 1855
George T. Sleeper September 15, 1852
Albert C. Smith March 14, 1845
Henry M. Smith March 12, 1852
George F. Snow June 12, 1841
Amasa E. Southworth May 19, 1844
Warren F. Spalding January 14, 1841
John C. Spofford November 25, 1854
Arthur L. Spring February 25, 1858
Thomas E. St. John March 2, 1831
Fred D. Stanley October 17, 1863
Ezra A. Stevens March 12, 1827
Joseph W. Stocker April 6, 1824
Daniel D. Stone October 23, 1844
Homer O. Strong October 22, 1850
Charles F. Sturtevant March 31, 1848
George J. Tarr February 1, 1832
Robert T. Teamoh[8] 1864
Josiah P. Thacher April 8, 1858
Lyman D. Thurston September 8, 1832
William Tolman June 2, 1858
Henry Tower June 24, 1829
William W. Towle August 21, 1860
Michael Tuite June 29, 1853
Arthur H. Turner September 26, 1858
George W. Turner February 24, 1829
John E. Tuttle November 3, 1835
Charles Henry Utley November 27, 1857
Frank Lewis Wadden April 21, 1847
J. Gilman Waite March 20, 1837
Charles Elliott Wakefield December 23, 1854
George Albert Wales March 26, 1858
Horace E. Wallis November 3, 1862
Stephen Cady Warriner August 25, 1839
George B. Waterman July 10, 1862
George L. Wentworth May 24, 1852
Clarence P. Weston August 23, 1845
Mark O. Wheaton November 22, 1833
Elbridge J. Whitaker November 11, 1859
George E. White June 13, 1849
William S. White February 28, 1863
Albert L. Wiley December 14, 1835
Edward E. Willard September 25, 1862
Edward H. Wilson September 26, 1848
John Winn July 3, 1828
Henry O. Wood February 26, 1837
John Loring Woodfall September 15, 1847
Charles L. Young May 23, 1850

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Composition of the Massachusetts State Senate", Resources on Massachusetts Political Figures in the State Library, Mass.gov, archived from the original on June 6, 2020
  2. ^ "Composition of the State of Massachusetts House of Representatives", Resources on Massachusetts Political Figures in the State Library, Mass.gov, archived from the original on June 6, 2020
  3. ^ "Length of Legislative Sessions". Manual for the Use of the General Court. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. p. 348+.
  4. ^ "Organization of the Legislature Since 1780". Manual for the Use of the General Court. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2009. p. 340+.
  5. ^ Kaitlin Connolly (September 24, 2012), "Women's Suffrage Movement in Massachusetts", State Library of Massachusetts blog
  6. ^ a b Manual for the Use of the General Court. Boston: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1895 – via Internet Archive.
  7. ^ a b "Annual Register of the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government of Massachusetts, 1895" (PDF), Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – via State Library of Massachusetts
  8. ^ Black Legislators in the Massachusetts General Court: 1867-Present, State Library of Massachusetts, 2010, hdl:2452/48905

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