Joseph Sebastian Cabot (October 8, 1796 – June 29, 1874) was a Massachusetts banker and politician who served as the fourth Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts.
Joseph Sebastian Cabot
|4th Mayor of|
|Preceded by||Stephen Palfrey Webb|
|Succeeded by||Nathaniel Silsbee, Jr.|
|Born||October 8, 1796|
|Died||June 29, 1874 (aged 77)|
|Spouse(s)||Martha Laurens Stearns|
|Residence||Chestnut Street, Salem, Massachusetts|
|Alma mater||Harvard, 1815|
In 1838, Cabot's name was submitted for a fourth consecutive Democratic nomination to the United States House of Representatives from the south Essex County district, but the district convention at Salem chose Robert Rantoul Jr. The nomination provoked a dispute between Rantoul and Benjamin F. Hallett, who supported Cabot and was in competition with Rantoul for the position of United States Attorney. Rantoul went on to lose to Whig incumbent Leverett Saltonstall I with a significant write-in vote for Cabot. Rantoul claimed these votes were cast by Gloucester fishermen returning from long months at sea who had been misinformed that Cabot was the Democratic nominee by "disorganizers."
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- Hurd, Duane Hamilton (1888), History of Essex County, Massachusetts: with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men, Volume I, Issue 1, Philadelphia, PA: J.W. Lewis & Co., p. 225
- The Boston Globe (June 30, 1874), "JOSEPH S. CABOT.", The Boston Globe., Boston, MA, p. 4
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- "MA District 2, 1838". March 22, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
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